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Friday, November 6, 2020

How Do Cameras Work?

As beginner photographers, we tend to be visual learners. And it’s my job to make beginning photography as easy as possible for you.

So I thought to myself, “What better way to help beginner photographers learn how to use their cameras, than by creating an infographic?” And that’s exactly what I did.

I collaborated with an illustrator friend of mine, and together we made these images. The following are something that will make understanding exposure, and how cameras work, a whole lot easier!

Monday, October 5, 2020

Whether you are a beginner or more experienced with photography, here are some of our favorite tips that will help you improve your photography!

If you want to take pictures that have a “wow” factor built in them, the Rule of Thirds is the composition secret you need to take advantage of!

To use the rule of thirds, imagine four lines, two lying horizontally across the image and two vertical creating nine even squares. Some images will look best with the focal point in the center square, but placing the subject off-center at one of the intersecting points of the imaginary lines will often create a more aesthetically composed photograph.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Monsoon photography in western ghats is not only about exploring the un-seen faces of mother earth during rains or experiencing the leech bites, but also  an opportunity to try out something unique and fresh – an opportunity to come back with some memorable images that makes your creations stand out from rest of the crowd .  Monsoon is when the plants and trees exudes freshness and rich greens and blooms are at its best. The streams and falls are in full glory. In this blog we will be teaching you one simple yet very effective technique that can be utilised while you are  shooting in western ghats in rains .  Getting such an image would result you in what is known as an Orton effect that too in camera. Having said that, the technique is no brainer and can tried out by anyone whose camera supports manual mode.

The concept is very simple and all that you need as a pre-requisite is to start with basics –  getting your composition  right before you proceed with making the image .

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

1. Travel Light

Travel photography by its very nature is inspirational and exciting – but it’s easy to get carried away when you prepare what to take with you. Whilst it would be fantastic to take all of your kit abroad practicalities such as baggage allowance and insurance costs could mean you are better of hiring equipment on arrival or opting for lesser items.

Ideally if you choose to take your own kit you’ll need to travel light: one body (unless you have the room for a spare), a wad of memory cards, a lightweight mini tripod or even the super flexible Gorillapod, portable storage unit, a pocket-size compact, a flash unit, a selection of lenses and a durable camera bag that distributes the weight evenly over your shoulders and protects against heat, cold, sand and moisture.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The sunrises and sunsets are going to happen. It's what you do with them that's going to make the difference between photos you'll want to share and those you'll probably delete.
We spoke not too long ago with travel photographer Deborah Sandidge about how to best take advantage of sunrise and sunset opportunities. What Deb had to say basically comes down to these points:
  • The sun does not have to be the subject of the photograph.
  • The effect of the sun on the landscape is often the picture.
  • Plan or anticipate the picture you want to make.
  • Give yourself the time and the tools to make it.

Under the Sun

The sunrise or sunset provides the lighting, but the success of the image will likely depend on what it's illuminating—and how it's doing the job. Rocks, docks, boats, islands, bridges, skylines—they're all good subjects for dramatic, beautiful sunrise or sunset photographs.  
Deb doesn't consider her sunrise or sunset pictures to be documents of captured moments. Rather, they're emotional reactions to what she's seeing, and often what she's envisioned or planned. Her images are interpretive and subjective; they are efforts to capture a feeling or a mood. For a professional photographer, they also represent the desire to make something different, unusual, notable and memorable. At a certain level of ambition and achievement, these photographs are not about simply capturing what's given. While it's possible to just notice a glorious sunset happening right in front of you, for the most part these kinds of pictures take some time, thought and planning.