Vipin Pawar is a strong believer in getting the perfect photograph within the camera itself, so that you do not have to leave anything to the computer. He discusses this with Raj Lalwani.
Whatever I shoot, I try to compose the frame perfectly before I trigger the shutter. With digital, a lot of people say that they will correct their mistakes in Photoshop, but this only leads to a careless attitude while shooting. The get-it-right philosophy is particularly important while photographing sports.
Arriving at the Precise Moment of Clarity
After capturing a great moment in an important match, one needs to really rush to file the pictures. I cannot afford to spend time cropping an image because I did not get the framing right, in the first place.
How does one acquire such precision? Know the technicalities so well that you can concentrate on the moment. Then, it is all about practice, practice and more practice!
About Vipin Pawar
Vipin Pawar’s career graph includes being a stockbroker and a visualiser at an ad agency, until photography happened to him in 2004. Just like any photojournalist, he has covered several daily news assignments, but it is sports photography that he enjoys most. He is currently working at Solaris Images.