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Post Processing in Photography- Part I

Post Processing in Photography- Part I

More often than not, the awesomely dramatic photos that you see on the internet are a combination of two steps- Clicking a good composition in good lighting conditions and right camera settings – This blog is more or less about this first step- framing a good composition, using the right...
Shooting (for) the Moon

Shooting (for) the Moon

The moon shot with a 300mm lens on a clear night. This picture was cropped from the original picture Shooting the moon can be tricky but rewarding. Here are some tips Plan your shoot If you already have a composition in mind, you may want to check out the phase of...
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ISO Settings Explained

ISO Settings Explained

ISO Settings Explained One of the most confusing topics for most beginners is the idea of ISO settings. People often wonder which ISO setting to use on their camera and how does it affect the photograph they are taking. This article will explain what the magical ISO is all about. The History of ISO Settings...
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park In July 2011, my wife and I travelled to Yellowstone National Park. This had been a trip which was long due. Set in Wyoming, Yellowstone was USA’s first national park. The park is best known for it’s Geysers, the most famous one being “Old Faithful”. The geysers are a result of geothermal...
Silhouette Photos that Inspire

Silhouette Photos that Inspire

Silhouette Photography is an intriguing category. It can convey so much with just an outline of the subject. Strong backlighting can create amazing environments with brilliant colors. Here are some of our favorite silhouettes. Hope they inspire you to go out and shoot some silhouettes. If you like these photos and want to learn how...
To Buy a DSLR or Not - Pros and Cons

To Buy a DSLR or Not – Pros and Cons

With increasingly sophisticated consumer point and shoots being launched every day, it’s difficult to decide whether one needs a DSLR or not. This article will explore the Pros and Cons of a DSLR camera. Sensor Size One of the biggest points in favor of using a DSLR, which is often lost in the Megapixel war, is...
Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

These photos are from our trip to Golconda fort in Hyderabad in December 2009. Golconda fort. Some history about the fort (Source: Wikipedia) Golconda is located 11 km west of  Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Golconda is Telugu (native language of Andhra Pradesh) for Shepherd’s Hill. It is believed that a shepherd boy came across an idol on the hill. A small...

Reasons why photos come out blurred

One of the main complains for newbies to photography is that their photographs come out blurred. When I shot my first roll of film with a DSLR, only 2 pictures were sharp. The rest were blurred and it took me some time to learn why photos come out blurred. In this article, I’ll explain some...
Top 10 effects using slow shutter speed

Top 10 effects using slow shutter speed

Shutter Speed The shutter speed of the camera determines how long the film/sensor is exposed. Longer shutter speeds become essential to expose the film longer in low light conditions to get the desired amount of light. This can cause undesirable side effects like motion blur which is caused by the camera shaking while the shutter is open....
Top Free tools for Photo editing

Top Free tools for Photo editing

A lot of Pros use Adobe Photoshop for editing photos and you can find many articles and books on how to use photoshop to edit your photos. Photoshop has almost become synonymous to photo editing. However, the cost of Photoshop can be a deterrent for many people. Here we’ll review some of the cool free...
Composition guidelines for Landscape Shots

Composition guidelines for Landscape Shots

Most photographers frown at the idea of “Composition Rules” and I agree that following rules make your photos just look like everyone else’s. However, there are some common guidelines that you should keep in mind and look out for while taking pictures. They don’t have to be the rules you follow, but are definitely a...
Understanding Lenses for DSLR

Understanding Lenses for DSLR

A big advantage of using DSLR cameras is the ability to change lens. Different lenses serve different purposes and it’s important to pick the right lens for the right shot. There are many attributes of lens such as focal length, minimum focusing distance, aperture and others. Let’s get started with the most important of those...
Photographing flowers like the Pros

Photographing flowers like the Pros

Flowers are my favorite subjects. They provide a variety of different perspectives and colors. Here are some tips to make your flower shots look like the pros - Concentrate on the Background I can’t emphasis this enough since it’s one of the most important things to making a flower photo look great. It’s also the...
Top Tips for Photographing Kids

Top Tips for Photographing Kids

I find photographing kids very challenging and rewarding. It takes a lot of patience and time to get kids in the mood. The key to photographing kids is to get involved with them, which brings us to my first tip - Get down to their level Kids are short and it’s important to bend down...
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