Sunset is such a beautiful creation of nature and I have always had a craze for capturing beautiful nature. I was a hobbyist photographer from 2017 and wanted to study architecture, but my grades didn't fit the criteria to get into architecture, so I chose a creative field. It was a tough decision as a small-town boy who joined a film school with a confused mind, and being introverted, everything was tough and my college schedule was hectic. I was getting more and more introverted, so I made a big call and stopped going to college.
After that, I installed Photoshop and Premiere Pro and learned about DSLR, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro with the help of YouTube. I practiced with my friend's camera which he let me borrow twice a month and I spent the next three months learning a lot more things.
In December 2019, I started sharing my work consistently and my friends supported me a lot through my beginnings. That sunset football photo went viral, so I didn't stop there. I rented a camera to capture more silhouettes with sunsets and created more and more, and finally, I got my own camera a few months back and am now working to pay its EMI. It's gonna be a never-ending game and challenging, but I do see myself in a comfortable position now. I set up the website to sell prints and hope that could financially help me in my journey.
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Packing The Sunset
In a world where everybody depends on others to lighten up their life, be the one who can create the sunshine.
Watch the image from right to left, and that's how it was shot.
Three different images from three different angles at three different times with three different sun colors shot on the same day.
You will shine more by helping others to kill their darkness.
Shot for the occasion of Indian festival of light, Diwali. These kids were playing at the beach and I asked them to pose for me.
Happiness blooms from Sunshine.
I was listening to The Sunflower song while browsing all my sunset pictures and the idea struck my mind: "sun and flower —sunflower. Woah, what a great idea!" I was excited but had to wait almost a week for the rain to stop.
Used paper cutouts for the sunflower.
Football With Sunset
Willpower will help you strike every goal in your life.
This work has brought many good moments in my life. My first work to ever get published in a magazine and an inspiration to create a silhouette with the sunset came from here.
My friend owned a DSLR, I requested that he give it to me for a few days, and he agreed.
P.S. Sorry for the flip-flop at the last frame. I didn't notice it while shooting and got to know about it while post-processing and got no chance to shoot as corona had stricken my town and had to be at home.
Won't Let The Sun To Set
Three different images from three different perspectives at three different times.
The image at the bottom was shot first, following the one above and, finally, the top one, which was shot a few minutes before sunset.
It was a fully planned image, down to the time I would shoot each frame. I left the home with my friend Taniket and hoped to find a long wooden stick at the beach. After a few minutes of searching, I found a good one and tied a rope and a hook to give it a more realistic look, but due to strong wind, it was difficult to manage, so did some correction while post-processing.
You can not defeat kids when it comes to ice cream.
It was a well-planned image. I went to the beach with my friend Dhruv and his younger brother Ridhay with a pipe and a cardboard cutout of a cone and shot this with ease, but I got the idea during post-processing of putting a stall which would help it look more realistic.
Friends And Sunset
Friendship the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Sunset was super amazing; just a little increase in exposure did the job.
I was not getting any ideas to photograph, so while heading back home, I just turned back, saw the sky changing its colors, and saw a few kids playing. There was a lot of distance between those kids and me, so I shouted. One kid heard me and came. There was a connection between that kid and me, so I told him to get back there. I said, "when I will raise my hand, you all have to jump together, holding each other's hands." I raised my hand and failed, then I loudly shouted once more and got this in the second attempt.
A cricket shot invented by a Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan which was later named Dilscoop. The new generation loves this move and me being a huge cricket and sunset lover, planned and shot this with my brother Ujjwal. We took cricket gears and stump at sunset point and he geared up and I shot these series.