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  • Jan24

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    Pic by: The Borovic Photography

    Comments: This is a very interesting shot of the dog watching the world go by, captured at Volendam, Netherlands, It was a great idea to process the image into black and white. It is nice to see how the photographer relates the dog in the foreground to a site in the background. The composition is strong as the dog is nicely placed in the thirds. A vertical frame was apt for the scene.

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    Pic by: Praseed Parakkattu

    Comments: This is a very interesting portrait of the photographers daughter captured at Kochi, Kererla. The lighting is low key where by the entire image is dark and the highlights (the area where there is light) does the talking. The girl is in a pensive mood and is looking out side the window.

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    D3200 18-105 lens at 80mm 1/100, F5.6

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    Pic by: Aniket Bhattacharjee

    Comments: This is a very interesting portrait of the old couple captured at Tibetan Monastery, Mussoorie, India. It was a good idea to process the image into black and white.The wrinkles on their faces certainly depict an interesting character of the couple. The photographer aptly titles this image as “together forever”. The picture is high on contrast and that adds to the beauty of the image.

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    Title: Forever Together
    Camera: Canon 700D
    Aperture: f/6.3
    Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
    ISO: 100
    Focal Length: 55mm
    Lens: 18-55 mm IS STM

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    Pic by: Krishnakumar G Iyer

    Comments: This is a beautiful shot captured with a mobile phone camera. The photographer points out that it was a beautiful day with white clouds, white fog, white snow and then he spotted the trees which was a contrast in color as against the white. There are good amount of details even on the white snow. I can see some impressions of line. This means that the picture has been exposed well. The composition is flawless. The horizon line divides the frame into one third and two third. The picture is so pretty that i would want to print it out, frame it and hang it in my living room wall.

    Exif file Info:Samsung Note 4
    f/2.2, 1/200s, ISO100, 5mm FL

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    Article By Harika Chanana

  • Jan22

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    Pic by: Jinson George

    Comments: This is a fantastic shot of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai. The color tones look splendid. I like the way the burj is being balanced by the other building on the left. The sky looks dramatic with great amount of details in them. The composition is neat as it divides the horizon line into one third and two third. The waterbody has beautiful colored reflections of the burj khalifa in it

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    Camera: Canon EOS 650D
    Lens: 18-55mm
    Focal Length: 33mm
    Aperture: f/8
    Iso speed: 100
    Shutter speed: 1/30
    Metering: Pattern

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    Pic by: Kazuhiko Miyazoe Photography

    Comments: This is ?a beautiful Image that appears to be a silhouette as it his has been shot during dusk when the sun is behind the main subject of interest. The Orange yellow hues of the nature is jaw dropping. There is a lot of clarity and details in the picture. It appears the deepening of the edges has been done in the post. It adds to the contrast and makes the image appear more punchy.

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    EF24-105mm F4L IS USM
    iso200 ss1/640 f5.6

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    Pic by: Bavish KB

    Comments: This is a very interesting shot of from the kite flying festival conducted at Omen. What appeals to me is the angle from which the image has been captured. The little girl almost appears to be a silhouette as she is against light. The edge lighting that appears on the girl’s hand looks terrific. The kite to which she is pointing out is backlit and looks beautiful with bright colors and patterns. ALso the other kites which are at a distance in the background add to the festive spirit of the Kite flying and completes the story. The strong streak of flare appears as the lens points straight towards the sun.

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    Canon 60D | 18-55
    f/22 | 1/125 sec | Iso – 100

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    Pic by: Jainudhin Balakrishnan

    Comments: As per the photographer what we see is a bull’s eye. I quite like the fact that the photographer has gone this tight on the composition. The eye is razor sharp and is neatly placed in the thirds. The background appears out of focus due to shallow depth of field as the aperture must have been open. The textures come out well.

    Exif file Info: unavailable.

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     Article By Harika M Chanana

  • Jan21

    The beginning of any idea comes from an Inspiration. What inspires you as a person or an artist reflects in your work. For me the basis to fine art photography is the vision of the artist, the way he sees or perceives the world. But to visualize something you need to first be inspired. It can be a dream, an event, a situation, a place, people, etc. it can be anything that can inspire you to create something. Fine art is all about taking the obvious and adding something special to it. If we go through the work of well-known fine art photographers they are all inspired by something. Each picture tells a story which has a connection to something. Be it a landscape or a shot conveying a story or a message. The term “A picture is worth a thousand words” fits in aptly in the example i am about to illustrate. Sometimes these pictures convey more than words ever would.

    I’ll take you’ll through one of my images that I had shot some time back. I shall discuss it throughly from what inspired me to take the shot to the thinking process and finally to the end result.

    The inspiration for this particular shot came from watching my sister look out of the window and day dream. She was oblivious to her surroundings and didn’t know what was going on around. This triggered the whole process for the shot.

    The first step is the most crucial. It is where you try and give your vision or inspiration a title. A point for people to connect or to understand what the photographer or artist is trying to convey. This was how I tried to select a topic for Fine art photography.
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    After selecting the title ‘suspended in time’ it was time for a rough sketch. It’s very important to have a diagrammatic representation of your ideas so that you know roughly how your final image will appear in terms of composition. After going through a few sketches this is what I finalized.

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    With all of this done it was time for the shot to be taken. This is how it turned out to be at the end.

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    Pic by: Nigel Fernandes

    As a Photographer or an artist the things around you can inspire you. It can be in the deepest meanings of life or random stuff around. For me it’s the vision that adds to that special something for inspiring and individual. In a nut shell, Inspiration is the first step towards creating a picture.

    Hope i was able to Pass on some inspiration to making some great fine art Images.

  • Jan20

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    Pic by: Devaki Dhuldhoya

    Bombay is a fusion of assorted people, cultures and religions. A city that was set up to facilitate trade caused various business communities of India made to migrate here to boost the industry and commerce. Even though the first business set ups have changed place and form, somehow, a few of these primary landmarks have survived in the city, tucked away in its mayhem.

    Chor Bazaar is one such infamous, iconic place. Set in the heart of Mohammed Ali Road, this is a name that has been synonymous with the city for as long as I can remember. It has a sort of rogue reputation attached to it, courtesy its name. On the surface, it isn’t a bazaar as celebrated or pretty as the Souks of the Middle East or the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul but it does have a vague beauty to it. So what is so astounding about this market?

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    Pic by: Devaki Dhuldhoya

    The first time I went to shoot in Chor Bazaar I was a little skeptical because of all the tales that I had heard. Needless to say, one visit and I was completely floored by what the place had to offer for photographers. The pace of life was not what one expects in any part of Mumbai, it almost felt like it is a part of the city that is frozen in time, unchanged and historic.

    Contrary to popular belief the people there are cooperative and helpful. I thought it was an ideal place to shoot given the sheer number of opportunities to click portraits. Most people are enthusiastic to get their photos clicked. There are also people who will not be as comfortable and will just slip out of the frame. Having said that, there will be instances where people might create an issue but that can be the case anywhere. No two shops are the same in Chor Bazaar which ensures that every image that one clicks is set against unique backgrounds like horns, antiques, plastics etc and altered light conditions which make it a fascinating place to shoot. Images shot in Chor Bazaar are distinguishable because the architecture of the place is unchanged and typical of the colonial era with the use of vivid colours.

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    Pic by: Darshan Savla

    On a Friday, if you can tackle the crowds, it is possible to get some stunning images of the busy markets. But venture out deeper, one can capture the tranquility. Chor Bazaar can cater to the needs of almost any type of outdoor photographer, may it be for portraits, documentary, fine art. Intentional or not, the place has been designed to ensure there is beautiful light seeping in through the thatched roofs all throughout the day.

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    Pic by: Devaki Dhuldhoya

    What the biggest takeaway from Chor Bazaar was probably realization that it is important that one shuns all the prejudices, biases and stereotypes heard of a place before entering it. The need for this is especially important being a photographer. I had been warned not to go alone, to shoot discreetly, not talk to anyone… cautioning that was absolutely not needed. Chor Bazaar is one of the most idyllic places to shoot in the city. It is absolutely necessary to have a blank, open mind thus allowing the colours of the place to fill you up. The other side of the veil was indeed more alluring than expected.

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    Pic by: Darshan Savla

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