STORIES OF THE WEEK
Pixean
Apr 26, 2019
Whenever we think of sharp images, we focus on the camera and the lens. The prices of the camera body and the lenses start playing in and around our minds. The general thought is that the costlier the camera gear the better the quality of images. What we fail to notice is that even basic camera gear can produce sharp images. The sharpness and quality of the images don’t entirely lie in the hands of your camera body or lens. Stability is a critical aspect of image sharpness and hence a tripod or ...
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Pixean
Apr 12, 2019
Not for nothing is photography called a creative art form. It does let you run wild at times. This is a photographic technique in which you move a hand held light source as if to draw something in space while taking a long exposure shot. This is presently used in scientific as well as commercial purposes. Imagine a beautiful night sky with millions of stars embedded on it. I set my camera on a tripod and click a nice photograph of the same. Now, think of the antithesis! Instead of making the sky...
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Pixean
Apr 5, 2019
The combination of magic and a creative art form can be really enthralling. Photography is a creative art form and light painting can be the magic you can introduce into the images. So what actually is light painting? It is nothing but a type of long exposure photography in which the light source is used to paint patterns while the camera shutter remains open. With the camera operating on slow shutter speed, you need to use the light source to make the painting in front of the camera lens. This ...
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Pixean
Feb 15, 2019
Ever admired the images where the subject is still and everything around it seems to be in motion. Wondered what technique could have been used to capture that image. Well, let me introduce you to a very creative aspect of photography called Panning.Panning basically means following the movement of a subject so that your subject stands out sharp and the background becomes blur which would give the shot a feeling of motion and speed. And how do you do this? Conceptually planning is easy: set your...
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Pixean
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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Pixean
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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Pixean
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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Pixean
Nov 30, 2018
In case you have heard the term hyper lapse photography and wondering how it is different from time lapse photography, you have just arrived at the correct place. Now what is time lapse photography? It is a type of photography in which an event is shown in a much shorter duration of time. The entire event seems sped up, creating a lot of excitement in the final video. Once the shots are taken, they are processed and later put together in a video sequence to manufacture the final product. Hyper l...
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Pixean
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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Pixean
Nov 26, 2018
Time lapse videos depict an entire event in a much shorter duration of time. They are played at great speed and hence enthral the viewers. Time lapse photography takes a lot of practice to attain perfection. There are kits dedicated to this genre of photography. They may not be mandatory but they go a long way in helping you achieve excellence. There are a few other nuances involved in this that not many are aware of. We don’t think of these while we are getting ready for the shoot and this beco...
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Pixean
Sep 12, 2018
Sunbursts and starbursts are wonderful effects used to enhance several types of images. These effects can be shot on the field or introduced in post processing. Light bursting out of any light source is called a sunburst effect. We have all seen several landscapes and street images in which the presence of a sunburst is prominent. Now, anything that we don’t normally observe is a fantasy. Starbursts are not clearly view able by the naked eye. So the presence of sunbursts in certain images grabs ...
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Pixean
Jul 30, 2018
Have you ever seen the magnificent movement of the clouds frozen in a single frame? Or the silky-smooth water of a water body? You certainly must have, since these kinds of images have gained huge popularity in recent times. These are examples of long exposure photographs. Ok, so what is a long exposure photograph? From the name itself, you can guess that the exposure time in these images are longer than normal. On technical terms, the shutter speed used to take these images is slow. Before I pr...
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