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 more

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 more

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 more

Canon EOS 5D Mark III review

It is Friday the 13th, and the world is abuzz with a rumor of 5D Mark III recall. I know for sure that this rumor is a April fool joke done little late. So leaving all fears aside, let us review the brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark III. When original EOS 5D was launched … Read more

Free Photo Editors

Adobe is planning to unleash another version of Photoshop in the form of Adobe Photoshop CS6 on us. It’s an industry-standard program, but at almost $900, that’s more than quite a few DSLRs and some great lenses. There’s no denying that it’s the best imaging editing program out there, but the price only really makes … Read more

Adobe Lightroom 4 Beta Review

It was a strange coincidence that I took to digital photography and Adobe introduced Lightroom simultaneously. Both these events happened exactly six years ago. In last six years Adobe Lightroom has changed the way many photographers manage their images. The powerful cataloging and developing features in Lightroom provide photographers a great ability to manage their … Read more