STORIES OF THE WEEK
Pixean
Mar 29, 2019
A crystal ball seems mythical and magical, even now! It somehow takes us back to the glorious fairytale days of our pasts. The crystal ball has started to make its mark in the world of photography and how! Whenever the creativity in photography seems to get close to any point of saturation, new magic creeps up. A crystal ball is one such magic. Let us take a look at the following tips on how to use the crystal ball to the maximum potential…                               Image courtesy: Amazon.co...
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Pixean
Mar 22, 2019
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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Pixean
Mar 15, 2019
Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar once quoted “We eat with our eyes and first impressions are everlasting”.  He was spot on with that as I am often impressed with the colorful presentation of the cuisines, be it at restaurants or the food magazines and cookbooks in the advertising industry. Yes, the visual appeal has become a very important factor of the Food industry which brings me to pen my tips on Food Photography.  Food photography isn't just randomly clicking a whats-on-my-plate picture intended...
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Pixean
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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Pixean
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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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
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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