KIDS PHOTOGRAPHY – PHOTO SESSION WITH SAMARTH

How to photograph children – the answer is pretty simple – be yourself like a children.

It is never easy to capture a kid as the way you like to it but it is indeed a lot of fun to have a session with them. The natural pics which you are able to capture are priceless.

The most important factor in kids photography is to have a lot of patience and be ever-ready as you never know when you capture that priceless moment. A good potrait lens would do wonder and outdoor shooting do add values to your pics and also carry a lot of props small ones which your kid loves to play with.

I hope you will like the pictures however will plan an outdoor session soon and post more pictures.

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Stay blessed and have a wonderful day ahead… HAri Om 🙂

Namesake…

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare

I am a great admirer of William Shakespeare and wherever you find this quote to its contrary you find his name written beneath.If you had the choice, would you rename yourself or stick to your name?

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Name handled and delivered with Love @https://agileopedia.com/

People are very choosy when it comes to naming their children; some also celebrate this moment while some sects even have functions or ceremonies defined for the purpose of naming a baby.

I am sure parents across the world are equally excited when a new one joins the family and are excited to choose a name wisely.

As far as India is concerned it plays very important part in almost all religions and across all genres of society. We spend considerable amount of time in researching the new comer’s name. Trivial techniques consist of seeking advice from elders and asking your family and friends for suggestion.

The factors which are usually considered while naming in this part of the world are:

  • Unique: It should be as unique as possible; no one should have heard it before. People end up keeping complex name for their babies owing to this at times difficult to pronounce.
  • Meaningful:  Name should have a proper meaning. Most of the time name is not a proper noun.
  • Holy: Try to name your baby after the name of God/Goddess like Radha, Krishna, Sia etc.
  • Nickname: In a majority of the cases this name gets derived over time by what most people start calling you when you were born. This is contributed by Grandparents, parents, siblings and neighbors. It is too late when you realize that your baby has got a name.  This is name by which the new born will be known for the rest of his life to his entire family and friends and neighbors. There may be more than one nickname.It is associated with a lot of love and tied with sweet memories.
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Key chain bearing my name @https://agileopedia.com/

My name(Subhash) too has a very special significance and at the same time it holds a very high regard in the society. I will go ahead in explaining about this.

1- Meaning

If I break it up it will split in:

Subhash – Su + Bhash

It consists of

Su – it means beautiful, good or well. It is used in conjuction with greeting like Subh Ratri ( Good night), Subh Din( Good Day) Subh Diwali (Happy Diwali).

Bhash – it means well spoken language or speech.

So combining the two, Subhash implies a person who is very well spoken.

2-Namesake

I have a namesake, a person who played a very significant role in liberating India. Reference is to the freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, as my parents were a big follower of his so they named me after him. Netaji holds a place of great respect and esteem in the Indian society and he is regarded as the founder of INA.

I am proud of my name and always take with a pride and love to keep it, thanks Mom and Dad for this nomenclature. It will always remind me of the fact:

  1. To be well spoken
  2. To remember Netaji
  3. Remind me of my Mom and Dad.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and let me know your namesake.

Special thanks to 6 year old daughter  Pearl who helped me to photograph the key chain despite her busy morning schedule to compete with the school bus in the morning, Love you baby.

 

The 3 Musketeers…

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Strange Trio @http://agileopedia.com/

This is one of the few photographs which keeps me thinking how to caption it and what to caption it, a strange Trio.

 

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The 3 Musketeers – Kids with their GrandPas @http://agileopedia.com/

I call this The 6 Musketeers – as the child and their grandparents both fall in this category.

This one is indeed a story of time in itself, The centre one is my Dad with his grand daughter and the other gentlemen are his best friends. The 3 guys are childhood friends and their sons are too. Here you see the joy that they are having a future generation in their hands, it gives immense pleasure to live this.

Have a lovely weekend ahead and stay blessed.

Once More…

If you were able to relive one day from the last 12 months, which day would it be — and why?

Seriously for me this would be the time when I celebrate my daughters birthday.

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Pearl on her birthday @http://agileopedia.com/

It is always a lovely and wonderful feeling to see the shine in the face of your child, to watch the joy in their eyes and the happiness in their smile at their birthday. This is the biggest wealth.

They eagerly  wait for this day and in my case she starts counting 2 months prior and prepares the list of ToDos and guests.

Give me another chance so that I can Relive the day once again.

Dear power angel do bless us and give back an extra day to celebrate.

A sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — what that transports you back to childhood.

 “The Childhood Transporter.”

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Kids get tired after they enjoy at an all day out @http://agileopedia.com/

Christmas Carols take me to my childhood. We used to take part in the winter concert and music fest.

Marbles draw my attention to childhood.

Candies take me back down the child hood lane.

Kites flying high in the sky pull my strings of childhood.

Smell of  freshly baked Cookies take me to my childhood.

The pitter patter of rain and sailing paper boats in the rain water take me to my childhood.

The fresh aroma after rain from the parched mud which was desperately waiting for some water, takes me back to my childhood.

Jon Bon Jovi, Def Lepard, Richard Marx, Pink Floyd, Bee Gees, Johny Cash, Cliff Richard any of their classics reminds me of the old days.

Above all spending time with my daughter, she is my childhood reborn and I relive my childhood with her.

All Grown Up!!!

When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?

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All Grown Up @http://agileopedia.com/

As I write this post I am forced to ask myself a simple question this post has stirred up ” Have I really grown up” or I have learned the art and craft of what’s called a grown up.

Speaking the heart out I felt grown up the day I left home after my grads and decided that I am the creator of myself, good, bad or ugly all decisions will be mine and I am proud of them today.  It is like taking a stand and taking care of yourself and everything around you. You need to master the art of what’s good and bad and move ahead, this is the best way forward in the teaching by life. The more dependency you have the bigger problem you create for yourself.

The takeaway from this is that be responsible and start owning things, sooner the better and be your own decision maker. Hold on, I am not asking you to be a dull rudimentary person, I strongly believe in the phrase Work hard, party harder. So at times go with the tide and relive as a kid, after all we all have a hidden child in us.

Having a lovely kid and wife and to take their collective responsibility makes me feel the reason enough to be a grown up. It is always good however to brood in the past and relive your childhood days, now I do this with my kid and do become a kid as and when required.

I seem to enjoy my present, love my past and believe I will make a wonderful future…..

To end up I am not that bothered much about my being grown up but how fast my girl, daddy girl is growing up… Daddy’d girl she was now she goes another way….

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Relive the Childhood!!!!

Your adult self is suddenly locked in the body of a 12-year-old kid. How do you survive your first day back in school?

Going back to school
Going back to school

To start with it would be a wow feeling that I am back to best time of life as a child.

It is to relive the moment again and this time with greater wisdom and wit.

The slightest thought of it fascinates me; It’s like a reincarnation, so another aspect would be to do all the things which I missed doing or could not do for some reason.

It will not at all be scary for me to be back to school; in fact it will be wonderful. I would surprise everyone with all the facts and knowledge I have albeit being a 12-year old.  In fact if it is not a time travel then going to school will be an altogether a new experience with the colorful classrooms, presentations, host of sports and extra-curricular activities, the joy of never getting punished (like at our times the teachers would slap kids or hit with a ruler) and the beautiful teachers. At times I wish I could attend the class with my daughter, she is in 2nd grade. Love the small colorful chairs in her class.

I won’t miss out to:

  • Having lunch, before the lunch break.
  • Making out new friends.
  • Playing football and cricket in lunch time, as we already had our lunch.
  • Taking part in skits, singing the Christmas carols.
  • Engaging in fights. Blushing with my girlfriend.
  • Will teach the basics etiquettes of internet and blogging and its importance in life, if not a time travel.

We grow up, land up with handsome paying jobs, get married and after few days get paranoid. The life in this era of Facebook and Twitter has become so monotonous and busy (without reason) that this would be a real refresher for people. People end up putting enormous time in social media while they are not communicating with their family, friends or neighbors.

This will be a golden chance to go back to the time when relations and people were valued more than having sharing and likes.

So to wrap it up:

Thy take my money, thy take my name,Thy take my fame and gain.

Return me back my childhood,

Wherein I sailed my paper boat and get drenched in the rain.

Let me fly by the speed of light and be the 12 year old with a matured sight.

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