The AtoZ Challenge has already come to an end for the second time, and as a result, now a glossary of the terms can be made. I believe this shall come handy for future references! A – Aperture, Artificial Horizon B – Bulb Mode, Bokeh C – Colour Temperature, Composition D – Double Exposure , Depth of Field E – EXIF Data, Exposure Bracketing F – … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: The Glossary
Keylight Often referred to as the most important light in the photo, it is the one which makes your photo come alive in terms of depth and dimensions. One needs to choose their primary source of light and its use or the lack of it can create varied effects, as intended by the photographer. While making a light map of the shoot, generally, the key … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: K – Keylight
Bulb Mode Normally, a camera shall let us slow down the shutter speed till 30 seconds, but suppose we need an exposure of a minute, what do we do then?? We use the Bulb Mode. This mode shall keep the shutter open for as long as the shutter button is pressed. Ideal for use with astro photography and shots of milky way! Go out there … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: B – Bulb Mode
There are some amazing things one can shoot during night. Long exposure shots of light trails, amazing bokehs, starbursts, star trails, and much more. Tonight, like many before, I was at office past sundown, and I had camera with me. Had a concept to try out too. So, off I went to the terrace to try out the shot. While I was up there, the … Continue reading Bokehs and Starbursts!
Hi there all, As it must be evident by the sheer number of posts that I manage to post, I do not get a lot of time to pull out the camera and go shooting. Add to that the famed monsoons of Mumbai. Days of incessant rain, followed by a hot and humid sunny day, and then suddenly, out of no where, rain again, transient … Continue reading Mumbai : Clouds and Rain
I have, till date, taken part in quite a few photography competition. Some I have won, some I haven’t. The ones in which I won, or at least got the photos exhibited, those photos got some of the limelight that I would have wanted them to get. But what about the ones that didn’t win? When I made those photos, I made them as dearly … Continue reading The ones that didn’t win – I
In my previous post, I mentioned that I take a tiny hop to a place to shoot a very particular signal, well, this is the one. Whats so special about it, you may ask, well, it was a pre decided and pre conceived shot. I knew the angles, knew the locations, just went in and took the shot. Here are the results. The first photo … Continue reading Glimpses of Mumbai – Nana Chowk, Grant Road
A question has been often posed at me, what kind of photographer am I? Today, I ll try to answer it. I am in pursuit of photography with some seriousness, for the past two and a half years now. My peers, who had started along at the similar time, have become specialized. Some shoot only portraits, some are landscape guys while some are wildlife fellows. … Continue reading What type of photog am I?
Photographs are generally classified on terms of locations, themes, stories they depict, subjects they focus on, so on and so forth. As the multitude of classifications exist, so are the personal favourites. My favourite is portrait. The main objective of the portrait from my point of view is to portray certain emotion, or a certain feeling through the photo. My model should be the point … Continue reading 10 Hacks to stunning portraits
B for Bokeh Japanese origin word for blur in the background of a photo. Used widely as an aesthetics tool in the photograph to give it a dreamy smooth out-of-focus background. With decrease of the Aperture number, the bokeh effect becomes more distinct and profound. The shapes formed in the bokeh of light sources, varies on the number of blades within the lens. Bokeh can be used … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: PH – B: Bokeh