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KYC #7 : How fast can your camera click

The Modern day DSLR come with some astonishing figures in terms of how fast they can click. For those of you who are unaware about your cameras capabilities, here is what you want to look […]

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Underexpose for speed? Use the ISO

ISO vs Under-Exposure – A Noisy Battle Imagine yourself in a tiger reserve at the fag end of the day with light going low rapidly. You are struggling to keep up the shutter speeds (cranked the ISO […]

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KYC#6 : Why aren’t all my focus points enabled?

Let’s assume that you have a camera which claims that it has 51 focus points.    You attach a 300 f/2.8 on it and you can select any of the 51 focus points. So far […]

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#PP1 – A Bad Monitor!

This is my first post about Post-Processing. I have been resisting on posting anything on post-processing because I feel that this is a topic that would be better suited to the video format of blogs […]

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KYC #5 : Lock it up – Mirror?

There are a lot of features in your camera that we do not use often and don’t know much about. Today we talk about ‘Mirror Lock-up’.  Did you know that your camera comes with a […]

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Are you on Aperture priority?

Most of the people I come across in the field seem to be using Aperture priority. So is that an issue? No not really, not unless you do not know why you are on Aperture Priority. A […]

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KYC #4 : What does the Histogram say

Graphs and numbers sometimes can be a little intimidating. Histogram is one graph that is anything but that. If I can understand it, I’m sure most people can. Let me try and explain what I […]

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The Monsoons and your Camera – Part 2 : Rain

Here is the 2nd part of my Camera Care in Monsoon series. If you haven’t gone through the first part, do check it Here. For this part, we concentrate on Rain. Rain is a time to pack […]

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Manual Exposure/Exposure-Lock : Flying Birds and more

So how does one go about planning to shoot birds in flight? There are times when you actually might want to turn the dial to ‘Manual Exposure’ for this one.  Getting a Bird in Flight […]

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The Monsoons and Your Camera – Part 1 : Fungus

The monsoons are here and it’s time to take start taking special care of your equipments. Its not a time to forget them and keep them under lock. Believe me its one of the best […]

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How to click Panoramic images with your DSLR

A Panorama is an extremely wide-angle view of the scene in front of you. In photography, a panoramic image is one which has a huge horizontal side compared to the vertical. Clicked vertical it could […]

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KYC #3: Why doesn’t my Camera Auto Focus & Focus Preset/Memory

Todays blog post covers two topics. One for people just starting  off with photography and the second for the more experienced ones. So let’s  start with the basics first and then look at advanced ways […]

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Bring Back the Sky in your wildlife images

Photography is all about adding your own perspective to images and today I would want to talk about the Sky and how it can bring about a different perspective. Now, we all know the beautiful […]

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KYC #2 – Why is an f/2.8 lens called faster than f/4

The 70-200 f/2.8 is said to be a faster lens that the 70-200 f/4. What does this mean? Well, the most common answer that I have heard is  – ‘it gives faster shutter speeds’  Lets take a […]

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Where is the Light Coming From?

Where is the Light Coming From? Using light well is a trademark of most successful photographers. Lets take a slightly closer look at one of the key components of light. Its direction! There are four […]

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KYC #1 : Highlight Alert

The KYC series is going to be a set of mini-blogs where I talk about some features about your cameras. I hope this helps people use the camera better. Lets start with a practically useful […]

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Waders – Part 2 : Photography

What are waders? Well, mainly birds that wade in water and for this blog post I am going to concentrate on shorebirds more than waders. Shorebirds would be those birds that are seen hugging the […]

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The Foreground Block

In wildlife photography, everyone craves for that fantastic creamy smooth background. Comments such as  Lovely Bokeh What a background Smooth BG Clean nice BG do the rounds of social media every minute. I have also […]

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Less is More

This topic can probably be divided into two parts Part 1 – Using more of the surrounding, going wide-angle Part 2 – Using a lot of empty space in the image For this blog i’ll concentrate […]

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Red Light Photography

Before you digress too much, this deals with the time of the day when the sun appears almost RED. Have you ever given it a thought why this occurs only in the late evening or early mornings?  […]

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