Saturday, May 2, 2009

About ME


Welcome to the About Me space were you can know a little more about me. My name is Deepa and I am based in the financial capital of the country - Mumbai. I live with my dog (a 8 yr old female Labrador) Mandy. I am freelance photographer who I specializes in portraits (kids, pets, family) and weddings. My style is unique (yes I know), I like to capture the real you, be it a child or a bride the rule is unviersal for me. I myself hate to pose for photographs and hence dont really make other people pose. If you like my photography and want to hire me please feel free to shoot me an e-mail at

Here are a few questions which you might want to ask me:

Are you a professional photographer? Do you have a formal degree in photography?
Yes, I am a photographer, but am a technical writer by profession. (Yeah I do freelance as a tech writer too :P kidding) I do not have any formal degree in Photography, my knowledge for photography is self taught and through a few workshops which I have attended over the years.

Since how long have you been into photography?
Photography has been my passion back since school days, but I have been seriously pursuing it for the last 4 years.

What is your style of photography like?
I like to term my style of photography as illustrative which is a combination od documentary and tradiotional approach. I am clearly not one those photographers who like their subjects to pose. I believe that true beauty can be only capture when you show your natural U.

What gear do you use?
I have a Canon 1000D body with a kit lens
50mm 1.8 (amazing for portraits)
22-200 (Gud enough zoom for me to capture the moments in a wedding)
Vivita 3200A flash
Sigma flash
Sonia trigger

What do you offer?
I usually offer to take pictures of family/kids/pets portraits and also do a moderate amount of weddings.

Do you work in a studio?
All my work is freelance and mostly done on the client location/ outdoors. My style of photograph does not require a studio hence I dont own one. But if you are very keen on a studio setup, I can hire a studio with an additional cost.

How do you post process your photos?
Most of my post processing is done in Photoshop and Lightroom.

So were will you take the photographs?
I can take it anywhere you like, maybe you want to be photographed in your favourite corner of the house or a garden, cafe etc. Lets not forget wedding locations as well.

Do you do provide wardrobe and styling?
I am not into fashion photography hence I don't style and I don't provide wardrobe. I believe that the true essence of capturing lies when the subject is comfortable. However I usually suggest client to color co-ordinate their wardrobe to compliment each other (if more than one) and the location. Subtle colors brings out the best in portraits.

Where can I see some of your work?
I have a blog were I post regularly. Click Here to go to my blog. I also have a flickr account where I upload pictures. Click Here to see a set of portraits that I have taken. If you are intersted in seeing my wedding pictures please head here

How much do you charge for a session?
My prices vary as per the client request but here is the basic packages I offer:

For a portrait session: 3500/-

This package will include a photo shoot for one individual which will last for approximately 1 hrs I will be providing approx 15-20 pictures. Files will be presented in a DVD/CD. Full payement have to be made on the day of the shoot.
*This package is apt for portfolios, babies, pets and maternity shoots.

For wedding photography rates please send me an e-mail at

If you have any specific requirements, please free to contact me for the rates at

How can I contact you?
You can contact me via email at, or leave a message in my facebook account.