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.

Afterthought – Things I should have taken care while purchasing my DSLR

After two years since owning my first DSLR, I am slowly realizing the mistakes (the simple ones) that I made while making my purchase.

I hope the following notes will help you keep away from making the same mistakes.

Sandisk Extreme Class 10 4GB SDHC 30MBps card

Memory cards

When I was making my purchase of a DSLR, I was least worried about memory cards. I just went with whatever card the seller gave me. My only consideration at that point in time was the storage capacity of the card.

I regret that now. Because I completely overlooked the speed aspect.

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Nikon D90 – I didn’t know I could do that!

Recently I was having a conversation about D90 with a friend of mine who also owns one. It came as a surprise to me when I learned that he was missing out on some of the biggest features D90 offered. Here is a compilation of the things that we discussed.

DOF preview

nikon d90 dof buttonThe very first thing this body has in store for you is DOF Preview button on the front side of the body towards the right side of the lens.

Pressing this button will tell the camera to set the aperture at the selected level, allowing you to see what the shot will look like in the view finder – particularly the depth of field. This enables you to see how much of your image is in focus sharply.

source – dPs

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50mm lens – I didn’t know I could do that

We are continuing the series – I didn’t know I could that – with 50mm lens.

50 mm lens - I didnt know I could do that

50 mm f/1.8 lens is a cheap good quality prime lens. I use it for taking portraits and headshots. There are many aspects of a 50mm lens that goes unnoticed. We will start with the obvious ones.

Focusing Ring

50 mm lens - I didnt know I could do that

As the name suggests, the focusing ring helps to change the focusing of the lens. If camera is on AF (Auto Focus) mode, the focusing is done by the camera. If set to M (Manual) mode, the ring has to worked by the photographer.

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Half A dozen Stupid things people will do after buying their first DSLR

mistakes DSLR newbies make

It is astonishing to see that newbies buying their first DSLR (including me), even after spending so much time on their research, have hit on a sequence of spending behaviours that is not exactly helping them in the long run. Here is a rundown of half a dozen of such things they we regret on later.

1. Extra battery

The battery pack that comes with the camera is an excellent unit that lasts for a reasonable amount of shots. I have used my fully charged battery on Nikon D90 for approximately 600 shots on a span of a week. Although it would make sense to buy extra battery if you are into professional business, as a newbie you will seldom find yourself actually needing any unless you trek for weeks on end in the jungles.

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