My next step was to work in an advertising agency, carrying out commercial DTP work which required knowledge of CorelDraw and Photoshop. The earlier tedious versions of these softwares allowed me to imbibe the basic concepts, principles & working of the softwares. So it was easier to progress from Photoshop 2 to Photoshop CC 2015 of today. In year 2013 I successfully completed Photoshop CS 5 exam & received “Masters certification”.
Over the years I have been doing commercial as well as wedding photography. In past few years wedding photography took big leap. Previously people used to get bulky albums of wedding photographs but as the technology improved, lot of labs started printing photobooks, which became very popular because of its slim size and almost negligible weight and artistic wedding designs in the form of photobook. I started designing these albums for myself, after some period photographers started to hand over their jobs for designing their albums.
I also did designing jobs for various companies, designing of the brochures & manuals etc. Taking inspiration from my Guru, late Mr. Sharad Devare, I felt the need to disseminate the knowledge & experience to the next generation. I have been getting inquiries and questions about the photography and digital post processing and I have been advising people about this in a informal way.
Indian Photo academy provided a solid platform for formal training in Photography to the needy students in all walks of life and from all generations. I have been teaching Basic digital SLR Photography since past few years. The feedbacks from students who have successfully completed the course are very satisfying and encouraging. I also provide training in Photoshop.