Susheel Chandradhas is a Product Photographer and Filmmaker based in India. He has been taking photographs (almost) all his life. He has a diploma and a bachelors degree in Visual Communication, where his classmates all believed that he would write a book on photography... Instead, he writes on this website (because - isn't a community more fun?). His passions include photography, parkour, wide-angle lenses, blue skies, fire extinguishers, and fast computers. In addition to writing for Beyond Photo Tips, Susheel is a staff writer for Fstoppers.com, and owns and runs ColoursAlive, a photography, and video production studio. You can connect with Susheel on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.
In this Photo Project, we are going to explore how you can develop “Photo Stories”, or “Photo Essays”. Being able to tell a visual story without too many words is an important part of your capacity as a visual storyteller, and one skill that I had to take time and effort to develop. There are a number of different skills that you can develop and fine tune as you conceptualize, write, and photograph these stories, and learning how to create an engaging Photo Essay is one skill that you will take a lifetime to develop. That’s a guarantee.
As you develop your style, and your voice you will find your own ways to document, interpret and display the topic that you want to speak about, but let’s start with some simple steps that almost anyone will find useful!Read More »How To Create a Memorable Photo Essay
Have you ever noticed the way in which you seem to be able to focus on just one object of a scene (say a spoon on a table or a shop’s signboard on a street) when in fact your eyes are covering an entire scene? No? Make a mental note of the way you look at things the next time you walk down a busy street or drive down a busy road.Read More »Zoom Out in Your Mind
Among the greatest and most popular image editing software tools ever made, Adobe Photoshop has moved from being a name, to being a verb. “That’s Photoshopped” is a phrase that we’ve all heard, that refers to an image that is clearly edited with software. Such is the influence of this software tool. For professionals, it is an industry standard, and has been for decades. For amateurs, it is the holy grail of image editing power; and that’s where we will start this article, by talking about how you can learn to use Photoshop thoroughly and systematically.Read More »Learn How to Use Photoshop
Capturing the energy and memorable moments at a party via photographs can be challenging, but that can be its own reward. It’s a challenge to stay in the moment and enjoy the party while also capturing photos in a memorable and striking way that tells the story of the day. In this guide, we’ll share 20 tips that will help you to figure out how to make your photos stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro at event photography, these tips and techniques will keep you ready and equipped to deal with photographing the events of the night and come away with images that will leave a lasting impression on everyone who attended.Read More »Party Photography Tips: 20 Expert Tips for Standout Party Photos
Since the advent of digital photography, photographers have wanted more detail, and to many, this translates to ‘more megapixels’. But do more pixels being packed into sensors (that are not getting larger) mean more quality? In fact, today, there is a rush for up to 200 megapixels to be packed onto tiny cellphone cameras. So what does this really mean? Do more megapixels actually mean better-quality images? Let’s go over some facts and see whether this is the case, or not.Read More »Do You Need More Megapixels? Megapixel Myth
Three years in the Advertising business, and 16 in photography, have convinced me that ideas are really powerful and that a photograph that has a strong idea is the most powerful tool to convey a message.
A strong idea is always brought out in a simple, clear picture that has a strong subject and minimal interference from unnecessary elements. The challenge is to do this in an easily repeatable manner so that you are able to consistently produce images that are at a level that surpass the average.Read More »12 Ways To Take A Better Picture
Professional photographers need RAW files all the time. RAW files can be a game changer. These unprocessed, uncompressed image files give photographers unparalleled levels of control over the final image’s look and detail. In this article, you’ll find out about RAW files and how they’re produced by digital cameras. RAW image formats help professionals and amateurs alike produce finished image files that are incredibly detailed and versatile in terms of usage!Read More »Understanding RAW Files: A Photographer’s Guide
Photographs have an unnatural power over people.
At first glance, they are slices of time that have been frozen forever to be recollected upon command. However, the reality is quite different. The images are never quite a perfect recollection of time. They allow for interpretation. They allow for art, and they allow the photographer and artist to mold this interpretation to a great extent.Read More »It Has Got to Connect!