Mac Vs. PC, Coke Vs. Pepsi, Nikon Vs. Canon In many ways, this photographic debate is very much like the Mac Vs. PC debate. In… Read More »The Camera Platform Debate: Canon Vs Nikon
A friend writes to me:
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I’m no photographer, and therefore I’ve never understood what makes a photograph amazing? Nationalist sentiments aside, what’s in the photo – “Heroes of Iwo Jima” that makes it so awesome and memorable? Also, the National Geographic Magazine picture – “Afghan Girl“, what’s so special about that?
Often people mistakenly believe that they need to go to a strange new land to discover new things to photograph. I discovered otherwise just yesterday.
Yesterday, I deliberately got lost in my city, Chennai. I went into a section of Chennai that I’d not been to before, and I discovered a whole new part of the city that I never knew existed. It was a simple step; wander through a section of town that you’ve not been through before, look around you at the people, buildings, shops. For me, it was like I’d gone back through time, to when the city was simpler, less modern, more rural. You may not discover new vistas around each bend, but give it a shot. If you’re truly looking for a photograph, you’ll find one.Read More »Lose Yourself, Find Things to Photograph
Well, now that you’ve read the headline, the rest of this article is not necessary. I’ve said it all in the title. Stop procrastinating, and take some photographs. Right now! Ciao!Read More »Stop Reading This… And Take Some Photographs
Do let us know what keeps you addicted… Or, are you NOT addicted as yet?
Keep things simple, yet beautiful. Remember this.
You’ve watched Casino Royale, or Babylon A.D.? Yes? Then you’ve seen traceurs in action. Photo: amfdesigner They’re the people who run around cities, jumping over… Read More »Lessons In Creativity That You Can Learn From Parkour
Every single person can benefit from being more perceptive/observant in their daily lives; not just photographers. From a quick assessment, it would seem as though photographers have the most to gain from being observant, but the truth is that every profession relies on people who have an eye for detail – the people who seem to be in tune with everything around them.
Is it that these people care more? Or are they just paying more attention? I say a little of both, but if you care, you probably also want to learn how you can be more attentive, and observant in your daily life. Here are a few ways in which you can build habits into your daily life so that observation becomes an innate skill.Read More »How To Be More Observant (7 Habits)
Photography is as much the art of observing and appreciating things as it is the art of capturing them on film. No matter which branch of photography you prefer, you will find that the best photographs are a result of a photographer seeing things that most people miss out on.Read More »The Fine Art of Observation