Sanjay Jogia

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I am Sanjay Jogia of Eye Jogia Photography, an internationally acclaimed award-winning wedding photographer based on the historic Harrow-On-The-Hill in Greater London, England, and my clients say that I’m a creative and a technical perfectionist.

I travel the world as a photographer, educator, mentor, judge and brand ambassador.

I have the huge honour of being a Canon Ambassador in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. In addition to this, I am an Ambassador for other global brands including X-Rite, Fundy Software, TetherTools, Canson Paper and Loupedeck. I was also responsible for bringing Fundy Software to the UK.

I am also honoured to have been featured as one of the 6 Best Wedding Photographers in the World by Professional Photographer Magazine and have photographed some of the most luxurious weddings across Europe, India, Africa and the United States over the past 10 years.

I am a Fellow of the SWPP, and a Judge for the SWPP & WPPI at the Annual 20×16 Print Competitions.

I have earned over 30 awards in only 4 years of entering the SWPP Annual 20×16 Print Competitions, and over 30 WPPI awards (including a category 2nd place at the 2017, and 3rd place at the 2018 WPPI Annual 20×16 print competition).

My love of photography started at school with my dad’s Canon AE-1 SLR camera and grew within a culture of photography while dad worked at the local Kodak factory for 35 years, and where I also worked as a student manufacturing 35mm film.

I studied Architecture at the University of Bath in England, all the while using my photography skills for my architectural presentations.

Having qualified as an architect, I believe strongly that there are many parallels between my photography my architectural training: For example; light, composition, space, aesthetics, surface, and texture creativity are all key elements to both disciplines.

My Wedding Portrait images are a blend of fashion and movie-inspired imagery using beauty lighting (both flash and continuous lighting using various modifiers) and posing techniques; balancing this with a sensitive, observant, almost portrait-like documentary approach for the natural fleeting moments.

I always go to every shoot fully equipped because we work in so many varied and difficult conditions that I’d rather have the kit there and not use it than need it and not have it – especially if I have an idea for a unique concept day or night, inside or outside.

Dramatic and beautiful scenes with carefully shaped light and accurate colour management are all an important part of my style, approach and signature look and all of this equipment is integral to that approach.

I love to teach and create that ‘Eureka’ moment with my students whether it’s at one of my limited and exclusive group workshops, or at the various seminars and conventions that I am invited to speak at globally like WPPI, or at private ‘One-on-One’ workshops that I run at the Eye Jogia Showroom. I believe it’s a duty to help protect and shape the future of our industry.

I’ve grown up using Canon equipment, so it was the natural choice for me when I decided to take up photography professionally.

I’ve always trusted Canon for its build, reliability, image quality, beautiful colours and their gorgeous L-Series lenses that always render beautiful images.

When it comes to artificial lighting, Canon Speedlights and Wireless Triggers are the obvious way to go in terms of having a system that is portable and homogenous with the camera system (and therefore reliable), but for more power I’ve always relied on Profoto and their vast range of light shaping tools which is so critical to my approach and visual signature.

Manfrotto are very innovative; for example, their light stands that clip together making them very convenient and portable as well as being great value for money.

They also produce a brilliant solution to safely and quickly mount a speedlight to a light-stand without the use of tools, so again a no-brainer.

I carry a lot of equipment to my shoots so naturally I opted to invest in ThinkTank because of their clever packaging, superior build quality and the amazing warranties on their products through Snapper Stuff here in the UK.

Loupedeck is a genius tool for editing in the studio or on the move. It’s fully customisable, responsive, light and doesn’t cost the earth… ultimately it does what it was designed to: it also saves a huge amount of time in post-production.

It’s especially powerful with the Wacom Mobile Studio Pro which is basically an i7 PC with a matte touch-screen that can be calibrated and used like a Wacom tablet so it’s very powerful when I’m on the move.

Equipment list:

Canon 1DX Mark 2 (x3)
Canon 1DX Mark 1 (x3)
Canon 600EX Speedlights (x9)
Canon ST-E3 (x2)
Canon 24mm f/1.4
Canon 35mm f/1.4
Canon 50mm f/1.2
Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Canon 85mm f/1.2
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Canon 135mm f/2
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8
Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon 2x Extender
Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Release
Profoto B1 (x2)
Profoto TTL-C Triggers (x2)
Profoto AcuteB2
Profoto Zoom Reflector + grid
Profoto XL Deep White Umbrella
Profoto M Shallow White Umbrella
Profoto S Deep Silver Umbrella
Spiffy Gear Spekular Lighting Kit (x2)
Lee Filter set with Soft ND Grads
Tether Tools ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply
Tether Tools ONsite D-Tap Battery with V-Mount
Tether Tools Tether Block
Tether Tools Tether Pro USB Cable for 1DX Mark 2
Manfrotto Tripod 0X55PROB with Geared Head
Manfrotto Snap Tilthead (x6)
Manfrotto Light Stands 1055BAC (x3)
Manfrotto Light Stands 1051BAC
Manfrotto Super Clamps

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Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket for CF (x6)
Think Tank Humongous Bazooka (x3)
Think Tank Tripod Manager 44
Dust Blower
X-Rite Color Checker Passport Photo
Wacom Mobile Studio Pro i7
Loupedeck Plus

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Inside Sanjay’s camera bag:

Canon 1DX Mark 2

Canon 24mm f/1.4

Canon 35mm f/1.4

Canon 50mm f/1.2

Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

Canon 85mm f/1.2

Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon 135mm f/2

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6

Canon 600EX Speedlight

Canon ST-E3

Canon 2x Extender

Canon TC-80N3

Profoto B1

Profoto TTL-C Trigger

Profoto Zoom Reflector

Profoto Zoom Grid

Profoto XL Deep White Umbrella

Profoto M Shallow White Umbrella

Profoto S Deep Silver Umbrella

Spiffy Gear Spekular Lighting Kit

Lee Filter set with Soft ND Grads

Tether Tools ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply

Tether Tools ONsite D-Tap Battery with V-Mount

Tether Tools ONsite D-Tap Battery with V-Mount

Tether Tools Tether Pro USB Cable

Manfrotto Snap Tilthead

Manfrotto Light Stands 1051BAC

Manfrotto Super Clamps

Think Tank Card Case

X-Rite Color Checker Passport Photo

Wacom Mobile Studio Pro i7

Loupedeck Plus