LightTails group announced a contest based on the theme Reflection for the last of week of November. I wanted to create an image that was more than my reflection on a mirror.
My neighbor was celebrating again and it was giving me ideas!
Continue reading Jumbo Reflection – How I Made That Shot
The above photo was posted by Sudhir Shivaram in his Facebook page. (imgae link) My interest was immediately piqued. I understand the pain of looking through the eyepiece at such low angle (think macro photos). So I wanted to know what wildlife pro photogs thought about an articulating screen.
The following conversation took place based on my question.
Continue reading Articulating Screen – Is it useful in a DSLR?
Sudheer Uralath is an inspiration for street photographers. His camera silently invades the street to reveal the otherwise unnoticed candid moments that gets over in a split second. We reached out to this talented photog to talk about the above displayed work.
Continue reading Sudheer Uralath – How I Made That Shot
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.
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
You may have seen this video. If not, go ahead and watch it. This article is centered around the points discussed in that video. Continue reading Response – "How to Annoy a Photography Snob"