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Gear protection in rainy season.

It is monsoon(rainy) season in India. Rainy season means increased levels of moisture and humidity in air. These increased levels of humidity and moisture can damage your gear if proper precautions are not taken. The damage can come in many forms, like moisture can lead to fungus on the lens, or high moisture can even damage the electronics of the gear. So here I try to compile some easy solutions to these problems.1. Use a rain cover to protect your camera bag.2. Use air tight polythene bags(... continue reading

Common Image Defects

Blurry Images:Blurry images are the cause of camera shakes. While shooting with lower shutter speed the images often get blurry even if there is a slight shake of the camera. To take sharp images and avoid blur, take support of what ever help that is available i.e use a tripod, lean against a wall, lie down on your elbows, use anything that is available. Also use faster ISO.Chromatic Aberration:Sometimes there are unwanted color lines around the dark subject in the image. This phenomenon... continue reading

How to check your camera sensor for the presense of dust.

My technique to check my camera sensor for the presence of dust.Pre-requisites1. A white paper sheet.Steps1. Set the white sheet on a table.2. Mark a black spot(with a marker) on the sheet.3. Fix the camera on the tripod.4. Set the camera to it's minimum aperture(for mine f22).5. Focus on the black dot and take the picture.6. Observe the picture, if it contains random black dots other than thedot on the sheet, it means that there is dust on the camera sensor or the mirror... continue reading

Some of my views to avoid equipment disaster.

1. Most of the equipment disasters occur on the tripod. So make sure, that the tripod is properly balanced and you have the right tripod.2. Strictly keep your Camera and other equipment out of reach of children. These are not their toys.3. While taking shots, we often get involved into the shot and forget about the surroundings. Keep an eye on surroundings as well so that you don't fall or slip or fumble your camera.4. Always strap the camera around your neck or hand, so that even if... continue reading

Reached 50 mark

Wow....Today I reached the 50 mark. It feels great....This is just the beginning ..more to come... continue reading

Editors Choice image

How did your image gets tagged as "Editors Choice" continue reading

Exif Data

HiI have a few questions........1. Is exif data necessary for making images searchable on How do I prevent loss of exif data while cropping an image......I always loose the data...?Please help... continue reading

Nice article about Light Tent

Hi,I found a great link to create an inexpensive light tent. Check it out.View TutorialRgdsPardeep continue reading

Camera Care

Hi All,I am new to photography, so please advice me how to take care of my photography gear.Thnx in advance.Pardeep continue reading

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