About - Guru Hegde

Guruprasad (Guru) Hegde is a self taught avid Indian Professional Photographer born in Mangalore, brought up in Mumbai and currently based in Kuwait. His passion for photography has been around from his graduation days. Every once a while he used to dare to hold his uncle's point and shoot Yashica film camera to capture the beautiful moments around him. He soon fell in love with the little toy in his hand and gradually started building his interest to learn the creative art of photography by reading through books and magazine

His first professional camera was a Nikon SLR (Nikon F50), he treasures the joyful moment the day he captured an entire 36 film exposure to his satisfaction. The evolution of SLR to DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera did bring along changes to the workflow as well brought in many opportunities. His passion has led him to explore different genres of photography.

"Photography is a freedom to endless creativity and relentless pursuit of happiness."

He strives to capture the moment when lives are joined and joys bestowed; moments that can be cherished and remembered to the fullest and most perfect light. He takes on both Personal and Commercial assignments. 

He sincerely believe there is no end to creativity and there is a new lesson to learn each day. It's this dedicated passion and interest which initiated him to start a photography club "WEEKENDERS" with the help of like minded photography friends in Kuwait, one of the pioneer photography club founded in 2011. The vision of the club has been to Promote, Educate and Inspire Photographers by conducting various workshops and photo shoots in different genres of Photography to beginners, amateurs and enthusiastic photographers in Kuwait to pursue their passion.

SHUTTERXPOSE means Shutter and Exposure, the X in between shutter and pose is to emphasis the ingredients of “Exposure”. A perfect Exposure with proper composition is the Mantra to good photography.

The Blog page is about his personal experiences, reviews and takes on different subject of photography. He is been a Nikonian, it’s quite obvious you will find articles and post on Nikon cameras. Nevertheless, the technicalities discussed can be applied on any DSLR cameras.He strives to capture the moment when lives are joined and joys bestowed; moments that can be cherished and remembered to the fullest and most perfect light.

He takes on both Personal and Commercial photo assignments, you can check his work here. If you are interested in hiring Guru for your photography needs, feel free to contact.


My Camera & Lenses

- Nikon D810

- Nikon D600

- Nikon 12-24mm f/2.8

- Nikon 16-35mm f/4.0

- Nikon 24-120mm f/4.0

- Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8

- Nikon 85mm f/1.8

- Nikon 50mm f/1.8

- Nikon 16mm f/2.8 fisheye

- Sigma 120-400mm f/4-5.6

- Tamron 90mm VC

- Tamron 150-600 f/5.6-6.3


Tripods & Mount Heads

- Manfrotto 055XB

- Benro SystemGo 

- Manfrotto 410, 3-way Geared Pan and Tilt head

- Manfrotto RC2 Quick release head

- Benro GH2 Gimbal head

Flashes & Strobes

- Nikon SB 910

- Nikon SB-900

- Godox AD600BM Wistro

- Elinchrom D-Lite RX4 


Post Production

-  Mac Pro (15-inch, 2013), 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB, 1TB SSD, macOS 10.13.4

- Adobe Lightroom CC (image management and raw conversion)

- Adobe Photoshop CC

- Capture One

- Macphun

- Nik Collection

- Portraiture


All images are copyrighted © 2010 - 2018 Guru Hegde / SHUTTERXPOSE

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