I search for a different Perspective; I search for a different Vision; I dare to see different; I am a Photographer!
I always say that I am very passionate about what I do in my life and when I started Photography it was no different. Honestly, never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined my Passion turning into my Profession.
This journey started around 8 years ago when I was working with another passion, which was into Human Resources - Training and Development field where I worked for an MNC organisation named APM Terminals Mumbai (A.P Moller Maersk Group) at JN Port, Nhava Sheva. During those days, I used to travel in a Speed Boat belonging to my organisation and witnessed the colours of the Sunset that fascinated me just as it does to most of the Photographers. In the Arabian Sea, the amazing view from the Boat allowed me to capture a really great view using my mobile phone, this encouraged me to buy a Point and Shoot Camera for the same.
Soon started taking this journey seriously and finally brought an entry level DSLR. I tried to capture more subjects especially Pet Photography along with my first group of Photographer friends group named Snappers. The weekends of an entire year were always loaded with Photography Walks with many groups and friends and also was then able to shoot for a few events that fetched me some basic money too. The word about my work spread and got me some Wedding Shoots as well and that’s when I started my commercial work into Photography.
My Life changing moment was actually when my Gudi Padwa Festival Image was selected in one of the top most Indian Photography Groups named as ROI, this motivated the passion even more and from then it was no looking back. I also got an opportunity from the same group to lead Mumbai City for a historic Nation Wide Photo Walk that happened on 1st May. This was when I started my journey into conducting and organising unique Theme based Photography Photo Walks in Mumbai and leading Mumbai City for 3 National level Photo Walks and 4 International level Photo Walks for the world famous “Scott Kelby - World Wide Photo Walks”
In 2016, I made a huge decision to venture completely into commercial Photography and in a month, I finally figured this is my dream! – “Building A Photography Platform to develop, engage, share and learn with Photographers and leverage Photography as an ART.
“Reflection thru my lenses“
This dream project is now four years young with over 2700 Members and today it is known as one of the most active Photography Groups in Mumbai where we conduct one of the best Photo Walks in the City. My firm has conducted Photo Walks in association with Decathlon India, Social Offline, Lord of Drinks, Viviana Mall, Heritage Society of India, Mangalmurti.com, Cat Café Studio, Fotothon and also conducted Fashion Photography Photo Walks at Worli Koliwmnada too. I have also conducted a Photo Walk for Asus India for the launch of their new Phone Asus 6Z. In 2017, I was given an opportunity to be a Photography Mentor for Tamron India (which is a part of Tamron, Japan - that manufactures world class lenses for Photography).
With all the experience in the field of photoshoots, today, I shoot a variety of Commercial Projects including Fashion Shoots, Product Shoots, Brand Shoots, Catalogue Shoots, Lifestyle Shoots, Conceptual Shoots, Pre-Wedding Shoots and many more. I also have my own professional team for Wedding Photography. Its been a year since I have been conducting Fashion Photography Studio Lighting Workshops while being a part of various judging panel for schools & colleges as well as Photography competitions for various community groups.
I have always enjoyed this journey from a Corporate Professional to being a Freelancer for the passion that I enjoy the most of showing how beautiful the World is from my Lens.
My Mission is always My Vision!
This is my story by VAIBHAV REGE | Founder - Reflection thru my lenses