Remember the article – The sweet angle? This shot was taken keeping those learnings in mind.
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.
1. A patient wife
3. External Flash unit
4. Small wall mounted mirror
5. A building decorated with color bulbs for creating the bokeh
Continue reading Bokehlicious Smile – How I made that shot
Anybody can take a great looking photo of a great looking face. But only an experienced photographer can identify the best features of a face and use it to make the subject look better.
While I was experimenting with my face, taking mug shots of mine, I noticed that I have a face-angle in which I looked at my most flattering (which isn’t much, but still ). But I quickly realized that this should be applicable to any face.
There is a “sweet” angle for all us. Photogenic wise, I mean !
To illustrate my point, look at the photos of Nikhita from various angles captured by the photographers Deepthi Indukuri and Amardeep Singh.
She has been rightly credited with bringing cheer to many a soul with her shooting skills. And she sheepishly acknowledges her photography beginnings to “poor memory” which made her carry a camera where ever she goes! She is the beautiful Neeta Shankar, a young photographer whose passion is framing and freezing moments.
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Official Photographer for “Tour of Nilgiris 2010”.
Her short film U-turn was ranked as one of the top 6 films at International Short Film Festival, Bhubaneshwar.
Official photographer for Celebration Run – Mysore Marathon.
Continue reading Neeta Shankar – Keep Smiling for better photos
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.
Continue reading Taking Portraits in Landscape Mode – A Handy Guide