Shari Academy Blog
Hello
Promotion
  • Oct21

    S1

    Pic by:Rig Photography

    Comments: This is a very interesting portrait of a bride to be while she is getting her make over just before the wedding ceremony. This picture has been captured from a very interesting angle. There is creative play of shallow depth of field as the aperture is fixed at f/2.2. The point of focus is kept at the red bindi, eye brows and the design that brings out the character of a bride.

    Exif file Info:

    BODY- Nikon D5100
    LENS- NIKKOR 50mm 1.8G
    f-2.2
    SS-1/100
    ISO-500
    fl-50mm
    LIGHT-speedlight
    POST PROCS-CS6

    S2

    Pic by: Pravin Oghare

    Comments: This is a very impressive 360 degree panorama captured with a nexus 5 mobile camera. This picture encampasses the gate way of India, the Taj hotel and the people visiting in and around with the huge canvass of the sky in the background.

    Exif file Info:

    Not available

    S3

    Pic by: Vishal Jadhav

    Comments: This is a very interesting shot of the dragon fly captured during dusk in Mumbai. The shapes of the fly and its wings are vey well defined and thats what makes this very powerful. The composition is quite powerful as it is placed in the thirds. There is a nice gradation of the sun in the background.

    Exif file Info:

    EXIF :-
    Camera – Canon EOS 60D
    Lens – Canon EF-S 18-55mm
    F-Stop – f/5.6
    Exposure bias – 1/2500sec.
    ISO speed – ISO-160
    Focal Length – 55mm

    S4

    Pic by: This is a terrific shot of the shoe captured at the Lions fort. There are two factors that make this shot powerful, one being the vantage point from which it has been captured along with a wide focal length enhancing the perspective and the second being the scenic in the background. The landscape really adds value to the shot. Great capture !

    Exif file Info:

    Cell Cam: Sony Ericsson
    ISO: 50, Focal length: 4mm
    Expose time: 1/1000 sec

    S5

    Pic by: Kazuhiko Miyazoe Photography

    Comments: This is a nice shot of the trees and the greenery with the dew drops. I Like the way the photographer has filled the frame creatively. The out of focus drops look incredible. The picture looks like a visual treat. The Aperture is moderately open at f/4.5-f/6.3. Also the picture has been shot with a telephoto lens.

    Exif file Info:

    EOS-1D X
    APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
    iso1000 ss1/100 f8

    S6

    Pic by: Praveen PremKumar Pai

    Comments: This is a an interesting Macro shot of the insect. The sharpness has been set aptly at the eyes. The shallow depth of field adds to the shot. The composition is neat. The picture looks very grainy even though its been shot at Iso 400. This could have been added in the post, however it looks like its been done a little to much. Neverthless its a great attempt considering the amount of patience that went into capturing the tiny thing.

    Exif file Info:

    Technique : Patience
    Camera : Canon 550d + 18-55mm
    Shutter speed :1/80sec
    F-Stop :f/5.6
    ISO :400
    Noise : Added to get sort of sharpness and drama
    Metering : Pattern

    Harika-Chanana-150x150-11

     

     

     

     

    Article By Harika Chanana

  • Oct15

    A number of festivals seem incomplete without fireworks and it’s always tempting to capture this beautiful display on a camera. Most firework pictures don’t really come out the way you want them to. However, if you’ve been wondering how to possibly get some sparkling, bright and clear firework images, then these firework photography tips could help.

    S_1

    Source: http://www.picturecorrect.com/

    Get The Right Equipment – When you’re aiming at capturing something that’s as swift and untimely as fireworks, you need to ensure you’re using the right equipment. A sturdy tripod is one of the most essential things you’ll need to get started. The tripod you use should be placed correctly and you need to be extra careful about placing your camera in a manner that the tripod doesn’t wobble. A flat, plain floor and a sturdy tripod are really essential when it comes to capturing fireworks. Use a camera that you can operate using a remote since this helps you click live images in a more precise manner. Always carry an extra battery with you because you might need to click several shots to get a perfect image.

    ISO 100, f/6.3, 6 seconds - zoomed

    Source: www.pinterest.com

    Set The ISO Low - The higher you set the ISO, the more noise it will introduce into the images you capture and this will cause the images to blur. The ideal range for capturing firework images is around 100 to 200 ISO.

    S_3

    Source: www.pinterest.com

    Maintain The Shutter Speed - Before you begin to capture firework images, run a few test shots. Different cameras function differently and you need to understand how your camera functions before you begin to take the shots. Test images will help you figure out the exact shutter speed that’s required. Ideally you should set your shutter speed anywhere between 2 to 10 seconds.

    ISO 100, f/8, 8 seconds

    Source: http://www.picturecorrect.com/

    Find The Right Location - The most important thing you need to keep in mind before you begin to capture fireworks is that you need to find the right location. Check out various options and settle in for one that comes with a good background and has enough space for the fireworks to fill up the sky. Adjust your tripod a few times and compare the different locations you could shoot at.

    S_5

    Source: www.pinterest.com

    Shoot Facing The East - The darker the sky, the better your firework images will turn out. Even though most firework displays take place at night, summer night skies are brighter in the west as compared to the east and this could affect your images. So set your camera facing the east.

    S_6

    There’s a lot you could do to get fireworks captured on your camera, but you need to get a fair amount of practice. The more you practice, the better you’ll get and it’ll become easier for you to understand how long to capture those images perfectly.

    Experimenting is the key; you might get some really bad images in the start, but unless you start experimenting with your camera, you won’t really know what you can do with it. Most of the best shots captured by photographers are done by experiment.

  • Oct14

    S_1

    Pic by: Alvaro Roxo

    Comments: This is a beautiful landscape Image captured at Sete Cidades Lagoon, Azores – Portugal. I like the way the picture has been composed, the horizon line has been beautifully placed in the thirds dividing the sky and the scenic in one third and two third respectively. The water body in the centre of the greenery is looking splendid.

    Exif file Info:

    Nikon D800 + Nikon 16-35
    Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE Filter
    ISO100; f/11, 1/60s

    S_2

    Pic by: Kazuhiko Miyazoe Photography

    Comments: This is a beautiful flower Image. It appear that the background has been washed out using spot metering. The blue colored flowers look vibrant.

    Exif file Info:

    EOS-1D X
    APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
    iso800 ss1/400 f8

    S_3

    Pic by: Rohit Balsare

    Comments: This is a beautiful Image captured at Matheran, India. The black and white processing has been done very well. There are very good amount of tonalities in mid tones, highlights and shadow areas. The highlight on the railway track looks very interesting. There is Mist in the background which makes the trees look dramatic. Grains are visible due to high ISO value.

    Exif file Info:

    Camera : Nkon D5300
    Lens : 18:55
    Aperture : 5
    Shutter : 1/80
    ISO : 640

    S_4

    Pic by: Clicks by Rohit Kamboj

    Comments: This is a very interesting image of a window grill captured at Atlanta, photo walk. ?I like the frame has been filled with the main subject of interest. The shallow Depth of field adds to the image. There are leading lines that draws me into the picture.

    Exif file Info:

    55mm, 1/80, f 5.6, ISO 400

    S_5

    Pic By: Rohit Balsare

    Comments: This is a very interesting shot of the the yellow Lizard. I like the way the photographer uses the branches of the trees as a frame for the Lizard. The picture has been shot in broad day light. I like that hard light on the lizards head. Focus has been aptly set on the Eye.

    Exif file Info:

    Captured at BPS ..Camera : Nikon D5300
    Lens : Nikon 55:200
    Shutter speed : 1/1000 sec
    Aperture : 5.6
    ISO : 200

    Harika-Chanana-150x150-11

     

     

     

     

    Article By Harika Chanana

  • Oct10

    Pic Of The Day!!

    Posted in: Shari

    Beautiful Sunset Through A Wine Glass

    S_1

    Source: http://www.landscapephotography.info/

    Location: Myanmar

    This dramatic snap of sunset was captured on a beautiful evening in Myanmar by Dominick F.

    Everyone believes they are a budding photographer, but this stunning image of nature at its finest show why we should leave it to the professionals. However, capturing beautiful sunset images needs a lot of patience, practice and perfection.

    This image was shot when the photographer was enjoying a sunset with a glass of wine with his friend and had an idea. He tilted the glass and the magnified light through the glass caught his attention. He couldn’t pass up this excellent photo opportunity and captured this stunning image.

  • Oct9

    Lightening is one of the most unpredictable forces of nature and grabbing some quality pictures is not an easy task. Photographers have to face numerous challenges when it comes to capturing perfect lightening images. You can’t just capture lightening images as and when you like. You got to wait for Mother Nature to play her role and only when she’s up for it, you get a chance to get these images. It’s not often that you get to capture lightening with your camera and when you do have the chance, here’s what you could do to make it perfect.

    S_1

    Source: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/

    A Strong, Steady Surface
    When lightning strikes, it doesn’t wait for you or pose for you. You need to be all set to get your camera clicking several times just so you can manage to get a good image or two. Using a tripod or a strong base can help you focus and you can get more images this way.

    S_2

    Source: http://photographyblogger.net

    Longer Shutter Times
    Lightning is not one of the easiest things to capture considering it flashes really fast. The longer the shutter timing is set, the better chance you have of getting the perfect image since you can’t click when it lightning flashes, you’ve got to click before it actually strikes so you can capture it.

    S_3

    Source: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com

    Horizon Up
    We all know that most of the action happens up in the sky, but there are a few photographers who aren’t comfortable facing the sky and if you don’t you won’t get that perfect image. SO adjust your tripod in a manner that your camera faces the sky.

    S_4

    Source: http://photographyblogger.net/

    Choose an interesting location
    Lightening is interesting enough, but the images won’t really have a story to tell if you don’t have the perfect background to match. Try to set your camera in a manner that it faces the sky but also grabs a few shots of the earth. This could include buildings, trees, mountains or anything that fits into the frame perfectly.

    S_5

    Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

    Use A Manual Focus
    Most of the lightning action happens at night and an automatic focus means your camera will find the perfect angle to focus on. Lightning is not steady and occurs at different places in the sky at random intervals, so it’s best to have a manual focus so you’re in charge.

    S_7

    Source: http://photographyblogger.net/

    Getting the perfect lightning images does take a while, but once you get used to it, you’ll enjoy the experience. Patience plays an important role when it comes to grabbing these images and you need to prepare yourself for a long wait if you’re planning on getting the perfect lightening images.

-->