WPAI Connect x Hyderabad Roundup
Here’s what happened in Hyderabad’s first WPAI Connect event
The first ever WPAI Connect event in Hyderabad was a huge success! We had a great crowd of talented photographers and cinematographers ready to share, learn and listen.
Check out this short video to see more of the event:
We had an engaging panel discussion followed by an interactive mixer over food and drinks. The panelists comprised of four well-known names in the wedding photography industry –P Venkata Rajesh, Kishor Krishnamoorthi, Venkataramana Mallojjala and Suman Chakravarthy. The discussion touched on topics relevant to the wedding photography industry today and was moderated by Arjun Kartha.
The over-arching theme of the discussion was – An art form or a service: Where does wedding photography stand today and where is it going? Venky Photriya was of the opinion that photography is neither art nor service. In fact, he believed that it is a business. Kishore Krishnamoorthy held the viewpoint that while the service element is very important, the “art element is almost optional”.
The panelists also discussed topics like how to satisfy your artistic sensibilities while keeping the client happy and also touched upon the topic of style and branding in wedding photography. P Venkata or PVR as he is better known said that it is okay to spend some money to get visibility on your brand. While Suman Chakravarthy asserted that “brand is what will keep you going in the long run”. The panel discussion was followed by an interactive Q&A session between the panelists and the attendees.
The session was followed by a mixer over food and drinks. It was great to see the photography community come together to interact, and share knowledge and experiences. So thank you all for your overwhelming support and participation in making this event a big one! To those who couldn’t make it, we missed you and we hope to see you in the next series of Connect events.
We have WPAI Connect events lined up for only two more cities – Mumbai and Pune. Te see what happened in the other series of Connect events, visit our blog here. Watch this space for more!
The WPAI would like to acknowledge the support from Fujifilm India and Sennheiser for this event. Thank you!