FAQ

Frequently asked questions

No, we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery.

For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus. We don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise of processing millions of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.

This work is done under the guidance and supervision of the founder subodh bajpai himself

Yes, We do.
We cover the video into two segments. We give a 15 min teaser and detailed wedding film as per the functions. Have a look on youtube by Subodh Bajpai Photography.

We have shot at hundreds of venues, so there is a good chance that we have. However, if we have not, we will get to the venue early on the day of and be sure to perform a thorough walk-through to scout out the best photography locations. We also do extensive online research prior to your big day!

While Subodh Bajpai Photography is based out of Lucknow. We serve clients all around the world. Our destination wedding photography packages include the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations. Because of our frequent trips to the Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Nainital, Dimapur, Jodhpur. Special lower rates may apply depending on the specific circumstances.

Typically, the photographer will be assigned by SUBODH BAJPAI himself depending upon personality, availability, language abilities, for your engagement session and wedding. You may request to meet with a specific photographer; otherwise, we’ll make the decision. For example, if Mr. X shot the wedding of your friend who referred you to us, he would likely be the one meeting with you. If you are wondering whether there are differences in style and quality between the photographers, Yes every one specialises in different genres.

We believe that in hiring a professional wedding photographer because the clients deserve a professional that can use his or her technological expertise and creative vision to create a product that clients and amateur photographers could not do on their own.

With digital SLR cameras becoming more and more affordable, there are many amateur photographers out there posing as professionals. Our goal is to educate our clients on the differences and provide artistic imagery that far surpasses other top notch wedding photography studios.

Therefore, our wedding photography philosophy has 5 primary parts as follows:

  • Where words fail, our imagery speaks. Strive to capture the intangible, the inexplicable
  • Many of life’s best moments are unexpected. Anticipate and seek these moments.
  • Always appreciate our clients because they enable us to do what we love.
  • Push the boundaries of creativity, using any and every available tool – Wedding photographers should be using professional grade camera and lighting equipment. Wedding photographers are artists; therefore must have a deep understanding of artistic theory including concepts on composition, lighting, color, design, balance, etc.
  • Strive for technical and compositional perfection in every image – Wedding photographers are constantly in unusual lighting situations with significant time constraints. Thus, wedding photographers must be masters of their equipment. Being able to adjust camera settings quickly, anticipate lenses needed for each scene, use on and off-camera lighting techniques, etc. are crucial to being able to create a professional product.
  • What is your philosophy regarding photography?

The Subodh Bajpai Photography team is acclaimed for developing a unique style of wedding photography that is deeply rooted in wedding photojournalism while influenced by fine-art and fashion photography. We love using creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post-production refining to bring out our clients personalities and beauty while telling their wedding story. We pride ourselves on not just being photographers, but rather artists creating unique and expressive imagery.

Of course you may! We pride ourselves on the consistency of our work. We understand all photographers post their best shots from each wedding on their websites so it’s hard to determine how well he or she will perform on the wedding day. That is why we encourage all of our potential clients to view full events from all photographers they meet with to see how well the photographer performs throughout the day.

We have shot in the darkest of dark chapels and reception halls so no need to worry! If the situation allows, we will set up additional lighting to ensure we get focused pictures. Some chapels do not allow for flash photography; and for that reason, we shoot on camera’s with superb low-light performance and lenses with low apertures Check out our toolkit here:-

OUR CAMERA SYSTEMS

Starting with camera bodies, our studio uses the most current and high-performing wedding photography camera bodies available to date, the Canon 5D Mark III. Each of our master photographers is equipped with one of the following primary and backup bodies.
Primary camera body: Canon5D Mark III
Backup camera body: Canon 6D

OUR LENSES

Our studio purchases only high-end professional L quality lenses to get the best sharpness, contrast and saturation straight from our camera. Our lenses consist of multiple:

  • Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS USM Telephoto Lens
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
  • Canon 50mm F/1.2 USM Portrait
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM II Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

OUR LIGHTING

  • Our studio is also equipped with full studio lighting equipment and remote triggering systems including multiple:
  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
  • PocketWizard PWP-TR 801-125 PLUS II Transceiver (Black)
  • Dynalite RK5-1100 Kit, with 1-RP500 Power Pack, 1-MH2015 Fan Cooled Head / Storage Case
  • Quantum Turbo C Compact Battery Power Pack.
  • Lowel GL-1

OUR PHOTOGRAPHY ACCESSORIES

  • The Fishbomb Lens Filter Case
  • UNDFIND One Bag
  • Pelican 1510 Case
  • Tiffen Circular Polarizer Filters
  • Tiffen 58mm Neutral Density 0.9 Filter
  • Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs (Black)
  • Westcott 750 Photo Basics 7.0-Foot Light Stand
  • Westcott 1303 30in. Silver White Reflector
  • Sanyo Eneloop AA NiMH Batteries
  • Epson P-7000 160GB Multimedia Storage Drive, Photo Viewer and Audio-Video Player w/ 4-Inch LCD
  • Drobo S 5-Bay USB 2.0/FireWire 800/eSATA Storage Array DRDR3A21

OUR WORK STATIONS

  • Dell Studio XPS sx8100-3007NBC Desktop
  • DELL UltraSharp 2209WA 22 Inch Black Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

OUR SOFTWARE AND COMPUTER ACCESSORIES

  • Photoshop (Latest Version)
  • Wacom Intuos3 4 x 6-Inch Wide Format Pen Tablet (PTZ431W)
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Latest Version)
  • ProShow Gold
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Luma Pix FotoFusion Standard

OTHER SYSTEMS

  • While all of our lead shooters are on Canon, some of our second shooters use full frame Nikon Systems. Some of our video team uses Sony. Here is a partial list of their gear. Nikon D600
  • Nikon D750 or Sony a7S
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens
  • Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens

No. We take every measure to ensure consistent style and quality among our photographers.

We have developed the unique style you see in our work over the years. Each shoot is reviewed and to ensure our quality and style are consistent by subodh bajpai himself. All mistakes, no matter how minor, are scrutinized by the him. We guarantee that the quality and style of photography you receive will be consistent. However, we do tailor our shooting style and techniques to our client requests. For example, some clients may prefer a light and airy look while others may prefer dramatic lighting and shadows.

No we don't. But Images involves color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections. Many photographers will not post produce any images, or will only post produce “select” images from your wedding. This means that you may have pictures that are too dark, have strange skin tones or other common photography flaws.

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