Balancing Elements – A Study of Locomotive Parts

Do you recall the sketches from your childhood? Recently, my parents shared with me some of the sketches that I had drawn as a kid. The most common sketch was a landscape done with crayons. It seems I was quite fond of it. There was a row of mountains, a river flowing down from the mountains dividing the foreground into two parts. One of these had a simple house and the other part had a tree growing. Behind the hills, on one side was the sun and on the other side were birds flying. I am sure many of you created similar sketches. Now even my daughter creates similar sketches.

 

Following up on those days, this is how I have started to balance out my compositions. Now I am learning to let the creative side of my mind, loose. The results seem more pleasing to me now.

Pressure Meter

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Capturing Emotions – Fear

Some of the photographers asked me about some tips and tricks to capture various emotions. How can they express themselves? What does it mean when mentors say that you should use your photography as a medium to express your own feelings?

 

(Row of trees – the overgrown forest gives an eerie feeling)

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Avoid these 5 mistakes! (Not related to camera)

Everyone makes mistakes. I did and still do. From creating film-rolls which were a total waste to present day digital files from which not even a decent image can be recovered.  Yes. I do commit mistakes and keep on doing so. Here is a list of non-technical mistakes that I find quite common (by me and my photography colleagues). Some of them are technical whereas others are related to expanding our visualization of photographs.

 

Horse driven carriage

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Photographing Interiors

Relaxing in a cosy room on a cold winter day, with a cup of hot coffee and a good book to keep you company. Now that is my idea of time well spent. But, what kind of photographs can get me longing to spend time like that?

Interiors of houses and buildings can covey a slew of feelings, just by the way they are photographed. A simple room can be an uninviting and cold place or a warm and welcoming one. It all depends on how the interiors are photographed. Natural light photographs can add a touch of openness whereas indoor photographs with warm lights can give a cosy feeling in a cold winter night.

 

Attic Bedroom at Maini's Hill Cottages

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