Maini’s Mind – An Overview

Maini’s Mind is a collection of articles on photography. There are techniques and suggestions to improve photography, occasional reviews, tips and tricks, as well as random thoughts on various aspects of photography.

The best way to browse my site is to visit the list of articles and click on whatever interests you. There are lots of interlinks within the articles and some recommended and related articles at the end. Follow the links and enjoy your time here.

A complete list of my writings is available here – Index of Articles


Recently Posted:

  • Himalayan Peaks in Monsoons - During the rainy season, when the skies are always grey and when the clouds float around in the valley, there are times when the cloud cover opens up for a while and provides a glimpse of the snow covered Himalayan peaks. For a photographer, these are windows of opportunity. I enjoy capturing the peaks whenever […]
  • Rain on The Roof - Coates Kinney wrote these lines more than a century ago, and yet, even today they make sense : When the humid shadows hoverOver all the starry spheres,And the melancholy darknessGently weeps in rainy tears,What a joy to press the pillowOf a cottage-chamber bed,And to listen to the patterOf the soft rain overhead! Today afternoon, sitting […]
  • Vibrance Vs Saturation - Want to change the intensity of colors in your photograph? Most photo-editing applications provide two tools for doing this – Vibrance and Saturation. Though quite simple, these are still misunderstood and misused quite a lot. Here is a short and simple explanation.
  • Capturing Emotions – Sadness & Despair - On a recent photography assignment, I was capturing lots of smiling faces and street portraits. Later in the evening, when I was discussing with a friend of mine, he suggested that since I was already photographing on the streets, why not capture sadness and despair. So, here are a few photographs that try to show […]


A complete list of my writings is available here – Index of Articles


My articles are mostly my thoughts related to photography. They are greatly influenced by how I visualize images and photograph them. My writings are also based on what photographers usually ask me or what visitors to this site want me to write about. English is not my first language or mother-tongue but I write articles in this language so as to reach out to more and more people.

For me, photography is a medium of expression. A photographer is always a student and so am I. Everyday, I am learning new things, seeing the world in a different way. I will be happy to help anyone who wants to join me in this wonderful quest.

Dr. Shivam Maini
This is me. I am a photographer and a photography coach. I love creating photographs using whatever camera I can lay my hands on, and not necessarily an expensive one. Discussions related to photography always excite me.

Photography has been a love affair for me which has kept touching my life every now and then. I have started writing recently. If you like my articles, do keep checking back from time to time. If you want me to focus on any specific topic which I have not yet covered, get in touch with me. I take time out to read each and every message that reaches me.

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