For me, photography has always been about capturing that great moment in time. It doesn’t matter what camera you’re using as long as your photo reflects the greatness you saw in that glimpse of a second, in that landscape or in that person. I do believe that the best camera is the one you have in your pocket. Nowadays smartphones are 100% of the time with us so often they become our primary camera. Often I found myself in a situation when I saw something that I wanted to remember and my DSLR was at home. You don’t have to miss a one in a lifetime shot because you don’t have a lot of megapixels or a f/1.7 lens. Just be creative and goodness will come. I used Samsung S7 for photography.
Shashank Shekhar is a fashion and wedding photographer based in New Delhi India. His work has been described as Classic, romantic and clean. These are three qualities that make up a perfect image and Shashank nails it every time. Born in Ayodhya he picked up his first camera at age 16. It was a Yashica fix focus reel camera. Bought with the money he saved from his pocket money, Shashank began photographing the beauty that surrounded him in his hometown of Ayodhya Village Uttar Pradesh, India. In graduation he began to take interest in the beautiful American, Indian and European Photography that he saw in fashion and travell magazines such as Vogue, lonely Planet, National geographic, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Femina. He then began P.G. In still photography and visual communication from Jamia Millia Islamia. It was during that period, Shashank honed his technical skills in photography. What resonated with Shashank the most in the experience, was how he learned to direct and communicate with his subjects. A lesson that stayed resolute, with the result laying in the perfect expression or emotion shashank draws from a subject in his photographs. This dynamic combination of experience and connection reflects in all the images he creates today. Their friendship continues as they remain close friends. Each having the great fortune to have found their profound passions in their craft. Combine these qualities with his edgy, sharp lighting and you have the recipe for photography that anyone can appreciate and identify with, oftentimes finding a part of them in each of his photographs. Armed with intensity, passion and a contagious laughter, he commands control of his set and earns the respect and trust that his models and team have come to love and enjoy with every shoot. His motto: “Be prepared, or prepare to fail.”
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