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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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Whats better? Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority?

What is it that you end up using more? Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority? When one starts photography, the answer is very simple.  If I want to freeze or depict motion, I will use Shutter […]

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A Wildlife Photographers Graph

So this one is not about any technical details or fieldcraft about photography. It is more of how I see photographers today. A typical graph of the growth of a photographer in their own eyes […]

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Don’t Cross the Circle too soon!

Now what the hell does that mean? Imagine the following scenario :  You meet someone for the first time and that person comes and stands barely a foot away from you and starts talking. I […]

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Heat Waves!!

There are a lot of parameters that photographers need to keep in mind while out on the field clicking. Here is one of the lesser known ones. On my last tour to LRK (Kutch – […]

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The Lying Histogram ?

The Histogram comes in a variety of flavors. The one that is most famous and mostly used is the luminosity histogram. Take a look at the following image and the Luminosity histogram that accompanies it. […]

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Low-key Images

An image of the moon in the dead of the night is generally qualified as a Low-Key Image. Just like a High-Key image which has a completely white background, a low-key image is one that […]

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Subjects Too Fast – Can’t Focus?

Birds are creatures of habit, a lot of them like to repeat perches. What this means is that if you find a bird busy in an activity like a bee-eater trying to hunt or a […]

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Seeing before you See

Seeing Before you actually see….the key to strong images!! Let me start this one with a simple question. Can you list down the steps that you go through while planning a trip? Here are the […]

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Shutter Sink

Read the “Second Curtain” blog before this one to make sure you understand the basics of the camera shutter mechanism. The Shutter Sync speed is the minimum shutter speed that allows for the flash to […]

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Release or Focus Priority

The Modern cameras from both Nikon and Canon come up with very advanced AF controls. One of those controls is the Release/Focus Priority control. Both Nikon and Canon have it enabled for AF-C/AI-Servo. This menu […]

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