Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Arial Photography : Through Aircraft Window

Arial photography gives freedom to photographers for capturing a large panoramic landscape in a single frame. However, when it comes to arial photography through commercial aircraft window pane, it adds a lot of limitation to this free expression.

arial photography through window aircraft fine line between earth and sky

arial photography through window aircraft fine line between earth and sky

arial photography through window aircraft fine line between earth and sky
The most difficult situation will be to cover a horizontally large landscape. Instead what you may get in your viewfinder could be a vertically large span of area with clear sky horizon. To generate interesting shots, look for dark or huge cloud formations or significantly visible point of interests.

Also keep your camera ready when the flight is taking off or just about to land to get interesting view of the city.
arial view of jaipur pink city through aircraft window

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Using Foreground Subjects to Landscape Photography

´╗┐Unlike any typical blog posts regarding landscape photography, this post do not cover the basics of landscape photography. This post suggests a pointer which you can consider in your check list while doing landscape photography to improve the overall visual appeal of the image.

As landscape photography typically uses a wide angle at a higher aperture setting, you tend to get a flat distant image. In many of the cases, the landscape photograph that is taken is far less realistic and appealing than being witnessed through the real eyes.

How if we can improve the appeal of your landscape photography by a small little consideration while you compose your shot?

The tip is simple.´╗┐ Include a foreground subject in your landscape photograph. The reason why many landscape photographs look dull is due to the fact the images are flat. Try bringing in a foreground subject such as a tree, a big rock or a pavement. Since you would be using a higher aperture, you will have a deep DOF.

Couple of examples more...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Portraits with secondary subjects

A commonly said rule on photography is to isolate your subject; such that your subject stands out and there are no other distracting elements.

I personally feel that there are no rules on photography although few of them could be used to take better photographs (as long as you know the rule and why you are bending or breaking the rule).

Adding subjects of secondary interest could give a different dimension to portrait photography. This is slowly catching up and several advertisement photography uses this to a larger extend. Though in advertising photography, the difference being secondary subject is as prominent as the primary subject.

Depending upon the location, you can choose suitable secondary subjects. It could be a flower, a veil, a hair drier, balloons or even cityscape.

Try what you are comfortable with. You may even use a larger aperture of F/10 or F/12 for portraits with cityscape.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Creative Photography with Balloons

I am a person who loves creativity in photography. I sometimes get to think differently; thanks to frequent online photography competitions.

This is a series of photographic examples using a common subject like balloons.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A is for Ants

These photographs were taken for an online photography competition.

I thought I would throw a little more insight on working with living subjects for macro photography. This technique is not a new one and possibly a lot discussed over the internet.

Golden Tip: Freeze the action, but don't kill 'em.
The best way to slow down a living subject for macro photoshoot is to freeze them. You can captivate your subject in a small jar and put in your refrigerator to slow down the subject. Try with 1 minute inside the fridge and if the action is still higher, try for 2 mins. This is good enough to slow down your subject for the next 3 - 4 minutes, but ensures that your subject will walk away on its own once your photoshoot ends.

You can repeat the above procedure to do more number of shoots. But wait till your subject gets back its complete action before you repeat your task.

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