Typical variations among the Women & Men Photo-shoots

Typical variations among the Women & Men Photo-shoots

In any profession, the gender gap is quite common and particularly in the fashion industry, it is quite tough to delve. Whether it might be a female model or a male, one should follow certain hacks and those are previously discussed.

When it comes to the photo-shoot in fashion industry there are a lot of differences between the male and female photo-shoots, right from the dressing to hair, lighting to makeup, pose to wardrobe; it makes a huge difference and it’s little tough for the photographer to modulate both equally.

When it comes to career, both men and women take it too seriously, some chose it for passion and some for the earnings. Whatever the reason it might be women earn more in this industry when compared to men.

Modeling path
When it comes to the breaking the barriers, women can’t do it as easy as men do, because men don’t have any limitations on their physical assets. Men can do modeling and survive long in the industry even when they reach the fifties, but for women reaching the mid-thirties seems to be as over the hill thing.

Modeling Standards
Men don’t have as many variations as women have and they have all need is the ideal man frame and height which attracts everyone. But for women it is entirely different, they only go on the runway only if they have the sexy hourglass shape and the other models who are of immense size are considered for plus size modeling.


Hair & Make-up
Men really don’t need a heavy makeup look until and unless they are trying a different subtle look, but women need stylists for the hair and make-up.

When it comes to wardrobe, men stick to timeless classics when compared to women.


Men look good only if they pose in a natural way than taking such a long session photo shoot. In the case of women, right from the hair to expression and costumes to shoes, everything is important. A bold make-up and pretty hairstyle can rise up the woman’s confidence.

After all, a women’s body is all about the curves and it is really important for the photographer to know how to showcase them.There is no exactly certain thing as a female and male pose, but certain poses suit certain kind as per nature of things.

Here are the few examples of poses
Looking sideways
This is absolutely a feminine pose and looks good with women, Men with this pose doesn’t look as strong as they really are.

Hands inside the pockets
This is definitely a male pose because men really don’t have an idea of what they should really do with their hands for a photo-shoot.


Holding objects
This is ideal for both men and women as per the things they generally hold.


Sitting on the chair
Men can pose better while sitting and they can be portrayed in a better way. For some women, they might not feel quite comfortable with this pose.

Playing with the hair and face
Imagine how men would look if they play with the hair and face? They’ll really look awkward and change the mood of the total atmosphere.


Lying on the grounds and showing off the back
Lying on the grounds is okay at sometimes for both men and women, but showing off the back is not okay with the men.

Leaning against the wall
This is a simple pose and goes well with men when compared to women.

With every hack and tactics that have been varied, the competition between the men and women is growing per each day.

The Queen of the Tollywood with the unique attitude

The Queen of the Tollywood with the unique attitude

In a male-dominated industry, Nayanathra is the only lady in the list of superstars.  She has already recognized for this as the “Lady Superstar” and remains as the only female star to have a great fame.


This gorgeous Lady superstar was born as Dayana Mariam Kurien in Kerala. She did her schooling in Jamnagar, Gujarat, and Delhi. In Tiruvalla, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School and then attended Marthoma College for her bachelor’s degree in English Literature. Nayanthara made her acting debut in the Malayalam film ‘Manasinakkare’ directed by Sathyan Anthikkad. She soon moved to Tamil industry. Her second film in Tamil was ‘Chandramukhi’ in which she paired up Superstar Rajinikanth, a role envied by many actresses.

In the last decade, Nayanthara went on to act with almost all the stars in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.Nayanthara was recognized as the glamorous actress with the movie titled “Billa”, costarring with Ajith. It went and produced success at the box office and produced great records. Her glamorous look made her achieve great fame. She won the Vijay Award for Favorite Heroine for the Tamil film Yaaradi Nee Mohini. and was nominated for the Best Actress prize at the 56th Film fare Awards South. She acted with the best actors and the role she chooses always speaks about her intelligence.


Her releases featured her as the female lead actress with commercial successes: she had five box office hits in the four Southern languages in the same year. Her performance was hugely appreciated by the critics. She did a lifetime role in the film “Sri Rama Rajyam” which was directed by Bapu. Everyone’s is mesmerized by her performance in this movie and she received critical acclaim for her performance in the film. The film was dubbed in the media and considered to be her last release before her marriage as she was reported to quit acting thereafter.

When she eventually quit the movie career, cinema industry missed her glamor and acting. She made a grand comeback in the year 2012 playing a journalist in Telugu film ‘Krishnam Vandhe Jagadgurum’. In Tamil, she acted as the lead lady opposite Arya in ‘Raja Rani’ and Ajith in ‘Arrambam’. Both the films were super hits and re- launched Nayanthara in Kollywood.Nayanthara has created a new history in Tamil Cinema. Her comeback has been as rewarding and successful as her first innings in acting or even more. None of the actresses in this glamor driven industry has made it to the top as a leading heroine after a gap in their career.

Particularly the year 2015 has been spectacular, to say the least for this ever charming and highly talented actress. Nayanthara’s Malayalam film ‘Baskar the Rascal’ with Mammootty was hugely successful. In Tamil, she acted in five films the same year with leading heroes. Nayanthara has had three back to back super hit films in the form of ‘Thani Oruvan’ in which she played the role of a forensic expert with Jayam Ravi, ‘Maya’ in which she played a single mother and ‘Naanum Rowdy Dhaan’ in which she played a deaf girl on a mission to avenge her parents’ killer with Vijay Sethupathi. It must be noted that in all these three films Nayan played versatile and challenging roles and not mere arm candy of heroes. She gives equal competition to the heroes in the film’s ad she has that heroic attitude.


When you see Nayanthara in any awards functions or any events, you can see her attitude which so simple and humble. She has smartly built up her brand image being the elusive and mysterious star. In the last two years, she reinvented her and concentrated more on women-centric roles veering away from playing the glamorous heroine.

For her amazing performance and success, she has been awarded and nominated for many awards such as “Amitabh Bachan Youth Icon Award” and “K.Baachander Awad for the best Female Actor” , “IIFA Awards as the Best Actress”, “Vikatan Awards as the Best Actress”,  Vikatan best personalities Awards recognized and awarded her as the “Queen Of The Tollywood” ,  two Edison Awards as the “Best Actress” and the “Gorgeous Belle”, three film fare awards in three years, “Kerala Film Critics Association Award”, “Nandi Award as the best Actress”, CineMAA Award for the Best Actress” , “Four Vijay Awards” , “Four South Indian International Movie Awards”, “Raindrops Women Achievers Award”, “ Two Asianet Film Awards”, “Santhosham Film Awards”, “Ugadi Puraskar Awards” and “South Scope Style Awards”.

Nayanthara has been proving her acting prowess in film after film and her beauty and charm are increasing with the age. Today, she the most sought after heroine in Tamil cinema and the actress most loved by the audience. She is fondly addressed by the fans as well as people within the film industry as ‘Lady Superstar’ of course not without a reason.

The Modern Savithri of South Indian Industry

The Modern Savithri of South Indian Industry


Some of the celebrities are remembered for their natural acting and immaculate beauty. Soundharya Raghu the amazing actress will always remain in people hearts.

This Kannada beauty’s childhood name was Saumya Satyanarayan and born on 18th July 1972 at Bangalore. She discontinued her M.B.B.S. and then married to G. S. Raghu, who is a Software Engineer.  Within a few years, she was able to rule the southern film industry and worked with top stars like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, Ramesh Arvind, Venkatesh, and Mohanlal. Soundarya and Venkatesh took the holy bondage in the film such as Pavithra Bhandham, Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu and any more. This onscreen couple stayed forever live in audience hearts as Sharukh khan and Kajol in Bollywood. She was probably the most successful actress after Savitri in the history of Telugu cinema and is often called “Savitri of modern Telugu cinema” because of her screen presence and phenomenal success.


She was the successful heroine of the movie industry and renowned as the Queen of Telugu cinema in her popular years of success and the industry considered her as the golden hand for her tremendous success. Soundarya’s first movie was the Kannada film Gandharva in 1992. She was one of the most prominent actresses of 1990’s. Through her versatile acting skills of her times, she always holds the responsible roles in her movies. She preferred performance-oriented roles and took a tough stand on glamor, throughout her career. These unique features worked out completely in her favor and struck a chord with a wide audience base, earning her immense popularity in the state of Andhra Pradesh. She made 114 movies, predominantly in Telugu, in a span of twelve years. Her immaculate beauty and performances made her on of the successful commercial heroines.

Her performance made her cast around 10 film releases each year, most of them in Telugu, from 1993 to 2001, which reflects her path a breaking success. After the entry of next generation, her career path slowed down a bit, but even later she went on acting seven films each year till 2004. Besides being acknowledged for her skill, her directors and co-stars describe her as an honest, grounded and loving person.


Kannada Actress Soundarya is also well known for her philanthropic activities. She used to participate in the Public Welfare Programs. She has entirely developed village named Gangigunte in Mallibagilu Taluk which belongs to Kolar District.Not only this she also had an orphanage under her brother Amarnath’s guidance.

Kannada Actress Soundarya always wished of doing well for the publicAmara Soundarya Social and Educational Trust which is also known as ASSET which was found and being run by Soundarya’s Husband Raghu and her sister in law Nirmala Amarnath. In addition, the school, Amara Soundarya Vidyalaya, is maintained by her trust i.e. ASSET and her own home in Dollar’s Colony in Bengaluru is now being used as a school.

For her astounding performance, Soundarya received many awards in various languages. She received “National Film Award for Best Feature Film” as the best producer in 2003, five Film fare awards as the best actress in five years and three Nandi Awards for the best actress.


During the peaks of her career, this beautiful Actress died in plane crash in Jakkur aero drum. She was about to leave to Karim Nagar in Andhra Pradesh. But unfortunately, Kannada Actress Soundarya died in the plane crash along with her brother Amarnath in the year 2004. It was a very ridiculous and cruel ending of this amazing actress who had wide popularity and tremendous goodwill among Andhra Pradesh.

Though it’s been years, soundarya’s performance and beauty made her stay forever in audience hearts and the Telugu movie industry still didn’t forget the roles she starred with her innocent smile.

Heading back to old times – Photo Shoot methods of Vintage Celebrities

Heading back to old times – Photo Shoot methods of Vintage Celebrities

Have you ever imagined what would happen to the cine world without the advanced media? If that is the case there would be no updates about the celebrities and there would be no gossips about the celebrities!

Have you ever imagined how the celebrity’s photo-shoots in the old days used to reach the targeted audience? If you think that there were no celebrities photo shoots in the old days, you are completely mistaken because nothing is newly invented now, they have just transformed from the traditional methods to modernized methods!

The method of promotion and the methods of portraying might have changed with respect to the modernized world, but the concept didn’t. If you thought selfies were hip, edgy and technologically savvy, think again. Self-portraits or selfies have been around since photography became an affordable hobby for millions in the mid-19th century. The same way with celebrity photo shoots.

Celebrity photography has been in existence since the earliest days of photography.In 1856, Adolphe Braun, a French Photographer published a book containing 288 photographs of “Virginia Oldoini, Countess di Castiglione”. She is a mistress of France Emperor Napoleon III. These photos with the attires made her stand as the first fashion model.


Photo shoots are also not a new innovation in the movie industry because the first decade of the 20th century, advances in halftone printing allowed fashion photographs to be featured in magazines. In the previous years, these are used to promote fashion as a fine art by the use of photography and the growth of the trends. “Edward Steichen”, an American photographer, then took photos of gowns designed by a french fashion designer named “Paul Poiret”. These photographs were published in the April 1911 issue of the magazine “Art et Décoration”. According to the American writer and producer named Jesse Alexander, This is considered to be the first ever modern fashion photography shoot. They considered this is a way as to convey a sense of their physical quality as well as their formal appearance.

However, some of the methods are still trending as those used to be in old times.  When you look at the celebrities giving a daring pose at the beaches for the magazine cover pages, you might get a thought that these wouldn’t have existed in vintage days; but you are totally wrong because in the mid-1930’s “Martin Munkacsi”, a Hungarian photographer, made the first photographs of models in sporty poses at the beach. Under the artistic direction of “Alexey Brodovitch”, a Russian photographer,  an American Women’s fashion magazine “Harper’s Bazaar” quickly introduced this new style into its pages.


Photographers such as “Irving Penn”, “Martin Munkacsi”, “Richard Avedon”, and “Louise Dahl-Wolfe” tried to shape the look of fashion photography for the following decades. Richard Avedon transformed fashion photography and recreated the role of a fashion photographer with his creative and imaginative images of a modern woman.

Nowadays, the hype creating by the social media and the increased technologies with media are like the boon for the celebrities to portray their selves and get promoted because in the previous days their fame used to get stick only to magazines, the same old thing, but these days the norms have changed and the photo shoots can be viewed on live or through the videos and their fame is spreading worldwide through the extended factors.




An Actress of Beautiful Face & Persona

An Actress of Beautiful Face & Persona


Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who is popularly known as “Sam” is the queen of adorable expressions and quirky performance. She was born in 1989 to the Malayali and Telugu Parents. She was brought up in Chennai and Sam finished her schooling at St.Stephens Matriculation School, Pallavaram and Holy Angels Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. Samantha graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Stella Maris College, Chennai. She was the best student at school times and she started her modeling profession when she was running out of pocket money at her adolescent age.

Samantha started her career debuting 2010 Telugu romantic movie “Ye Maaya Chesave” which was directed by Gautham Menon. She won Film fare Award for Best Female Debut – South and Nandi Award in the year 2012 with her performance in the movie “Ye Maaya Chesave”. She was perfectly suitable for the role “Jessie” and her beauty in 9 Yards mesmerized the audience and made them crave more with her saree-wearing appearance.

Samantha was the second Tamil actress after Revathi to win both Film fare Award for Best Tamil Actress and Film fare Award for Best Telugu Actress in the year 2013, for her movies “Neethaane En Ponvasantham” and “Eega”. For her movie “Attarintiki Daredi” she received the “SIIMA Award for Best Actress” in the year 2014.

This gorgeous actress acts with ease and doesn’t find anything hard to match with any particular role. She got the title as “Scene-stealer” for her first film. She lured viewers with her cute charm and elegant expressions. Samantha bagged the best roles and she co-starred with popular actors. Critics noticed and commented that “Samantha getting bigger by the day and it’s a delight to watch her on screen”. Both her big successes and scorching glamor rewarded her with top-slot in quick time.  She always appears to be quirky and naughty in the films and even outside of them. As she brought up with the family who speaks Tamil and Telugu, Samantha has often been cast in bilingual films and has juggled her commitments between the Tamil and Telugu film industries. Let it be the mass films or a romantic drama, she always contributed the best. She was been nominated and received many Film fare awards, IIFA Awards, Nandi Award, CineMAA Award and much more for her astounding portrayal and beauty.


She is an enthusiastic actress and an easy going woman! She acts beautifully and perfectly suitable for the any role. She is not only renowned for her beautiful acting but she also has a beautiful persona. Samantha has actively been involved in charitable activities and donates her earnings from endorsements, product launches, and inauguration events to her charitable trust, Prathyusha Support, which was registered in 2012. She chose to begin the non-governmental organization after being bed-ridden for 15 days during her documented illness in 2012 and wanted to give back to society. Samantha subsequently started the Prathyusha Support foundation to provide medical support for women and children with the help of three doctor friends and provided the entire financial support for the program. She always stands first and ready to help for the children and the people who are in need!

In January, Samantha got engaged to her longtime sweetheart Naga Chaitanya, at a star-studded private ceremony in Hyderabad. The famous onscreen couple is expected to tie the knot later this year. It was her big day and she beautifully portrayed her love in the saree which was designed by the theme of love story of the sweetest couple Sam & Chai!