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Abstract, Strobist, fine-art etc / Re: Pressure of living
« Last post by Raza Shaikh on Today at 12:11:38 PM »
Really liked your perspective.
Nature photography / Re: Birding @ shyamkhola
« Last post by Roshni on Today at 11:53:44 AM »
Very well focused  :)
PhotoCritique / Re: A silent prayer
« Last post by Hankosaurus on January 15, 2018, 11:56:03 PM »
Very nice image, Prabir.

Your new setup is doing a good job for you in the low light.  I'm impressed with the depth of field achieved between the children.  What ISO was used for this?

The watermark is perfectly applied, btw.

I wonder if the little girl knows who Marilyn Monroe was.

Mobiles, Tablets, Computers, Monitors etc / Re: Ways for Mobile Photography
« Last post by Hankosaurus on January 15, 2018, 12:35:58 AM »
Hi Roshni.

It's remarkable what images people are getting with modern smartphones, isn't it?  With cellphones, as with conventional cameras, experimentation and practice are pretty good teachers.  Practice with the phone's camera a lot and pay attention to whatever happens.  You will probably notice things which will guide you in future imagemaking. 

To get the idea, consider these examples:

You may notice that small cameras, such as those in cellphones, tend to have a pretty deep "depth of field."   For a lot of shots this "deep field of apparent sharpness" may be the cat's  meow, making everything seem sharp.  But for other pictures, it might just add confusion, with things sharp in the background which were not the main subject of interest when you first visualized the shot.  So then, you might learn to look for simpler backgrounds when the most important subject is in the foreground.

Your cellphone may not be able to deal with harsh or unusual lighting.  It may want to set the camera to an "average exposure" when the image you had in mind is mainly dark or mainly light.  So, you may find yourself selecting "more average" scenes with that limitation in mind.  Depending upon just how smart your smartphone is, there may be ways to deal with exposure compensation, or even background manipulation.  Just see what your phone's documentation has to say about it.

Consider framing and composition.  The same "rules of thumb" as for normal still cameras apply.  Your smartphone, like many of the simplest snapshot cameras, may not let you change the angle of view (zoom) setting.  So, you may want to get closer, or step back some to get a better view and composition to optimize your image.

Most importantly, the general principles for arriving at images which are photographically or artistically "good" are probably largely the same as with conventional cameras.  It helps if one can learn how to "see," photographically speaking.  One can benefit from studying basic concepts of art and design, and from studying the works of photographers whose works one finds interesting or inspiring.

A photography basics workshop could be a great benefit, even if you are shooting with a cellphone.

There is a wealth of information on the web too.  Check out THIS article on the subject, for example.

Getting involved with other people who are traveling the same path can help.  It can be fun to learn and share with others as we progress.  Just get out there and shoot, experiment... and most importantly, have fun.

Best of luck with your journey in the hobby.

DSLRs, Lenses and Accessories / Where to buy C Stands in India?
« Last post by srekar on January 14, 2018, 09:32:17 AM »
Hello fellow photogs.

Can some one point me to right shop/source to buy a C Stand in Hyderabad/Chennai area?

People photography / Re: Low light portrait
« Last post by Roshni on January 13, 2018, 11:47:23 AM »
Conceptually I would say nice shot. Where each and everything is well maintained. Background lights need to be improved.
Mobiles, Tablets, Computers, Monitors etc / Ways for Mobile Photography
« Last post by Roshni on January 12, 2018, 10:35:45 AM »
Which are some of the best ways or let's say things to consider while capturing better shots from a smartphone?
Sell - WTS Cameras & Accessories / Nikon 80-400 VR ii
« Last post by Sairam Thiagarajan on January 12, 2018, 07:53:18 AM »
Asking Price: Rs. 1,40,000 (open to Reasonable Negotiations) 
Item Location: Pune / Chennai
Item Description: Mint
Are you the original owner* of the item being sold? No
Do you have the original Bill? No
Objects included for listed item** : Original Pouch and Cap
Disclosure of missing or damaged parts of item offered***: NA
Is the Item under warranty? - NA
Trading: Some fast Nikon lens
Item Condition: Mint/Like new
Accepted Payment Types: Cash/NEFT
Reason for Selling: Long story - Not a distress sale (Probably a rash decision of purchasing this in the first place)
Return Policy Applicable/Not Applicable (Terms & Conditions): Lens is very good condition. Shipping extra through the preferred SP of the buyer (would  prefer selling it in person @ Chennai / Pune / Mumbai)

Note - Kindly PM me for any specific queries.
Landscapes, Seascapes, Travel etc / Re: Colors of evening
« Last post by Prabir on January 11, 2018, 04:23:27 PM »
Thank you very much, Raza.
Landscapes, Seascapes, Travel etc / Re: Colors of evening
« Last post by Raza Shaikh on January 11, 2018, 11:08:30 AM »
Great angles and colors.
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