Showing posts from December, 2019

Shoot! What You Love

  When you begin photography as a hobbyist, the most important challenge is to face? The challenge is none other than finalising the photography genres. What to shoot? It is quite difficult to choose the photography genres. No teacher can help you to choose.  In this confusing situation, you are the only one to help yourself. It is just like which course to choose after completing your 12th class. Everybody faces this situation at the beginning of his career.  There are a few questions that might have confused you. these questions are mentioned below Which photography genres have more scope Which photography genres demand more investment Which genres will earn more money for you Which location has more potential Everybody wanna choose those genres which may generate more money, more opportunity, less effort, less education etc But choosing photography genres is something very tough to choose. But if we are looking for better future opportunities then we have to go through this. All

Smartphones are far-away from DSLR photography

I hope you all are aware of smartphone's camera advertising, how the smartphone manufacturing companies are selling their smartphone by mentioning the advantages, features of the mobile camera's photographs. It really surprised me. But, they are right at their place of selling because taking photographs from the smartphone is now trending. Smartphone users or new users always ask the first question to the seller, How is the camera quality, picture quality, pixel? etc. Mobile manufacturing company exploring new features every day to attract customers.  Now smartphone's picture quality is improving day by day, companies are launching new camera features to attract the customers.  But, can we say that DSLR cameras are fading out of the market? No, NOt at all. Over a period DSLR's picture quality, features, angles, ISO sensitivity, speed, processor,  camera body's durability, weather shield etc are really improved or much improved and become handier and u

Shapes, Texture, lining, Symmetrical etc

Building with exteriors line and shot diagonally Dec 19, 2019 Sometimes we ignore the interesting subject and content by passing away. We never thought, observe, explore closely those interesting subjects coming towards us or we are passing through those subjects. We always try to shoot beautiful things or common genres like portrait, travel, wildlife and other known photography genres. But that's our job to find out, explore the beauty, interesting forms from the unusual subject. I tell you honestly, once you start observing, noticing the building's exterior, Road's turns, forest's trees curve, the texture of the leaf, stone, mountains etc. I am sure you will explore definitely beautiful communicative images. See the image posted below. It's a texture or a pattern of the hand made chair exhibited in the fair. see the beautiful pattern. Do one exercise, take out your DSLR camera and explore and shoot only texture, symmetrical design, Building architects

Still Life Photography

Dec 17, 2019 A Still life photography is now fading out, The reason behind this most of the photographers are busy capturing the other world. But I would like to mention here that still life photography's work can be captured at a lower scale or without any other expenses. Remember! The beauty of still life photography is when the weather is not favouring you to go outside and shoot. This time there is possibilities to create a great shot inside the home and along with the best available photography equipment, an available object like Coffee mug, colorful object, food, Glasses, Bottles,  Iron, Hairdryer, shoes, sandals, toys, fruits etc. Now the photographer's job is how he composes, creates the shot by adding things or separating things. Experimenting with the arrangement of the available attractive elements in the composition, Adding bigger things in the background or in the foreground, your aesthetics sense of photography, your photography eye will bring out the be

Get the best photograph

Dec 14, 2019 Digital photography has proven their best effort to get the best image. Digital photography proved its success to achieve the best results from the past years. Where in the late 50s, 60s, only black & white camera roll (Film) & the normal camera where available for beginner and a professional photographer, and both to shoot under the same roof, only the photographer's effort was different to achieve the best shots. then there was a colour photograph technology invented but this was also the limited photography. Now, we are blessed with Digital technology, post-processing software, artificial light and endless photography equipment and accessories to get the best photographs. I have already mentioned in my previous blogs like better cameras, better lens and other better accessories always exist behind the better and iconic photographs. But always remember we all photographer use these photography accessories and our photography knowledge help us to

A right genre of Photography?

Dec 10, 2019 What is the right genre of photography to pursue forward?   When a beginner photographer wanted to pick photography as a career. It is one of the toughest questions to answer. Whenever you start looking around you or photography world, you may found different genres of photographers like Fashion & advertising, Industrial, Interiors, exteriors, jewelry, products, wildlife, travel, Bottles & glasses, Food etc. If someone asks you about your specialization or which is your well-covered territory. I guess, there is no answer. How someone can identify the market and its required specialization of photography in the beginning. How do you know your niche in photography? Mark my words,  to become truly the master of a certain genre of photography, It takes intentional practice, detailed knowledge of light & camera equipment, creative eye to understand the subject, reading and writing habit of the latest photography trend. Understanding of the post-process

Ignore photography advice, Please

Dec 05, 2019 When you enter the world of photography as a beginner photographer. I hope, you must have heard the few important pieces of advice at that time. Being a beginner or amateur photographer we become so confused to follow or not to follow that advice to start photography at a better level.  This article is about to create awareness for beginner and amateur photographers. For example. Beginner photographer must know in advance that 10000 ISO cameras are really required for photography or? It purely depends on the photographer's understanding.  Whatever you have in the beginning to shoot, Like basic DSLR camera along with the 55mm Lens, That's really enough to start with and This helps you to understand photography. Let's understand that advice to ignore, we use to follow in the beginning. you must shoot in manual mode - It is not the perfect mode to shoot for all the photography genres. You have to decide the mode your own, which gives you a more c

Product Photography Genre

Dec 02, 2019 In this Advertising, retailing, online, eCommerce world, where BIG Brands, Big marketing strategy shaping this world altogether at a different and higher level for the customers.Where one single click can give you varieties of different products as per your requirement for every occasion & need. Behind this big game, the photographer plays a major role too. Your product photograph's catalogue, brochure, leaflet and big poster can also be placed in showroom, mall, airport, metro station to grab the attention of the new customer and visitors.  I am happy to mention that Its a new door opened for product photography genres. Now, all the manufacturer companies, suppliers, vendors, traders etc like to present or sell their product in a well professional and appealing way to attract customer online and other customers. Always remember one thing, every business required photography to sell & promote the product. We all love to see the catalogue, brochure, l


Captured with TTL flashlight in Natural Light. Nov 28, 2019 I hope, All the articles based on the flashlight would help you to improve your flash photography. Finally, I would like to mention a few important points where flashlight support or in which circumstances flashlight is required. Once you are aware of the light situation on where you wanted to use a flashlight to create magic to your photographs. One thing you must know that is, If you are capable of handling natural light then using the flashlight will be the easiest thing to shoot for all the photographers. I know some of my friend photographers who love to shoot in the natural light but scare of using a flashgun. I would like to convey a message to all those photographers, who scare of using flashguns but master of photographing in natural light. Never ever afraid of using a flashgun and Flashgun will definitely improve your photography. Try it. Let's wrap up with the important function of the flashlight.

WHY NEED A FLASHLIGHT? (Backlight Technique)

Nov 26, 2019 Once you are through with the understanding of the flashlight, I would like to mention one important technique to take your photography level at one step ahead. The technique is nothing but create a stunning light effect to your photographs. The technique name is  BACKLIGHT TECHNIQUE.  This technique always helps you to build and bolster your portfolio also establish you as a professional photographer. You need less photography equipment For creating such a beautiful backlighting effect to your photographs like Two Speedlights or Medium Strobes along with gel, grid and other things to make light soft. Now discuss, how you can create a backlighting effect to your photographs. Always remember, it is only a game of two lights, not more than of it. One is key light and secondary light. Let's understand. Placement of first Key Light  - I guess you all aware of the key light, the first and most important light to create magic in front of the model. But here,

WHY NEED A FLASHLIGHT? (Use of Modifiers)

Nov 21, 2019 Now understand the modifiers, What is this and why we use this? Do we really need the modifiers in photography?  This first job was to understand the flash, start practising with the flashguns. Now we are planning to move one step ahead and that is how we can correct and create the light with the help of MODIFIER. What is MODIFIER - Modifier is light accessories, which sit or work in between your subject and the flashlight or any other light source. The job of modifier is to reduce, correct, create the amount of light that falls on or reaches to the subject. Also, the Modifier adjusts the light exposure and quality of light to get a perfect shot. Professional Output - I suggest all the beginner photographers or those never ever heard the word of the modifier. Please start practising and see the difference. Using light modifiers can transform your images from good to wow factors and highly professional image. remember one thing flashlight is a small light s

WHY NEED A FLASHLIGHT? (Bounce Flash Vs. Direct Flash)

Nov 20, 2019 As much as you involve in learning flashlights into deep, as much as new flashlights technique introduced to you and the important things is, There is an incredible improvement in your photography. It is very important for a photographer to invent new photography tricks for him and for all photography community. Bounce and direct flashlight are the basics of using a flashlight in low light conditions. But, everything starts with basic education. It is important to know this if beginners are about to start with flash photography. Let's discuss the few flashlight photography tips. Which really works for a shoot. What is Bounce Flash - When you do not fire the flashgun directly to the subject. You fire the flashgun somewhere else, like point to the ceiling, wall etc at a specific angle to get a soft light to the subject. That's called bounce flash. Bounce flash is a good option for indoor, interiors or where are the ceiling is bright. and that can f

WHY NEED A FLASHLIGHT? (Quality/Types of Light)

Nov 18, 2019 Finally, The only things matter that is quality of light, how beautifully you managed to create the light on your subject. That time your light pattern does not matter like you are following these light pattern Split, Rembrandt, flat, loop, directional and butterfly. If you are subject's lighting is enough to convey the feel of the image, message of the image etc. That is the win, win situation for a photographer. Photographer spends their whole life to understand the light, to create a quality light by using his skills, knowledge of light, reflector, diffuser, gel, end number of light accessories to create a good quality of lights. There are four types of lights in the photography, Let discuss and try to understand the types of lights. Four Types of Light Harsh Light Soft light Diffused Light Specular Light Harsh Light -  The Hard light is when the light source is small relative to the subject . This light is very bright, even your subject may squin

Why need a flashlight? (Light Patterns)

Nov 16, 2019 Gradually when you started becoming more familiar with the light and then you must also work, explore, create for a pattern of the lights, which is more important for the portrait, model, headshot photography. On the basis of deep knowledge of the light pattern then you actually shoot portraits, headshot etc These all lighting pattern are the backbone of the portrait photography, without having a deep thorough knowledge of light pattern, it is hardly impossible to create magic in your portrait photography. It takes a lot of time and patience to capture the portrait with the required light pattern. Also, no pain no gain, Lots of famous professional photographer spend the whole day to settle light pattern before shooting the portrait. Once the light pattern is settled then they proceed to shoot if no settlement of light pattern till that your model has to wait. It is a pure matter of capturing magical light patterns along with the model. let's discuss th

Why need a flashlight? (TTL Vs Manual)

Nov 14,2016 Once you are through with the basics of using a flashlight and its understanding. The next thing that you may encounter with these two denominations of flashlights.  1.TTL Flashlight. 2.Manual Flashlight.   Some of the photographers prefer to buy the TTL flashlight and most of the photographers still happy with the manual flashlight. Nothing wrong with this but Time always demands an updated change, updated technology so TTL is the updated version of a flashlight in the world of photography. Let's try to understand the TTL and Manual flashlight. What is a major difference between both of these? TTL Flashlight -  TTL means  THROUGH THE LENS.  While using TTL flash, TTL itself works. Your camera automatically set flash power based on the light coming off of your subject, Means how much your subject needs a light, Flash pre-fires and calculate the light reading and then fire actually. This action properly exposes the image. Everything is automatic and this TT

Why need a flashlight?

Nov 13, 2019 All the photographer uses two types of lights. 1.  Natural Light , 2.  Flashlight . Every photographer has a right to choose the light source to master in it. There are no advantages or disadvantages to both the lights. It purely depends upon the expertise of controlling lights in all the expected or unexpected light conditions. I have seen lots of incredible images, shot in the natural and flash lighting both. When to use the flashlight and the natural light, both lights required a photographer's great skills and knowledge. How he can create better light to shoot incredible images and how he can capture the better images in any natural light condition. I have mentioned this earlier also that never ever fear of flashlight, I have heard lots of unreasonable reasons for not using flashlight because this creates lots of confusion and difficult to handle. I do not accept these reasons at all. Let's discuss the few important points on why to use a flash

Pro Photographer's budgetary issues

Nov 07, 2019 As you all know, Photography is one of the most expensive professions. There is no limit to investing money in this, every day there is a new item's requirement that happened. Everyday camera manufacturing company launch new products like new technology camera, new wide aperture lens, new lightroom features, new apple laptop only for the photography, we have endless photography equipment available in the market for professional photography. Here, you need to understand how many of them you actually required for your professional photography career. What happens when you are ready to shoot professional, ready to take up the new project to shoot but  you have no professional equipment to shoot the project and the required equipment are so expensive and you do not afford to buy.  this is something critical situation which may lose your project. How do you settle your career as a professional photographer in such unseen problems? But always remember one thing t

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