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Photography and Personal Vision

Jan 23,2017

Photography is about developing your personal vision. When I first started in photography many years back, I underwent a three-month course in Bombay. The course, run in Fort, Bombay, was conducted by a venerable old gent called Mr. Pillai. During the first lesson, and we all had these cheap little notebooks, he asked us to…

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Is Photography About Photography Alone?

Jan 23,2017

In the last post, I wrote about developing a personal vision. I also mentioned that the place that the journey must star, is inside. The photographic journey properly starts with an assessment of what your interests are, and what is that you desire to achieve in your photography. If you simply want to improve your…

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Photography Is About Light

Jan 23,2017

The term ‘photograph’ was coined by Sir John Herschel in 1839, and it means ‘drawing with light’. Photography is, in one sense, about light. To put it another way, it is primarily about light. We use light, or the lack of it, to take our photographs, and it is the way that we use light…

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Photography, f Stops and emotion

Jan 23,2017

What uses having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?” – W. Eugene Smith I took this picture when I was driving in Orccha. It was pouring rain, and I was lost while looking for my hotel. Google Maps had just pointed me to an empty spot on…

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