4 06, 2022

..Being Thankful!!


Howdy Folks!! Developing a line up of essential gear is important to practice photography for anyone having a serious eye for it. There are scores of videos on the concepts of photography and reviews of various photography gears: camera bodies, lenses, flashes, strobes, diffusers, filters, tripods, data cards, post processing softwares, cleaning kits, straps, bags and even camera/lens  skins. It does get overwhelming even for seasoned

..Being Thankful!!2022-06-04T04:23:02+00:00
14 06, 2020

10 things you need to know about a Flash.


This is the 2nd in the 3 Part Series on Flash Photography. Let us speak the flash jargon.. Guide Number The power of the flash. The GN is measure of the distance at which the flash can illuminate a subject. The guide number denotes the flash to subject distance in both feet and meters. The mathematical formula for calculating flash guide numbers: Guide Number = Flash

10 things you need to know about a Flash.2021-03-05T07:45:55+00:00
2 06, 2020

Getting started with Flash Photography


This is the 1st in the 3-Part Flash Photography series.. While using the Full Auto or the *Scene modes (especially in the portrait and night portrait modes), you should have observed that the camera fires the flash automatically. *Scene modes - I term them the IAE - Intelligent Auto Exposures, as the camera is able to understand what you are trying to shoot based

Getting started with Flash Photography2020-06-14T12:31:08+00:00
15 05, 2020

Post Processing – Things to know!!


I receive enquires if my photography programs include photoshop. Photoshop has become a synonym for post photography processing just like Xerox became a synonym for photocopy. Not everyone needs Photoshop, just any good post processing application will do. The proprietary Digital Photo Professional (Canon) and Capture NX-D (Nikon) are free for Canon/Nikon users and do a decent job processing respective RAW images (.CR2/.NEF) and

Post Processing – Things to know!!2020-06-13T14:05:53+00:00
4 01, 2020

Exposure & Its Creative Application.


Introduction to the Exposure Trinity: Aperture, Shutter, ISO.Aperture = How much Amount of Light passes through the opening of the blades arranged circularly in the lens.The larger the aperture opening, more the light that gets through.The language of Aperture is spoken in f-stops (e.g. f/1.8 or f/2.8 — the length of the focal lens divided by the diameter) but like all things photographic, this refers

Exposure & Its Creative Application.2021-03-26T09:05:30+00:00
20 09, 2019

Let there be Light!!


Most important element of every photograph -- the Light!! The presence or the lack of it impacts your pursuit to make the perfectly exposed image. Elements of Light!! Light adds visibility, colour, character, texture and the quality of light could force noise in the images. The Incident light, Reflected light, Diffused light bring on different effects. The direct sunlight creates blown out highlights

Let there be Light!!2020-05-17T07:14:21+00:00
21 01, 2019

Program AE – Go to mode to learn Photography!!


Do you wish to take good photos but not yet sure about how to manage exposure...the go-to mode for you is The Program AE. AE denotes Auto Exposure. The best shutter-aperture combinations are calculated by the camera to attain an ambient exposure for each image. While you don't get stressed thinking about managing exposure, the Program AE allows you to explore many camera features, helps

Program AE – Go to mode to learn Photography!!2019-01-21T19:34:27+00:00
8 12, 2018

Digital Photography, Storage n’ Learning Opportunity…Want to know how??


During the film photography – the SLR times, every roll of film would yield a max of 34/36 negatives. We cherished every single image that we shot. Pocket money was funding the cost of film rolls and the prints and we took great care in making sure every image was of value. That suspense and excitement waiting for the studio to handover the prints is

Digital Photography, Storage n’ Learning Opportunity…Want to know how??2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
12 11, 2018

DSLR Features that you Must Know..


Every camera make and model comes up with many features; some unique..some fancy..some hidden..However advanced the features may be but if they do not assist you in achieving the image that you envisaged....it’s of no use to you.. 1. Processor/Sensor..bigger the better ..not anymore..with improved tech few latest crop sensor* cameras are as good value for money as a Full Frame** *Sensor size is below

DSLR Features that you Must Know..2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
8 11, 2018

Is it Time for an Upgrade??


Before you start researching on a future upgrade system..lets ponder over your present. Lay out all your current camera gear/system, which you have thoughtfully accumulated over years, on the table. Its time to put pen to paper and answer the below: Do you know and understand all the features of the current camera gear/system and their uses vs benefits. Have you used all the features

Is it Time for an Upgrade??2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
13 09, 2018

Approach to Buying a New Camera..


Warning!! Warning!! This blog is longer than the usual length due to the complexity of the subject involved... With new models, from different manufacturers, rolling out often; the aspiring photographer is overwhelmed with the varieties and it is an ordeal to choose the one that will aid you in your photography endeavour. Though the word “Camera” sounds singular, what is included in the box

Approach to Buying a New Camera..2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
16 07, 2018

Photography – the Visual Art form..


Photography - the Visual Art form.. Like any other art form Photography too is a medium of expression. Nurtured with the 3 Ps -- Patience, Perseverance, and Practice, mastering Photography occurs over a period of time.. I heard you.. "how much time?"..only you can answer this..through your consistent & persistent efforts. We dwell, sustain, refine, and excel. In this creative pursuit, the traits one

Photography – the Visual Art form..2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
19 02, 2018

Attaining Sharpness!!


We are very particular about getting sharp images..but in real life, do we see everything sharp!! Sharpness in your images can be attributed to one of the factors or a combination of multiple factors that we explore here.. It could be you, , your subject, and your camera gear contributing to image sharpness. You — During handheld shoots, use your body to best stabilize your

Attaining Sharpness!!2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
11 01, 2018

What does Photography mean to me..


What does Photography mean to me.. Photography is a gateway to another world.. I am not time traveling but attaining a deeper insight and belonging to the environment I thrive in. I am at peace with the world and its entropy when I view this world through my camera’s viewfinder. My senses are at heightened sensitivity during the making of an image; primarily the visual

What does Photography mean to me..2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
10 10, 2017

Before you Shoot…Ask the 2 Essential Questions!!


A photographer’s talent is measured by the images that take our breath away. Being passionate about photography is welcome but if you let yourself to get too excited then you might not focus on things you should. You might possibly miss out on a few or many of the finer details. Every image is a collection of finer details which eventually make the image wholesome.

Before you Shoot…Ask the 2 Essential Questions!!2022-05-22T16:23:27+00:00
13 06, 2017

The Gear!! The dream n’ desire..


I am being asked, quite frequently, about the best camera… If there was one then everyone would just buy that One. There wouldn't be so many makers and models and types of cameras out there overwhelming us with their techs, features and prices. But there still is that One best.. the one that facilitates you to achieve the images that you have conceptualized/visualized in your

The Gear!! The dream n’ desire..2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
16 02, 2017



Taking photos without a camera..is a great way to learn photography.. How crazy can I be..how is this possible.. It is..by Visualization.. Visualizing is a concept that every photographer comes in-built with or should develop. The more you visualize the more creative you get. You don't just see or look anymore.. You visualize. Why visualize.. things become visible to the eye that you would have

7 01, 2017

You are not just Taking a Photo..You are indeed Making one..


So you have made up your mind on who/what Ur Subject is, aint it!! Hope you are aware where your subject is in relation to background/foreground. Did you notice any distracting elements around the subject.. Know your gear.. camera, lens and let’s not forget the flash. Select the right lens if you have multiple lenses. Decide the frame and angle - in portrait or landscape

You are not just Taking a Photo..You are indeed Making one..2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
17 09, 2016

A moment of life lives in every photograph..


Late afternoon June 2015, I was enjoying the many candid photography opportunities that were being presented to me at the tree canopied lawns of the Long Walk, Windsor Castle Berkshire. Noticed a horse-driven carriage coming down the path and anticipated another picture come alive. I pre-focussed and waited for the carriage to move into the frame. Couple of shots, reviewed the images, and moved on

A moment of life lives in every photograph..2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
2 06, 2016

The Leader


The Leader The photograph was shot with a bridge camera..the excellent Canon PowerShot S5 IS using the Super Macro Mode. I may have many amazing opportunities to shoot beautiful photographs but this photograph will always be special. A lazy September afternoon of 2008, watching a family of black ants rummaging around.. made me think.. How about creating a working portraiture of the Ants.. Placed a

The Leader2018-12-11T08:51:50+00:00
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