Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and facemasks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear. Kathakali primarily developed as a Hindu performance art in the Malayalam-speaking southwestern region of India .Katakali is similar to MohiniyattamKathakali's roots are unclear. The fully developed style of Kathakali originated around the 17th century,... continue reading
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Hello again,It’s great to meet you in a new article on Birds of Turkey. This article’s beautiful bird can only be seen in very small area Turkey specially on the Marmara and Black Sea region. Some sightings have been reported in the Mediterranean region as well.White-backed Woodpecker - Dendrocopos leucotosThe white-backed woodpecker is a Eurasian woodpecker belonging to the genus Dendrocopos.In appereance, it is a large woodpecker mainly black and white in colouring. Vent and lower... continue reading
In this article I would like to share some tips that I find important when I take black and white photos.Black and white photo of an old bridge in Amsterdam centrum. How many shades of grey can you see?Black and white photos is not only black and white but obviously also a lot of grey. Everything between pure black and white is a shade of grey, actually it exist more than 500 different shades of grey, however the human eye can only distinguish between around 30 of them!Now that we know this, let... continue reading
There are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and one of them is photographing the Arctic and the Antarctic. Going to the end of the Earth is not an easy ride. If you want to have great memories or to show the nature's raw beauty to those who cannot get there, you need to be well-prepared. We got the chance to receive answers from three professional photographers that had the courage to travel to those places and live unforgettable experiences. So bellow you'll find stories from both of the... continue reading
Word photography is actually a combination of two words which have roots in Greek language. “Photon” which can be translated to light and “graphia” which means drawing. So, if you combine it together it sounds like “painting with light”. If we deep dive into the first word – photon, we are actually visiting the realm of physics because photon is an electromagnetic wave carrier, a single quantum of the electromagnetic wave. There are many types of electromagnetic (EM) waves which... continue reading
One of the most versatile backgrounds in portrait and commercial photography is the white background.Giving the appearance of a white room with no walls is simple to create once you have the knowledge to do so.The digital age has made it simpler and cheaper to use.When I started in photography, it required a lighting setup that was cost prohibitive.at least two flash units on the background and two on the subject were requires.Now all it requires is four lights that can be bought at any... continue reading
As you can see, I have some experience with photoshoots with models, so I thought that product photography was easy.Last week my daughter asked me to take some pictures of crocheting she makes and sells via her Etsy webshop, DC crochet Design. She was facing some shortcomings of smartphones to do product photography. So, yesterday I grabbed my equipment and turned one of our bedrooms into a small photo studio. I have done something similar before so the first steps were easy.-... continue reading
"Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth" -ArchimedesCan we do the same with an "old" camera and "cheap" lens in our world? Surely we can because even the cheapest materials that produced today is much more efficient than in the past and we are lucky about this.Legendary photographer Ansel Adams did his best with tools that already in their disposal and then moved on to using better ones.He said "any good modern lens is corrected for maximum definition at the... continue reading
It’s not especially uncommon for me to be wrong, and this week has been no exception. I recently had a whinge about the local mute swans being difficult to photograph because of their propensity to position themselves in bright sunshine on dark ponds. However, they have been my photographic saviours of late because it has been damp and murky and anything even vaguely bright has been a beautiful gift to my camera.So the mute swans have had my vote almost every day this week (except for Thursday,... continue reading
White party themes are popular for summer but there is a serious lack of white party theme material out there.Lets show the world anything related to white party theme stock footage and have the photographer's choice on here just for the fun of it!Who else has shot white party theme stock footage? Do share!I notice if anyone types up white it usually shows up white weddings so lets see how many of you creative photographers can come up with white theme party stock footage that has nothing... continue reading
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