ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
- I have a Masters in Architectural Engineering and lighting design from Penn state university (Any Nittany Lion fans out here?)
- I grew up in India until 17 and then lived in the most beautiful country in the world (I'm biased!) - Auckland, New Zealand.
- A globe trotter having lived in 4 countries - India, New Zealand, Australia and USA (PA, GA, AZ and CA).
- I am a proud mom to two awesome kids, who are growing up way too fast and a wife to another Engineer.
- In my free time, you'll find me sketching, reading photography blogs, obsessed with browsing pinterest cooking recipes that I may never cook, scrap-booking with my kids and dreaming up travel destinations. I can't wait to visit the Northern lights in Alaska!
- Since I discovered my true passion in all its seriousness in photography 2 years ago, I cannot stop clicking away. My only regret is not having pursuing this creative dream more seriously way earlier in my life.
- My photography business is part time and I still work as an Electrical Engineer full-time in the consulting world (crunching numbers..well not all the time!).
- I love chocolates and flowers like any other girl!
I'll treat you to a cup of coffee or a dessert treat if you can pronounce my name correctly when we meet first! - Jyotsna Bhamidipati!!!
I dream about traveling to exotic locations!
My CREATIVE JOURNEY
My love for capturing memories has been a part of my life for a very long time now. As a child, I was the one who always ran to take pictures with my Olympus camera of anything I saw interesting. That interest grew further to a point where I decided to take some photography and editing classes to improvise about 2 years ago now. For many years, I described myself as a hobbyist amateur photographer with a keen desire to learn and be creative.
In April 2016, I decided to go ahead and turn my passion for photography into my first ever venture. This journey of establishing myself in the biz world has been an absolute bliss. What makes it more worthwhile is when I meet families who say they've had an amazing experience during the photo shoot and admire my patience with little ones during the session!!
Photography and engineering - How they are related!
By education; I am an Electrical Engineer and went to graduate school (Penn State) to study Architectural Engineering with a focus in lighting design with relation to buildings and still work full-time as an Electrical Engineer/lighting designer during the weekdays.
10 years ago now, I distinctly remember sitting in my daylighting class 101 and doing some number crunching while calculating how big a window and a clerestory should be in a space. I was more fascinated by artificial light at that time and did not really make much of this class. Little did I know, years down the line as a photographer (probably as I became wiser with age!) that I would describe myself as a light chaser where I love natural daylight.
My full-time job lets me see my work and the "art" I put on plan drawings (blueprints) come to life in the form of buildings. While my photography venture during the weekends lets me create memories and see those moments come alive when looking back at photographs (digitals or prints).
Photography and engineering are very much related!
My approach | My style
A lot of my work is outdoors using natural light. In fact 90% of my work is outdoors using natural light only; unless it is a newborn/family session indoors at a client's home, where I mostly use natural window light. While my specialty is lifestyle photography, I also enjoy posed photography to some extent as well.
My style of photography is candid, simple, natural and lifestyle, with a few creative poses thrown in. I have to add that I love documenting moments. Those perfect and not-so perfect moments in our life.
The genuine laughter of a toddler, or the little one's eagerness to explore the world around him/her - these are the moments I strive to capture. My edits are somewhere in the middle of bring bright and airy with a little mood and drama.
Document your moments. Make memories is my mantra!
What's in my camera bag?
I am a Canon gal! I love my Canon 6D full frame. Apart from that, I own a few different various lenses. Here's a list of what's in my bag and what's on my to buy next list.
Sigma 12-24mm f5.6, Canon 50mm f2.8macro, Canon 50 mm f1.8 prime, Sigma 35mm f1.4 prime art, Canon 75-300 mm f4, Lensbaby composer II Edge 80 optic, Sigma 105 mm macro F2.8, and a Yongnuo speedlite.
If you need camera/lens advice, feel free to ask way here. If you are interested in learning more about your new camera/lens and continue learning basics on composition and shooting in manual mode; you can sign up for my classes here. There is a special pricing available if you sign up and purchase a class before Jan 10th 2018.