Green Tortoise Beetle – Cassida circumdata

Green Tortoise Beetle - Cassida circumdata

I found this Green Tortoise Beetle (Cassida circumdata) in my garden last Sunday. I was using Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. My homemade plastic diffuser was used to diffuse the light. Despite my best effort you can see some specular … Read more

Oriental Mole Cricket

Oriental Mole Cricket

I was curious about the intermittent scratching sound coming behind the cupboard in my clinic. Expecting a pesky rat, I started poking around its corner. What came out was this oriental mole cricket. It was confused, sort of stunned and unhurt. Since the hospital surrounding would have looked odd for this mole cricket in a … Read more

Explore your Shooting Habits Using Lightroom Dashboard

Lightroom Dashboard

Most of us are self proclaimed Adobe Lightroom addicts. While Lightroom can search images stored inside the catalog, isn’t it nice to see your photographic statistical data stored in that catalog? Have a look at the new Lightroom Dashboard, a free online utility that you can access directly from your browser which can reveal about … Read more

Photoshop Clipping Mask

Final Clipped Mask

As a prelude to workshop on Masking in Photoshop, this Sunday, I wanted to share a simple tutorial that has a ton of uses. Clipping Mask is such a technique, that allows you to fill shapes, text, or any other layer in Photoshop with another layer. The result? You can fill text with images, make … Read more

Lynx Spider – Oxyopes

Lynx Spider - Oxyopes

Brief dry spell during the incessant monsoon showers is a great time to try out macro photography. Lay persons may think it is a bad day to photograph, but, for a photographer who understands light, it is a wonderful opportunity. Nice cloud cover gives you a lovely soft light all around. Light will be soft … Read more