Shikhorini & Subhankar – Bengali Wedding in Grayscale

Officially this is my first wedding shoot and it happens to be my cousin’s wedding, Yeah that’s right. Even though I am not fully satisfied with the output, but still wanted to share few of them. Photos are captured primarily in raw format in gray-scale and colored and lens used are Nikon 40mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.8G.

Yeah I know !!! Neither I denied them when they asked me to take their photos nor I am denying here that I have taken a lot of snapshots in the wedding, you might call it’s a random photos, candid shots, traditional wedding shots or a simply a “posed one”, I don’t care … really I don’t. Now the word “pose” is ‘generally’ not a popular word among wedding photographers. This reminds me of a conversation with one of the successful wedding photographer of the city. I was asking him too many amateur questions about wedding photography and different styles and approaches (that I always do) and somehow the word “pose” came out of no where. He told me that he always prefer candid shots over posed one, well I had chance to look at his work. It’s pretty good and I can bet all of them are “POSED”. So to me “pose” is not a bad word, I even like posed photography, they are beautiful and gorgeous. Does not matter how you are going to shoot but at the end of the day what matters is the end results. You might not agree with me, but that’s a great news too, let me know what you feel and what is your style or approach in a wedding shoot.

Frankly speaking I though I will be able to sowcase more stories and not only smiling faces of bride and groom, but hey … this is my cousin’s wedding and lot of people knows me there. So even though I was committed to take candid shots and trying to inject some stories into it, it really didn’t go the way I wanted it to be.

Instead of being rude or something I was just keep shooting, in my way, if not then in their way. Eventually whatever the way it is, it’s shooting and I enjoyed every bit of it. That’s the main purpose, isn’t it ? if you not not enjoying taking photos for whatever reason, then stop shooting. Take a deep breath and give yourself few moments to think “Am I enjoying” ? It goes true for the photographer with passion or occupation. And though I was suppose to cover more shots eventually I didn’t. I enjoyed the ceremony along my family too, why ? Because I felt that way.

I am trying out rather more experimental stuff in my blog, hope you will enjoy. Criticisms are always welcome :)

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About avirup

A software engineer by profession & a photographer by passion. An Indian by birth, a proud Bengali, hail from the City of Joy, Kolkata. Exploring various places, people & their cultures, lifestyles through viewfinder fascinate me a lot. I would like to define these photographs as my life journals, pieces of my life journey, my imaginations through lens.

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