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  • Oct30

    Event photography is one of the toughest jobs in the industry. This is one of those times when you need to get candid images of a live audience and this means you need to ensure your timing is great and you’re ready to get swift shots. There are a few important things that you need to keep in mind while getting these shots. Here are 4 tips that can help you get some great images at an event.

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    Gel With The Crowd - The friendlier you get the more comfortable the crowd will get with you and you’ll manage to get better pictures of them. Interact with the people at the event, ask them to strike a few poses and always smile. This may sound very basic, but it actually takes you a long way when it comes to clicking some of the best pictures at an event.

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    Experiment With The Location - Try and get to the event before it starts and observe the place in detail. This helps you figure out which backgrounds look good and which spots you need to avoid. Since event photography is spontaneous, you need to stay focused and ensure you act quickly. Practice can help you go a long way and avoid wasting time in capturing images in areas that don’t come out too well. This also ensures you get more keeps. Event photography doesn’t allow you to take control of the lighting and you need to rely solely on the lighting at the event. Getting there a little early will enable you to get the best spots and figure out the spots that need to be avoided.

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    Focus On Perfect Shots – The worst thing you could do at an event is just constantly click random shots all over the place. This will just end up with more blurry pictures and most of the images you’ll capture won’t really come of any use. Instead, focus on people, their candid moments, interactions and perfect locations with nice backgrounds. This helps you get some great pictures and also helps you to save on your battery life.

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    Capture Swift Shots – Once you’re aware of the perfect locations that will give you perfect images, you need to act quickly. Concentrate on the spots and the minute you spot some action that’s worth capturing start clicking. You need to act fast and move around the place so you don’t miss out on any of the important happenings during the event. Once you’ve got the images, shift your focus to the other corners and continue to do this till the event ends.

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    If you’re attending an event for the first time then it will be a little tough for you to capture the perfect shots instantly, however the more you practice the better you’ll get. Concentrate on enhancing your skills and pay attention on what’s important. This will take you a long way and help you become a better photographer.

  • Oct29

    Pic Of The Day!

    Posted in: Shari

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    Location: JaganathaGattu (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India)

    This beautiful image was shot by Sharath Chandra at aganathaGattu (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India).

    EXIF Info:

    Canon EOS REBEL T3i

    EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
    ƒ/9.0 || 123 mm || 1/200 || ISO 400 Flash (not fired) — at Jaganatha Gatu.

  • Oct28

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    Pic by: Jacob Issac

    Comments: This is a very interesting Table top shot of the Baron Ortard Cognac. The Low key lighting works wonderfully as the Light painting technique has been used to highlight the brand name. The red painting in the background helps create drama and engages the viewer almost immediately.
    Exif file Info:

    F8, ISO 100, SS 30sec
    Cam: Sony hx100v

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    Pic by: Ravinder Virk

    Comments: This is a breath taking view from the Ascot Marina, near city of Perth. This image has been captured early morning which results in soft diffused lighting. The colors of the sky and the reflection has been deepened in the post. I like the horizon line placed in the center. The reflection is strong and adds great mood to the picture. The exposure looks perfect.

    Exif file Info

    Exif Canon 60D
    F/5.6, Shutter speed 1/100sec, ISO 200
    Metering Mode Pattern Date Taken 19/07/2014 Time 0747 hrs

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    Pic by: Juan Garza

    Comments: This is a beautiful portrait of the little girl captured during dusk. The lighting is a strong point in this this visual. The tonality of the setting sun looks incredible as it gives out the orange yellow and red colors. The hair is illuminated from the back. The girl is nicely seated in the foreground with a happy face. Her Pink dress is a delight to look at. There is shallow depth of field as the aperture is moderately open at f/4.5 on a tele lens (70-200) fixed at 85mm.

    Exif file Info:

    Nikon D600
    70-200 mm used at 85mm
    F/4.5
    SS 1/250
    ISO 200
    Edit – LR5

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    Pic by: Gaetben photographies

    Comments: This picture is a visual treat ! It has been captured at the driving tower II, Saint Malo. The Sky looks extremely dramatic as it is in motion as the shutter has been kept open for 240 seconds. The hues of the sky look splendid. The composition is extremely powerful as the horizon line is neatly placed in the thirds and so is the main point of interest. Also the Landscape has been shot on an extreme wide angle lens.

    Exif file Info:

    alpha 77 – sony 16-50 – iso 100 – f/4.5 – 240s – Lee Big Stoppe

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    Article By Harika Chanana

  • Oct27

    Outdoor photography is nothing like indoor photography. While indoor photography lighting and backgrounds are in your control, it’s different with the outdoor. One of the most captured images in outdoor photography is the sky. This vast canvas has a number of interesting things that could grab your attention as a photographer. If you’re looking for the perfect methods to get some of the best sky images then here’s what you need to do.

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    Source: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/

    Choose The Right Time: There are a number of photographers that are comfortable clicking shots at a particular time of the day or night. You need to decide when it is that you want to capture the sky. One of the three major times people like capturing the sky is at sunrise, at sunset or at night when the sky is like in its complete beauty with the star trails and the moon shining. You need to get your equipment set according to the time you decide to start clicking.

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    Source: http://www.nikonusa.com/

    Set Up Your Equipment: No matter what time you plan on clicking, you need to have a tripod set. You need to ensure your tripod is set on firm ground and is not shaky since this could disrupt your shots. Once you’ve set your tripod in the desired position you can fix your camera on to it. Apart from the tripod you’ll need a light meter which will help you in low light situations. This meter will help to enhance the quality of your pictures and help you in getting the perfect shots. A lens is also essential when you plan of capturing the sky with your camera. The sky is vast and there are a number of details you might like to focus on, your lens can help you adjust the frame and help you in capturing some great detailed images.

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

    Experiment: Some of the best pictures you’ll capture will be due to sheer experiment and luck. The more you experiment the better you’ll get and the better pictures you’ll manage to collect. As a photographer, it’s essential for you to get comfortable with your equipment and learn to use it in different situations. The more you widen your scope the more opportunity you’ll find. Try to move out of the city at night and capture the moon and stars with overlooking the lake or a river, get some mountain or hill shots with the moon shining over it or simply choose a spot where you have nothing but the sky. This will help you grow as a photographer and help you learn more and more about photography.

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

    Photography is more than just another profession, it’s an art and you’ll never stop learning new things in this field unless you stop. So widen your horizon and experiment as much as you can so you can capture the sky “Picture Perfect”.

  • Oct21

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    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

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    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:

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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