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:

  • A Forest Walk, and Birding - Winters have almost ended. Over the last few weeks, I was able to get a lot of things in order at home and garden. The fruit trees are now covered with blossoms and some lazy ones are still to wake up from their winter hibernation. Today, after a long time, I got up early for […]
  • Keeping Warm in Winters - Winters can be quite harsh in the hills. Temperatures that are bearable in the plains, feel quite cold in the hills. It seems that the wind factor and the fewer hours with sunlight have a role to play. As the time passed, I have now learned to keep myself warm. Lots of new things and […]
  • Have you overdone it? (Part 3) - I have already written two articles with the same name and a few others touching on the same theme. Today, yet another of my reader requested to write some more on this theme. So, here I go. The writing is going to be a difficult one, especially with my kids listening to ‘wheels on the […]
  • Yet Another Alpenglow! - Cold winters are here. They will remain for few more months. Thankfully, my fireplace is now repaired and I can at least keep myself warm in the evenings. Today, after a gap of many weeks, I laid my hands on my camera. The repair work is over and I can now enjoy the finer things […]
  • Ramlila at Natadol & Behind the Scenes… - With the festival season going on in full frenzy, the village near my place also celebrates the season in its own way. Due to Covid-19, the celebrations were toned down. There was mask on every other face. People avoided gathering up in crowds… and yet the season was festive. One of the major attractions in […]


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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