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We have read about crystal balls in fairytales. We have seen characters peeking into the future with the help of these mystic objects. Gone are those days for sure or are they? Jumping back to reality, we suddenly have crystal balls in use. Crystal ball photography is a highly creative genre of photography wherein we enhance our images with the help of a crystal ball in the foreground. Obviously, they don’t let us see the future but they don’t seem any less magical though. Landscape photography ...
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Mar 1, 2019
“Let's plan something for the upcoming holidays” or “I love to travel” Sounds familiar. Right? Considering the pictures posted on social media these days, Travel has become a hot topic and Travel Photography a most-sought-after option.  Traveling the world, capturing a beautiful location, its people, different cultures and customs seem very exciting. Almost like a dream job!! But then nothing comes easy J.  You need to sacrifice a lot of time and put in a great amount of hard work for that. None...
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Feb 22, 2019
Everybody enjoys and appreciates a beautiful sunset and regardless of how cliché it may sound, no photo collection is complete without sunrise or a sunset picture. But have you ever wondered, “Why my sunset photos don’t look like the way I saw it?”  Taking beautiful sunset pictures can sometimes be challenging.  However, if you keep a few tips in mind, capturing the last rays of the day and the golden light can be a very satisfying experience.  Let me guide you through this: ** Image courtesy Pi...
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Feb 6, 2019
Night photography is one of the toughest genres of photography. It can again be categorized into portrait images, landscape images and even street photography. Night time street photography challenges not only the photography but also his/her camera gear. The darkness of the night is beautiful, enthralling and thrilling. Setting up a story telling image against such a backdrop will res storytelling wonders. Let us take a look at the following set of tips which will help you make stunning night t...
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Jan 25, 2019
The word Photography literally means the study of light. There can be no photography if there is no light at all. Photography requires the skills of using light to your advantage to make images artistically. There can be two types of lighting in any condition, artificial light, and natural light. Natural light refers to the light sources present in nature. Natural light is not under our control. It may differ from place to place and from time to time. Artificial light sources can vary in size, i...
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Jan 18, 2019
How do you actually show an entire event to your viewers in a short span of time? Realistically speaking, they will not be interested to see the video of the entire phenomenon. As a result, you will have to show the content in a much more interesting way. Presenting a time-lapse video is a solution. A time-lapse is nothing but showing a long event in a very short duration of time. This can be done to shoot everything ranging from sunsets to cooking recipes. Time-lapse videos have become quite co...
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Dec 5, 2018
We are always bewildered about what is happening outside our world. For all of you who are highly interested in star gazing, night sky and constellations, this is going to be an experience of a lifetime. And for those who are not into the night sky at all, this will be a unique experience! I used to belong to the latter category. Photography is an illimitable art form. Time-lapse photography is a perfect example of that. Why time-lapse then? Well, we always want to see things we have never seen....
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Nov 28, 2018
Time-lapse photography involves the stitching together of several images to form a video. It has the ability to depict an entire event in a much shorter duration of time. However, as we all know, the video is not actually sped up. So how is this achieved? Well, time-lapse photography involves certain parameters like time interval and number of shots. The time interval is the interval between two successive shots. For example, if you are shooting a time-lapse with an interval of 10 seconds betwee...
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Jun 6, 2018
The wide shots of majestic landscapes enthrall us with all their might. The beauty of such shots pushes us into believing that wide angle lenses are all we need to shoot such grandeur. It is true that wide angle lenses are mostly used for landscape photography and the reason is obvious. The wider the lens, the more of the scenery you can include in your frame. But is landscape photography limited to wide angle lenses only?Before you answer this question, think about what photography actually is....
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May 25, 2018
A year after I had heard the term HDR, I actually got to know the unabbreviated form of it. Another couple of years later, when I got into serious photography, did I actually understand the meaning of High Dynamic Range. This might be familiar to a lot of you. Well, so what is this high dynamic range?  In a landscape shot, you have varying exposures at different parts of your frame. For example, the sky is too bright compared to the mountains. The trees will appear dark. The rest of the landscap...
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Mar 19, 2018
Cityscapes are urban landscapes.Whether you are tourist or a resident you will find yourself with an opportunity for capturing a cityscape image. Generally wide angle lens are used for cityscape photography. Tripods are also a part of cityscape photography as it includes a lot of movement by vehicles or people.Tripods are also used for night cityscape photography and long exposure shots. There are a lot of cityscape images that already exist based on commonly used techniques. Here are a few tips...
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Feb 26, 2018
Landscape photography opens us up to the various aspects of a landscape. The same landscape can convey a vast array of things based on how it is photographed. Here are a few tips to ensure you capture them right.Trifecta of good landscape photography: location, season and time.It goes without saying that researching and obtaining relevant knowledge about a landscape will definitely help in capturing better images. Certain seasons might bring out the best aspects  of a particular landscape which ...
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