Monthly Archives: September 2012

50mm lens – I didn't know I could do that

We are continuing the series – I didn’t know I could that – with 50mm lens.
50 mm lens - I didnt know I could do that
50 mm f/1.8 lens is a cheap good quality prime lens. I use it for taking portraits and headshots. There are many aspects of a 50mm lens that goes unnoticed. We will start with the obvious ones.

Focusing Ring

50 mm lens - I didnt know I could do that
As the name suggests, the focusing ring helps to change the focusing of the lens. If camera is on AF (Auto Focus) mode, the focusing is done by the camera. If set to M (Manual) mode, the ring has to worked by the photographer.

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Ten Questions you should be asking every photographer

Right Questions to be asked while interviewing photographers
Update – dPs published this article on September 11, 2012.
Over the last two years, I had the privilege of interacting with many talented photographers from around the world discussing their work, vision and style of photography.
My first ‘victim’ was Jyothy Karat – a photo documenter. I wanted a set of compelling and illuminating questions that could help a newbie start. But I had no clue as to what I should be asking. No amount of googling did help either.
But little did I realize at that time that I had the opportune blessing of being both ignorant and curious about photography. I sat down thinking about the questions that I wanted to be answered and clarified. After an hour or so, I did come up with some interesting questions.
Given below are a handful of questions that I use as a starter on every photographer that I interview.
Q. What kind of gear do you use?

a. Camera body –
b. Lens –
c. Tripod –
d. Filters –
e. Flash –
f. Camera bag –
g. Mention others, if any.

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