A Good Photograph Is One That Communicates A Fact,
Touches The Heart, And,
Leaves The Viewer A Changed Person For Having Seen It. – Irving Penn
Pic by: Shovon Rony Das
Comments: This is a very interesting Silhouette of the Fisher-man on the boat against the setting sun. The rays of the sunlight makes the picture dramatic. I like the way the man is standing. The composition is articulate. The Horizon line is beautifully placed in the thirds. The sky has great amount of details in it.
Exif file Info:
Nikon D7000 + lens: 18-105 mm
ISO/100, Shutter Speed: 1/400
Focal length : 40 mm
Pic by: Rathijit Banerjee
Comments: This beautiful aerial view shot has been taken at the horseshoe bend, Arizona. This landscape looks like a piece of art. The horizon line neatly divides the frame into two third and one third. The reflection of the sky in the water looks phenomenal. This picture is an HDR image created with the mixture of 3 visuals.
Exif file Info:
Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: Sigma 20mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100, 1/800, 1/4000
Pic by: Abhishek Durg
Comments: This is a very interesting shot of the hath-gadi and from a very compelling angle. The world appears to be very different from an eye level. I like the way the shot of the hand wheel leads the viewers to the street against the setting sun. Also its nice to see that the photographer has filled a major percentage of his frame with the main subject of interest.
Exif file Info:
420 mm ( canon 300 mmF4 with 1.4x)
1600 ISO, f8, 1/500s:
Pic by: Sumit Gupta
Comments: This is a pretty landscape picture captured at Leh Ladakh. The sky looks deep and profound. The mountains have contours with light and shadow. The Water body is vast and encampasses a huge portion of the frame
Exif file Info:
Canon EOS Kiss X3
Pic by: Divyesh Rathod
Comments: This is a very interesting portrait of the young girl at the streets of Dwarka. There is color harmony in the frame. The blue texture of the door goes very well with the blue colored dress that the girl is wearing. I like the way the girl is looking away from camera to her left. She appears to be distracted while she is making an attempt to study.
Exif file Info:
ISO 100 || FL 16.16mm || Aperture 4.0 || SS 1/100sec
Pic by: Arthur Dalmau
Comments: This is a very interesting frame captured at Indonesia. The frame looks very compelling to eye as there is only one person holding 2 baskets tied to a bamboo stick against the the bright and beautiful sky. There is abundant of negative space that works brilliantly.
Exif file Info:
Canon 70D 18-135mm lens
Shutter speed 1/100
Pic by: Sujith Nair
Comments: This is a beautiful pattern picture. I like the way the photographer has filled his frame with the main subject of interest. The aerial view looks very compelling.
Exif File Info:
F-stop – f/2.6
ISO – 80
Exposure Time- 1/180sec
picture taken in bangalore.
Article By Harika Chanana
We all love portraits. The subject may be your friend, family or a stranger. However, clicking perfect portraits is indeed a challenging task. When you ask someone to pose, they get conscious and give a strangled smile. A picture speaks a thousand words. Therefore, it is important that you master the art of portrait photography. Here are some essential portrait photography tips that will help you to capture a good portrait.
Make the subject comfortable
It is important that you make the person comfortable. Engage with your subject and capture pictures when they are least expecting it.
Check the background
You need to choose a simple background and ensure that the background does not interface the subject. However, this totally depends on the photographer. Sometimes you may need to consider a perfect background.
A perfect portrait is one which is clicked in natural light. You get great natural looks, and natural colors. Shooting outdoors in sunlight can be difficult as you may not be able to control the light. It is advisable to shoot indoors, using reflectors or external flash to light up some parts of the face. Ensure that you use soft and evenly distributed light source to light up the subject. You may use highlighters sparingly in certain occasions.
Portrait photography is about trying different apertures. A wide open aperture (with a lower number) will blur the background and make the subject stand out. A smaller aperture (with a higher number) will make the whole scene come into better focus. Typically f/2.0 – 5.0 is good for Portraits.
Eyes speak a lot about us. When taking portraits, your focus should be your model’s eyes. Apart from a smiling face, you can try different expressions on face while keeping focus on eyes.
Get the right angle and pose
A perfect angle and the right pose can help you capture a beautiful portrait. You can try different poses to get some great portraits. Different expressions, positions, postures, poses and looks can add wonders to a picture. With a perfect angle and pose you can excel your skills of portrait photography.
Choose your position
It is not necessary that you always take portraits at eye level. You can position your camera high or low. However, remember that you keep your focus on the eyes of the subject.
Capture Numerous Shots
Shoot as many shots as you want. Try different positions, angles, poses, expressions from the subject. You can also try different backgrounds, indoors, outdoors and apply all creativity and ideas.
These simple and easy portrait photography tips will surely help you capture some perfect portraits.
All amateur photographers are pity excited when they get their first DSLR camera. However, just buying a high end camera, would not ensure that you can capture perfect pictures. Photography has no set rules; all it needs to be a great photographer is creativity and practice. Here are some simple amateur photography tips for all you beginners passionate about photography.
It is not necessary to buy the most expensive camera or lens to get nice photos. You can choose to buy a normal DSLR camera and start shooting. You can always upgrade to better equipment at a later stage. However, as a beginner, it is advisable not to buy expensive equipment.
Use a Tripod:
Tripod helps in taking picture perfect shots. If you have shaky hands, consider buying an inexpensive tripod and try taking some pictures using the camera’s time function and the tripod. You will be amazed at the results.
Carry your camera everywhere:
You never know when you come across an excellent opportunity to shoot something really interesting. Therefore, it is important that you are equipped all the time. Keep your equipment simple and light so that you can carry it almost everywhere.
Choose your subjects:
It is not necessary to go outdoors always to find interesting subjects that you wish to capture. Think out of the box and be creative, look for interesting subjects within your surroundings and capture some beautiful shots. Simple subjects make a great shot.
Upgrade your skills:
This is one of the most important amateur photography tips. Photography is a wide subject. There is no end to learning and developing new skills in photography. Join crash courses at renowned and reliable photography schools, go through online photography tutorials, and attend workshops by famous professional photographers, read books, tips and ideas on mastering the art of photography.
It is well said that practice makes a man perfect. Keep experimenting and clicking different shots, use different settings on your camera, change positions and angles, add effects to get beautiful shots.
Learn lighting, composition, shutter speed details:
A lot of information on photography is easily accessible online. Learn in depth about lighting, composition, shutter speed, ISO details, resolution, Aperture, different modes etc while you are experimenting with your camera. Implement all that you have read and learnt while capturing pictures.
Now you’re good to go to capture some beautiful shots with your equipment. Just go out in the wild and capture everything that appears to be interesting. By following these simple Amateur photography tips and tricks and after some amount of practice, you could be an expert photographer in your niche.