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Interview With Fashion/Portrait Photographer Rohan Rath | ShutterTalks



Please introduce yourself. Could you tell us where you’re from and how you got started in Photography?

Sure,Thank you for this interview. My name is Rohan Rath, and I am a Portrait Photographer from India, currently staying in Bangalore. I started photography because of my travels, and I loved capturing landscapes. Once travel was hard to do, I started looking at other genres such as weddings, events and more. In the end, I fell in love with natural and ambient light portraits and that's what I do the most now. I've been doing photography for about 4 years, but portraits since January 2018.





How would you describe your photographic vision? What kind of feel do you try and create in your photos?

I like to think my photographs speak through colors and the combination of them. I love to portray happiness more than anything else. I try to have vibrance as much as possible, but with a good balance. My ideas and photographs are a representation of what I personally find beautiful. I want people to look at my pictures and think  "wow - those colors are popping so well". The overall vision is a continuous understanding of colors and a pursuit of improvement.





How do you keep yourself motivated and your photography fresh?

Personally, I do struggle with motivation once in a while. I have realized that surrounding yourself with supportive artists and being a part of the community of photographers and artists makes you want to do better and more at every turn of your creative journey. Keeping your photography fresh is becoming more and more difficult because of the number of pictures that everyone gets to see, but it's not impossible. I try to create new images by using new colors and editing techniques often.I also try to recreate many already existing concepts in my own style - often people like that.





Mostly you are working with Models, what is the secret behind to get a good expression or pose from them?

The secret to getting the right expression and posing is a combination of understanding how they feel about their look and what kind of posing they are good at. Posing depends a lot on body types and structure. I have read many books and watched a lot of model training videos to understand these concepts. Before any shoot, I go through their portfolio to understand what they are best at. Usually, I conceptualize an idea based on what the model can depict through his/her expressions.One shouldn't expect everything from everyone. People have their strong points and we should recognize those and use them wisely. Apart from that, always experiment and practice. Those two are the pillars of getting better in any creative field.






What is your first paid assignment and what is your most memorable assignment?

My first assignment was a wedding shoot. I did that along with a friend who was a full-time photographer and he let me assist him. My most memorable assignment was the first fashion shoot I did for a denim company. That was the day I realized I love doing fashion as well as portraits.



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WHAT IS TYPICALLY IN YOUR CAMERA BAG?

I use a Canon 6D Mark I along with 2 lenses - Sigma 50mm F1.4 (Non-Art) lens and Canon 85mm F1.8 lens. That's always in my bag. Apart from that, I always carry 3-4 memory cards, extra battery, charger, one led light, few props such as sunglasses, crystals. I also carry my cleaning kit and a few cotton pads just in case the models need to wipe or fix their makeup.





List of your Favorite Photographers here and why you like their work?

My favorite photographers are:
1. Alex Miller - Because of her constant pursuit of creative edits.
2. Kai Boet - Because of his skin tones
3. Kristina Makeeva - Because of her crazy colors and beautiful compositions








If not a Photographer, what would you have been?

If I wasn't doing photography, I'd probably be making some other form of art. I always wanted to learn to tattoo because I really loved sketching and painting. Maybe someday I will also try my hands at that. Either way, creativity helps me stay happy, so I'd always want to be a part of this domain.





What are the Most Difficult Aspects Of Professional Portrait Photographer?

The most difficult aspect is staying original and finding your own style. It is a constant struggle and a cycle of continuous improvement. Secondly, monetising portrait photography is also very difficult if your style is too different and doesn't match what brands and clients usually look for.





What advice do you have for other aspiring Fashion/Portrait Photographers?

The greatest advice is to practice your art every single day - whether it is shooting or editing - keep doing it. You will struggle so be prepared to handle the pressure, but never let it get you down. Don't let social media growth define your success because if you are good, the recognition will come to you eventually. And lastly, be kind to everyone you work with. Respect their art and they will do the same.


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