Ever wondered how some photographers manage to get the perfect reflection of their subject in water? Till I learnt some techniques I always wondered how they do that. There must be some magic or some post production involved. But its an extremely simple technique and one I will share with you today. Rememberten ground rulesbefore you decide to do night photography: Choose your location well– It’s quite handy to know beforehand where you will be placing the camera, what angle will you be shooting from since it generally tends to be a bit dark and knowing your location well can save time and get you up and running quicker. A tripod is a MUST – Always remember to carry your tripod with you for a couple of reasons. One, you have more freedom to adjust your settings thus avoiding any sort of camera shake and get much better results. Two, you can turn around and look at other settings too while the camera does its job. Carry a remote/Self-timer– Night photography has its own set of gears and a remote is very important. So for instance when you decide to leave your shutter on for 10 seconds, a simple camera shake […]
One of the toughest forms of photography I have come across is capturing wildlife. Growing up reading National Geographic magazines completely spoiled me and I always thought that getting that one perfect shot of a Lion hunting a deer would be easy. But life’s not a bed of roses. My first attempt at wildlife photography was at the London Zoo. All excited I carried my camera, a bunch of lenses, a spare battery and was ready to capture these lovely animals. The first lesson I learnt was to be patient. Capturing wildlife is like pulling teeth sometimes. You first fight your way through the crowd to be at an angle from where the subject is very clear. Then, you keep your settings ready. Remember to keep a fast shutter speed because you might be capturing a number of shots before getting the perfect one. And then, just hang in there with your camera and wait for the subject to do something interesting. I followed these exact same steps when taking all the pictures that I have attached with this post. I wanted the subject to look into my eyes, which did give me nightmares later, but the moment it looked at me I knew I had my perfect click!