Browsing all posts in June, 2009.

100 Steps to IYP – Lesson 13 – Weddings

I was at a friend’s place the other day, going through his sister’s wedding album, and I realised that weddings happen to be a very common theme on which people often seek photography tips. After all, your wedding (or weddings ) is one thing you will always want to remember, and will treasure for the […]

10 Tips to making your first Photo Book

If you want to preserve your photos, you should do something special. Like making your own photo book. A photo book is a great way to present your portfolio, your latest holiday, your wedding, your baby or your hobby. You can make it with a specially design photo book software, online, or in some cases […]

Memories… The first step in my photographic journey…

Hello beautiful people! I have a question for you. Do you remember the first picture you took? The first vacation you went on with your own camera? The first photo trip with fellow shutterbugs? Tell tell.. I was rummaging through my old desk drawer and I came across a photo album. Inside that photo album, […]

“Perspectives” – iPhone Photo 101

I invested in my first iPhone last October. Ever since then I have been taking photos with it everywhere I go. Sometimes I take them while on assignment for another job, but often times I take them when I don’t have another camera handy to make a quick photo with. It has served me well […]

When nobody is looking.

It has finally happened.  People are so used to me with a camera in front of my face they don’t look at me.  They are now forced to operate as usual – the forced smiles, the phony looks, the staged placement are gone.  And now I’m getting the shots that make my heart strings pull […]

Happy Animals! Smile for the camera!

Hey everyone.. I am in such a good mood right now! I just watched this beautiful video that a friend sent me a link to, and it so totally doubled my love for animals. You have to watch it to know what I’m talking about – love for animals . I mean, you can FEEL […]

100 Steps to IYP – Lesson 12 – Care for your Gear…

Well, this is one lesson I learnt the hard way. I had bought my S5 just before I left for a vacation to Goa. The place has some stunning beaches, and obviously I was at one beach or another most of the time. I was relatively new to photography then, and hadn’t even purchased a […]

Server Upgrade

Hi Everyone Just wanted to let people know that we are doing a server switch this weekend. Hopefully nobody will actually notice The server upgrade should make the site load a lot faster and allow us to post images that have been submitted to our site by readers (sorry for not posting these before). Thanks! Tweet

Focus

I’ve been working on Focus.  Focus in all aspects of my life really.  Finding your focus and blurring all the other business is my personal photo task of the month.  Let’s check out a couple shots that I like where I’ve gone.  I’m using my D700 with a fixed 50mm lens in Aperture priority mode […]

100 Steps to IYP – Lesson 11 – Breaking the rules..

Inspired by Matt Needham’s comment wherein he said, “Photojournalism has rules. Art does not”, this post is all about breaking the rules in photography. When I say breaking the rules, I’m referring to what are more of guidelines rather than rules – I’m referring to the basic guidelines of composition that include the rule of […]