I participated in Canon Photmarathon 2014 and didn’t win

It was my first time attending a time bound photography spot event. It makes you feel the pressure when big things are at stake. In this case, the prizes at offer were phenomenal.

There were two themes given during the day in two session. First one was “Tranquility”. I had two images to choose from for the submission.

canon photo marathon 2014 submission 1 theme tranquility

Second theme was “Chaos”.
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Sujan Sarkar – Keep your camera ON; always

Sujan Sarkar Interview with antzfxway

Sujan, a school teacher, is the most decorated photographer we had the privilege to feature in this blog. He is fascinated by the energy of human soul, environmental issues, daily life, landscape and social issues. He is on a constant pursuit to improve his photography with every click.

Sujan Sarkar Interview with antzfxway Sujan Sarkar
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Technique: Travel

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Sudheer Uralath – How I Made That Shot

sudheer uralath how I made that shot in antzfxway

Sudheer Uralath is an inspiration for street photographers. His camera silently invades the street to reveal the otherwise unnoticed candid moments that gets over in a split second. We reached out to this talented photog to talk about the above displayed work.
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Interaction Design – Toilet Sign – A Study

Bathroom door sign design a user view study

I came across the above picture on Science Dump which made me think – Will this really work on people?

To know the answer I put the question to the wonderful people of – Put Me In Touch – a Facebook group for asking anything and everything.
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Rohith Ravi – How I Made That Shot

rohith ravi interview by antzFxWay

Rohit Ravi‘s works are an inspiration. When I talked to him for an interview, I had forgotten to ask the details of this shot. Amends made now.

Setting

This image was shot at Cherai Beach,Cochin on new year day morning. We started the shoot early in the morning and this was one of the last shots at around 9AM.

Setup

The camera was set on manual exposure – 1/250, f/7.1 and ISO 100. Flash was set off-camera using Yongnuo 622C HSS trigger and my assistant was pointing it at the couple. I used a Camera 6D with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for this photo.

Reality Check

The first post in antzFxWay was published on May 2008. It’s been 6 years since we have been making our presence in the web.

Our own voice

Initially, it was antzfx‘s effort that ran the blog. 6 months down the line, fullfx – me, realized that I can contribute too to the blog in a meaningful way. Since then, between us, we have published 182 posts in total.

New Friends

We have met new people, made new friends, interacted with masters in their respective field during these years. It has been exciting and most rewarding to us.

Reach

antzfxway analytics

For all the effort that was put into making new content, it is disconcerting to see the response being somewhat lukewarm. The Bounce rate is alarming. So is Avg. Session Duration. So is every other metric.
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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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