Camera Tips and tricks for you

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UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS

Below are given a few Camera Tips and Tricks which can improve your photography by multiple times.

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Aperture Tips

1.Aperture

Aperture controls the amount of light the lens lets in and the depth of field in an image — this determines how bright the image will be and how much of the area behind/in front of the subject will be blurred. Aperture is counted in f-stops on any camera — denoted as f2.8, f3.5, f8, f16 and so on. A lower f-number means a wider aperture which in turn means a shallow depth of field. This highlights the subject and is ideal for portraits. A higher f-number or narrow aperture keeps everything in in-focus. This works great for landscape photographs.

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ISO Tips

2. ISO Level

ISO refers to light sensitivity; higher the ISO, higher the sensitivity and vice versa. The values are counted in numbers and it starts as low as 50 going as high as several lakhs. If you are shooting at a low ISO, your camera is less sensitive to available light so you shoot in low ISO when there’s a lot of light available. Lower ISOs mean better quality images overall, so there is always a trade-off. A higher ISO level makes the camera more sensitive to available light and therefore is ideal for use in low light environments. At higher ISO levels, cameras tend to add a lot of grain in the image. This will be one of the primary differences between cheap and expensive DSLRs: with more expensive ones, you will be able to push the ISO up to 800, 1600, 3200 and more to still get good, noise-free results.

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Kolkata, the City of Joy has been enchanting me, since childhood, of her glorified past and also the time at present.This blog is made with the intention to give you a brief and photographic detail of the famous spots of Kolkata with a pinch of little-known history behind it.

Steps to become a successful Architectural Photographer

Queens Mansion at Park Street, Kolkata Photographer

Every place has a rich and eventful history that helps define its personality. Evidence of this local aroma of life is, in a special way, preserved in our spiritual buildings and blessed sites. Whether it’s just down the road or something you’ll come across on holiday, visiting a place of worship is your chance to photograph part of cultural and spiritual history. Here’s is some details on how to become a successful architectural photographer.

Plan Your Voyage (Where to Visit)-

First up, you’ll need to find a site. If you don’t live in an area with many famous historical places, you might need to do some research to find a proper building to photograph. Not to worry—finding local resources is part of the fun with this kind of photography. You could even plan a trip around somewhere special that interests you.

Once you’ve found your topic, it’s imperative to remember that every building is different. Do some research into the history of the building. Take your time and try to avoid cliché compositions. Think about how you can capture the building’s character, eminence and history in your work.

Old Building at Hooghly photographer
Old Building at Hooghly

A good photographer doesn’t haste

Upon visiting the building, don’t just commence snapping away; have a good look around before you get your camera out of your bag. Use the information from your research and look for details and descriptions. Again, take your time and be sure not to just come up to everything at eye level.

The Warrior Mother-Victoria Memorial Kolkata
The Warrior Mother-Victoria Memorial Kolkata

In locations like an old palace, you will likely be surrounded by interesting articles, monuments and artefacts on display, and intricate details covering the walls, pillars and ceilings. Take note of anything of particular interest and be sure to come back to it after you’ve had a good look around.

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Kolkata, the City of Joy has been enchanting me, since childhood, of her glorified past and also the time at present.This blog is made with the intention to give you a brief and photographic detail of the famous spots of Kolkata with a pinch of little-known history behind it.

Rare pictures of Old Calcutta (Kolkata) : Part-2

 

 Rare Pictures of Old Calcutta Tram 30s

This Rare picture of Old Calcutta Tram was probably taken near Kidderpore during the 30s. The volume of passengers reminds of today’s Local Train. Courtesy Life Images Rare pictures of Old Calcutta

The "Malishwallahs" (Masseur) of Babooghat in 1940
The “Malishwallahs” (Masseur) of Babooghat in 1940. You still can have this kind of experience by spending few hundred bucks at Babughat, only if your body permits this massive pressure. Getty Images- Rare pictures of Old Calcutta
The Clay Artisans of Kumhartolly , Calcutta 1928.
The Clay Artisans of Kumhartolly , Calcutta 1928. Getty Images. These Clay Models represents Hindu Deities being worshipped at Pandals during auspicious seasons.

 

streets of Calcutta flood
3rd September 1937: The streets of Calcutta were turned into rivers after rains in the monsoon season were heavier than usual. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
 An aerial view of Calcutta
1932: An aerial view of Calcutta, showing Governor House-Raj Bhawan (large white structure to the left), The General Post Office (with white dome) and the Esplanade Curzon Park in the foreground. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
A food queue in Calcutta
1946: A food queue in Calcutta near Firpo’s (present New Market), after four days of rioting and looting. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Rare pictures of Old Calcutta

Kolkata, the City of Joy has been enchanting me, since childhood, of her glorified past and also the time at present.This blog is made with the intention to give you a brief and photographic detail of the famous spots of Kolkata with a pinch of little-known history behind it.