Best candid wedding photographer in kolkata – India
Chandrasekhar Chakraborty is a Kolkata based Indian wedding photographer. Covered more than hundred weddings & made customized wedding stories in his 25 years photography life. Open to work anywhere in India & abroad for Candid, Photojournalism & Destination Wedding photography
Briefly one can classify wedding photography in to 4 specific segments:
1. Documentary Wedding Photography
Documentary photography is basically the documentation part. It talks about the important events of the whole ritual of Indian wedding story. It depends on the focus and reaction of the photographer to freeze those events within the rush of the moments.
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2. Creative wedding photography
Creative photography is a type of a composed portfolio style approach where lights, atmosphere and settings are controlled everything is coordinated in order to produce the best photographs. These are of top notch quality and often feature as cover page snaps.
Professionals have the whole range of equipment’s and the know how to control them to squeeze the best out of a situation. They know exactly how to transform the wedding hall into a temporary studio floor to compose the best ever wedding snaps
3. Candid Photography
Candid photography as opposed to creative is taken in-situ. That is without controlling the atmosphere or the reactions of the subject. Rather the reactions, natural gestures and antiques of the subjects are the main attractions of this brand of photography.
Candid photographs make an album interesting and fun to browse through. Being the most demanding of all types of photographs this is no business of the armature.
The right choice of lenses, the right exposure and shutter speed and the ability to be present in the right spot and the right juncture gives the professional an edge over anyone else.
4. Wedding Photojournalism
In which all the wedding documentation, creativity and candid photography can be seen, Its demand is gradually increasing in India
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Photography is my main focus and not the page design. If there is too much design in the page or have much pictures in a page then our brain becomes confuse and as a result all the pictures lose their uniqueness as well as lose their stories. So I use to design the album as simple as possible. I always suggest a compact and lightweight album to my clients which is easy-to-use and handy to carry. This is my complete personal opinion which I gathered from my 22yrs experience.
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Frequently asked questions
I am natural light shooter, I always try to capture candid moments, rituals, portraits and natural emotions. I like to work quietly without disturbing anybody. I work in the style of wedding photojournalism
I definitely use artificial lights if needed such as leds or studio Strobe lights, but try not to use as much as possible and as a result, the play of natural light is captured with dramaticity
In still photography I mostly prefer to work solo but if needed I hire multiple photographers depending on the size of the event.
But the photographers must possess 2 to 20 years of experience and must be reliable. People who have been working with me for a long time, I only use to hire them as they know my pattern of work.
A true photographer use his eyes & brain for takings creative images and use the heart to capture the emotions.
I don’t like to advertise on camera model or company name, of course I use good cameras and lenses for Photography.
Advanced gadget certainly helps the photographer but not the photography. I hire cameras and various gadgets if needed.
I or we take lots of pictures at a wedding. Approx 200 to 400 pictures are given in a single day wedding, excluding the over-under exposure and repeat picture.
About 500 – 800 pictures are given if there is a two to three days event.
I believe in quality, not in quantity, so my suggestion is for my client, don’t put too many photos in album
I prefer 10 x14 inch album because it is compact and light weight, which is convenient to carry.
I don’t like pages that are too much designed as they use to distract our eyes from the main images and the page becomes unnecessarily clumsy.
I think in a good photography highlights the images and not the album design, so I always try to create simple artwork with well maintained picture sequences as per the event.
Within two weeks of taking the pictures, I will give proof copies of the photos for selection purposes . After the completion of the selection process it will take two months to design the album.
The designed pages will be shown to you first then after your final approval of the artwork they will be sent for the print.
Yes I do deliver soft copies in certain cases as per the client’s request specifically when due to lack of time some clients prefer to print in their own countries.
I am basically based in kolkata but I/we will be happy to travel outside for your wedding photography
Everybody is different and so is their need. For wedding, the price ranges from 50,000 INR (other factors to be added such as vendor related deliverable cost, any extra session cost, and travel cost depending on the need). Please feel free to contact me for more precise details about your need to get your quote personalized.
There is no extra charge for me or for my team to work anywhere across India or abroad only the client have to make all the arrangements for travel, fooding and lodging for me and for my team (if any) .
Clean and safe room to stay and normal and hygienic food to eat.
Yes, offcourse I do.
Can I opt for only photography or videography/ or hire another photographer team along with you ?
Yes, of course you can.
Sure. Please send me your requirements in detail using the contact section , and I will take it forward from there on.