I came across the above picture on Science Dump which made me think – Will this really work on people?
To know the answer I put the question to the wonderful people of – Put Me In Touch – a Facebook group for asking anything and everything.
Continue reading Interaction Design – Toilet Sign – A Study
The above photo taken by Ilko Allexandroff introduced me to Light Blaster. It is a strobe-based image projector.
Continue reading Discovery Of the Month – Light Blaster
Auto FP High Speed Sync is a feature that is good to have in a Flash. So I went around looking for flashes that support this feature from an economical impact view.
Continue reading Cheapest Flash with High Speed Sync – A Study
Rohit Ravi‘s works are an inspiration. When I talked to him for an interview, I had forgotten to ask the details of this shot. Amends made now.
This image was shot at Cherai Beach,Cochin on new year day morning. We started the shoot early in the morning and this was one of the last shots at around 9AM.
The camera was set on manual exposure – 1/250, f/7.1 and ISO 100. Flash was set off-camera using Yongnuo 622C HSS trigger and my assistant was pointing it at the couple. I used a Camera 6D with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for this photo.
The first post in designpuli was published on May 2008. It’s been 6 years since we have been making our presence in the web.
Our own voice
Initially, it was antzfx‘s effort that ran the blog. 6 months down the line, fullfx – me, realized that I can contribute too to the blog in a meaningful way. Since then, between us, we have published 182 posts in total.
We have met new people, made new friends, interacted with masters in their respective field during these years. It has been exciting and most rewarding to us.
For all the effort that was put into making new content, it is disconcerting to see the response being somewhat lukewarm. The Bounce rate is alarming. So is Avg. Session Duration. So is every other metric.
Continue reading Reality Check
Earlier we have featured an interview with the talented wild life photographer, Praveen P Mohandas. His works still amazes me to no end. His works are never an insane close up of an animal; rather they convey a sense of time and space. The image above is another example of his unique vision.
“The image was made at Kole Wetlands, Thrissur, Kerala. The image was taken just after sunset with the last glow of the sun in the sky. The birds were having their last feed of the day in a small irrigation canal from where they pump water for the fields. As the pumping progresses, the fish in the canal comes to the surface and whiskered terns and egrets come in large numbers to feed on then.”
Continue reading Praveen P Mohandas – How I Made That Shot
The commonly available reflectors are of the size 30 inches. But I wanted a 12 Inch reflector. I was quizzed by a friend of mine as to why I was trying to buy a small reflector compared to the bigger ones.
I blurted out – easy to carry around. That raised many a number of questions.
Why a small one – in particular?
1. A bridge
3. Wide angle lens (I used my Tamron 18-250mm at its 18mm end)
Continue reading Silence of The Bridge – How I made that shot
Remember the article – The sweet angle? This shot was taken keeping those learnings in mind.
The building opposite was in celebration – a lot of colored light bulbs decorated the entire building. Once the sun went down, the lights created a melange of colors.
1. A patient wife
3. External Flash unit
4. Small wall mounted mirror
5. A building decorated with color bulbs for creating the bokeh
Continue reading Bokehlicious Smile – How I made that shot