Thursday, January 28, 2016

Five Things That You Learn After Being A Travel Photographer

Travel photography being recognized as a full time profession is a blessing to the tourism industry across the world. So as more and more people are taking Travel Photography as a serious profession, we would like to add that it is a profession that not just helps you in paying all your bills, but also allows you to discover yourself and enriches your life. It gives you an opportunity to experience those moments of life which you would have not thought of otherwise. Below are five most important things (the list is endless) that you learn once you step into it.

             1. Go slow and live the moment

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Patience is the key. You can’t be a part of a mad rat race and enjoy your trip both at the same time.  You need to slow down and give enough time to absorb the surroundings.  Spend some time and pay attention to the smells, scenery and noises around you so that these small things become a part of your memory. Leave all your worries behind once you have left home and be a part of the place where you are, whole heartedly.

1               2. Be confident and make friends

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It is only your self confidence that keeps you going in an unknown land. Trust yourself and follow your intuitions. Talk to strangers, make them your friends and try to obtain as much information as you can about the place where you are. The locals tell you so much about the place and culture that no travel website or magazine can ever tell you.  In the process you will make few amazing friends and create memories to cherish for lifetime.  They become some of the most valued ones in your address book.

             3. Doing all the things that were being put off 

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This is one of those professions that give you enough opportunity to visit all those places where you always wanted to go. There is freedom to do some of those things that were put aside due to restrictions and responsibilities at home. There is enough time to re-discover your interest and hobbies which were lost over the years. So make maximum use of this opportunity and don’t let time slip out of your hand.

               4. Learning and development 

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Being a travel photographer, you are blessed with opportunities for self growth. There’s something satisfying when you can show off in front of your folks that you can speak a number of languages. Throwing around a few Greek or Spanish words leaves you with that little pleasure. You become more open to their language and their culture.
Also, there is a different sense of satisfaction, when a mountaineer gives you some free tips on mountaineering while shooting them, or when a farmer gives you some advice on how to keep your pulses safe at home or when some great chef teaches you some cookery lessons.

               5. Being sensitive 

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It is only when you move out of your comfort area, you realize how blessed you are. When you see people with so little, enjoying their life so much more, you start valuing what you have. Travel opens your eyes to small, ordinary things of life-things that are undervalued, but have great significance. You become more sensitive towards waiters, chauffeurs, florists, vendors and all other people whom we interact to on a regular basis but don’t pay much attention. You develop a deeper sense of respect for them.

Author : Anuja Agarwal

Saturday, January 16, 2016


I often asked myself, where do I make good photographs? Until I read this beautiful line by Elliot Erwitt, “To me, Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

If ever, we take out some time from our busy schedules only to observe, we will realize that there is so much happening around us all the time, right in our backyards, regardless of where we live.

We only have to open our eyes and our minds to take notice of them and visually move into the lives of the people that we are looking at and experience them. 

Once we start shooting, we realize that street photography helps you get closer to strangers and get intimate with them. You don’t just build the nerve to get closer to your subject and frame them better, but you also become friends with them, interact with them and live with them through your images. You shoot with your heart.


So I conclude by saying what Alex Webb once had to say, “For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heat of the known awaits just around the corner.”

Author: Anuja Agarwal

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It's not what you see...It's the way you see...

Quite often we come across articles/posts/updates that say, ‘Whoever owns a DSLR, is a photographer,’ or that it is one of the easiest things to do. To every person with such an opinion, I would like to say, please read and find out a little more about this art.

Yes, everybody can click pictures. And, with the advancement of technology and easy availability of simple software, editing pictures also appear a cakewalk to most. But it is only a truly talented photographer who can make the most mundane and ordinary subjects look ethereally beautiful. One needs an eye and not just a camera. Also, why can’t people who can afford one, invest in a DSLR solely to capture moments? It might only be a hobby for them. Or, maybe, just another expensive gadget in their collection.

Clicking outstanding images does not only involve looking into a camera. Right from the way you hold your apparatus, to the angle in which you look, to the frame, the composition, the shutter speed, the lens used, the shot, the post-processing- it’s not easy at all. It really requires a proper understanding of the art.

Some respect, please!

Author: Garimma Agarwal

Sunday, January 3, 2016

What is Momentzia ?

Photographs are frozen moments, and when you look into them, they become stories. But every individual has a different perspective of narrating a story. So when it comes to our lives, how do we choose our narrator(read photographer) ?Hence, to make life simpler, Momentzia brings forth a platform, where you find a number of photographers from different fields of specialization, for e.g. Candid wedding photography, fashion photography,wildlife photography, etc. all under one roof.

When you engage with us at Momentzia, you get an opportunity to compare and review photographers before choosing the best that suits you to make your special day even more emotional and beautiful, then whether its your wedding, or a photo shoot for your first product launch or a shoot for your modeling assignment. We ensure a trustworthy experience to all our clients, as all our listings are made only after complete verification of the photographers. Meeting all our client's needs and expectations in their budget is our priority.

Momentzia also provides a solid platform to all the talented photographers who wish to create an impact in todays unorganized photography industry. We give an opportunity to all the young photographers to showcase their talent. For details on business listings, please get in touch with our team and we would be happy to assist you.

Apart from all this, we also provide a one stop solution for all other photography needs such as workshops, exhibitions, etc. For people who are interested, the more you want, the more we provide.

Happy Exploring!!