Gaurav is a photographer by passion who fell in love with photography when he used his first digicam on a trek while at B-school. It was love at first click and in the last few years, he has quickly evolved from a shutter-crazy beginner to a seasoned photographer who is passionate photographing people. His favorite genre is Candid Photography where he aims to capture the emotion present at that very moment in its pristine form. With an enviable arsenal of cameras and lenses and several candid photography assignments under his belt, he continues to explore his passion and lives up to his motto "I don’t say cheese!"
What is your date of Establishment?
How far in advance should clients book your services?
What is the advance payment before the event?
40% Advance for Booking
What is your cancellation policy?
-No refund of booking advance
-If the event postponed to a date less than 3 months ahead, same offer stands
-If the event is postponed beyond 3 months, offer to be revised
-If cancelled by the photographer, full refund of all the money received till date
Why choose me?
I am a storyteller. I am into photography because I found my passion in it. And, that is the reason why, despite having B.Tech and MBA degrees from some of the finest institutes, I chose photography. I am have a lot to learn. I am a work-in-progress. Therefore, I work harder.
Can you describe highlights of your work
My works is a mix of photojournalism and candid photography (there is a huge difference!). I work towards getting the most representative and storytelling pictures of your big days. I steal moments and capture them in their pristine form (i.e. without asking you to pose and "Say,Cheese!"). So that, you can relive these moments for the time to come. Pictures, like diamonds, are forever!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Never! It's is my personal policy to commit and focus on single client on any given day. I am not here to mass-produce pictures. My work involves a lot of thinking and physical exertion (I carry heavy professional equipment. And, it is a task to lug them around for hours together without resting). A fatigued and tired photographer would rarely be able to perform to his / her best.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes! I always carry a back-up.
What special techniques do your specialize in?
My specialty is candid photography and photojournalistic approach towards photography.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
One Indian wedding alone poses so many different and difficult lighting situations, I have covered many successfully. I guess, that translates into a 'yes'.
How many photographers do you work with?
Generally, I fly solo. However, if I feel that the size of the event is too big for a single photographer to do justice, I recommend another photographer (with an additional charge, of course).
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I do have many photographer friends who could replace me suitably. However, it is not guaranteed one of them will be available if the need arises.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with all professional and top-of-the line gear. I use Nikon system. For a complete list of what I shoot with, please visit "My Ammo" page of my website.
Do you charge for travel?
Travel charges are included in the offer, mostly. However, if it is not, you will be duly notified.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I shoot in RAW (i.e. digital negative). After the shoot, I carefully examin each and every single shot, handpick the good ones, and the maticulously Post-process them into final image. This takes time. For a single event, the delivery time is 4-6 weeks.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
The Indian intellectual property rights state that the copyrights of the pictures clicked for a valuable consideration (i.e. against a cash or kind), the copyrights remain with the client. However, I do mention this in the contract agreement that I may use these pictures for promotion of my work, display or exhibition (including internet), printing, and for entering into competitions.And, I believe, it not unfair of a photographer to do so. In case, you wish to restrict me from any of the above, I will have to charge you extra for letting go of all these rights.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
I hope the pictures, if published by the client, will bear due credit to me. The client is free to use them whichever manner deems fit to them.
When will the client get the final album?
The album will be delivered to them within 1-2 week of receipt of the final selection of images for printing.
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
I am a candid photographer and a photojournalist. I do not require a photo-studio.
What is your style of photography?
Portraiture, Candid Photos, Photojournalism, Contemporary, Pre-wedding shoots, Couple Shoots, Location Shoots, Portfolios
What does your package include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
What types of events do you specialize in?
Weddings, Receptions, Sangeet, Bridal Shower, Bachelor Parties, Anniversarries, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Engagement, Get Togethers, Corporate Events
What price range would your services fall under?
Apart from weddings, what else are you into?
Wildlife Photography, Travel Photography, Kids Photography
Which religion weddings do you specialize in?
What kind of a setup is your business?
What kind of payment modes do you accept?