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  • Dec16

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    Pic by: Sourav Maity

    Comments: I like the way the photographer has filled the frame with the main subject of interest, the cat. As the aperture is very open, there is extreme shallow depth of field which adds to the shot. The focus has been aptly set on the eyes, making communication strong. This picture could have been enhanced by adding slight vignette at the edges and deepening the tones and contrast. Nevertheless its a great attempt.

    Exif fil eInfo:

    Nikon D5200
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8g
    F Stop- 2.8
    Exposure time- 1/125
    ISO- 200
    White Balance- Cloudy
    Meter Mode- Center Weighted average
    Flash- Did not fire

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    Pic by: Vinayak Balla

    Comments: This is a an engaging picture captured at Solapur highway. The photographer has brilliantly captured the group of ladies going to fetch water through a very interesting frame. It appears to be a good sky day as well.

    Exif file Info:

    Nikon D70
    f/4.8
    1/320 sec
    ISO 200

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    Pic by: Nand Kishor Yadav

    Comments: This is a very interesting visual. It looks very festive. The candles are lit against a bokeh effect in the background. The warm tonality adds mood to the picture.

    Exif file Info:

    Sony DSC H-300
    ISO-80
    F stop- f/4.2
    Focal length-55mm
    Shutter-1/80sec..
    White bal-auto

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    Pic by: Lamis Al HAkim

    Comments; The image looks beautifully art struck. It was a great idea to process the image into black and white. The image has been captured at very slow shutter speed and hence has registered motion blur while the dancer performs.

    Camera Nikon D300 + Lens Nikon 28- 84 mm f/3.6 4.5
    Shutter Speed 0.769s
    ISO 320, F stops 5.6
    no flash used

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    Pic by: Abhishek Arora

    Comments: This is a very interesting visual captured at Shindhrot Dam, Baroda. The composition looks interesting. The horizon line neatly divides the frame into one third and two third. It was a good idea to shoot a short focal length to get the wide landscape. The tiny people enjoying in the dam look pleasing to the eye. The sky appears to be very dramatic. The aperture has been kept closed at f/11 to get maximum depth of field.

    Exif file Info:

    Camera – Nikon D3200
    Lens – Nikkor 18-55mm
    ISO-100
    F-stop – f/11
    Shutter – 1/500 sec.
    focal length-20mm

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    Comments: This picture is a visual treat ! It is a Blainville sur Mer – shellfish company. The composition is very powerful. The implied diagonal lines takes the viewer into the image. The color tones are deep and pleasing to the eyes. The image has been captured during sunset, hence the lines appear to be silhouettes.

    Exif file Info:

    alpha 77 – sony 16-50 – iso 200 – f/11 – 120s – Lee Big Stopper

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     Article By Harika Chanana

  • Dec10

    Photography has advanced to a large extent but photographing the moon is a little tough if you don’t get the technique right. Moon photography is an art and if it’s done the right way you won’t manage to get those perfect pictures. If you’re looking to get this done the right way then we’ve got the best tips and tricks listed below that will help you get the best moon photographs.

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    Source: https://www.pinterest.com/

    Study The Phases Of The Moon

    If you’re planning on capturing the moon then you need to keep a close watch on the phases of the moon. The moon constantly changes and you need to plan your event keeping in mind the phases of the moon. Ideally most people look at capturing the moon on a full moon night since the moon is in its full beauty at this point. There are a number of other rare occasions that you could choose to capture the moon when it looks different for example the lunar eclipse or the time when you see the weather change from the warmer climate towards winter . This is the only time the moon looks red since it comes up a little before sunset. The Moon rise and moon set too are great times to capture the moon. You can keep a check on the phases of the moon by checking online and thus planning the date you’d like to capture the moon on camera.

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    Source: http://www.lightstalking.com/

    Right Equipment – Lens, Tripod And Shutter Release

    The most important thing you need to keep in mind while capturing the moon is using the right equipment.

    Lens – The moon is really far away and you can’t capture the moon perfectly without the right zoom lens. Get a few test images before you finally begin the actual photography to ensure you’ve set the lens just right. Always use a lens that’s at least 200mm or more. The longer the lens, the better the magnification and the cleaner the images will turn out.
    Tripod – You’ve got to use a large lens to capture the moon and in order to keep such a heavy lens in place it’s always advisable to use a tripod for support.
    Shutter Release – You need to ensure the camera doesn’t move and the best way to do this is to use a shutter release. They come in wired as we as wireless options and you could use either to ensure your pictures come out perfectly and you don’t have to touch the camera to click the images.

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    Source: http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/

    Exposure
    You’ll find a number of external aspects come in picture with the moon and you can’t avoid these. The best thing to do is add these to your images in a way that it will enhance the picture for the better. You need to focus on the moon, but ensure you’ve got the perfect background to blend in with the image. Try to avoid overexposing the flash since this will make the images look white and ruin the picture.

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    Source: http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/

    Appropriate Time And Place

    Moon photography is an outdoor event and if you’ve been thinking how you can cover the best images then you need to ensure you get the best location and background to do so. Choose a place that doesn’t have too many factors influencing the image, but choose one that won’t make the image look too plain.

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    Source: http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/

    Create A Beautiful Composition

    Combine all the natural elements you can find around the moon and put them together in a way that you’ll manage to get the perfect picture. The moon alone adds a lot to an image and when it’s teamed up with the right elements, the composition of these elements will deliver some of the best moon images you’ve ever captured.

  • Dec9

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    Pic by: Sandeep Harsha

    Comments: This is a beautiful bird shot captured against the clear blue sky. The branches add pictorial value. The bird is placed off centre making a powerful composition. The colors of the bird are quite attractive.

    Exif file Info:

    EXIF INFO:
    camera : sony dsc-h90
    exposure time 1/400s
    focal length: 68.5mm
    f number: f/5.9
    iso : 80

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    This is a very interesting image captured at red rocks amphitheater, Denver. The diagonal lines fill up the frame completely helping the viewers to lead into the frame. It was a good idea to process the image into black and white. A strong vignette has been added in the post. This couldd have been done subtlety to make it look more real. The man is placed at the one third line, making the composition powerful.

    Exif file Info:

    Canon 550D with 100-400 lens
    Exif – 1/125, F/8, ISO-800

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    Pic by: Mayank Gupta

    Comments: This is a very interesting shot captured at Camden Aquarium, NJ, USA. The boy looks extremely curious and that will probably make him more knowledgable in future. The composition is striking with other people in the background who have been kept out of focus while on the right hand side of the boy is the fence that helps the viewers get drawn towards him. The photographer is at the boy’s eye level. I can’t help notice that shadow of the fence on the ground which is visually very appealing.

    Exif file Info:

    1/640sec,
    ISO 400,
    250mm,
    f/6.3
    Canon EOS 450D

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    Pic by: Kunal Khurana Photography

    Comments: This is a very interesting portrait of a young boy who finds peace in his mothers arms. This image has been captured on the streets of Panipat, Hariyana. It was a great idea to process this image into black and white.

    Exif file Info:

    EXIF: Canon 6D, 24-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens, f4, 1/60, ISO 400

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    Pic by: Anand Somasundaram

    Comments: This picture of Burj Khalifa, Dubai, is a visual treat. The picture has been exposed very well. There are good amount of details in the shadow and highlight areas. For better results, try closing your aperture to get more depth of field and use a tripod to expose for a longer duration at ISO 100.

    Camera: Nikon D5100
    Aperture: ƒ/3.5
    18.0 mm
    Shutter: 1/10
    ISO: 3200

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    Article By Harika Chanana

  • Dec2

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    Pic by: Somnath Mishra

    Comments: This is an interesting shot of the reptile captured at Hydrabad, India. What attracts me the most in the picture is the tail. If i were you, I would have tried cropping the first half of the body and filled my frame with the legs and the tail. The lighting is hard and brings out the contrast and textures quite well. The green in the background should be de- saturated a little. Nevertheless a good effort.

    Exif file Info:

    SONY Cyber shot DSC HX300
    Focal Length: 121.2mm
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO: 100
    Shutter Speed: 1/250s

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    Pic by: Gary T Wayword

    Comments: This is a lovely picture of the Lyme Regis Firework’s display in the UK, Devon. The colorful fireworks and its reflection in the water below looks splendid. I like the way the photographer has filled his frame with the main subject of interest. The image has been placed on tripod as the shutter is kept open for 20 seconds. There are good amount of details in the sky.

    Exif file Info:

    Canon 600D
    Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OSTripodLANDSCAPE IMAGE:
    F13
    MM17
    ISO 200
    SHUTTER 20 seconds

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    Pic by: Sandeep Dev

    Comments: This is a very interesting picture captured from a dance performance. The moment is very powerful. The picture is a silhouette as there are no details on the dancers. Their shapes are outlined with the green colored edge light from the back. The smoke adds drama to the image.

    Exif file Info:

    Camera Nikon d90
    F/5.6
    Shutter speed / 1/80
    Iso / 1500
    Lense / 70 to 300

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    Pic by: Kojic Aleksandar

    Comments: This is a nice portrait of the young girl. There is a fun element in the her eyes as she looks in the camera while she takes her glasses down. I quite like the vertical framing. The composition look interesting.

    Exif file Info:

    EXIF Details:-Camera Canon 60D
    Focal Length 50mm
    Shutter Speed 1/83s
    Aperture f/1.8
    ISO 320

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    Pic by: Ankush Kasera

    Commnets: This is a lovely portrait of the little boy. The composition is quite striking as the plane of eyes are cutting along the one third line. The Focus is aptly fixed of the eyes making the communication quite strong. The photographer has given an apt title for this image – “eyes of innocence”. Also the angle is quite interesting. The shallow depth of filed is achieved by keeping the aperture very open to f/1.8

    Exif file Info:

    Camera : Canon EOS 60D
    Exposure time : 1/250 sec
    aperture : 1.8
    Iso : 100
    Focal length : 55 mm

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    Article By Harika Chanana

  • Nov22

    Photography is all about capturing great images that have a story to tell. Dance photography is a little different in comparison to the other genres of photography since these pictures are random and they don’t give you a lot of time to think. Once you’ve got the technique right, you’ll manage to get some of the best images captured on camera and you’ll enjoy this art of photography like no other. Here are a few tips that will help you enhance your photography skills.

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    Equipment

    The kind of equipment you use is really important when it comes to photographing dancers. To begin with these images need to be captured really fast and a mismatch of equipment won’t work. Always ensure your shutter speed is fast. You need to capture as many images as you can before you get the perfect image. A fast shutter speed enables more clicks and gives you more options. Another great hg about having a fast shutter speed ensures that you won’t have to worry about blur images.

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    Research

    It’s a good thing to learn about the dancers and the stage you’ll be photographing. Always arrive a little early and practice a few shots from various angles. This enables you to get the perfect judgment about the lighting and you’ll figure out what kind of angle works best. This also enables you to get better backgrounds and diverse pictures which are a great add on for photographers.

    Capture motion

    Dancing is a motion and you can’t click the dancers standing still. You need to focus on their movements and capture them in the act. This helps the photograph stand out and give out a strong message. You need to keep an eye on the small details during a dance act as this helps you capture some of the best dance moves and moments.

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    Capture Emotions

    Dancing lets out a lot of emotions and the perfect picture is the one that captures the emotions on a dancers face during the act. Don’t focus on covering sync, but instead try to capture something more than that. Focus on the facial expressions of the dancers and try to capture a story.

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    Pay attention to details

    Dance photography isn’t just about movement. It’s about the little details that the dancers concentrate on to make the act look as beautiful as it does. Concentrate on covering accessories, stage decorations and little things that bring the entire act together. Dance photography is beautiful and if it’s done correctly then the image will manage to tell a story.

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    Add a creative twist

    Don’t always follow the rules about capturing dance images in a particular way. Innovation takes you a long way and if you’re up for experiment then you should. Capture the various scenes at the dance event; try to picture dancers before they begin the act, will getting ready or just while they are engrossed in a conversation.

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    Lighting

    This is by far one of the most important things you need to focus on. Lighting plays an important role in every style of photography and if you’re capturing dancing, then you need to pay a little more attention to the detail since you’ll have to capture a lot of stuff and bad lighting will affect the image in more than one ways.

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