Monday, May 17, 2010

Salaam Bangalore

Salaam Bangalore, originally uploaded by Manas Saran.

This one is from the street photography days. Shot near the Gavi Gangadhareshwar temple over two years back on a shoot with BWS (Bangalore Weekend Shoots).

Monday, March 29, 2010


Metal, originally uploaded by Manas Saran.

A casual shoot with Mayank "Metal" Mittal, traveler, rock enthusiast and a very close friend of mine.

Strobist Info - One D-Lite 4 IT at power level 3 in a 66cm square softbox low camera right triggered wirelessly.

Lens - Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Monday, March 08, 2010

Million Dollar Smile

Million Dollar Smile, originally uploaded by Manas Saran.

It's been a while since I posted anything in B&W. A very simple, window-lit portrait of my niece, Priyanshi.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Priya - II, originally uploaded by Manas Saran.

Priyadarshini is a media person based in NCR. She's been involved with the production of many documentaries and has a keen interest in art and culture.

Strobist Info - One Canon Speedlite 430EX II at 1/4th power bounced into a medium reflector camera left and a Vivitar 285HV with a grid at 1/4th power camera right behind the subject.

Lens - Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Photography Website -

Finally my photography website is up and running. Please logon to and let me know your feedback.
Developing this website was the first big task I assigned to myself in the new year and I'm happy about being able to complete this in time :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jigar Shah - Portfolio Shoot

Jigar Shah - Portfolio Shoot, originally uploaded by Manas Saran.

One of the shots from Jigar Shah's photoshoot.
Did a professional portrait shoot for this upcoming model from Bangalore. He's a great model to work with and we all had a good time shooting this. Special thanks to Arpita who assisted me on this shoot.
It was a windy evening here in whitefield and she really had a tough time trying to prevent the lightstands from tipping over. Inspite of all her efforts one of the lightstands still managed to take a fall and I lost my white shoot-through umbrella :(
This was also the first shoot with my new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. This lens is absolutely stunning. Sharpness is beyond my expectations and I actually had to soften this shot to make it look natural :D

Strobist Info: One Vivitar 285HV with 1/2 CTO Gel Camera right at 1/4th power in a white shoot-through umbrella and another Vivitar 285HV with 1/4 CTB Gel Camera left slightly behind the subject shot bare at 1/4th power.

Lens - Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Monday, March 30, 2009


Arpita, originally uploaded by LooseCanon.

Did a small photoshoot with Arpita, at home on a lazy weekend. She had just changed her hairstyle and gladly agreed for the shoot. Also used this shot to practice some portrait retouching in photoshop.

Strobist info: One Vivitar 285HV at 1/4th power in a shoot-through umbrella camera right triggerred by Phottix PT-04 remote triggers and a silver reflector on the other side for fill.

Lens - Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM