Mayur Rele’s Top 10 Photo Shoot Ideas To Ignite Your Creativity

Sometimes, it is easier to get stuck in the routine and require a little push to strike the imaginations. Whether you are still confined to your four walls or you are already up and about due to the ease in lockdown, have some fun with these photo shoot ideas and come up with something different you will love. Cybersecurity expert Mayur Rele who is also passionate about photography shares awesome tips, tricks, and ideas for you to get started. 

Make Children’s Photography An Hassle Free

Taking kid’s portraits especially if you have got exuberant ones that won’t just sit still for photos or get bored smiling at the camera can be a bit of a challenge. However, it doesn’t always have to be. Here’s the way to go about it

Have fun outdoors probably in the backyard and aim for their giggling, happy faces while they involve in their favorite activities. 

Get them to pose with their toys indoors or get them all dressed up for good candid shots. 

Have fun all the way and go with their mood and your skills. 

You Can Never Go Wrong With A Mirror Portrait

Mirror has always been a great way to get creative with photography. One good thing about this photo is you have unlimited possibilities and can he took whether indoors or outdoors. Only understand the portraits you are aiming to shoot to determine how to go about shooting. Get your props ready, dress up, and have fun. 

Here’s it: use a good amount of light.

Play around with multiple mirrors for surreal effects. 

You can also take photos of yourself and your reflection or as a photographer, you and your model. The bottom line is, take your portrait to the next level with the simplest mirror. 

Play Around With Water

As much as it is tempting to go out to capture those drops when it’s raining, going out to take pictures in the rain is not always a good idea for your gear. The good news is you can always go out after the rain for a great photoshoot

“The puddles for instance can serve as a reflection. Pay attention to the angles and get creative with the puddles. If it’s isn’t raining in your area, you can still get some rain effects even when the sun is shining brightly outdoor. Using Photoshop has been a simple way to go about it. And if you don’t mind getting messy and you are in for some splash, try some water spray on your window to create raindrops effects,” says Mayur Rele.  

Use Your Bath For Magical Photos

Staying safe at home? Here is a fun photoshoot to do to distress from work from home, have a great time with the kids, and even get them clean. If you do not have the luxury of a swimming pool, a bath will do as well. Get the kids playing with all the bubbles of water for interesting photos. 

Moreover, bomb bath photos are also great ideas for adults. Submerged yourself or your model in milk baths for awesome photos. The good thing is milk contains great properties for clean, youthful skin. Smooth photos, clean youthful skin, all while igniting your imaginations. One more thing with bath, go wild and bold by adding colors in the water. They are safe and perfect for those magical photos.

Get Dramatic With Fog

Winter is here and it’s that time of the year to get creative with what mother nature has blessed us with. Whether you want a fairy tale or a smoky artistic work, mist, fogs, haze can create a picture-perfect misty atmosphere. Go out, find the fog, and take those pictures. ‘A good rule of thumb is to take it very early in the morning before sunrise or in the evening after sunset.’ Mayur Rele concludes.

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Ways To Backup Your Photos with Mayur Rele

We all love to record and keep our favorite moments. The ones we spend with our loved ones, business associates, and alone on a trip. Hence, the reasons why we keep those memories safe for many years. Everyone is always looking for ways to ensure their photos are secure and if you are a photographer, it is important to pay more attention and learn how to backup your photos. This is because photography is invaluable and having a backup can greatly help you in many circumstances. 

Why It Is Necessary To Backup Your Photos?

We’ve all heard stories of great disappointment and devastating moments because people lose their photos. Imagine having a big wedding, project, portfolio, or conference only to realize you don’t have any photos to keep the memory. “Losing them can be daunting and recovery can be expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. This is why it is important to always back up your photos. And if you are a photographer, it is very dangerous and you might lose potential customers if you don’t back up your photos,” Mayur Rele, a cybersecurity expert with a great passion for photography explains 

Many people only backup their photos on their computer hard drive but the hard drive can get damaged accidentally leading to a total loss of photos. Therefore, it is important to save your photos on different platforms. Google photos and iCloud are also some of the safest places to backup your photo and you can also consider making a hard copy of them. Read on as Mayur Rele shares tips on ways to backup your photos. 

Use An External Hard Drive

One of the best and simplest ways to keep your pictures safe is by transferring them to an external hard drive. A computer hard drive can save your picture but it’s risky as it may damage anything therefore, an external hard drive is a better alternative.   

Save It On Your Cloud Devices

“Over the years, there have been big developments in technology, and many changes have been made to back up data. Many business owners and companies now save their data on Cloud devices as it is considered safer and you can also do the same,” Mayur Rele explains.  Cloud devices give you the opportunity to be able to access your picture anywhere you are in the world and also protect it from human and environmental damage. It also makes it easy to backup pictures from your android and IOS as well as your desktop which provides additional security for your photos while organizing them. Companies like Apple, Google, and many more offer cloud-based storage where you can keep your pictures on your server and download them anytime you need them. And you can also access this storage from your desktops and smartphones. 

Keep It On Recordable Medias

Recording media such as Secure Digitals, DVDs, and CDs are storage devices you can use to save your pictures. These media are very affordable and have a lot of space. It can be used to save vacation, conference, or family photos for a long period. Even if you have cloud storage and external hard disc, recording media is also a great idea for saving your pictures. This physical disc should be stored in a safe place and can be sent to your friend and family that are far away. 

Print Out Your Pictures

Another best way to backup your pictures is by printing them out and keeping the hard copy with you. Although, it might seem outdated but very helpful when you lose your digital pictures. It can be scanned again, change to a digital format, and also save on your external hard disc and your computer hard disc.  

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Mayur Rele Explain Amazing Photos Tips with Smartphone

With the constant development of technology, everyone around the world now uses a smartphone and it goes beyond just using it to make calls and send messages. It is now a go-to device for capturing memories and taking amazing pictures. Smartphone cameras are improving every time which makes them easy to access and use for professional pictures. From documenting events, taking photos for your social media and website, business promotion shots, magazines cover pictures, to blogging, the list is endless. And you will be surprised how good your videos and pictures look when you take them with your smartphone camera. However,  you may not get the best photo or shoot an amazing video if you don’t know how to use it properly. Although the latest smartphone has a highly improved camera when compared to the old models, nevertheless, you can still make good use of it if you have the right knowledge. Read on as Mayur Rele, a cybersecurity expert who has a passion for photography shares tips on ways to backup your photos.

Understand your smartphone camera

Start by understanding your smartphone camera and know what it can do. Experiment with the auto mode, check out its focus, lens, sensor size, and many more. Also, analyze the settings, its shutter speed, and other tools. This will give you a better understanding of your camera and also helps you to take better pictures.

Stabilize your hand

Stability is an important part when taking pictures or video. An unstable hand can make the photo blurry which is unsatisfying. Although many smartphone cameras have optical image stabilizer which helps to stabilize your pictures, however, your need to also do your part to avoid blurry photos.

Experiment with natural light

Natural light speaks volume and add extra shine to your photos. Glaring light from one source does not always bring out the beauty of your pictures when compared to diffused light coming from multiple sources. Instead of depending on your camera light to illuminate your pictures, try using other sources of light. Experiment with sunlight, indoor light, stars, or candlelight depending on how creative you are.

Move close to your subject

“The best way to get a close picture and capture the personality of your subject is by moving closer to your subject,” says Mayur Rele. Fill the picture with your subject unless you want to focus on something else in your background.  Moving close to your subject also helps to capture your subject special features such as dimples, freckles, and many more.  However, do not be too close as it can come out looking blurry.

Ditch the zooming feature

It’s often tempting to use the zoom feature when you are taking pictures from a distance but you want to capture a specific subject. It is better not to zoom your subject as it often makes the picture pixelated or grainy.  Instead, try to move closer to get a perfect picture. And if your subject is a wild animal or something dangerous, you can take it from anywhere you then crop it later. This will help you not to compromise the quality of the picture and also play around with different backgrounds. Also, using your camera’s zoom to simulate getting closer to your subject can lower the resolution dramatically and won’t look good if you decide to print the image larger later.

Use a tripod stand

A tripod stand helps you snap pictures and make videos with better balance and stability especially if you also want to be in the picture or video. It is great for a hand-free shot and it can also bend to any angle which allows you to snap from multiple angles. Moreso, it is affordable, lightweight, and very accessible.

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Portrait Portography Perfect Photoshoot Through Facetime With Mayur Rele

As the covid 19 hit a hard blow resulting in a total lockdown and the social distancing becoming the new norm, creative photographers and businesses are maximizing on their creative minds to discover new ways to keep up and still stay in the in-game. Many have successfully been able to keep soul, mind, and sanity together by showcasing their creativeness and making things work. This makes taking portrait pictures through facetime the new rave in the internet world. You don’t need much. Call up a friend or professional, explore your creative side, and have fun with poses. Get them to take fun-banging photos of you that can even beat selfie ones. Plus, with social distancing still in place, it’s a fun way to keep that human touch. How do you get started? Here, Mayur Rele, a cybersecurity expert with a great passion for photography walks explains how you can get creative with facetime and take perfect portraits. 

Here are things shared by Mayur Rele that you need to consider if you are ready to explore a facetime photoshoot::

You need to be running iOS 11 

“One of the brighter sides of this lockdown is the fact that I have been able to explore and take pictures of loved ones and different people across the globe while being confined to the four walls of my home. I have come up with striking images in all their face-time glory and this is an absolute game-changer especially when the need to keep stress and boredom at bay during this time becomes a necessity.” Mayur Rele says. 

However, this will require you and your subject to be running on the newer Ios. you can make use of MacBook and you both must have FaceTime live photos enabled in the settings. There is an onscreen button that has a shutter icon that you can use to take photos. And no! You do not need to be a professional to take this portrait. Remember, you just want to bring out your creative side, have fun and you might end up stumbling upon great ideas you can recreate with the proper camera later on. 

You need good lighting condition

When it comes to taking awesome photos, good lighting is key. Natural lights are soft, diffused, and it’s always the best. If you have a window with sunlight seeping in, look for a spot near it and get creative with sunlight kissing your face.  You can also get creative with partial side lighting by hanging your face on one side or another.  Or when the sun is also going down and it’s the welcome of the golden hour, take advantage of it. Plus, there are a lot of things in the houses such as the drapes, your TV or computer, or even bedsheet that can provide awesome lighting than you can ever imagine. 

You need to find the right location

What backgrounds and props are available? Your living space, yard, garden, plants, furniture,  a blank wall space, take a good look at your home and see what you can work with. Know what you are going for, the background, the clothes, props, and background available. This will set the tone and the vibe of the picture. If you are going for intimate, cozy vibes, get creative with your couch or the bed. If you are going for a simple, classic look, solid color background is a good option. 

You can  use a tripod for stability 

Mayur Rele says: You can be having difficulty propping up your phone, this is where a smartphone tripod comes in handy for stability and to ensure the model poses for pictures without having to deal with the phone falling off. However, this is not really compulsory and you can still come up with great photos making use of anything around the house, chairs, computers, plants, or any other objects around. 

Lastly, explore and enjoy it. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

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