¬†Diwali is festival of lights. Though a Hindu festival, in India people across all religions celebrate Diwali enthusiastically. Diwali is generally considered of main 5 days but officially begins on Vasubaras day and ends on the Tulsi Lagna day.¬†The 5 main days in Diwali are1. Dhanteras2. Naraka Chaturdashi3. Lakshmi Pujan4. Diwali Padwa5. Bhai DoojSometimes two of the days (above specified are hindu calendar days) can be inclusive as one in our normal calender because Hindu... continue reading
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It seems like yesterday but its been 10 years since I got my first digital camera Canon Powershot A320. A 3.2 mexapixel camera that opened the world of stock photography for me. I was a hobbyist and was happy with my Nikon SLR till I understood the potential of digital photography and the market it had.I was very confused initially whether to go for RF (Royalty Free) or RM (Rights Managed) . Since I had won quite many awards as a hobbyists in different photography magazines, online contests and... continue reading
I have been creating and managing websites since years. They were mostly related to my own work or some for clients. The two websites that I was passionately working for over the years were The Official Michael Jackson Indian Fan Club - www.clubmj.com / www.michaeljackson.in and The Official Shammi Kapoor Fan Club - www.shammikapoor.net . I was also technically managing Shammi Kapoor's own website www.junglee.org.in in where I never fiddled with the design to keep it his own. But Shammi Kapoor... continue reading
Its been 7 years and a week to be precise that my journey in stock photography started. It has been with success, failures, saturation and probably a rebirth of me as a photographer in the end. There were moments of celebration where there were ocassional SR-EL or EL sales and also the frowns of subscription sales and low RPD months. What probably was an additional source of income came close to become a secondary source of serious income and stayed that way for quite long. Had I concentrated more... continue reading
The media was never in such a worse condition like today. There was a time in history when a newspaper (sole kinda media then) was used as a tool for freedom struggles and a voice against oppression. With the same concept in our heads the world moved on and so did humanity. History changed and repeated but technology kept growing. With the growth of digital technology 'handicraft'(rather something engineered by hands) lost importance andthe mind with machines took over. A machine that was built... continue reading
Ever since I started stock photography in 2006, I started researching on various ways of dealing with sources like models and equipments. Stock photography itself was and is still a very unknown concept to many people outside advertising and publishing field.For equipment I could find rentals and also people who personally rented out their equipment.Though renting equipment seemed cheap it was actually costlier and also risky. There is always a burden of using someone else's equipment which can... continue reading
(WARNING A LONG BUT IMPORTANT BLOG)Time and again we read news about leading websites playing with our personal data and violating the boundaries of our private life. They misuse the data sometimes for marketing and sometimes they act as a spy for governments or even some private players. Much of this problem has been highlighted by the media and users very lately and we are probably quite late to take care of it. The trap laid for us has been FREE EMAIL, FREE CHAT MESSENGERS, everything FREE‚... continue reading
I am sure that my generation and the next is in grave danger of losing the memory capacity of our brain due to digital revolution. This trend will set a change in human evolution also in coming years. Even some generations before me who are hooked to the tech will be facing this problem. Recently my grandfather expired and I went back into the lane of old memories remembering everything. One of the things I remembered was the first phone in our house. And then I suddenly realized that I knew so many... continue reading
Digital Photography is about to transform itself very very soon. This new camera or rather the technology is going to change all that we think about focusing and composition.http://www.pcworld.com/article/230867/camera_startup_lytro_promises_to_revolutionize_photography.html continue reading
It will be 5 years in September since I joined Dreamstime. This site/agency inspired me to click more pictures, improve my photography and earn a lot of income through their great commission structures through the years. I was also a FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER at sometime. I recently completed 10,000 downloads of my images which consist of all kind of sales including one SR-EL sale and several other EXTENDED LICENSES. I had my own frustrations with royalty rates and other things like any other photographer... continue reading
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