Current Issue : November 2021

 

In this Issue

Special Feature - Dark Cup Productions
Sepcial Feature - Matt Porteous
Special Feature - Shutterink
Special Feature - Two Cups of Coffee and A Camera
Special Feature - Knotting Bells
How to Pick The Right Wedding Photographer
Best Lightroom Presets for Wedding Photography
Various Reasons to Get Bridal Portraits
 
 
 
 
 

Special Feature - Dark Cup Productions

For more than five years, Dark Cup Productions, a Mumbai-based team of creative photographers and filmmakers, has dazzled its clientele with outstanding wedding photographs and videos. The team’s enthusiasm for photography shines through in their stunning photographs, which attempt to capture the rawest, most genuine moments of weddings that sometimes go overlooked in the midst of the festivities. They have a portfolio of over 100 weddings in Mumbai, Goa, Udaipur, Mangalore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, and many other places, and have been praised by prestigious wedding portals and publications around Asia. In a candid conversation with Asian Photography, Viniith Shetty from Dark Cup Productions talks all things band, baaja and baraat.

 
 
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Sepcial Feature - Matt Porteous

Matt Porteous is an award-winning royal family photographer who has built a world-class reputation in stunning documentary-style wedding photography over the course of his 12-year career. Matt built Wedding M in collaboration with a great and highly experienced team of photographers and filmmakers to give the scope and depth required to capture diverse, distinctive, and enduring visual memories. Their success is defined by their partnership, which is based on mutual appreciation, respect, and strong values. Matt is drawn to stories, and he is an excellent storyteller. He is alert to the emotion contained in each moment and possesses a unique capacity to capture it, driven by a passion to preserve events ranging from the intimate to the adventurous. Matt is devoted to giving light to tales with a ‘why,’ a purpose that extends beyond the person, and has an ever-growing enthusiasm and concern for the water and our environment. His ongoing success may be seen in the transformative force and calm honesty of his photographs. In an engaging interview with Asian Photography, Matt revealed his devotion to the joy of wedding memories.

 
 
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Special Feature - Shutterink

Shutterink, a wedding photography and wedding film company located in Delhi, was founded in 2013. Sandeep Mohan and Nitin Dangwal, the founders of Shutterink, are also lead candid photographers who specialise in capturing real moments and real emotions with a very approachable attitude. You can be yourself and just enjoy yourself at the wedding, and they will continue to perform their part. Shutterink’s work has been recognised at the following international and national gatherings. Shutterink was named one of the "10 best wedding photographers in the world” by Fearlessphotographers.com in 2018. In addition, ISPWP named them one of the "Top 50 Best Wedding Photographers in the World”. The company has won numerous awards and has been mentioned time and again in various publications. We talked to Nitin from Shutterink about his journey, creative process and more.

 
 
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Special Feature - Two Cups of Coffee and A Camera

Gulshan and Fahim, the fascinating founding combo, have been enthusiastically driving Two Cups Coffee And A Camera since 2015. Gulshan is a corporate slacker-turned-entrepreneur who, in addition to his creative photographic abilities, brings a high degree of professionalism, organisation, and excellence to the table. Fahim, on the other hand, who has a wanderlust, incorporates his impeccable taste in filmmaking and photography into the wonderful wedding colours. In the previous three years, they have achieved the maximum level of customer satisfaction for over 50 newlyweds from all across the country (Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Goa, Baroda and more). All of their clientele vouch for their work and demeanor. In their testimonies, they strongly suggest them. In a chat with Asian Photography, Fahim told us about his journey, his inspiration and the best moments from his colourful professional life.

 
 
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Special Feature - Knotting Bells

Shrey Bhagat is the Co-founder and one half of the creative brains behind Knotting Bells. He completed his graduation in Bachelors of Mass Media and went on to assist Mr. Jatin Kampani as well as have some experience in the advertising sector at X Advertising for the first 4 years of his career. He then took on assignments for renowned global brands including PVR, L’Oréal, Soie, and leading magazines like Femina and Filmfare. He has also worked with A-list celebrities like Aditi Rao Hydari, Amy Jackson, and Isha Talwar amongst others. It’s been six years since he founded Knotting Bells and has shot more than 250 weddings, but there is certainly no stopping him. He is tremendously passionate about documenting weddings and lends his own personal touch and finesse to every photograph. With a keen sense of dramatic lighting and angles, he is brilliant at composition. Photography to him is more than what meets the eye. In an engaging chat, Asian Photography talked to him how about he began his career, his inspirations and more.

 
 
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How to Pick The Right Wedding Photographer

If you’re considering hiring a wedding photographer, you may be unfamiliar with the industry. Although you may choose your favourite photographers, there is more to the story than that. So, how can you know whether you’ve hired the appropriate photographer? Here are few tips to help you avoid disappointment. How can one tell which photographers are going to be good? How will they know which ones will not disappoint them? Is the photographer charging a reasonable fee? While these questions are specific to wedding photography, they are applicable to almost all forms of photography that require the employment of a photographer. So, here are some pointers for anyone seeking assistance on selecting a wedding photographer.

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Best Lightroom Presets for Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is a difficult specialty. A wedding is one of the most important days in a person's life, and as the photographer entrusted with documenting it, you can't afford to get it wrong.

The problem of shooting in changing, uncontrollable conditions with a large number of individuals adds to the strain. Even in the greatest of situations, you may benefit from some assistance. This is where the premium wedding lightroom presets come in handy.

No matter how amazing your wedding pictures are, they can always be improved with the use of these Lightroom Presets!

What sort of settings to use for wedding photos depends on the atmosphere you want to achieve anything from romantic to Hollywood glam to a black and white appearance. Whatever atmosphere you wish to create, these Lightroom preset collections will offer you the freedom you need to create stunning pictures that will delight the happy couple.

 
 
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Various Reasons to Get Bridal Portraits

Wedding photography may be hectic and stressful, especially on the wedding day. It might be difficult to get great photographs of the bride at the wedding location. This is when bridal portraits come into play.

Bridal pictures are becoming increasingly fashionable. People have come to recognize the significance of having high-quality wedding photographs.

As this trend increases, photographers may consider including a bridal portrait session in their packages. Alternatively, as a portrait photographer, you may wish to provide a specialised service for bridal photos. In any case, offering this service to your clients is a fun opportunity to be creative with your brides. It is also an excellent method to expand your wedding photography portfolio.

Image - Shades Of Click (Chetan & Chirag)

 
 
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