I am very excited to see my six year old daughter's debut image get approved in DT.I have been self learning protrait and studio lighting in my makeshift home studio.With a little cajoling, I could get my little one to pose for a few shots using a simple wireless flash setup. We had a good excuse to dress up in a new Indian dress, as it was Pongal, the south Indian harvest festival and a holiday.The first image that I made it with a bona fide model release !Hope to see a lot more... continue reading
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In practical condition while shooting many times it is not possible to frame your subject as one is visualizing the shot. There may be number of reasons like the situation doesn't permit, limitation of lens zoom, the shortage of time to frame properly etc. My best advice to novice photographer always is take a breath & stop for 1 second before pressing the shutter button on the camera. After that do the followings:1. Look along all the corners & frame of your viewfinder & think once is it all... continue reading
She's a born model :)Some technical details: all shots are with camera right umbrella, and sunlight used as rim light to separate the subject from the background.But technical details mean really nothing, what counts is the model and capturing her soul... Telling a story with her. continue reading
I am happy to admit that my photographying and photoshopping skills are getting better with time. As a proof of my claim I demonstrate two photos. The left one is "old", made at the early stage of my work with portable light. The right one was taken in eight months after the first one. I felt more confident with light. I knew how to create white background and juicy colors at the stage of shooting. I became almost virtuoso while retouching.I also have to give some credits to model who prepared... continue reading
Just a helpful hint...I finally got up to speed and bought a studio lighting set, and also backdrops...particular the green screen.So.. I am more into shooting portraits and why would I need a huge backdrop if I am shooting from the waist up?.... a helpful solution.... CURTAINSyou can buy curtains for under 13$ and have a huge variety of textures, colors and patterns..I got some nice ones at Big Lots and Target..You can also get some great lights (halogen lighting for under $30, for... continue reading
Here is a another quick and very useful photoshop tip for retouching a skin.1. First open the picture of-course. I will use this picture for example .2. Duplicate the layer (CTRL+J)3. Median filter on the duplicated layer (Filter -> Noise -> Median). In my picture i use 3 pix radius (my picture is 10Mpix).4. Set the duplicated layer as Lighten from blending options in layer palette.5. Create a layer mask (still on duplicated layer) and fill the mask black.6. Now with white color soft... continue reading
I'd like to introduce you all to the new collection of illustrations that are now available on Dreamstime...G20 PORTRAIT COLLCECTIONThis unique collection of hand drawn illustrations includes all 19 world leaders and the 3 EU representatives for 2009 as follows;19 WORLD LEADERSArgentina: President Cristina Fernández de KirchnerAustralia: Prime Minister Kevin RuddBrazil: President Luiz Inácio Lula da SilvaCanada: Prime Minister Stephen HarperChina: Chairman Hu JintaoFrance:... continue reading
Today I am going to share with you about my inspiration for the portrait photographic work. I have no shame to tell boldly that all my portrait photography work is highly inspired by the master in this field Manny Librodo. I always believe that everyone might be inspired from something & one should not feel ashamed to get inspired.Most of you might be very well familiar with his name & work. I still remember the first day when I visited his gallery on Pbase.It was a holiday morning & I can never... continue reading
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