Patterns

Patterns

Patterns are simply repeated shapes, colours or objects, ordered in either regular or irregular formations. As a photographer, using pattern is key to good composition and, when used effectively, can transform an otherwise bland image into something dramatic and eye-catching. Patterns are formulated all around us – in both natural and man-made settings. The key … Read morePatterns

Fotojet – Free Online Photo Editor

Fotojet.com

Most of my friends on social media were ardent fans of online editor Picasa. When Google decided to retire it, several of them had asked me for a suitable replacement online editor. Being a Lightroom addict, I always advised them to go for offline graphic editors. When someone from fotojet.com recently sent me a nice … Read moreFotojet – Free Online Photo Editor

Understanding Camera Metering

Juvenile Oriental magpie-robin

Camera determines the shutter speed and aperture, based on its built in Metering. All in-camera light meters only measure reflected light. The problem with all reflective light meters, is that, the reading they suggest is influenced by two variables. The amount of light reflected from any scene or subject, which is determined by how much … Read moreUnderstanding Camera Metering

Developing Digital Black & White

Trogon in Black & White

In my previous write up, we discussed Digital black & white Photography. Let us now consider the best techniques for converting a colour photograph to black & white. In-camera digital black & white photography will often not yield the best example of black & white photo, which is why it’s advisable to shoot in RAW … Read moreDeveloping Digital Black & White

Introduction to Digital Black & White Photography

The Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi

We see colour photos very differently from black and white photos, because we don’t actually see the world in black, white, and shades of grey. In colour, we’re looking at and discerning things in a scene based on the actual colours we perceive. Colour helps us to differentiate one pictorial elements from another. In a … Read moreIntroduction to Digital Black & White Photography

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