Is it really worth to work with clients who start the conversation with the keyword 'low budget'

After reading the title don't conclude that I am going to share the reasons for not working with clients who have low budgets, but want to share some of my personal experiences and associated learnings.

The journey with such clients started 5 years back when I wanted to try myself and see if I can deliver professional results & can create good impact for some business. Most of my initial experiences starting with shooting products for e-commerce websites (not very popular names, in fact many of them are closed now :) ). I had to shoot 50 products approximately in a day. Not very creative work but challenging one from lighting perspective. So my main motivation was to learn something new and put my best in these shoots. All the payments happened on time and over the months, I started getting lot of leads through these clients. I was lucky to have some of these professional clients, but slowly started meeting different sorts of folks.

JPEGs opening up in Adobe Photoshop Elements on double-click || How to select an application for opening a particular file by default?

Many times we see people asking about a very annoying problem through which JPEG or other image formats start opening with random applications installed and even it's annoying at times, when your photographs stat opening up in Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor for viewing them. Let's see how it happens and how to get rid of such problems -

How to import Contacts from V-Cards, Microsoft Outlook OR Outlook Express to Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer?

Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer being a media management software helps in huge way when it comes to sharing your Photographs with Clients, Friends or Family. There are lot of sharing workflows which include Photo-Mails, Photographs as attachments in an email, Share to online portals like Flickr and Facebook etc. For email workflows, we can also keep all appropriate Contact-Ids, so that we need not remember emails ids all the time or need not to open other software to check contacts/email-ids. Contacts can be very easily imported from Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or V-Cards into Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer. Let's Check first workflow of importing from V-Cards.

Processing, Exporting and Saving Raw Files || Which format is best to save the RAW Changes - JEPG, PNG, TIFF or something Else?

With increasing Popularity of Digital SLRs and high power of RAW files, most of the folks are moving to shoot in RAW formats like NEF, CR2 etc. So here we are mainly going to discuss the usual workflows of Processing RAW files in Adobe Photoshop Elements, Exporting them into another file format, which format is appropriate as per personal usage goals etc. Let's have a deep dive into ideal workflows for RAW file users.

Animate your Photographs with LUNAPIC.com

(Migrated from other blog) Long time back, I was looking for an animation effect which gives a feel of page-flip in a book and found a website called LUNAPIC.com.This website has an online photo editor with lot many options to create animations out of your photographs.

Here are few examples of animations created with single clicks. Just give your image and specify the effect you want and you will be see the final result in fractions of a second...

Today I was looking for an animation effect which gives a feel of page-flip in a book and found a website called LUNAPIC.com.This website has an online photo editor with lot many options to create animations out of your photographs.Here are few examples of animations created with single clicks. Just give your image and specify the effect you want and you will be see the final result in fractions of a second.Rotating Cube with three photographs...Water reflection for a photograph which was clicked in Delhi.. Its Red Fort having no water body around....Rains in Shimla.. Its Indian Institute of Advanced Studies but rain is added through Lunapic.com... 

Ambience that makes you want to stay a little longer - California Boulevard, Gurgaon


Last week, we were at California Boulevard in Gurgaon for dinner and shared our experience of the place, which was mainly focussed on food. In this post, we are sharing some photographs of impressive interiors of this place.

Beautiful ride in Himalayan Queen from Solan to Barog in Himachal Pradesh | Toy Trains in India


Few weeks back I was in Himachal for some work and had a chance to meet my school friend Rajeev who is professor at government degree college in Solan. During this quick meeting, we planned to take a ride of Himalayan Queen from Solan to Barog. Barog is next station when we take Himalayan Queen from Solan, towards Kalka. This Photo Journey shares some photographs from this ride and some interesting facts about Barog Railway Station. I am sure that by end of this Photo Journey, you would add Barog as a destination for 1/2 nights when in Himachal Pradesh.

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