In my last post I mentioned how I thought I missed an opportunity after reaching a point and couldn’t extract more out of my subject. I thought I’d give it another try. This time a different stage but same theme. Education.
One of the biggest educators in India is the government administration system. The kind of education this institution provides cannot be taught anywhere in the world. It’ll push you to question yourself. Sometimes your existence even. It’s not for the faint-hearted for sure. I’ve heard of well run government institutions as well but until I experience them or hear someone I know share a good story, that’s the only image I have of it.
For now imagine this scene and you’ll get a glimpse of what I mean. You travel more than 15 kms just to get a form, bring it back 15 kms for a stamp on it to make it ‘good enough’ to be used to pay a fee that could easily be made available online and then travel another 10 kms to submit the form only to know the bank is closed for this particular form. And you know it’s just day one of your education. There will be more to come.
Back to the photo. I asked my cousin to pose for me once more and this time I took enough time in setting up the scene and extracting as much as I could out of it. Sticking to the story, Education. Hence the map, the school bag, kid reading something. I think I came a little close to a better image this time. There’s this sense of warm morning light coming from left with those shadows. At least that was the intention. Flash about 5-6 feet away pointing towards him with a CTO on flash head to give it the morning glow look. I made several adjustments and many shots but this one seemed to come close to what I wanted.