Fashion in the Night: A Shoot in Kolkata

22 May ’13

Fashion in the Night Shoot in Kolkata by Animesh Ray

Shot with the Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR on my D90 in New Town, Kolkata.
Details: 18mm, 1/200s at f/4.0, ISO 100
Strobist Info: Nikon SB-700 mounted on a stand with a DIY Beauty Dish.
Lightroom Confessions: Highlights-, Brightness+, Shadows+, Spot Removal of around 40 mosquitoes from the legs and hands.

This shot was clicked a few months before as part of a fashion collaboration between EastGrad Fashion and Shayoni from ‘Sweet & Bitter‘. It was my first serious shoot with the SB-700 speedlight and thankfully it wasn’t a disaster. Most of the night shots came out really good.

The problems we faced during this shoot were plenty – uneven and rocky ground, focus hunting in the darkness, chilly winds (it was the fag-end of winter then), and lastly thousands of tiny bloodsucking monsters called mosquitoes. But thanks to superlative efforts by Shayoni, whose professionalism I cannot praise enough and DS whose backend support proved invaluable, all these problems were overcome and we could shoot till it became too cold and bloody (those lustful mosquitoes!).

You can see some other day-time photos on EastGrad Fashion.


  1. Comment by christina lobo

    christina lobo Reply 22 May ’13 at 9:16 pm

    sweet u look glamorous…carried off a western outfit nicely like a goan!!!

  2. Comment by Anupriya DG

    Anupriya DG Reply 24 May ’13 at 11:41 pm

    Loving the lighting! Good shots……teach me how to take night shots pls???

    • Comment by Animesh Ray

      Animesh Ray 25 May ’13 at 8:41 pm

      My pleasure! So how do we begin? :)

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