Atul Kasbekar is an award-winning photographer who made a name for himself in the entertainment and fashion industry. He is the man behind the iconic Kingfisher Calendar, his annual release that has grown to become nothing less than a showbiz event. Atul is one of India’s best known and well-loved photographers. His prowess with the camera and his ability to bring out the best in people through his images make him one of the most sought after photographers in the country.
He has been associated with the Kingfisher Calendar ever since its inception. The first edition of the calendar was released in 2003, and since then it has grown in popularity to become one of the most anticipated annual events.
Atul had been taking photos of his sister and his dog and other everyday things in his childhood. Needless to say he had been enjoying it all, but hadn’t considered making it his career. It was only after his first year at UDCT where he was pursuing a degree in chemical engineering that he realised that an engineering career was not his true calling. Realising that photography was what he was most passionate about, he dropped out of UDCT and turned his focus to photography.
Graduating from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara as the batch topper, Atul worked with eminent photographers in the United States before returning to India in 1990. Upon his return he started a studio of his own, named Negative Space, in 1991. This marked the beginning of his professional career in photography.
Realising that he had a knack for people photography, Atul specialised in it. He did photoshoots for advertising campaigns like Vadilal, as well as Park Avenue for Rahul de Cunha. He has vast experience clicking for magazine covers. Atul’s clicks make for superb, jaw-dropping images that bring out the best in the people he photographs.
And that’s what makes him our Xpert on photography. A highly successful photographer, Atul Kasbekar shares with you his journey, his techniques and his tips on Xpert. Learn what makes Atul Kasbekar’s photos what they are and how you too can become better at photography. Atul also gives you his insights into photography as a profession for those interested in making it their career.
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