STORIES OF THE WEEK
Pixean
Jan 11, 2019
Portrait photography takes a lot of effort to master. Like most other genres of photography, a lot of technical expertise is required to make attractive portrait images. You need to be thorough with the basic concepts of photography. Portrait photography is actually quite a vast genre of photography. When we hear the term portrait photography, we may be limited to thinking about the studios and the lights within but in reality, there can be several types of portraits. While shooting portraits in...
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Pixean
Jan 4, 2019
Portrait photography is a game of light and poses. We can use this to depict several emotions of the same subject with the help of different types of lighting effects. We have normally come across something called the 3 point lighting setup. The first one is the key light source, the second one is the fill light and the third can be used as a rim light or hair light. Although this may seem complex at first, regular practice can render this quite simple. What if we try to simplify this further by...
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Pixean
Dec 28, 2018
You may be a beginner in photography, an amateur or even a professional. You might be shooting wildlife or landscapes for a living. Even then you need to have the basic knowledge of portrait photography. Whenever people will get to know that you are a photographer, they will request you for portraits. “I am a wildlife photographer and hence I cannot shoot portraits” – this is a very lame excuse and is nowhere close to professional behaviour. You may not be interested in making that a profession,...
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Pixean
Dec 26, 2018
We have been trying to replicate the natural lighting condition using artificial light sources for years. We have made significant progress too. But no matter how far we actually go, natural lighting will never be replaced. Natural lighting is a boon if you are shooting portraits. Portraits shot in natural light have a completely different look and feel from the ones shot using artificial light sources. Using natural lighting requires certain skills as well as a strong grasp of the concepts of p...
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Pixean
Dec 21, 2018
Portrait photography involves emotions. The variety of human emotions is enormous and hence there are several types of portraitures. A portrait may not be describing the entire life of a person but it can depict the current condition of the person. The visible emotions in your portraiture will determine the beauty of your shot. A portrait may be a story telling one, an emotional one or even a fashionista! There are certain guidelines to shooting portraits. They are obviously not rules that are m...
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Pixean
Dec 13, 2018
‘It’s been two years; I am learning how to work. In return I get food’ – Rahat (8), explains his promising job. The UN estimates that 168 million children are being put to work globally. According to UNICEF, more than 7.4 million children are engaged in economic activity in Bangladesh.  Many of them work in extreme circumstances; some even risk their lives. For a shift of up to 12-16 hours, most earn less than $3 a day - many receive half of that. Many children are often physically ruined as a r...
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Pixean
Dec 7, 2018
If you are a photographer, you will get requests for portrait photography and it doesn’t even matter which genre of photography you are interested in! So basically, you may be bitten by the landscape bug but you still need to learn how to shoot portraits. Friends and family look out for photographers who can take great portraits of theirs and you, as a photographer will be no exception. The challenge here is that most of them are not going to be models. They will not be having any idea about pos...
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Pixean
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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Pixean
Jun 18, 2018
Photography is a brilliant art form involving uninhibited creativity. This requires a lot of hard work to master. This is not something the clients are quite aware of. Hence it is always felt that the photographers charge way more than what they actually do. In an event, if some cost reduction has to be done, the clients often approach the photographers first, for negotiations. This is because they feel the photographers are charging a lot for just working for a few hours on the day of the event...
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Pixean
Nov 8, 2017
One of the most trending thing which you must be seeing on the social media these days, apart from celebrities and memes are the pictures of bloggers. You must yourself be following some fashion bloggers, travel or the food bloggers. They are super trending these days. Well, fashion blogging is sort of a modeling where the fashion bloggers get their pictures clicked by professional or budding photographers. Also, the pictures which you must be seeing are mostly of the daytime and are outdoors. T...
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Pixean
Apr 26, 2017
Hot summer is  going on. Are you scared of going out to shoot?There is no doubt that the best pictures come in the daytime with good light. Though it is sultry hot and we don't want to head out of the house uselessly. And even the photography in this season is tough too. It takes a lot to click great pictures and these sunny days are definitely making it tough for the photographers. Continuously following the best places to capture may turn you tired and uncomfortable. But as they say, every bea...
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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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