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Pakistan is safe !

How safe is it to travel to Pakistan? After 9/11 people have forgotten that Pakistan was the second most popular destinations for mountain climbers in the world as it is the only country in the world to have 4 peaks above 8000 meters. Main stream media has not been focused on the light side of […]

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Canon last film camera

Canon just officially discontinued the EOS-1V, the company’s last remaining film camera. The move brings an official end to Canon’s film camera business after an 80-year run. Canon entered the camera industry back in 1937 as Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, creating a Leica clone called “The Kwanon” that was Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera. The […]

10000iso

When I first picked up a camera 3200 iso was the most you would get out of film and the grain would be the size of a house especially if you pushed it to 6400! Now with digital we can go further than that and since the majority of the pictures we take are for […]

Go travel

Travel is an education that never ends. You do not have degrees or certificates to vouch for your time away but what you do have is experience over the years of traveling. You are rich with what you have learned on your own and from the experience of others. No one can teach you how […]

Buying a camera

From fstoppers.com   In recent years, camera technology has been evolving at an extremely fast pace. There are many players with a plethora of options on the market at any given time, so just how do we choose a camera for photography in 2018? Just a few years ago, I would have wholeheartedly recommended a […]

Location, location, location!

Location, location, location… I was doing a shoot for my friend Sohan Gokarn. Had all my Profoto lights ready (which I dont like using that much) and had ideas in my head. We rocked up and found this location and the sun was doing its thing!! OMG, who needs lights! I got so excited and […]

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Text message

On December 3rd, 1992 the first text message ‘merry Christmas’ was sent.   This must be the most revolutionary invention every. Ok maybe email is up there too. But think about it. These days we apparently send more messages than phone calls. SMS, pictures or videos are more popular than phone calls. There are more […]

World most expensive camera

Leica prototype becomes world’s most expensive camera A Leica camera from 1923 has fetched a record price at auction in Vienna. The prototype 0-Series piece was snapped up for the princely sum of €2.4 million – six times the opening price. The Leica camera that fetched 2.4 million euros   (picture alliance/WESTLICHT PHOTOGRAPHICA AUCTION/APA/dpa) Vienna’s […]

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Corporate photography

I am lucky to have not done many corporate shoots in my career. Actually very few. This plays to my advantage as when I walk in the room I see things with ‘fresh eyes’ as everything is new to me. The brief is/was often always the same: please take everyone’s portrait against a neutral background […]

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Award

For the third consecutive year my ongoing series of Pakistani schools – shot for My First School Pakistan – has received 3rd prize at the @OneEyelandAwards !   This year’s portrait of Abieeha (7 years old) in a classroom with only one window as a source of light was the winning image. if you are […]