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Carrhotus Spider

Carrhotus Spider

I captured this Juvenile Carrhotus Spider on a vine using Canon EOS 80D fitted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. Carrhotus species tend to be found in silken cells in low vegetation in the open. They are not very colourful and are sturdy, solid-looking spiders. Carrhotus … Read moreCarrhotus Spider

Macro Mode on Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Macro Mode on Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is the only general-purpose zoom lens in the Canon line-up with a dedicated macro mode. It’s also the only zoom with hybrid IS which is specifically designed to minimize blur due to camera movement when shooting at high magnification. It is a much-neglected lens. For this shoot of 4 … Read moreMacro Mode on Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

We in India witnessed the Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 eclipse during moon rise on the evening of January 31st, 2018. I used two lenses to capture the eclipse. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens & Olympus 300mm f/4 IS PRO M.Zuiko Digital ED Lens on Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II body. … Read moreSuper Blue Blood Moon 2018

Photo Walk at Cubbon Park

Using shadows & leading lines

Our group Creative Focus had our first photo walk in Bengaluru at Cubbon Park, Bengaluru on 21st January 2018. It was a pleasure to conduct such a wonderful group who participated with all enthusiasm. I have captured all these photos using Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II fitted with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS … Read morePhoto Walk at Cubbon Park

Create animated GIFs using Photoshop

Select frames in Lightroom

Last week’s blog I posted an animated GIF file showing the slipped runner at the Kambala. Since many have asked how it was done, here is the tutorial. You can check the final GIF above. For this to work effectively you need series of photos which are relatively stable. Handheld burst shots I used worked … Read moreCreate animated GIFs using Photoshop

Oops I Slipped

Oops I Slipped

Last week I visited Miyar Kambala near Karkala. You can read more about this Kambala in my earlier blog on Miyar Kambala held in 2015. This year I had an opportunity to visit it again. As a bonus to all my photography friends at the Kambala venue, I did a short session on “How to … Read moreOops I Slipped

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