Articulating Screen – Is it useful in a DSLR?

Articulating screen - is it useful in a DSLR

The above photo was posted by Sudhir Shivaram in his Facebook page. (imgae link) My interest was immediately piqued. I understand the pain of looking through the eyepiece at such low angle (think macro photos). So I wanted to know what wildlife pro photogs thought about an articulating screen.

The following conversation took place based on my question.
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A n00b’s note on photography

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Sreeraj Rajendran is a self-confessed “nerd” who is currently doing postgraduate study at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He got hooked to photography influenced allegedly by the devil himself. Follow his Flickr stream here.

I am just an absolute beginner in the field of photography. I am neither an artist nor had a passion for photography. Most of my friends ask me, “How come a techie like you jumped into the world of photography? “ It would be a nice lie if I tell them, “I was very much interested in photography from my childhood. Now I got an opportunity.”

But in reality, photography is about enjoying the moments that I see and sharing the same feel to my friends without losing its natural flavor.

Let me explain some of the good qualities that photography brings to your life.

Anticipation

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You will really start analysing moments in life and foresee some of them. During a train journey you may start playing with a kid sitting nearby, who was a perfect stranger five minutes ago and in the next moment you will start predicting when she/he is going to give a cute smile which will become an awesome portrait in your collection.

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Dave Tickell – Mnmlst Macros

Dave Tickell Interview

Dave Tickell has been doing macro photography for the last two years. His macros are characterized by minimalism. And most of them resemble a painting. Here we are in conversation with the photog to understand more about his work and style.

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Technique: Macro

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Rathika Ramaswamy – Immortal frames

Rathika Ramaswamy Interview

Rathika Ramaswamy is a seasoned wild life photographer who has garnered the love and affection of the entire nation. She is the first woman wildlife photographer our country has produced.

Here we are in conversation with the photog herself who shares her knowledge and wisdom from her nine years of photographing career.

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Technique: Wild life (Birds)

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Sapna Reddy – Capturing the symbiosis of man and nature

Sapna Reddy Interview Landscape photographer
Sapna Reddy, who is driven with the belief that her best work is yet to come, took to photography seriously about two years ago.

To her, what appeals most are the images that portray the symbiosis of man and nature. Here we are in conversation with the talented photographer from California.

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Technique: Landscape

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Nisha Purushothaman – Catching Bird’s Eye

Nisha Purushothaman Interview

Nisha Purushothaman, a fine art major, who likes to sketch, started photographing birds about two years ago. In this interview, she talks about her inspiration, style and passion towards photography.

Nisha Purushothaman Interview (Birds) Nisha Purushothaman
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Technique: Wild life (Birds)

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Musings – How everything changes with a DSLR

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You must have seen the above cartoon regarding the evolution of ape. I have a similar theory of evolution but regarding DSLR usage.

Stone Age

Everything is so “auto”!

Iron Age

Why the heck is that I am not able to capture anything properly

Medieval Age

Oh! There is something called an aperture? Funny!

Revolutions Age

DSLR is fun! I am loving it!

Modern Age

How I ever lived without one!


Feel the connection? Told you so!

Taking Portraits in Landscape Mode – A Handy Guide

A portrait is taken generally in portrait orientation. (That’s why the name portrait, I guess!). But there are no set rules that discourage a landscape orientation for portraits.  Lately I have been noticing that portraits in this mode have some features in common – especially in the way the eyes are positioned. This post discusses 3 such prevalent techniques in landscape mode of “Portraitism”.

Align Center – Eyes straight

An insane close-up of the face with the eyes staring straight at the viewer can be both captivating and menacing.

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