Unique Pre-wedding Shoot Ideas

If you are simply looking for few posey, pretentious pictures of yourself in a garden or in front of a monument, as your pre-wedding photos, Creative Genes is not the right place for you. At Creative Genes, we don’t believe in producing cliché pictures just for the sake of generating some revenue for ourselves. Our idea…

Preeti & Manish

Preeti Dubey (Bride): “Considering one of the most important occasion for me (read wedding) choosing Vivek was one of the best decisions we made. I don’t think any one else would have made me look as beautiful despite of being a bad poser. Vivek is very enthusiastic , passionate and creative and made sure to…

What is Candid Photography?

One common question that a lot of clients ask me is what candid photography is; how it is different from traditional photography; whether they should prefer a candid photographer over a traditional photographer; and the like. Let me answer these questions in the simplest way I can.     Candid photography is a style of…

Who says you need a DSLR to take good pictures?

Well, you definitely need the most professional cameras and lenses for your special lifetime events. However, the real fun of photography lies in taking spontaneous pictures on the go. For that, all you need is a decent cell phone and an eye to find beauty in the simplest of things and underrated pleasures of life….

Why a Pre-wedding Shoot?

Most of the wedding photographers, being more interested in making some quick money, would obviously promote the growing trend of pre-wedding shoots. I don’t think if they would ever question why people go for pre-wedding shoots till the time they have to get it done for themselves or someone in their family. So, why do…

Do I need a license to operate drones for wedding photography/ videography in India?

Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation (“DGCA”) recently invited comments on Draft Air Transport Circular XX of 2016 (“Draft Guidelines”) which intends to lay down guidelines for operations of Civil Unmanned Aircraft System (“UAS”) in India and registration of such UAS by way of Unique Identification Number (“UIN”) through its notification dated April…

Unique Pre-wedding Photography Ideas Inspired from Bollywood

Two States: When the couple is from two extreme opposite states with wide cultural differences, what can be more appropriate than this for a pre-wedding shoot? Image from here Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: Nothing could have been more apt for a make-up room shot of the bride with these life-sized mirrors covering her three perspectives (front,…

Real Photographers vs. Beginners

Anyone having a DSLR camera thinks that (s)he is a photographer. What is the boundary between between real photographers and the beginners? (asked on Quora) Real Photographer vs. Beginners Equipment Real photographers know the ins and outs of their equipment and use it merely as a toy to translate their visual imagery into a real…

What is your criteria for hiring a wedding photographer?

If I have to hire a wedding photographer for my own wedding, my criteria would be the following: Recent Work: A photographer may be good in the past and may have lost track in the recent time owing to various reasons. Therefore, it is important to look at the recent work. (P.S. Look at our…

Vineeth & Krupa – Engagement

Krupa Patil, August 30, 2016: When we decided to get a candid photographer on board for our engagement, we spent days trying to find the right one who met all our needs. We despised the cliched poses or the usual- stand in attention, fake a smile, click photos. We wanted a photographer who could capture…

What is latest in photography?

I don’t think I am an expert enough to tell you the latest in the photography world as it is too vast to be explained in one blog post. However, I have been following the work of good photographers all over the world for quite some time. I am sharing some articles with examples which…

How do I find a budget wedding photographer in India?

If you are looking for a budget wedding photographer, it is very easy to find one. There is no dearth of wedding photographers in India who will be willing to cover the event at any price you ask for. However, if you are looking for a quality wedding photographer within your budget, it is not…

Why is wedding photography so expensive?

Risks and Challenges Wedding photography is most ruthless form of photography. It does not give you any scope for “RETAKE”, if you miss an important shot or get it wrong. If you miss an important shot, you have missed it forever and should be prepared to hear the music from your client. Further, you should…

What is the hardest part of being a wedding photographer?

What is the hardest part of being a wedding photographer? Creativity: The toughest part of being a wedding photographer is to remain creative in other genres of photography. Once you get into the rut of clicking (mostly) wedding pictures, you tend to become mechanical after certain point of time and start losing your original creativity….

Registration and Assignment of Copyright on Photographs in India: FAQS

1. Is photograph an ‘artistic work’ within the meaning of Indian Copyright Act? As per Section 2(c)(i) of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, (the “Act“) a photograph is an ‘artistic work‘ even though it may not possess any artistic quality. 2. Who is considered to be the ‘author’ in a photograph? As per Section 2(d)(iv) if the…

6 Useful Tips for Hiring the Right Wedding Photographer

One of the most difficult tasks while planning for your wedding is to find the right photographer for you dream wedding within your budget. The task may be a little difficult for many reasons. First, a lot of novice photographers have been increasingly taking up wedding photography to make quick money without actually loving this genre of…

Rakesh & Deepa – Pre-wedding

  Deepa V. B. (Bride), May 20, 2016: “I remember that it was my first enquiry request which I sent to Vivek regarding the wedding shoot after doing a lot of research. He turned out to be the one whom we could rely on and zeroed on him to shoot for our Big Day. He…

Mayuri & Bitoopan

Aratee P. (Mother of Mayuri), January 9, 2016: We saw the pics. They are good. Some of them are really very good. Few are repeated ones I felt. Thanks a lot.