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Shivanand Sharma

Recently I was thinking of a gift for a friend of mine and I decided I’d make a collage from some of my non-personal photos. The collage turned out to be a 36″ x 24″ poster with one 18″x12″ hero shot. I think for someone who pursues photography purely as a passion and doesn’t have… Read More

31 Photos From My Portfolio — A Quick Collection

It’s the Indian new year today. The last year was a tough one. My father was diagnosed with cancer in Jan 2014. He left us on 25th Aug 2014. He was my inspiration behind music. And he was the one who let me hold a camera for the first time ever. I don’t remember the… Read More

The New APN Is Here To Rock!

…with due apologies for the spam attack and the story behind… And there’s a lot new. But first things first. APN had been in offline mode for over a month now. And there were several reasons, funding being the key issue. APN started as my personal photography blog. These we my personal memoirs on photography… Read More

Hands-On Experience With The Sony Cyber-Shot RX1

Sony RX1

I‘ve shot around 60,000 photographs with my Nikon D80 and it is pending a shutter-unit replacement. I’ve shot almost everything with it. That’s the camera with which I grew as a photographer and that’s why APN happened. It was the only camera I had so far and the only lens I used it with is… Read More

Compacts vs DSLRs: What To Use?

Ever since my Nikon D80 went kaput, I’ve been pondering over the thought of going for an upgrade. While Nikon D600 sounds good, I’ve been eying the Nikon D800E (not the megapixel story but the absence of the moire filter) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. So far I’ve just lived my photography passion… Read More

Rumors — Nikon D600 Coming Soon

If we heard it right, Nikon may be about to release it’s first entry-level FX anytime now. I looked it up when my D80 went kaput a few days back because of moisture. I had already convinced my wife for a new camera when it magically came back to life and diluted my chances of… Read More

The First Steps To Nailing The Exposure

Want to nail the exposure? Fed-up with the set defaults? Want to do it in manual mode? There are several steps to go before you actually start tuning the dials. Every camera has several metering options. It’s critical to understand and learn to use these in order to be able to nail the exposure manually… Read More

Does The Amount Of Light Really Matter? What Is Your Take?

We all know how various aspects of light affect the final photograph. Amongst these are temperature, angle, quality (soft vs hard), etc. See Lighting and its features. At the time of writing that article and experimenting whether the amount of light has got anything to do with the final photograph I concluded that changing the… Read More

Welcome To The Brand New APN

In an effort to expand our horizons into the photography passion, we at APN have chosen to make some major changes to the site to reflect our vision and commitment to the art of photography. A New Domain Advanced Photography started as a small photography blog. However, as we grow into a community of photographers… Read More

A self-flattering photograph first… As a photographer and a blogger, after churning up so many articles about photography I somehow have this inkling of a sense of guilt building-up inside. Well if I’m a photographer, then why do I blog so much? Where’s my work and portfolio? Where are my clients? I bought my camera… Read More

RAW Vs TIFF — Which Image File Format Should I Use?

For almost all of us be it photographers or the audience, the final result is what matters the most. Capturing a perfect shot every single time is not so easy and thus the flexibility to add finishes to the image in post- processing phase becomes crucial for getting the professional results. Accordingly, the file format… Read More