Dilemma

Advertisements Questions of Ethics and Privacy Like many genres of photography, street photography should put you on the spot from time to time. It will surprise me if you never have to ask yourself tough questions. Street photography poses unique challenges regarding ethics and privacy, and addressing these issues is vital as you continue yourContinue reading “Dilemma”

Long Ago in Agra

Advertisements Poor Folk of Agra It’s been a long time since I traveled to Agra. Once upon a time, I visited the town every few months. I have never understood why the old Mughals chose the city as their capital for many years. It is a dirty, polluted town, and the only reason to visitContinue reading “Long Ago in Agra”

Never Stop Learning

Advertisements Last week, I wrote about digital pinhole photography. I did not write about my experiences using film-based cameras, in particular some medium-format vintage cameras. Neither did I focus on some lessons I learned. Remember, I have not been out to make images in two years now, but hope to break the jinx this comingContinue reading “Never Stop Learning”

Digital Pinhole

Advertisements Purists Scoff at Digital Pinhole Photography In my last blog, I wrote about pinhole photography, and how this is a unique form of photography. There are many ways to do pinhole photography, and I am yet to explore them all. Later this year, when–if–we get a good monsoon rain, I will convert my homeContinue reading “Digital Pinhole”

Mirrorless

Advertisements Know the “Bones of the Camera” to use it well A few months back, I bought a Fujifilm XT-4. I bought this because I intended to use this for street and travel photography. Despite all the research I have done over the last months regarding this camera, I omitted to study one crucial aspect.Continue reading “Mirrorless”

Cogs

Advertisements We Have Become Dehumanized? I was in Connaught Place, New Delhi, a week ago, and was looking for a place to eat. When my wife and I left the travel agent, we walked around, arguing about where to eat. She won the battle. Anyone surprised? Anyway, I noticed this guard sitting and stretching. BoredContinue reading “Cogs”

Bumbling Along

Advertisements I Remain Confused! A month ago, I decided I was going to focus on street photography this year. My rationale was impeccable. Most of you may have forgotten it, so indulge me while I repeat, and modify my rationale. Even while I remain confused about the overall approach, my underlying motivation remains unchanged. So,Continue reading “Bumbling Along”

KANCHENJUNGA

Advertisements Kanchenjunga. The Waves of Awe I love the mountains, but this was not always the case. After living in England when I was eight years old, I spent a year in Delhi. Then, my father packed me off to Nainital to study. I remember my first sight of the mountains, as they appeared dimContinue reading “KANCHENJUNGA”

Toning Your Image

Advertisements Toning. A Critical Element of Your Image The last step in editing your image is color grading it or applying a tone. You color grade a color image and apply a tone to a black-and-white image. I’ve learned that toning is a critical element while deciding how I want to present an image. ThisContinue reading “Toning Your Image”

Back to The Streets

Advertisements Photographing People Rebuilding Their Lives I am returning to the streets this year, and I have my reasons for this. For one, it has become expensive to travel. When I asked a hotelier about the escalating hotel prices, he shrugged and told me they must make up for their Covid losses. Life has becomeContinue reading “Back to The Streets”

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