Step Forward...The Next Level
VIBGYOR takes immense pleasure to commemorate this very special World Photography Day (19th August) by introducing its newly formed VIBGYOR Expert panel (VEP) of photographers with you all. Each specialist in this panel is unique in their respective genre and has loads of experience to their credit. The very purpose of their being under one roof is to add value to beginners and photo enthusiasts and teach the ethical practice in photography with an objective of sustainable growth to this form of art. Let’s introduce them...!!!
With the introduction of this panel, VIBGYOR members shall be the true beneficiaries. VIBGYOR is aiming to conduct a few Workshop sessions with these experts in their respective cities of origin. We shall tailor-make some Live Events and Project opportunities with the support of these mentors. Thus, the members get the opportunity to learn different techniques of photography and exchange ideas with others under the same roof. When the learning curve is optimally complete, members will be encouraged to participate in commercial projects for real-time implementation of the knowledge they have accumulated from the mentors.
Meet The Experts
Know your mentor from your City
Macro, Wildlife, Birding
His love for nature always drives him to go places in wild India – being hugely diversified habitats. He has traveled across the country, Kuwait, Kenya, Tanzania & Sri Lanka for nature observations and photography for the last 35+ years. His photographs have won many national and international awards; have been exhibited across the world. Some photos were included in field guides, educational websites, and magazines. He had published more than 1000 articles in newspapers on smaller fauna. He actively spreads awareness & knowledge about nature, wildlife & photography, especially Macro Photography.
Fashion, Product, Still Life
He has been doing commercial photography for more than 30 years. He completed his course at Sir JJ School of Applied Art. This was the only course available in those days. Fashion , Portraits & Tabletops is his forte. Worked for top ad agencies in Mumbai, he has catered to brands like Birla Century, Century Cotton, Bombay Dyeing, Raymond, Cambridge, Roop Sangam, Cygnus Diamonds, Lagoo Bandhu jewellers, Godrej, SBI, HDFC, CEAT etc. He was also a freelance writer for Smart Photography magazine. He has been a former visiting faculty to Symbiosis School of Photography, Udaan School of Photography, Pearl Academy, L S Raheja etc.
Despite ranking 128th in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for Engineering, and graduating in computer science from one of the esteemed engineering colleges in the country IIEST Shibpur, Abhishek chose to follow his passion in photography. After a brief stint in the corporate world, Abhishek started working as a full-time Fashion & Commercial and lifestyle Photographer.
“I always try to make it perfect from the very first click so that minimal editing is required later. I love blending outdoor and indoor lights while shooting.”
With 17 years of experience he has 80 plus active national and international clients of different sectors like Garment, Footwear, hotel, Jewelry etc.
Street, Food & Beverages, Portraiture
He started his journey in photography with a film camera in the early 2000's. He soon shifted to the digital format which helped him push the boundaries of his creativity and discover newer avenues in digital photography. He conducts regular workshops covering street, creative, and food photography. He has conducted several photography exhibitions, solo as well as group in various acclaimed venues. His hugely successful international exhibitions showcasing the art of cinema making and cinema culture were exhibited in Hamburg, Germany and later in Odessa, Ukraine.He is also a curator where he works closely with photographic artists from conceptualizing to realizing the exhibitions. Prashant is also a commercial photographer specializing in shooting Food and Beverages and follows depiction of food in an aesthetic and pleasant manner. He is also serving as the General Secretary of the prestigious Telangana Photographic Society and aims at bringing inspiration and knowledge to all those wishing to pursue this beautiful art form.
Dr. Ashok Karad
Macro, Wildlife, Landscape
An eminent Orthodontist who maintains an exclusive orthodontic practice in Mumbai for over three decades. Along with clinical practice, he is a keen researcher, and popular mentor and has authored two textbooks and several publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is also a graduate of professional photography from the New York Institute of Photography, USA. He has conducted several courses in clinical photography, and his contribution of photographs to textbook chapters, scientific publications, research projects, photography workshops, and advertising agencies has been well appreciated. An ardent lover of nature and wildlife, he ensures regular photography expeditions to various locations, and the resultant photographs are well appreciated through several exhibitions. With a determination to get incredible images of nature, Dr. Karad maintains a portfolio of stunning wildlife, landscape, macro, and bird images.
He is an Indian Cinematographer PAR excellence, an extremely knowledgeable person on technical aspects of digital film production and digital distribution, best known for his work in the variable films category. He is leading and collaborating presently on an International project by NITRAM FINE ART CHARCOAL, Canada in a special edition of “MUSIC WITH ART, ART WITH MUSIC” to create films par excellence focusing on pathbreaking Art in the 21st century namely the coverage of “Adi Yogi”, a tribute to the ancient concept of SHIVA in Hindu Mythology by Maestro Arindam Gupta (Brand Ambassador World Wide, NITRAM FINE ART CHARCOAL, Canada) in the year 2022 marking NITRAM's official entry to the Indian Markets. He is an internationally known Cinematographer. He has worked with UFO CINE MEDIA NETWORK and QUBE CINEMA.
The benefits of the members do not end there. At VIBGYOR, we also offer you the opportunity to hone your skill sets like a professional.
For this, you need to check out “VIBGYOR Pro” and register to grab this great chance.