Friday, July 29, 2011

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary...


In Love With Creativeness

Atul Choubey


Atul Choubey (Mumbai, India) is enormously passionate about photography. His love for this medium of art has its roots in his early childhood-days.

Atul first picked up a professional camera at the age of eighteen during his graduation years in fine arts. Instantly he involved into photography-art whole-heartedly. He spends a great deal of time in planning the final image before pressing the shutter release. After working in a variety of assignments in the advertising industry, his knowledge and career have moved into commercial photography. He is a freelance commercial photographer in Mumbai with a wide variety of skills in Fashion, Advertising, Interior & Industrial photography.

Atul has won more than 50 awards and further 500 acceptances in several National and International competitions held all over India. He has done 4 solo exhibitions of his pictorial and travel photographs. He has taken workshops on different topics like, Studio lighting, Digital photography, Modeling & Glamour photography etc. at Mumbai, Nasik, Ahmedabad, Surat Baroda and Bharuh during past few years.

Different categories of photographs taken by him have been published in number of magazines, newspapers, catalogues and calendars till date. He has an international honor, “Associate of the Indian International Photographic Council” (AIIPC) to his credit.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Learning" : Photography With A Mobile Phone Camera

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary...


Photography With A Mobile Phone Camera


A good photograph no doubt needs a good camera but this is one’s vision which in fact creates a marvelous image. With a few important points kept in mind, we can create pretty photographs through our mobile phone camera as well.

1. We must try to photograph in proper light. Mobile phone cameras often fail to capture well in dull light. However a high end camera is able to capture fine images in low light also. If mobile phone camera has flash light option, it can take bright shots.

2. We should neither go very far from our subject nor should we go very close to it. Going extremely far will make the subject very small and going very close to our subject will result into distorted images.

3. We have to compose our image well at the time of shooting. Normally a mobile phone camera has a small sensor which produces small images. If we crop such images later, they become inferior in their quality. Now-a-days few advanced mobile phone cameras have good quality sensors also.

4. Below mentioned basic rules of composition help in taking a better photograph:

A. If we are photographing a landscape, supporting objects, such as a house or a tree should be placed a little away from centre.

B. We should avoid disturbing objects, such as, electric poles/wires, discarded items etc. in our photograph.

C. The feel of harmony and balance between different subjects is always appreciated.

D. We should try to click the picture with freshness of approach.

E. We have to leave some space at all the edges of image. A very tight composition is not valued.

5. Since mobile phone cameras are light weighted, we have to hold them very sturdily in order to avoid shake.

6. We should stay away from using the digital zoom of our camera because this will lessen the quality of our photograph. If our camera is equipped with an optical zoom, we are lucky. Optical zoom helps taking superior images.

7. A highest possible resolution is always recommended to achieve an image of fine quality.

8. Since our equipment is very important for us, we must take care of it at any cost. Careful use of our camera is always needed. Specially, the lens of our mobile phone camera is a vital and sophisticated part. We have to avoid any type of scratch or spot on the lens.

9. Above all, a good image depends upon one’s creative approach. This is our visualization that results into a good photograph.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Saturday, July 2, 2011

On Project: Beauty of Locked Doors

Celebtrating Second Anniversary..

--On Project--

Beauty of Locked Doors


The opportunities for good photographs are everywhere. The lifeless objects, sometimes, also offer pretty compositions. Mr. Chandan D. N. Gaonkar of Panaji (Goa, India) has an extraordinary creative vision. He enjoys photographing unusual subjects which we normally overlook at first sight. This time he has tried to capture different doors with locks and his effort has resulted into a series of amazing photographs. Here are some of them to share with you.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma