Hot objects emit radiation. If the radiation were visible, say visible light, what would be the temperature of the body emitting the radiation? For example, for soft white light, it is accepted that the body must be at about 3000K. This 3000K is the colour temperature.
The usefulness of this knowledge in photography? Immense, unless you want to spend hours in the darkrooms making the photos look natural. The two photos below shall explain better.
This one is a no colour correction photo, while the one below is with proper colour temperature settings dialled in.
Notice how the colour is realistic now. Since the place was lit by dim yellow lights, everything had a yellow tone, which is not the natural colour.
The settings that need to be tweaked within the camera to get realistic colours is the white balance. Dial in the on which matches your setting best, and shoot away.
A week or so back, I found myself at the first floor bar, the Zoobar, cuddling puppies and taking photographs. That was the Pre PetFed get together, being organized as a ramp up to the PetFed 2017 to be held on 16 and 17 of December, 2017.
I met some familiar faces there, from the previous PetFed meet, The Pupper Party, while there were some new ones too.
There were games and treats were to be won. We could see dogs battling it out to be the cutest out there. What was amazing is that so many dogs at a place, and most of them got along quite well.
It was amazing to work with fellow photogs Sarah, Simran, Rohan and Dolly! Judging by all the enthusiastic dogs and their owners, it is evident that the PetFed 2017, is going to be one superb event. Hope to see you there, my dear readers!
Let me know which dog you find the cutest of all in the comments below 🙂
Wouldn’t it be just wonderful if we had a casual congregation of loads of dogs and their owners and both species could socialize???
I believe this is the thought the organizers of the Pupper Party had in their minds.
In what appeared to be a ramp up to the Pet Fed celebrations in December, at Mumbai, the Pupper Party was organized by the Pet Fed at SamBar Pub & Kitchen, Khar, Mumbai.
There were about forty dogs, Gunda, Oreo, Bitsy, Poshto, Magic…and so many more, followed, dragged, chased by and along with their owners all around the property. One could hear barks, howls and the occasional,”Who’s a good boy??” from the crowd. We all know who’s the good boy right???
There was a meal made ready for the guests, dog food, ice creams, treats. And there was also beer for the handlers.
There were numerous games to play customized for the puppies, the tiny ones and the big ones.
It was interesting to see strangers become friends over the shared love for the dogs. No doubts, there were a few loud barks here and there and the owners running around apologizing everywhere, in all, I found the event quite interesting and am really looking forward to the PetFed Mumbai scheduled in December 2017.
A couple of weeks back, I was at Institute of Management, Nirma University, to take part in their annual fest. The location was at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I had never been to Ahmedabad, so I grabbed the opportunity and made my way there with a lot of anticipation.
My trip was for just a couple of days hence the exploration was negligible. What I did manage to do was take some shot at the fest and at a nearby temple.
The university had a stunt show organized a Delhi based group, Mototycoonz were performing. Good show I must say. Wheelies, stoppies, handle bar stands, burnouts…you get the drift. Have a look 🙂
The next day, we were headed to the famous Swaminarayan Temple to shoot around the locality. A quite and clean locality and a well maintained temple premise. Abundance of Langoors, who are quite well behaved.
This event taught me a simple thing, either we win, or we learn. I learnt that at times, having a a good shot is not enough, I must also learn how to weave that good shot into a story too. This gave rise to the concept of starting a new series of my shots, The Ones That Didnt Win.
Next up, something closer to home. Four of us spend an afternoon shooting portraits in a couple of coffee shops in the search of the elusive perfect DP. Keep an eye out, the photos shall be here shortly.
I prefer putting up photos which are new, and have not been used before for my posts. But sometimes, such a topic of weekly challenge comes up, where I can find no other photo more apt than one that had been previously used in a different post too.
This week: Trio. Hope the photo cheers you up, as it does to me every single time.
In case you are interested to see more of these tiny furballs, head over here.
A few days back, I had put up a request on the community pool for some feedback on my photos and posts. I want to thank you all who fed me back with the valuable comments and appreciations, Thank you! One of the suggestions I decided to follow immediately, from Teresa of ScienceAlcove was, being a bit more descriptive of my photos.
Check out her amazing site here: http://sciencealcove.com/
I started this blog with the intention that whoever would read through, they ll be able to take something from every photo, in terms of inspiration, technique or maybe plain insight. But, with the previous couple of posts, I realize, I have shifted to the showing off side, and I am sorry about that.
So, in this post, I ll tell about the settings that I used for shooting the cute pups that you all loved. Revisit them here http://wp.me/p4EGyN-5A
First, the lens. I used a Nikon 55-200 mm F/4-5.6G VR lens.
Why I used this, instead of my 50 mm prime lens, or the 18-55mm kit lens? The reason is, this lens is super versatile. It ranges from the effective range of 77.5 mm to 300 mm , incorporating the 1.5x crop factor for my camera, this range was good enough for me to capture the pups roaming about happily. The longer end allowed me to zoom in pretty much too and hence single out any pup if needed.
Also, this lens is an auto focus one, so, tracking the little energy balls was pretty easy. My prime is a D version, i.e it doesn’t auto focus on my body, but the G versions do. This one is a G. Auto focusing is, still for me at least, faster and safer while shooting a constantly darting target.
Camera settings…the ISO was 100 and shutter speed varied mostly withing 1/200s to 1/800s, but that was totally dependent on how fast my dear subjects were darting across the scene. And the F stop was set to minimum, so based on my zooming in or out, it too varied from 4 to 5.6. I shot these in Manual mode, but if you want minimum hassles, shoot in the Shutter Priority mode, with a fast enough shutter to freeze their motion, and let the camera handle the rest. But, then…sometimes, subject movement and panning, both mix up unpredictably, and you get something like this.
I hope you, my dear readers, would like this insight post and please be kind enough to let me know if you have any questions and suggestions, I ll be very happy and eager to answer them.
For someone who stays in a mostly tropical country, winter is a fun season! I personally enjoy the chilly weather, the breath coming out as smoke, the smokes lingering near you, hot tea, dried leaves, color riot all around…and puppies!! I find winter to be kinda romantic too!! :p
I ll begin with stating a more than less true statement…”we all love young ones”. Some like young human babies, some like young kittens, baby goats and cows are very cute too..and some, like me, puppies!
They come in various shapes, sizes, colour and temperament too, but one thing that they all are, very very cute.
In India, stray dogs are mostly considered as menace and moms can be heard sternly repeating and reiterating a million times to their kids, not to play with them. Not because they hate dogs or such, but more so because the puppies may not be very healthy and the risk of being bitten by the mother dog, is always there. But that doesnt put the kids off. And as for me, I have already been bitten once, have taken an anti-rabies course too, so… I dont have much issues at all, and mom also knows, no point telling me not to play with em :p
So, here are a few I found playing nearby. Maybe I ll get some more tomorrow too.
Despite the fact that these pups are absolute balls of happiness and fur, maybe only a lucky one or two will survive due to the diseases they contract or lack of food. Feeding the puppies is frowned upon by a lot of people for reasons best known to them. I feed them as and when I find them nearby, cz by me, these pups are still very innocent, and they wont go bite or do you any harm unless you do anything untoward to them. I hope, someday, these stray pups get some place where they can grow and be healthy.