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DSLRs, Lenses and Accessories / Re: Travel photography help required
« Last post by Hankosaurus on November 19, 2017, 06:44:28 PM »
Hello again, Akhil.

There certainly is a wealth of knowledge available at our fingertips on the web.  Just thinking about the self-development aspect of it, I am wondering if you might find some group of photo enthusiasts with whom you can associate, meet, and go on shooting excursions.  There may be other like-minded folks not far from you.   You might find out by becoming acquainted with the fine people who frequent websites like this one or the JJMehta Photography Forum.

As far as extending your technical capabilities goes, and with special regard for travel and portraiture on a budget, Canon appears to have an affordable solution that may help you.  Specifically, Canon offers a bundling of the 50mm f1.8 and an EFS 11~18 superwide zoom.  Here's a link where you can see the product.

The fast fifty will give you the ability to shoot in low light, and can be useful for portraiture and other applications where the wide aperture can deliver nice out-of-focus backgrounds.  The 11~18 can extend your ability to get really wide angle views recorded.

There are other solutions available in Canon's premium products, but at substantially higher cost.  As you grow into the hobby, you can selectively choose highly specialized equipment to address specific challenges.  I am thinking that you might first develop some friendships with people who have traveled that path already, and see how they have made their equipment choices.

I know that traveling light, without a lot of gear may be important too, but I would be remiss if I did not say again how important a good, small tripod is to have in your kit.

Happy Day.   :)
DSLRs, Lenses and Accessories / Re: Travel photography help required
« Last post by Akhil on November 19, 2017, 08:10:24 AM »
Thank you Sir for your input.
I have seen lots of videos and read blogs which emphasizes on right equipment for photography. As this is my newly found passion, perhaps the only passion I have developed in 27 years life, I might be over thinking.

Being a professional I mean to take might be just one or two shots in my life, which I will be proud of. Since I love to travel and write stories on my blog, I want to grow my career on this genre of photography.

I am engineering professional and have little time out of my work. And there is no workshops where I live, therefore I prefer to learn from youtube,blogs of professional photographer. But now I do feel that workshops are mandatory. Or can I ask around the professional who could take me as an assistant for particular assignments? Is this a good way to learn?
DSLRs, Lenses and Accessories / Re: Travel photography help required
« Last post by Hankosaurus on November 19, 2017, 05:12:49 AM »
Hello Akhil.

I suppose that an obvious-to-most-folks answer might be some sort of top of the line lens or lenses, but I am not sure yet.

What do you mean by "the professional level?"

Do you mean being able to make images that stir the soul, move one to action, make one laugh, or make one cry?  Really great photographers can stir the soul with just about any good camera and good lens.  Naturally, they want good gear, but their talent transcends their equipment.

I was just looking at your gear online.  I'm thinking that the equipment you have is very nice and is quite capable of delivering good images, especially as one is growing into the hobby.  Of course, up-line gear might help make your images technically better to some small degree, and maybe even a little more easily gotten.  But that does not normally affect one's photography nearly so much as developing one's talent for image-making.

Have you taken any photography workshops?  One can learn a lot by studying the work of people whose images one likes.  You mentioned travel.  Do you want to keep your equipment to a minimum when traveling?  That might affect your equipment list.  Have you considered a good, small tripod?  The softness we see in images is often traceable to camera motion.

Best of luck with your decision.

Photo Galleries and Sample Images / Re: Land scape
« Last post by Raza Shaikh on November 17, 2017, 04:20:41 PM »

Great Picture of Mumbai!
DSLRs, Lenses and Accessories / Travel photography help required
« Last post by Akhil on November 17, 2017, 09:05:40 AM »
I am using Canon 77D with 18-135 mm lens. I love to travel and interested in taking photos of people and landscape. I am quite new to photography and been doing this for couple of years with my kit lens, I want to take this to the professional level. I am looking forward to suggestion for lens which will cater both my needs. Or the lens I mentioned is sufficient for it?
Analog: Film Cameras / Re: Fascination with Leica M
« Last post by Hankosaurus on November 16, 2017, 12:36:58 AM »
HERE'S a link to Thorsten von Overgaard's review of the Leica M10.  A long time professional using Leica, he is fairly direct and candid in his assessment of the M10.  This iteration of Leica M appears to be in some ways embracing new technology, while at the same time moving back towards the classic M3 in some respects.  For example, having an EVF accessory while becoming slimmer like an M3.  Strange as this may seem to most folk, to Leica M enthusiasts this is a very good thing.

Unfortunately for most, the price is beyond prohibitive if one buys a new Leitz lens, M10 body, and the EVF.  Just marvelous stuff to dream about for most of us, me included.

HERE'S a link to many of Thorsten's other videos about his photography.

Sell - WTS Cameras & Accessories / DJI Ronin-M with Thumb Controller
« Last post by Mayur P on November 14, 2017, 02:08:55 PM »

Item for Sale: DJI Ronin-M with Thumb Controller
Asking Price: 70,000/- fixed
Item Location: Mumbai
Item Description: 1 Year old, great condition comes with original box and all accessories included, used it only 4-5 times for indoor shoots.
Are you the original owner* of the item being sold?: Yes
Do you have the original Bill?: No
Objects included for listed item** : All accessory included.
Disclosure of missing or damaged parts of item offered***: None
Is the Item under warranty?: No
Are you interested in trading this item? No
Item Condition: Cosmetically : 8.8/10, optically & functionally 10/10.
Shipping Destinations: Anywhere in India at buyer's risk or if you are from Mumbai or are coming to Mumbai you can meet me to check the condition of the gimbal.
Preferred Shipping Services:  Buyer's choice but shipping will cost extra.
Accepted Payment Types: NEFT / CASH
Return Policy Applicable/Not Applicable (Terms & Conditions):  No return.

You may contact me on 7738616256 for any additional info.
Ask a Question / Re: Sell photos
« Last post by BhalajePhotography on November 13, 2017, 01:18:09 PM »
You can Post your photos On Online.there will be lots of website.
Photography News, Events & Rumours / Re: SAEVUS Video Contest 2017
« Last post by SandraDutton on November 09, 2017, 06:52:05 PM »
 In any case, since you are engaged in a wedding photo, it will be useful for you to learn about this Competition with a cash prize http://wedding-retouching.com/blog/grow-business/photography-contests-cash-prizes.html
People photography / Re: Low light portrait
« Last post by yndesai on November 09, 2017, 05:47:52 PM »
I would like to describe how i executed it, i used ipad screen lighting as the light source in a dark place.

Thanks for tip.
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