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Creative Genes by Vivek Verma

Photography & Law

This page will answer all your queries regarding the copyright and licensing of photographs. If you happen to be in legal trouble or have any kind of dispute in relation to your photographs, you may find this page extremely useful. You may also connect with me to help you with such issues.

Lumix Users

I have been using Lumix S1 (full-frame mirrorless camera) since May 2021 with various L-Mount lens combinations. If you are planning to buy Lumix S1 or even if you just want to see the results you can expect to get from different Lumix S-series lenses, you must visit this page I have created exclusively for Lumix users.

Resources

As a consistent learner, I keep reading books and articles and watching educational videos. I also attend a lot of workshops and listen to podcasts and talk shows to sharpen my photography skills. This page is dedicated to the learning resources I found quite useful and firmly believe, would be extremely helpful for anyone who wants to learn more.


My Favourite Quotes from Recent Netflix Series

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” – Octavia Blake (From The 100) “Fear is what fear is. Slay your demons when you’re awake, it won’t be there to get you when you sleep.” – Bellamy Blake (From The 100) “We can let the bad things that happened to us define who…

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Ideas for Photography Projects

# 1. Travel & Places Most of us love to travel. Have you ever paused and kept your camera aside, to feel the characteristics of that place making it distinct, including the mood, environment, people around or your reason for being there? If not, this time when you head out to a new place, take…

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ASCI Guidelines Applicable on Influencers in India

Are you someone who promotes or talks about a brand on your social media handles, including your websites or YouTube channel? If yes, then you must read this post to make yourself aware of the Guidelines[1] issued by the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)[2] effective from 14 June, 2021, to ensure compliance. Therefore, these…

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Interview with Photographer Sunil Kumar

Sunil is a retired Air force aviator who served the Indian Airforce for 34 long years and proudly held the title of Group Captain. He hails from Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala and has been to every nook and corner of the country with over 6000 hours as a transport pilot. Sunil does not consider himself to be…

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5 Landscape Photographers Whose Work I find Truly Inspiring!

Don’t you think travel and landscape photography you see from many photographers, look mostly similar. I also feel, sometimes they are glorified version of the reality. In addition, the extensive editing process makes it even more unrealistic. Having said that, I feel every photographer has the leeway to depict their work however they want. But,…

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A Letter from My Camera to Me

Dear Vivek, We met after a long time, eleven long years to be precise, almost as your dream come true. Now that I am here, I see that you keep me safe and protected most of the times. While I understand your concerns for my safety, I would also want to not stay in my…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Product Photography

While I do not have keen interest in product photography as such, I have learnt few things from my experiences and experiments with product shoots. More than anything else, it helped me understand lighting better and use the same techniques for fashion photography and portraits. This post is not for the experts but for those…

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Panasonic Lumix S1 – Test Shots

Landscapes Ever since I got a taste for making photographs originally in black and white and see this world through shades of grey, I always craved to buy a camera which can do justice to such images by revealing all the shades of grey. I knew, only a full frame camera with high dynamic range…

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How to Decide the Best Full Frame Camera to Buy

Buying an expensive camera is a tough decision, and with your hard-earned money and competing financial priorities, even tougher. Let me tell you why it is so by first describing some of the challenges and dilemmas I faced before making my decision to buy a full frame mirrorless camera, and then offer a few solutions…

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My Most Favourite Quotes on Photography for Inspiration

While there is no dearth of quotes on photography, for this post, I have thoughtfully curated some of my most favourite and inspirational quotes on photography that you may be able to relate to and get some inspiration from. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be…

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How to Choose the Best Camera for Yourself

This question, though very simple, has a profound answer that goes beyond marketing gimmicks and a simple comparison of camera specifications. It is probably the most difficult question, particularly when you are investing your hard-earned money into buying an expensive camera with even more expensive lenses and accessories around it. Having a modest background with…

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How to Set up a Website

Why you should have a website? Social media handle has its major limitations in terms of design, layout, content, and functionalities; Your client takes you more seriously as a professional; More insights from traffic analytics and user behaviour; Can moderate comments and avoid hate speech and spam. How WordPress is better than Wix? There are…

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Regulations for Using Drone in India

While flying drone in India is not illegal, there are certain regulatory restrictions in India that you must be aware of before you make a hefty investment in buying a drone. Further, you must have a clear understanding of all operational and regulatory issues, to avoid landing into deep trouble, like, your drone being confiscated…

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