Praveen P Mohandas – How I Made That Shot

Praveen P Mohandas explains How I Made That Shot

Earlier we have featured an interview with the talented wild life photographer, Praveen P Mohandas. His works still amazes me to no end. His works are never an insane close up of an animal; rather they convey a sense of time and space. The image above is another example of his unique vision.

Setting

“The image was made at Kole Wetlands, Thrissur, Kerala. The image was taken just after sunset with the last glow of the sun in the sky. The birds were having their last feed of the day in a small irrigation canal from where they pump water for the fields. As the pumping progresses, the fish in the canal comes to the surface and whiskered terns and egrets come in large numbers to feed on then.”
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Reflectors – Smaller the Better

Reflector 12Inch

The commonly available reflectors are of the size 30 inches. But I wanted a 12 Inch reflector. I was quizzed by a friend of mine as to why I was trying to buy a small reflector compared to the bigger ones.

I blurted out – easy to carry around. That raised many a number of questions.

Why a small one – in particular?

Reflector 12 Inch Comparison
[Left] 12 Inch reflector folded into a case [Right] 12 Inch reflector placed on top of 30 Inch reflector

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Silence of The Bridge – How I made that shot

Silence of the Bridge - Ernakulam Bridge

Light trails always held a fascination to me. So when I bought a DSLR, the first thing I wanted to try was creating a light trail.

Ingredients

1. A bridge
2. Camera
3. Wide angle lens (I used my Tamron 18-250mm at its 18mm end)
4. Tripod
5. Courage
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Bokehlicious Smile – How I made that shot

HowIMadeThatShot

Remember the article – The sweet angle? This shot was taken keeping those learnings in mind.

Setting

The building opposite was in celebration – a lot of colored light bulbs decorated the entire building. Once the sun went down, the lights created a melange of colors.

Ingredients

1. A patient wife
2. Camera
3. External Flash unit
4. Small wall mounted mirror
5. A building decorated with color bulbs for creating the bokeh
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Solved the kitchen problem – Vegetable Cutter

In an earlier post, we discussed the various options that exist to ease the pain of chopping vegetables. From the three models from Philips we listed, we bought the model 7629. Here is a review of this model listing its capabilities.

Gulfu (Prasanth Chandran) – Keep an eye out

Gulfu - Prasanth Chandran - Interview

Prasanth (Gulfu) is a curious amalgamation of talents. He is a public relations professional moonlighting as a photographer trying his hands at various genres – macro, travel, portrait, light painting etc. His colorful creations are hard to ignore. We are super excited to be in talks with the talented photographer who hails from Aluva, Kerala.

Gulfu - Prasanth Chandran Interview Gulfu (Prasanth Chandran)
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Technique: Travel

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Solving the kitchen problem – Vegetable Cutter

Kitchen Knife and cutting board

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Every house hold starts with this setup. Although this is a cost effective unit, it doesn’t contribute much to reduce the time that it takes to chop the vegetables.

So you look on the internet for alternatives.

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Achim Katzberg – Get out and shoot

Achim Katzberg Interview by antzFxWay

Achim Katzberg, hailing from Mainz, Germany, is a curious mix of a photographer. He is specialized in street and reporting photography along with architecture photography. Its the last aspect of his work that caught my eye in the first place.

He says, “My street photography reflects my great love for people and life in general as well as my fascination for architecture and design. I love to show people in the urban environment in strong compositions.” His works stand as a testimony to his passion. We are super excited to introduce him to our readers.

Achim Katzberg Interview Achim Katzberg
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Technique: Architecture

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