STORIES OF THE WEEK
When someone tells you about a great shot you clicked, you feel no less than puffed up, don’t you? But have you ever wondered how great shots are captured? Is it just because of a great DSLR? Well, yes but not just that. You need to know the key elements of composition and photography. Composition is more than a set of rules. It is similar to a chef who uses his ingredients in certain proportions to make a great feast. For me composition elements are like my secret ingredients that help make the...
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The shimmering lens that gives you a picturesque sense, always!-The photographer inside me You can’t deny. It is photography that has brought such visually appealing pictures to public’s notice captured from the depths of a creek to the heights of Himalayas! Now if you are one of those lucky denizens (trust me, the count of photographers we have amounts to a country) who just bought their first DSLR lately, browse through the basic accessories you will need. Because often they are the little thi...
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Sublime portraits are more delicious than Dunlop cakes-The Photo-Hippie Each photographer aspires to click images that would awe the viewers especially portraits and wildlife photography. So what is the best time to shoot portraits? Let’s discover as we read further.Different time scales appropriate for shooting portraits are:Noon- Outdoor shots or portraits are best captured during noon when sun isn’t directly over the head. It’s the time when light follows a downward path (straight down) and b...
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Pixean
Jul 12, 2017
‘Practice makes a man perfect'. This is a quote which all of us have been taught when we were in school.All of us were forced to study Math, even when we did not like just by convincing us with this quote. But, yes the saying is correct. Definitely, practice makes a man perfect, no matter in which field. And photography is a thing which can never improve by learning the rocket science but only by practicing. Photography is something very personal. One can definitelyteach you the techniques of a ...
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Pixean
Feb 7, 2018
What is a high key image? A high key image is a flashed out image produced by light color tones and whites. This term originated during early cinemas and television shows since the film and the sensors failed to tackle the strong contrasts involved. So to eliminate all shadows, three point lighting was brought in. These days, high key photography is used to showcase the artistry.SOURCEA high key image can be produced with a key light and a fill light with the intensity of the key light being twi...
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Pixean
Jan 7, 2017
Street photography is interesting, captivating and even thrilling at times. It seems quite intimidating at first, but it gets really exciting once you start doing it regularly. The reason for this is the streets will no longer be the same for you. The same old lanes you have been through every single day of your life will appear different. They will start presenting you with several subjects which were never present before. Your view of the world will change and with it, your streets!sourceHere ...
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Choosing a prime lens is more a matter of your requirements than shooting greater quality pictures. Here is a step by step guide to help you choose the right pair of prime lens for your crop sensor camera.Your camera has the solution- if you carefully noticeWhenever you buy a DSLR you also get a lens kit (18-55mm). Now all you have to do is set the zoom to 35 millimetre (mm) and spend few days shooting at the set focal length. Do not alter it. Repeat the same process when you shoot it at the foc...
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Pixean
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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Every time I click a pictureI wake up in a different cultureWhat amazes me more is not the beauty…But the positive aura of the holy deity-The Photo-Hippie Photography is exploring the world outside and within you. Nature and wildlife photography give you time to contemplate and explore amidst the very goodness of nature, giving you more satisfaction and peace than anything else.Talking of it, it reminds me of my panning sessions which help me garb the nature’s blanket fully. In simple terms, I c...
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So now you feel that your phone no longer can click impeccable photos and you need a real camera. Congratulations! Because you have just decided to venture in an exciting journey. Choose from the list below, and you will be able to click much greater quality photos while taking more control over the process. Just like a true photographer!Sony Alpha a58 DSLR CameraSourceThis is a great ‘entry level’ camera, perfect for beginners. The camera’s 18-55mm Lens Accessory Kit from B&H is a combination o...
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Photography is like the art of graffiti. You excel as you learn in the process. It is every similar to your first riding experience. You feel so challenged at the start, uneasy many a times learning the details. But as you move further on the learning path, you are suddenly addicted and it appears to you as the easiest thing to do in the world! Same is with photography.Now that you are enjoying shooting with your DSLR, you will find yourself at the crossroads goading you to think over an importa...
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Photography is all about the angle and clarity. There are so many options, variations, components and equipment which are used to get that perfect picture. There is one core thing which you need to understand and set right before taking a photograph. And that is the White Balance.Here is what a photograph looks with and without White Balance (WB).Various Color Casts. Third Image from right is with White BalanceSource WB is a simple concept that plays a very crucial role in getting the perfect li...
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