The Elephant Parade : Mumbai 2018

With the novel objective of raising awareness for elephant corridors across the country, The Elephant Parade India arrived at Mumbai this month. Along came exquisitely designed and painted elephant replicas, each having an interesting story to its own. Apart from being an awareness raising tool, it is also an amazing means to showcase the artist’s expertise and talent. I met with the following elephants at … Continue reading The Elephant Parade : Mumbai 2018

Long Exposure : Demystified

Time and again, I have had requests and queries on how to take the amazing “trails” photos, today, I shall try to demystify them. The technique is called Long Exposure. As the name suggests, we make the photo’s exposure long. In doing so, any light source, or lit up object, that is incident on the sensor, shall be registered by it. In technical terms, we … Continue reading Long Exposure : Demystified

AtoZ Challenge: U – Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape Today, in every major city, the common thread that links all of them is that there is development in the real estate sector. The  landscape of the city, the skyline, is constantly changing and evolving. From a beautiful vantage point, to shoot the urban landscape, is quite a joy. Below are some of my examples of Mumbai’s concrete(land)scape. Tell us about your favourite … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: U – Urban Landscape

AtoZ Challenge: L – Latitude

Latitude This is here is a term which is used to describe a range. Common usage being, a certain camera provides more/less latitude than another one. The range in question is the exposure range, over which one can produce acceptable results. The above photo is “As shot” +2 exposure value, while the one below is -1. So, one can say that the latitude from -1 to … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: L – Latitude

AtoZ Challenge: G – Ghosting

Ghosting Ghosting is a phenomenon that is observed if there is strong light directly incident on the lens and it reflects off the various lens elements, the diaphragms and even the sensor, and causes multiple translucent artefacts to be created. This often causes the photo quality to degrade. One of the ways past this is to use a lens hood, or to use polarizer filters. … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: G – Ghosting

AtoZ Challenge: E – EXIF Data

EXIF Data It is a condensed form of Exchange Image File format which is basically a standard format set to report the various parameters of a photograph. The data that are captured mostly include the make of the camera, shutter speed, focal length, the aperture, ISO. When suitably available, location coordinates are also available in the EXIF data. Extra information as to whether the flash … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge: E – EXIF Data