The blue hour occurs twice every day, just before sunrise and after sunset, but despite its regularity it provides almost magical opportunities for photography. Do you lack colors in your photos? Would you appreciate more mystical atmosphere in your frames? And would you treasure seeing your town from a unique perspective, which you would never have noticed at noon? Then the blue hour offers two unique, "once in a lifetime-like", chances every single day.This spring I have experimented with taking... continue reading
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The "blue hour" of the day is a beautiful time for shooting cityscapes. The sky has a deep blue shade and the lights in the city are just coming on. It brings out an amazing contrast of colours in an image. This is an image of the Alberta Legislature building that I shot in the summer of 2014, during the evening blue hour. Here are some tips for shooting photographs at the blue hour.1. Finding the blue hour time: Technically there are two blue hours, one before sunrise and one after sunset.... continue reading
I always get fascinated by Blue Hours photos. but did not realize the magic until I came to Singapore. In one of my previous blogs, I mentioned that Singapore looks fab in Blue hours! Oh, then I was new to the city. As the days passed, I found each different parts of the city creates different magic in Blue hours.Unlike the early morning photos no need to wake-up early. Just an evening walk is enough buddy! :) Here are few points from my personal experience.For blue hours you need to wait... continue reading
Dramatic back-lighting from the sun and the golden flares that flood your viewfinder can give you an incredible image. Not only that, the mood of your photo is vastly different from portraits, there’s a warm, feminine feel to this, and your artistic flexibility is truly unlimited.I like to get these shots late in the afternoon, I generally use a wide aperature which creates a great buttery bokeh on the background. It’s also a good idea to have only part of the sun viewable and keep the majority... continue reading
My photos that were granted after 48 hours or more are not visible in search engine results, why is it so? Does some photos need more time to appear on a search engine? And why is like that?I think that I did something wrong, and I do not know what. continue reading
I am happy to finally report that with these two approvals todayI have passed the 50 images mark. In fact, my humble little DT portfolio now has 51 images, as of this posting! I am at least as gleeful as my progress has been SLOWWWWWW, lol!Now here's hoping I've learned enough to reach my first 100 so much faster! Cheers to you all on your journeys - I'll toast you with a glass of pretty pink wine at happy hour tonight! continue reading
I have the pleasure of announcing my first photography exhibition soon to start at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. From 21st September until 29th October a selection of about 16 of my photographs printed on canvas will be displayed at the ELA Cafeteria (search for ELA010 on http://plan.epfl.ch). The title of the exposition is “Magic Hour”, an expression used by outdoor photographers to refer to the time of day when the photographs were taken: shortly after and before sunset.This is my first step... continue reading
Wildlife photography presents many challenges.Most folks think one must have $10,000 dollar lenses but at times, this is just not the case.This image was completed with a $200 lens that came with my digital camera.Wildlife photography is about catching an interesting photo of an animal or bird in pleasing light.Most wildlife photos are taken in the early morning or late afternoon light, what is termed the golden hours.I like many of my photos to show implied action.Some times this... continue reading
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