5 Frames with the Canon 6D Mark II by Robin Ghai

Almost a decade ago, I went on a trip to Nainital with my colleagues. One of my colleagues’ fiance, Mayuk Roy, was carrying a Nikon DSLR with him. While we were strolling through the roads and by-lanes of Nainital, trekking through hills, munching at various food joints, and of course, boating on Naini Lake, Mayuk kept his camera's shutter busy. He would stop at a spot take a shot; have look at it; fiddle with few buttons on camera and another take another shot. And this continued until he was contended with result. Oblivious to the nitty-gritties of photography, I was a bit irked because it paralyzed our pace when moving from one spot to another.

A week after returning home, he shared the Picasa link to the photos that he took during our outing. I was amazed; stunned upon seeing the photos and learning what one can do with a camera. I loved how one could share his/her perspective of seeing things that are around. It fueled the contemplation of buying a DSLR camera in me. After few weeks of research (Googling and visiting camera shops), I zeroed in on a Canon 1000D. It was my turn to be "Mayuk" in next outing.

During nascent years of my passion, I was quite active and would click photographs often. However, this faded away with the passage of time.

It was August 2017, when a thunderbolt by the name of ‘Gorky M’ struck me while browsing YouTube and reignited my passion for photography. In the next few months, I graduated to a Full Frame DSLR - Canon 6D Mark II. The camera’s superb low light performance, a fully articulating touch screen, 45 cross-type focus points and a high FPS drew me to purchasing this camera.

Since then, I’ve taken it for a few outings and shot many pictures at home too. Here are my 5 Frames from Canon 6D Mark II.

The LEGEND himself -  Gorky M  - Guru Dronacharya (a character in the epic, ‘Mahabharata’, synonymous with the concept of ‘Guru’ or master) for me. This was taken during  PEPx 2018 , Nehru Center, Mumbai

The LEGEND himself - Gorky M - Guru Dronacharya (a character in the epic, ‘Mahabharata’, synonymous with the concept of ‘Guru’ or master) for me. This was taken during PEPx 2018, Nehru Center, Mumbai

This is  Humayun's Tomb . It is located in the Nizamuddin East area in Delhi. The monument is quite crowded on the weekends. I used a tripod to take 5 shots and 5 second intervals and stacked them in Adobe Photoshop to remove people.

This is Humayun's Tomb. It is located in the Nizamuddin East area in Delhi. The monument is quite crowded on the weekends. I used a tripod to take 5 shots and 5 second intervals and stacked them in Adobe Photoshop to remove people.

This one was shot in the basement parking area in my apartment building. I used a  gobo  and gel on flash to create this background.

This one was shot in the basement parking area in my apartment building. I used a gobo and gel on flash to create this background.

This is an in-camera multi-exposure silhouette of my wife, at home. I used  rice lights  to create the bokeh and placed a flash with a CTO gel behind my wife to create a silhouette.

This is an in-camera multi-exposure silhouette of my wife, at home. I used rice lights to create the bokeh and placed a flash with a CTO gel behind my wife to create a silhouette.

This is a huge mushroom-shaped Sculpture made from countless steel utensils. It is installed in  Kiran Nadar Museum of Art , Saket, New Delhi. It measures 36 X 36 ft and weighs 20 tonnes.

This is a huge mushroom-shaped Sculpture made from countless steel utensils. It is installed in Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Saket, New Delhi. It measures 36 X 36 ft and weighs 20 tonnes.

Thanks for reading & spending time going through my work. In future if I get to write blogs, this attempt is going to be foundation stone and will make it to my story of "How I started writing blogs".

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Robin Ghai is based out of NCR, Delhi and spends his day working on spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides at a professional services firm. Robin aspires to be a full-time wedding photographer one day. You can find him on:

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