Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta

Smart Preview

Adobe’s raw-editing and management software, Adobe Lightroom, enters a public beta in its 5th edition today with a modest set of enhancements. You can download it from here – If you’re contemplating installing this beta, keep in mind that LR5 beta can’t import LR4 catalogs, so you’ll either have to start fresh with a … Read moreAdobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 A Brief Review

Pond Heron

I purchased this new bridge camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 around 45 days back. I had an extensive look at the features, benefits and pit falls of this highly capable bridge camera. After clicking over 3500 pictures, I have gained enough experience on this camera. As the web is full of extensive reviews of this little … Read morePanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 A Brief Review

Panasonic Lumix FZ-200 Test shots

Wooly Necked Stork

I just purchased this new super-zoom digital camera from Panasonic with full range f2.8 aperture at 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) This Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 featurs a high speed response and 1920 x 1080 60p / 50p full-hd video recording. Here are the test shots taken at 3PM sun at Gurupura river basin. … Read morePanasonic Lumix FZ-200 Test shots

Masters in Photography – Arnold Newman

“We do not take pictures with our cameras,but with our hearts and minds.” -Arnold Newman Arnold Newman (1918-2006) is one of the great masters of photography and his work has changed world of portraiture. He is recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture.” Even though he did not consider himself as taking Environmental Portraiture and … Read moreMasters in Photography – Arnold Newman

Test Driving Canon 300mm f/2.8L II Lens

Yesterday I got my new Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM, after selling my old Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L lens. This successor is lightweight, weighing approximately 13% less than its predecessor, yet offers faster operation, improved image stabilization and superior optics. Incorporating a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to … Read moreTest Driving Canon 300mm f/2.8L II Lens

Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats – A Brief Review

Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats by Dr. KV Gururaja

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus once said. The book in my hand is doing just that. I am talking about recently released Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats by Dr. KV Gururaja. This book exemplifies presenting complicated scientific information … Read morePictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats – A Brief Review