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
Manual Mode This is for the ones who want total control over the photo. You get to control your shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Based on the need, you can tweak whatever settings you need and you have complete set of settings right at your fingertips. Often, we hear that pros shoot only in manual mode, believe me, its just a fad. Pros know when … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: M – Manual Mode
Today, as I sit to type down this post, my bags are packed and ready to leave. I leave NICMAR, Pune in less than 6 hours and will be on my way to my home first, then to much bigger adventures. Last night while packing, I stumbled across two very prized possessions of mine, my self made reverse lens adapter and a pair o kerosene … Continue reading Macro Shots
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?
I have tried out with close up filters and more recently with free lensing. The best close up, macro shots are by the dedicated macro lens, but these techniques get you pretty close too. Check the earlier works here. Here are some of the reverse lensing shots which have got me close, less than 10 cms close to my subject. Have a look at the … Continue reading 10 centimetres or less
Today I got my 100th follower, and I was very happy. It made me think that today something special needs to be done, something innovative. So, I revisited an issue I had previously, how to take macro photos on a budget. The macro lens I am aiming for, is still pretty much out of my reach, but lens reversal, that can be done right…so lets … Continue reading Up Close…Encore
Hi there, When you are in a crunch for subjects, look in your own backyard, kitchen garden, or nearby plants, you ll find the tiny insects there busy at work. And as long as you dont disturb them, they wont mind giving you a few shots. This post, should also show that why a macro lens, though serving the purpose, is a very good option. … Continue reading Tiny black ants
M for Macro This is a pretty common term in the photography circuit. A photograph, where we take photos of small subjects, and the photos come out to be bigger than the subjects and in sharp details, that is a macro photograph. For achieving this, there are special lens available. Close up filters, extension tubes and lens reversal are also put to use. Each have their own … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: PH – M: Macro
Heyy there all, I had been planning to do a close up photo collection of everyday items for quite sometime now and then yesterday I was, enough planning, lets just do it. But hey, neither do I own a macro lens needed for these insane close ups, nor can I acquire one anytime soon (too costly to buy,yet). Should I let it stop me, hell no! … Continue reading Up close
We love the insanely close up photos of insects, showing their eyes, or a tiny ant holding a tinier grain and truly, we are amazed by these shots. These photos are termed as macro photos. Actual definition is a big complicated thing that simply means, photos where small objects look way bigger, magnified, thats all. All lens have some bit of magnification factor in them, … Continue reading 8. Close Up!