Making of Darshan Raval's 'Baarish Lete Aana'

So I was on my Mumbai work trip and I was about to return on next day. At evening, I got call from Darshan that he is shooting his next song and he wanted me to cover entire making of it as I was in Mumbai only, Without delay I cancelled my return ticket and next day reported at set in morning 8 am. It was a rainy day which sets mood of entire song very perfectly. 

It was my first experience to be on any shoot set and to cover it , I was amazed to see such huge number of people working for same song , Some people are working for set/Art direction,Others are taking luggage here from there, Light-men struggling to setup perfect lights and many many many other people on set.

at morning 9:30am first shot was ready and we started shooting, whole day of re-takes and shots and ACTIONfull day shoot ended at 3 am in morning , I was tired but worth experiencing it.

Here are some glimpse of making of Baarish Lete Aana-Darshan Raval 

Song Link : watch 

Cast : Darshan Raval / Nityaami Shirke  |   Director – Abhishek Sinha

 

Miami Vibes : Dalila Jabri

Location : South Beach, Miami,FL

Garments by : ZARA 

Styled by : Fasionate 

I met Dalila at my Miami trip. Later on I found that she was a Miss World Germany 2017. We planned a quick shoot at one evening at beautiful south beach at Miami.She is very beautiful and of course you ll love her smile.

Shot with : Sony A7RM2 / Sony 85mm f1.8

YOUR BEST FRIEND : NATURAL LIGHT

If you are portrait photographer natural light is your go to source of light. You can use it in various ways.but always remember , characteristic of natural light varies with time of the day and also with natural substance like clouds and weather.

 You can use natural light in its simplest way, Be it a window with a big glass or a direct natural sunlight you can modify it and use it the way you want.  This  is a favorite technique of mine and can make some really dramatic portraits. The soft light through the window acts as the perfect highlight for a strong and moody image and works particularly well if you have the light cast on just one side of the subjects face, leaving the other in shadow.  The general rule is that the closer to the window you are, the more light you’ll have to work with and the stronger the contrast. Also, if the light coming through the window is too bright, you can use curtains or a blind to diffuse some of the light.    CAMERA : SONY A7RM2 / 85MM F1.8 | F1.8 | SHUTTER : 1/125 | ISO : 200

You can use natural light in its simplest way, Be it a window with a big glass or a direct natural sunlight you can modify it and use it the way you want.

This  is a favorite technique of mine and can make some really dramatic portraits. The soft light through the window acts as the perfect highlight for a strong and moody image and works particularly well if you have the light cast on just one side of the subjects face, leaving the other in shadow.

The general rule is that the closer to the window you are, the more light you’ll have to work with and the stronger the contrast. Also, if the light coming through the window is too bright, you can use curtains or a blind to diffuse some of the light.


CAMERA : SONY A7RM2 / 85MM F1.8 | F1.8 | SHUTTER : 1/125 | ISO : 200

 Direct Natural light. Shot in Shade.  Don’t expect ever situation in which you use natural light to be the same. The quality and color of the light will change according to the time of day, season and the weather. Some days you’ll have warm and yellow light, where as on others, natural light will possess a blue tint.  This is where using white balance comes into play. You can use the settings to adapt to the conditions in order to achieve the tone of light you desire. I always prefer to shoot in RAW and edit the White Balance during post processing, although the in-camera presets offer a very good guide to the options available.

Direct Natural light. Shot in Shade.

Don’t expect ever situation in which you use natural light to be the same. The quality and color of the light will change according to the time of day, season and the weather. Some days you’ll have warm and yellow light, where as on others, natural light will possess a blue tint.

This is where using white balance comes into play. You can use the settings to adapt to the conditions in order to achieve the tone of light you desire. I always prefer to shoot in RAW and edit the White Balance during post processing, although the in-camera presets offer a very good guide to the options available.

 I always carry a reflector with me. It can be extremely useful for portraits as you can reflect some of the light streaming in from the side onto the subject's face, highlighting their key features without blinding them and needing them to look towards the sun.On nice bright days, it’s also worth trying some backlit shots, with the sun directly behind your subject. Again, the reflector will come in handy here, as you try to achieve a warm glow around the shape of your model, and it provides some front facing light.

I always carry a reflector with me. It can be extremely useful for portraits as you can reflect some of the light streaming in from the side onto the subject's face, highlighting their key features without blinding them and needing them to look towards the sun.On nice bright days, it’s also worth trying some backlit shots, with the sun directly behind your subject. Again, the reflector will come in handy here, as you try to achieve a warm glow around the shape of your model, and it provides some front facing light.

natural light portrait using reflector.jpg
 Always observe how your light and from where your light is coming from.Try to pose or direct your subject according to your light direction.

Always observe how your light and from where your light is coming from.Try to pose or direct your subject according to your light direction.