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  • 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.

  • Nov18

    A good portrait is incredibly hard to create, there is too much temptation to pander to the individual rather than portray them as they really were. - Philippe Halsman

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  • Nov17

    Insects are small creatures and getting a clear image of an insect is not possible from a distance. You need to get really close to the creature if you’re aiming at getting some really good quality images. Here are a few tips that will help you get the best insect images.

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    Equipment Check

    If you’re looking at getting some really clear images then you must use a good lens. This lens enables you to get the best close up images and brings out the best colors in the image. There are various attachments that can help you enhance your images. If you’re visiting an insect park and you know you’ll be there all day, it’s a good idea to carry your tripod with you. This will help you in focusing better and getting crisper images. If you find the background is too plain, you can add a few colored backgrounds to enhance your image.

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    Source: http://www.diyphotography.net/

    Be Attentive

    Insects look best when in movement, and if you manage to capture them on camera while in movement this would be great. You need to pay attention to the insect or bug that you plan on capturing and wait for them to make the right move. You’ll learn the insect’s behavior in a short time and once you have, you’ll manage to capture them at their best.

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    Source: http://www.exposureguide.com/

    Be Patient

    Insects are not human! They won’t pose for you. You’ll have to wait for the right time to capture them in the best possible manner. Remember, if you constantly click around them they might get frightened and play dead. So be patient and wait for them to portray their beauty.

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    Source: http://www.diyphotography.net/

    When And Where To Shoot

    While some zoos have a huge collection of insects indoors, there are some that are outdoors too. Ideally it’s best to picture them while outdoor since these images look more natural and beautiful. Your background plays an important role since insects are small and you need some action in the image for it to stand out. If you’re picturing the insect indoor try to place them on a card which is colorful and bright. This makes the insect stand out in the image.

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    Bend The Light

    The insects are not going to be at the usual level that you’re used to. You might have to bend your light to the level that matches the level the insect is placed at. Focus on your insect so this can help to bring out the best in the insect and manages to cover all the little details of the insect such as its legs or wings.

    Use Macro Lens

    A lens is really essential to help you get the right images when it comes to focusing on something that’s as tiny as an insect. Marco lenses are known to deliver the best quality focus and this helps you to get the best results.

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    Adjust Focus

    Always ensure you’ve adjusted the focus correctly. This helps you to get a better picture and brings out the best in the image. Take your time to focus on the insect and click only when you’re sure you’ll get a good image.

    Final Shot

    The final image is all that matters and all the efforts you put in will result in the final shot. Unlike any other mode of photography where you can experiment with a few shots before you finally get the perfect one, here you need to be patient and wait for the right moment to get the best picture.

  • Nov12

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    Pic by: Harshit Chawla

    Comments: This is a very interesting Image of a young lad performing stunts captured at Raahgiri day, New Delhi. This is a terrific silhouette captured either during dawn or dusk. The hues in the sky are phenomenal. Also the two people in the background add an element of interest to the image.

    Exif file Info:

    camera :Nikon d5100
    Shutter speed: 1/800
    Aperture: f/13
    ISO: 100
    Focal length:50mm
    Post processing: nil(straight of the cam)

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    Pic by: Sanjoy Mahajan

    Comments: This is a very interesting shot of the architecture taken of the Victoria memorial , Kolkata. The frame created by using the space between the bench was a great idea. The picture looks quite interesting because of the frame created and the lines of the bench lead the viewers into the frame.

    Exif file Info:

    Nikon d7000; F/11; ISO-100; 1/160s

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    Pic by: Sambhav Kumbhani

    Comments: This is an interesting landscape image captured at clear water beach, Florida. The photographer has been creative to use slow shutter speed ( 5 Seconds) and achieve motion capture in the sky and the water. The color tones look splendid and brings out a serene and peaceful environment.

    Exif file Info:

    Canon EOS 7D
    28-135mm
    F/36
    5 second
    ISO 100
    135mm
    evaluated metering

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    Pic by: Sujesh Raja

    Comments: This picture is a floral treat and has been captured at Carlsbad California. The colors shout out the most. The contrast is loud and attractive. The shallow depth of field is achieved as the aperture is kept open. Also the vantage point chosen to capture the frame is quite interesting as the camera is at an eye level.

    Exif file Info:

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    Pic by: Alvaro Roxo

    Comments: This is a very interesting Landscape captured at Peniche, Portugal. The picture has been captured at a very closed aperture, f/11 resulting in a very wide depth of field. There is a motion that has been registered in the water and the sky as the shutter has been kept open for 40 seconds. The black and white processing has been done very well with great amount of tonalities in highlight, shadow and mid tone areas.

    Exif file Info:

    Nikon D800 + Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
    Lee Big Stopper + Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE
    ISO100; f/11; 40s

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    Article By Harika Chanana

  • Nov11

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    Pic by: Vinay Sharwan

    Comments: This is a fantastic shot of the cranes. I totally admire the white on white style of shooting. The negative space adds power to the picture. The cranes have been exposed very well.

    Exif file Info:

    EXIF Details
    cam. Nikon D 3200
    f-stop f/5.6
    exposure time 1/160sec
    focl length 105mm
    iso 100

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    Pic by: Pawel Kucharski Photography

    Comments: This picture is a treat to my eyes. The image has been captured at Norway, Lofoten, Nordland, Moskenes, Hamnøy. The color tones are absolutely splendid. The lighting is soft and diffused and appears to a late evening shot. The sky looks terrific. Also the Image has been shot on an extreme wide angle lens at focal length 19mm. The shutter has been kept open for 150 seconds. Also the depth of field is very wide as the aperture has been kept closed at f/8.

    Exif file Info:

    Nikon D800E, 19mm, f/8, 150s, ISO 100

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    Pic by: Rajneesh Panwar

    Comments: This is a very interesting picture full of geometry and spaces. That one human element completes the picture. The Black and white processing has been done very well. There is a beautiful tonality in shades of gray.

    Exif file Info:

    Sony A57, ISO 100, 70mm, F11, 1/200

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    Pic by: Jhcanelas.wix.com/photo

    Comments: This picture is a visual treat ! It has been captured at Portugal – Pateira de Fermentelos. The color tones look absolutely splendid. horizon line is neatly placed in the top one third. The lighting looks terrific on the edge of the boats. The vantage point chosen to capture the frame is nice.

    Exif fiel Info:

    Canon 17-40 |E:6s| A:F16 | Iso 250| D F:17mm

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    Article By Harika Chanana

     

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