Oct 24, 2018
Low light photography is one of the stiffest challenges a photographer has to encounter. Photography is a game of lights and when the light is reduced substantially, we start to face what photographers call impending doom! Low light situations test your camera sensor to the core. All shortcomings of the camera body get properly highlighted. In low light situations, you need to operate with very slow shutter speeds and that in itself is a major reason to worry. Slow shutter speeds doesn’t allow y...
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Oct 22, 2018
Photography is a creative art form. There is no limit to the amount of creativity you can have while shooting a particular image. Camera manufacturers have come up with filters to assist you in this process. There are two kinds of filters if we can classify in a broad way. The first one is the on camera filters like the neutral density filters, polarizing filters etc. The second type is what the manufacturers like to call “creative filters”. These are inbuilt camera filters. Most entry level dsl...
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Oct 18, 2018
As beginners in photography, we tend to shoot everything. While that is a good practice for a beginner, the actual fun begins when we are able to analyze the reasons for choosing a particular subject. The choice of subject depends on several factors ranging from ad-hoc shots to subjects you like to shoot. Professional images are planned well in advance. There is quite a lot of pre-visualization involved in making a professional image. Consistent choice of subjects will help you in creating a pho...
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Oct 17, 2018
Photography is all about being able to clearly depict one’s feelings, thoughts and stories. For this to happen, your subject must stand out properly. The subject can be enhanced in many different ways. It depends on the focusing aspect, the background, the composition and the lighting. Each of these is responsible in making the subject stand out. Let us take a look at a few tips to actually make your subject stand out.1) The background: The background actually enhances the foreground. Choose a b...
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Oct 15, 2018
Backlit subjects always tend to grab a lot of attention. Perfect back lit shots always leave the viewers with a will to come back for more. Silhouette is a name given to such back lit shots. The back lighting throws the subject in to darkness but the shape remains clearly visible. We have all seen such kind of shots in desert landscapes etc. Silhouettes are highly appreciable and takes a lot of effort to master. Let us take a look at the 5 tips to create stunning silhouettes and then proceed onw...
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Oct 12, 2018
Silhouettes are nothing but backlit images. The subjects are normally in shadow. The outline of the subject is visible in silhouettes. Capturing silhouettes is one of the oldest forms of photography. We have associated ourselves with such images from time immemorial. Each of us has a silhouette of our own. They might be taken intentionally or even by mistake! When we stand to pose for a portrait on a beach with the sun behind us, we get a dark image of our self. More often than not, it is an uni...
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Oct 8, 2018
In a world as vast as photography, misconceptions will exist. A world of creative art that it is, it tells us to believe in it without any boundaries or limitations. Solving misconceptions is fun. One of the common topics of misconception in photography comes ashore when the boundary between adjustment of white balance and colour correction is breached. Let us take a look at the differences between the two and try to remove such a confusion from our grey matter for one final time.1)   White bala...
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Oct 5, 2018
White balance is the setting in the camera by which you can convey to the camera how to perceive the colour white. You may have used several image editing applications. The white balance option is always present in the application, no matter how basic or simple that application is. This tells us the significance of white balance. White balance is used to control the temperature of the image and in the process controls the mood of the image too. You may have seen that when you push the slider to ...
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Oct 3, 2018
Exposure is the first thing we try to sort out when we are clicking a picture. A common question comes up every time. What is the correct exposure? To be very honest, there is nothing called as correct exposure. Correct exposure has to be determined by the photographer. If you are talking of technically correct exposure, the histogram can help you achieve that. In professional photography, playing safe with the exposure settings is no longer good enough. You need to be creative with your exposur...
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Oct 1, 2018
With the emergence of new photographers every single day, photography has become a highly competitive field. The quality of photographs is rising all the time and you need to be at your best all the while. Portrait photography is no exception. With the massive rise in demand of portrait photography, wedding photography etc. the quality of portraitures has kept on surpassing the previous highs. So how do you actually stand out when the scenario is such? How do you actually get out there and prove...
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Sep 28, 2018
Night time photography has become a craze amongst photographers. The quality of your night time photographs depend on your knowledge of photography more than anything else. Most of us are concerned about the equipment. In fact some of us tend to believe that night photography should only be done when one has acquired high quality camera gear. While a high quality gear really helps, great night shots can be captured with basic cameras too. Apart from your knowledge of photography, there are a few...
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Sep 26, 2018
Whenever we talk of photography, the discussion about exposure follows. Exposing an image properly is perhaps the first step in photography. The exposure triangle parameters are the foundation pillars of photography. The three parameters are aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Whatever exposure changes you need to do in your camera will have to be done by adjusting these parameters only. Exposure triangle is nothing but a simple chart showing the stops of light of these three parameters on each sid...
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