Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Self-Portrait....post no.218.

THERE IS LOW-KEY LIGHTING, NORMAL (AS U SEE IN PHOTOS) AND HIGH-KEY LIGHTING....Here I used low-key lightin in this profile portrait....The light was on spot-light from side-back, so I cud get the outlines of my face structure.....
-----Whether u use a compact or DSLR, YOU MUST KNOW EACH MODE.....here the light was coming from back and affecting the lens of the camera, I covered with a black sheet held by my left hand.Thus, u will know that u are not wasting much of ur time and losing control on lighting.
-----Look at the expressions, as you are ur own master here....However, there is no restriction....u can use as many emotions as u can and finalize the best ones.....Some  homework can be done on your computer or mobile with online photoshop facilities to make it a choice of ur portrait......Keep some space in front as u can set ur eyes with some space in the frame, not juxtapositioning the face with frame......YOU can take help of friends or ur spouse, in case u cannot handle in a single mood....this will help a lot to get the result what u want without any tension.
-----Reg. backgrounds......in low-key pix the background tend to be darker while as opposite in high-key pix, the bg is shown to be white with subject in the same tone................just try.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Self-portraiting....post no.217.

EXPRESSIONS, EMOTIONS, BODY LANGUAGE, SENSUALITY (BETTER FOR FEMALES OR YOUNG GUYS), MOODS AND MOMENTS, BESIDES IMPORTANTLY IN ORIGINAL TONES OR IN HIGH KEY OR LOW KEY TONES...... like the above portrait taken in low key mood, using spot light and at left of the face a little bit filling by the side wall....It can be self-satisfying or can be used in magazines or exhibitions, as it fulfil the norms of an artistic presentation.....this type of portrait is best taken indoors, since the light is in ur control.....Outdoors also in winter, the sun is soft and u can use the light to good effect.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Balloonwala on the street,caught in action (post no.216)

....................................................click to enlarge.(Balloonwallah on street)
..........THE TITLE I put here ''balloonwallah on street''....now as u are learning photography. Here I used zoom lens to strengthen contrast between dark (on his face) and the balloons.....I think, what I got is well executed.....see the trumpeteer and the balloons.Next is position of the person. He is at balance with the object he is carrying, that is the reason, I put him at the one side and  balancing with the more attractive balloons. Thus I get a complete picture.
          
         Generally I use Aperture priority setting on my camera, that is helpful to me to read the subject and accordingly set the shutter speed....Sometimes because of low light, the shutter speed gets show, inviting shake of the picture, then I increase the aperture to let the correct light in, exposing the photo perfectly. Here meter reading is important that is built in your camera. In the beginning, u may run slow but as u are conversant with the settings, u will run, paying more attention to the photograph............................
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

sunset, to its extremes--I mean size.of sun..post no.

..IT IS CALLED SKYSCAPE FRAMING USING NATURE-MADE features-
I put it in the frame and it gives unique view......naturally also we keep the sun below near the skyline.....sun at so low, still the frame is looking well balanced. The balance is the middle open space and a single crow coming a long way.....I did not want clash between the crow and the sun........so kept the crow lowest possible tone, when a viewer critically looks the picture in an exhibition or a magazine.....closure in magazine....with distance in an art show rendering a beautifully compositional look.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

A portrait in low key.(post no.213)

A good face, having light from back in a verandah.....I wanted to catch highlights of his glass, nose, right temple and today's trend of having beard by the young boys.......Besides being all, I felt his face with a piece of smile worth photographing....the bg though slightly distracting is support to the photograph....as though it is a park scene, yes as it is. just look long distance background......his shirt does not attract from his face that is a plus point.///////////////////Regarding posture 3/4th as usual in making a picture....the pic is in low-key tone, the highlights make good contours.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Not writing a book, but bringing ur photography easy.(post no.212

Do I seem to be so shy........My friend is watching me...My grandfather, took this photograph....................yea friend, this is just kids photography........just I will be right back. good night.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL---JUST ENJOY.(post no211

Vising Charnival is a joy and relief from the rush and noises of long car Qs, the dust, foul smell outside......This We felt when we entered the big ground full of children riding horses, camels, and various items with baloons to swings, riding on plastic horses....I felt I came to a wonderland
where there are lot of eatables in different stalls......just mouthwatering.....the teacher were bust in looking afters the arrangements going on smoothly.
What Madam, the items are finished....the people had to obey their tinytots. for Idli, dosa,samosas,chats etc. Patents,as I observed were carefree too to fulfil the demands of children.
There were elders too, came on the wishes of their grand children, and do u imagine the happiness of the good old person. I think cannot be expressed in words.......good luck...more to come

Monday, April 3, 2017

PORTRAITING....most tender and powerful subject.(post no.210) (post no..

Human portrait is the easiest subjects.....they are all around u.....exploit every opportunity to grab some impressional shots to record/albums to show friends and getting published in newspapers/magazines......

2. WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT IN PORTRAITS, JUST CHECK,  i.e. EXPRESSIONS, EMOTIONS, Body language, moods, sensuality, and moments......They are best taken indoors and outdoors....Every photographer has his own choice....u may be different from me.

3. THE FIRST THING TO REMEMBER WHILE TAKING portraits outdoor is to use  the background to the best advantage......The important thing to remember that the subject does not remain as a secondary unit......Keeping the subject at right position will pay dividends.....A large aperture will control the depth-of-field and help throw the background out of focus. A small aperture will produce a greater d-o-f. than a large one and therefore have background details which would distract the audience.

4. I GENERALLY  keep my aperture fixed at f5,6, a good middle aperture keeping u satisfied in all conditions except the dark ones. However, it still needs to be used judiciously as per the subject, controlling depth of field.................You see in the above available light photograph at f5.6 controlling the d-o-f, between me and the guy with good night light is at its best......lacking right sid lighting would have killed the portraiture effect. His attention is at right angle with sober mood and side powerful lighting segregating his face from bg.....The background was out of focus, which I deliberately zoomed lightly to put more further attention on him. He was unaware when I took the pic. His red T-shirt is another attention holding object and move the eyes fully on him....The picture was taken at night supported by available light, general and spots....This is almost near to street photography.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SALMAN TO LAUNCH ''SMART PHONES'' against Xiaomi, Vivo(post no.830)

Bollywood star Salman Khan is delving into a new venture and this time it's asmartphone business. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dabangg starrer who also owns the Being Human clothing brand has reportedly registered 'Being Smart' trademark for his smartphone venture.
It's still unclear if he'll take a direct majority shareholding or involve his family for ownership.
He has been in talks with several investors for his venture and is building an operational management team that may be headed by an executive with leadership experience in Samsung and Micromax, reported the Economic Times.
Khan has even selected a Chinese plant for the initial models which may run on Android operating system. The report suggests that the phones will fall below the price tag of Rs 20,000.
Once kick started, Being Smart will compete with Chinese companies like Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, according to reports.
The proceeds from the venture, like Being Human clothing line, will be directed to charity and social work carried out by the star's Being Human Foundation.
The smartphones will be sold online before it enters retail chains, or even Being Human stores.
Salman Khan had previously indicated his idea to enter the smartphonebusiness two years ago.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Close-ups and journalistic PHOTOGRAPHS(post no.208)st no.

A photo to look at.....I have cropped it to give a macro or closeup look----a general practice amongst the photographers....In this we get the essential elements out of a boring photographs.....Yes observing critically is important.....Subjects are many but to sort out and present it in a decent way makes it worth a photograph to be displayed in exhibitions......Please remember, many of the photographers shoot good pictures and are satisfied  by uploading in forums and thus carry on with the best of photographs going as waste.

My intention to explain in short to take part in exhibitions, send photographs to editors of magazines, who are always at look out for good publishable photographs,which are of public interest. Thus you can earn money too. Many amateurs and semi-professional photographers are working out at this hour for coming days/week's/or Sunday photographs to send for publications in coming issues of journals...............Just try, instead of sitting idle, thinking of money value ur photographs may earn to promoto u to go for more better photographs and to be a renowned photographer or a journalist.

-------I have a friend of since 40 years, who is at Jhansi covering the elections.....means he has good earning, when he returns with outstanding photographs for local and other journals, he will be getting good amount for his labour..................................good luck and see u next............

Sunday, January 15, 2017

APERTURE IN CAMERAS AND LENSES.(post no.207)

APERTURES IN UR HAND.....While dealing with ur camera and making it ready to shoot pictures....the knowlwdge of Apertures is essential.....what the camera is producing thru which means.......Above are the APERTURES (holes) in the camera, which are operated in combination with Shutter Speed and made of steel blades....

Top is the largest aperture the modern cameras have or old lenses had. i.e.f1.2, next the light passing capacity is reduced and the light will pass thru aperture f1.4, half of the above aperture...so the number is increasing and the aperture is reducing......as:
                                                                           f2.8
                                                                           f3.5
                                                                           f5.6
                                                                           f8
                                                                           f11 and more.....as
                                                                           f16
                                                                           f32
                                                                           f64.......THEY DEPENDING OF THEIR USE on Shutter Speed and the ISO speed on camera as per the lighting available..............next Shutter speed.......continue.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Some basics again to refresh ur memory.(post no.206)o.

Today's attraction are Digital cameras, having a memory card capable of thousands of photographs in just rupees two hundred.....THE first card of least capacity of 500MB, in the initial stages of d-photography, I had to pay Rs.1600/-.. Now photographers keep with them 4GB to 64GB with least prices.

1. When u get a camera of ur choice, there are three key points u need to know and understand to come to try with the art of photography.
1.1...APERTURE:.......It is the opening in the lens that allows light to fall on the sensor, built into the camera receiving images thru aperture. If u move further u will come to understand that the larger the aperture (in simple terms - a hole) the more the light that falls on the sensor. and vice-versa.....Sensor has taken place of films. In the initial stages in 80s,90s, scientists thought of amalgating the film and sensor, both in a camera, but failed, then moved to sensor during the change of revolution in technology.
                                   A lens aperture is represented by f/numbers. As mentioned above in vice-versa, the larger the f no. the smaller the lens opening and the larger the opening, the smaller will be f no. e.g. f1,2, f1,4, f3,5, f5.6 etc....the light will reach the sensor as the lens aperture opens or closes...........................................continue......comments if any.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Ethics in photography....(post no.205)

The bird is sad, so I. Recently…..an outstanding picture is removed in a forum, where I sometimes visit and was impressed by the effort of the photographer……The photo is appreciated, but somehow, the author has removed it, in which a mother bird was feeding its child……..It was removed from the site, in the name of ethics. Ethics shd be thought before or after displaying the art form. regretting decisions not after the act has been performed. The ‘ethics’ was that the photographer went too close to the bird, forgetting that once clicked, printed forever and that too for common people to understand wildlife.
fIRST if I cud understand the meaning of ethics, after the act was done and the act is within the norms of viewing by common man. I wondered, the knowledgeable persons got it removed, which showed a normal way of life of the birdies, my love. The lapsed time iust never returned, but the thing u aquired is or shd be within the reach of normal people, when it is public platform and once shown with super comments……when photographer gets the super comments, where do I fall wrong……….The world is taken in its stride, and I am happy that I cud express my feeings…….(I am sorry I cud not copy the pic.)……..The above picture is of my loveable normal household bird,  is  who who is clamouring that saying her heart.
Here I wud be pleased to put Ethics good example is while photographing the celebrities/stars outdoors by the photojournalisrs for their lovelihood and the example belongs to a foreign country, where the celebs challenged and threatened journalists for police action, compensation,shooting them……The Hon’ble Court cud’t refuse for not shooting the complainants, but, did demarcate a line that such celebe cud be shot on public places keeting distance of 10ft. and in some serious cases, 3ft, and  the celebs/royals/stars cud not deny the liberty of press.
The first duty of photojournalist attached to newspapers, magazine, if encounters an accident, within seconds, he takes the shot of site and immediately run for rescue….later finishing his job a bit slowly and gettig the pictures to his journals.as fast as he cud for first publication……kudos friends, keep awakening.