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4 Feb 2017


5 books every budding photographer must have

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Stunning Digital Photography is much more than a book, it comes with 12 hours online video training and free help from the author and the other readers.once you go through the content of this book you would understand why this book is #1 photography e-book with 100,000 readers. Apart from 12 hours online video training this book, this book also have hands-on practices at the end of the every chapter to experience real world experience you need, you will also have option taking online quizzes at the end of the every chapter to see what you have learned and to make sure didn’t miss anything, you can also join author online private group where you find helpful  like-minded people who also want to improve their photography and above all after buying this book you are eligible to download the ebook for free with new content and videos as new equipment and trend change in the market, so  it never get outdated.

If you are beginner photographer you can master the composition, exposure, shutter speed, ISO, Aperture, natural light, flashlight, troubleshooting blurry or dark images, pet photography, wildlife photography(mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more), long exposure photography (fireworks, star, meteors), Photographing sunrise,sunset, landscape, cityscape,flower, waterfalls, rivers and many more.

Advance photographer can also benefit from this book, you will learn, posing men and women with checklist, taking candid, casual, formal and underwater portraits, using raw images, using HDR,Macro photography, Using light modifiers,Remotely triggering multiple flashes for inexpensive studio lighting, building permanent home studio, using studio lighting on any budget,shooting your first wedding, high speed photography,location scouting, planning shoot around sun and moon,star trail(using 2 techniques),light painting, eliminating noise,focus stacking for infinite DOF, underwater photography, getting close to wildlife, using electronic shutter triggers and many more.

This book will definitely make you more knowledgeable and help you mastering skills that help you grow as a photographer I must say it’s proving much much more value than the price of the book. So if you want to buy you first photography book, go with this one.

This book is the revised edition of Bryan Peterson's most popular book demystifies the complex concepts of exposure in photography, allowing readers to capture the images they want.
Understanding Exposure has taught generations of photographers how to shoot the images they want by demystifying the complex concepts of exposure in photography. In this newly updated edition, veteran photographer Bryan Peterson explains the fundamentals of light, aperture, and shutter speed and how they interact with and influence one another. With an emphasis on finding the right exposure even in tricky situations, Understanding Exposure shows you how to get (or lose) sharpness and contrast in images, freeze action, and take the best meter readings, while also exploring filters, flash, and light. With all new images, as well as an expanded section on flash, tips for using colored gels, and advice on shooting star trails, this revised edition will clarify exposure for photographers of all levels.
There is also a kindle version of this book allow you to read it anywhere, anytime in any device.

With this video book, you'll learn how to instantly find any picture in your library, fix common photography problems, clean up your images, add pop to boring pictures, retouch portraits, make gorgeous prints, create photo books, and even edit your home videos.
Tony goes beyond teaching you how to use Lightroom. Tony shows you why and when to use each feature to create stunning, natural photos. When Lightroom is not the best tool, Tony suggests better alternatives.

Combining the benefits of video training and book learning, this video book gives you over 14 hours of video and dozens of free presets and raw images to practice with. If you learn better with video, watch the video training and refer to the book for quick reference. If you prefer reading, the book is concise and practical, and each chapter links to relevant videos when you want to understand a topic more deeply or see it used in the real world.

Tony covers every aspect of Lightroom in-depth but structures his teaching so that both beginner and advanced photographers can learn as efficiently as possible. If you just want a quick start, you can watch the first video or read the first chapter and you'll be organizing and editing your pictures in less than an hour. If you want to know more about a specific feature, switch to that video or jump to that chapter in the ebook. If you want to know everything about Lightroom, watch the videos and read the book from start to finish.

What’s your definition of a photo studio? Is it a room with a white seamless backdrop or a cyc wall? Maybe it’s simply anywhere you’re in control of the lighting. In a perfect world, where every day is a breezy 72 degrees with partial cloud coverage, we would all have a 5,000-square-foot studio–and the entire catalog of B&H™ in our equipment lockups.
But the reality is that you may have an outdated DSLR with two decent lenses (which took you several years to save up for), and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, your garage, or the empty conference room at your office. That’s where Studio Anywhere comes in. With photographer Nick Fancher as your guide, you’ll learn how to get portfolio-ready photos while working in some of the most problematic scenarios imaginable. Whether shooting a corporate portrait, a test shoot with a model, or a promo shoot with a band, you’ll discover that most of the time, there’s no need for an expensive studio–you just have to get creative.
Studio Anywhere is a resource for photographers to learn through behind-the-scenes photos and lighting diagrams from a range of photo shoots–but it doesn’t stop there. Because directing a photoshoot involves more than simply knowing how to wield a camera or process a raw file, Nick also lets you in on the aesthetic decisions he makes in his signature photos, inspiring you to develop your own vision. And, finally, he describes his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow so you can learn how to deftly navigate post-processing.
Shows how to create images with minimal equipment that is within reach of anyone’s budget
Takes you through the entire shoot, from concept to lighting to exposure to post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop
Teaches how to build a portfolio without a dedicated studio space

This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author and professional photographer Robert Correll walks you through how a camera works, what lenses to use, how to set exposure, and how to capture the shots that define a portfolio.

Fully updated to cover the latest generation of cameras and boasting more than 700 pages, this must-have resource explores the latest in tools and offers additional content, including video and interactive tools so that you can enhance your photography knowledge.

Covers the basics of DSLR mechanics and explains how settings affect the final photo
Reviews lenses and walks you through choosing and applying the right lens for your situation
Discusses how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO combine to determine how your photo will look
Demystifies how to light a photo, from using natural light to flash to artificial lighting
Helps you shooting high-quality video and film
Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is packed with everything you need to get your idea photo, from portraits to action shots to night photos and so much more.

These best 5 five help you mastering digital photography, from learning photography complex techniques to set up your own studio in any r. So have these in your book self and start practicing everything you learn from these books. If you want to set your goal to set up your photography business in just 7 days download this free ebook from the This ebook guide you step by step and help your photography business to be set up in 7 days, not only this but it also covers the marketing tips and trick to get results which help you making your first dollar while you are learning the skills. So take action and grow.

3 Feb 2017


Do we need expensive lenses and camera for good photographs

Is it true that you need expensive lenses and high-end camera to take good photographs? Hmm.
I am sharing some photograph below, these photographs were taken 4 years back when started photography with my first entry level camera Nikon D5100 and 18–55mm lens.
Wheat grain

Thunder and Lightning

Thunder, lightning and cloud

lightning strikes tall water tank


Ans-1- Yes, if you are doing some high-end commercial project then you definitely need one to deliver the desired quality.
Ans-2: No, if you are planning on taking just good quality photographs on your vacation, go with any canon or Nikon entry level DSLR. But not point and shoot.
You need to understand that why any expensive lens or camera are so expensive? It’s expensive because it enables you to work on details and when you are working professionally on some project, detail is the first priority. Every lens is made for some specific task to perform, that’s why we photographers keep 2 or 3 lenses handy always while doing any project. but in case you just need to capture your vacation where you’d take some portraits of your girlfriend (I assumed you are going with your girlfriend), some beautiful landscape or sometime if you feel very creative, you’d want to take some nightscapes and long exposure photographs. Believe me, for all of these you don’t need any high-end camera or expensive lens, any entry level camera with kit lens would also work for you.
Why buying the expensive camera and gears shouldn't bother you? I have discussed this in detail in my e-book that can be downloaded from my website, 

4 Oct 2013


How to do storm photography in low budget

lightning strikes tall water tankYes, its long time ago I've posted some article, I have been almost disappeared from my own blog, but I never share something until I have really to share. This time I have something very bright to talk about. I never tried this ever and it was my very first-hand experience. I got really thrilled and scared, until finish my work. I am talking about photograph lightning after or during heavy rain. I am sharing these snaps which I managed to achieve. As I said, this was my first experience with lightning and these 3 photographs are only I can show you. You know lightning happen for fraction of second and when you have a camera with a kit lens and a tripod only, it's very difficult to release the shutter exactly when lightning happen. You need a perfect timing and patience and that is the real challenge.But don't forget to have a rain cover for your camera, it's very important when you are photographing in rain. I used Polaroid SLR Rain Cover Protector For Digital SLR Cameras, you can find more cheap and best covers on Amazon.I also used shutter release remote to keep camera extra steady. Here is some shutter release remote you can use for Nikon DSLR. Photive ML-L3 Wireless Shutter Release Remote For Nikon D5300, D3200, D5100, D5000, D7000, D600, D610, D80, D90, p7000, P7100, Nikon J1, V1, Nikon 1 AW1 Digital SLRS(Replaces Nikon ML-L3).Well for this time enjoy this photograph and if you have some question or want to say something about this picture, please feel free to leave a comment or an email in my inbox.

Some more Pictures: Updated
Storm photography

Storm photography

7 Jun 2013


How to edit an under exposed picture in LIGHTROOM

Train passing through Jungle

You have the Second opportunity
Whenever I share my photographs with someone, often I get this reaction "O my god! it's looking beautiful, is this edited? and I just smile. Obviously, every photograph needs little or more color correction and finishing touch, that doesn't mean this is not originally beautiful photograph and my editing make it beautiful. But this time I won't just smile, I admit,   the above photograph, I am sharing this article is edited. How? that is the real experience should be talking about. And also I realise the second opportunity.
Whenever we talk about photography, we discuss right exposure, ISO, shutter speed, Aperture etc, etc… and forget about the second most important part which I called the second opportunity in photography, we just try hard to take picture in right exposure settings often succeed but what if you miss the chance and what if you took a very good photograph in bad or wrong exposure, no problem, we have another chance to correct it on your editing table in post production process.
Yes, you are right, editing and that is the second opportunity in photography I am talking about.

Sounds so Simple?
Every thing seems to be very simple, yes I know any photograph needs a finishing touch but here I am talking about the photograph with a bad exposure and making it extraordinary image, on our editing table with some tricks.

You’d think why I should bother about editing rather I’ll make sure, my camera exposure setting is right. Yes you are right, I also thought like you, until I clicked this image and edit it on my computer. Just think, we take loads of photographs and at the end of the day we have thousand of photographs looking nice on our camera screen, but when we go to the editing table, we delete 100s photographs after every photo shoot, because they are not reaching our expectation. In photography it is said that we have to be as lucky as skilled.
So luckily you have some good photographs but exposure is extremely bad, almost black as you can see in the given image, what you’d do? Yes this is very frustrating. But here is your second opportunity. I think we should not delete the photos blindly, may be there is some photographs which can be edited and who knows it could be your photo of the day. So picking that photo, from your all thousand photographs, is obviously not simple.

Playing with editing tools:
slider setting lightroomWhen I was on assignment to cover Indian festival ‘Holi’ I just clicked this image accidentally while traveling, without bother about exposure and almost forgot about this image and after finished my assignment, I started post production process, this was looking horrible when saw this photo on my computer screen  and the first word came into my mind was ‘waste’, but at the same time I liked the composition very much, the way train moving in the image and I noticed there was no disturbing element like electric wires and poles present there, I felt like this was the man made marvel in between the beautiful god made nature. But the lighting was as poor as you can see in the original image. Normally I delete the bad images immediately but that day I decided to repair this image and started paying with tools. After some experiment and adjustment, got this result you can see in second edited photo.
So when I completed my work it was a great feeling to see this image in large view on my computer.

How I edited this image:
When I was editing this image, one thing that I was clear about was, I don’t have to aggravate with the originality of the image. I was just trying to enhance the image, not only this time but I always do the same.
Which software is used? I love both, the Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom equally. For this image, I used  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop as well.

hue, saturation lightroomFirst I tried to fill light with the fill light tool and increased it until it looks clear. You can see in the image it is about 85, I also increase little bit exposure up to +0.80. I used some negative tint to enhance sky color.

Then I adjust the Hue, luminance and saturation (HLS) until it looks good as you can see the given reference image. These are the basic tools I played with and give this ordinary damaged photograph a Wao factor.
If you think any another photo editing software like Photoshop can more enhance your photograph, don't hesitate to use it.

Quick Note:
  • Be careful while you are sorting your best photographs, because still we have second opportunity on your editing table.
  • Play with the editing tool whenever you get time, experiment with your bad photographs before deleting.
  • Try not to manipulate image, enhance the photographs but not at the cost of originality. (All depends on the situation and type of photograph).

19 May 2013


What is Bokeh-Beginners

bokeh f/5.6
What is Bokeh?
Bokeh is a Japanese word 'boke' which means Blur. In photography when we shoot with any fast lens and create an effect of soft out of focus background in back of your subject which also looks pleasing and aesthetically beautiful.

Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

How to Create Bokeh?

Creating bokeh is as simple as dressing your hair, all you need to know the style you want to create. Any fast lens is okay to create bokeh. The faster the lens the better the result. You can use a lens with an aperture at least f/5.6, but talking an ideal, it's good to use 50mm, f/2.8 or faster like f/1.8, f/1.4. if you are rich enough to buy multiple fast lenses its good, but if you don't own faster lens, there's no need to worry. In fact, even your kit lens is capable enough to create beautiful aesthetic quality bokeh. While taking bokeh photograph try to increase the distance between your subject and the background and decrease the distance between your camera and the subject as much possible as your camera minimum focus distance allowed you. The more the distance between the subject and background the more out of focus it will be and you ll get better results. A simple portrait with a high depth of field is also a good example of a Bokeh. You can use this technique in various style photography.

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