About Santosh Jayaraman

If you ask me when I took my first photo, I do not remember.. I must have been very young..Photography is what I had in myself and the day I figured it out..that day was enlightenment..I have been on my journey towards attaining nirvana in Photography..its been a long journey so far..traveled well and still a long way to go...during this journey I have met people..been to places and experienced life through my camera..this website is gateway to all my work in Photography. My blogs are the child of my thoughts about and experiences with Photography..Mentorship is outcome of what started as an hobby which has grown into serious passion..and as I am pursuing my passion..i learn..i share..
13 09, 2018

Approach to Buying a New Camera..

Warning!! Warning!! This blog is longer than the usual length due to the complexity of the subject involved... With new models, from different manufacturers, rolling out often; the aspiring photographer is overwhelmed with the varieties and it is an ordeal to choose the one that will aid you in your photography endeavour. Though the word “Camera” sounds singular, what is included in the box

16 07, 2018

Photography – the Visual Art form..

Photography - the Visual Art form.. Like any other art form Photography too is a medium of expression. Nurtured with the 3 Ps -- Patience, Perseverance, and Practice, mastering Photography occurs over a period of time.. I heard you.. "how much time?"..only you can answer this..through your consistent & persistent efforts. We dwell, sustain, refine, and excel. In this creative pursuit, the traits one

19 02, 2018

Attaining Sharpness!!

We are very particular about getting sharp images..but in real life, do we see everything sharp!! Sharpness in your images can be attributed to one of the factors or a combination of multiple factors that we explore here.. It could be you, , your subject, and your camera gear contributing to image sharpness. You — During handheld shoots, use your body to best stabilize your

11 01, 2018

What does Photography mean to me..

What does Photography mean to me.. Photography is a gateway to another world.. I am not time traveling but attaining a deeper insight and belonging to the environment I thrive in. I am at peace with the world and its entropy when I view this world through my camera’s viewfinder. My senses are at heightened sensitivity during the making of an image; primarily the visual

10 10, 2017

Before you Shoot…Ask the 2 Essential Questions!!

A photographer’s talent is measured by the images that take our breath away. Being passionate about photography is welcome but if you let yourself to get too excited then you might not focus on things you should. You might possibly miss out on a few or many of the finer details. Every image is a collection of finer details which eventually make the image wholesome.

13 06, 2017

The Gear!! The dream n’ desire..

I am being asked, quite frequently, about the best camera… If there was one then everyone would just buy that One. There wouldn't be so many makers and models and types of cameras out there overwhelming us with their techs, features and prices. But there still is that One best.. the one that facilitates you to achieve the images that you have conceptualized/visualized in your

16 02, 2017


Taking photos without a camera..is a great way to learn photography.. How crazy can I be..how is this possible.. It is..by Visualization.. Visualizing is a concept that every photographer comes in-built with or should develop. The more you visualize the more creative you get. You don't just see or look anymore.. You visualize. Why visualize.. things become visible to the eye that you would have

7 01, 2017

You are not just Taking a Photo..You are indeed Making one..

So you have made up your mind on who/what Ur Subject is, aint it!! Hope you are aware where your subject is in relation to background/foreground. Did you notice any distracting elements around the subject.. Know your gear.. camera, lens and let’s not forget the flash. Select the right lens if you have multiple lenses. Decide the frame and angle - in portrait or landscape

17 09, 2016

A moment of life lives in every photograph..

Late afternoon June 2015, I was enjoying the many candid photography opportunities that were being presented to me at the tree canopied lawns of the Long Walk, Windsor Castle Berkshire. Noticed a horse-driven carriage coming down the path and anticipated another picture come alive. I pre-focussed and waited for the carriage to move into the frame. Couple of shots, reviewed the images, and moved on

2 06, 2016

The Leader

The Leader The photograph was shot with a bridge camera..the excellent Canon PowerShot S5 IS using the Super Macro Mode. I may have many amazing opportunities to shoot beautiful photographs but this photograph will always be special. A lazy September afternoon of 2008, watching a family of black ants rummaging around.. made me think.. How about creating a working portraiture of the Ants.. Placed a

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