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Shivanand Sharma

Focal length, f-number, f-stops — are you set for a little physics on the part of the art called photography? As much as photography is about capturing the shots with an artist’s eye, it is equally about understanding the science applied in the creation of a photograph. At a preliminary stage, we hold the camera… Read More

Prime Lenses — Are They Better Than Fast Zooms?

Author’s Intro: This article is contributed by Subroto Mukerji. Subroto is an amateur photographer of long standing who especially loves to review cameras, lenses, etc. As a passionate hobbyist, he also loves to share his thoughts and insights on various topics related to photography. I became serious about photography in the late seventies of the… Read More

magnificient cameras

This article lists some of the finest new cameras launched in 2012. Though the selection is obviously colored by our own preferences and predilections, it will be hard to deny that each one is a top performer in its respective category. However, you have all the say in the matter. Feel free to mention your… Read More

Heavy use of dodge and burn tool

Burning and dodging are terms used in the process of finishing digital images in Photoshop and similar image processing software. In the context of film and print processing, where the terms originated, dodging means withholding light from an over-exposed part of an image projected onto on photo paper under an enlarger, and burning means just… Read More

It was almost by accident, as it were, that I returned to photography after a gap of almost a quarter of a century. I’d bought a Samsung notebook online, and had been intrigued to discover a little stowaway in the parcel — a freebie in the form of a Samsung pocket digital camera! I wasn’t… Read More

A Surreal Sunset — The Story Behind

Author’s Intro: This is a guest post by Subroto Mukherjee. Subroto is an amateur photographer and has taken up photography as a passion. Apart from that he loves to read, write and explore more about photography; more from the technical aspect though. Beats there the heart so calloused by life’s ups and downs, by the… Read More

Down the years, it has often come to me as a surprise that even the experienced photographers have only a vague idea of what the depth of field is? and of the role it plays in creating fine photographs. But on reflection, I feel most of these people could be broadly classified as either landscape… Read More

Nikon Coolpix P7700 — What It’s All About [Part II]

P7700

This is part II of Nikon Coolpix P7700’s hands-on-review. Refer part I of the review here. The Back Plate Of The Camera A glance at the well-populated back plate will show that the P7700 means business. We‘ve discussed the vertically sliding control that activates the pop-up flash. We’ve also covered the well-knurled dials on the… Read More

Nikon Coolpix P7700 — What It’s All About [Part I]

Coolpix P7700

Canon and Nikon, the two major photo equipment manufacturers from Japan, have long been engaged in a titanic slugfest. Sometimes one gains the upper hand, sometimes the other. But in the cash rich US market, which is a prime target for camera manufacturers, it is Canon that enjoys the lead in terms of overall sales… Read More

This is Part II of the article titled “Is It Worth Buying Nikon D5100 Now That D5200 Is Here?”. Refer Part I of the article here. Effects: In line with its pre-determined role (as a so-called ‘entry level’ dslr that also has highly advanced features tucked in the menu) of capturing a high percentage of… Read More

Is It Worth Buying Nikon D5100 Now That D5200 Is Here? [Part I]

Flashback: It was 2011. I had been away from Nikonland for over twenty-three years! Circumstances had compelled me to part company with my beloved Nikon FE, with its exquisite MD-12 motor drive. In a fit of masochism not entirely unknown to camera enthusiasts, along with the camera body and drive motor, I also disposed of… Read More