Photography & Exposure - How I Expose

For a long time DSLRs have been sophisticated enough to cleverly expose the scene in front of them. Essentially all DSLRs start by metering the subject, which means they use the in-built lightmeter to determine the intensity of light reflected off or emitted by the subject. The DSLR next calculates the different possible exposures…

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Bahubali - A Review

Bahubali released to theatres a week ago, on 10th July. The films marketers claimed this to be the biggest Indian movie to date - in terms of cost, in terms of distribution and in terms of scale. Movie critics waxed eloquent about its epicness, its visual effects, how it is the perfect blockbuster and more. The movie scores 9.4 on IMDB - more than each of The Lord of theRings trilogy , movies whose scope Bahubali seems to be inspired by…

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Lenses - A Primer

Lenses play a central role in photography. For most photographers, lenses make up the bulk of the cost of their equipment. The kind of photographs you want to take decide the lens to use - wide angle or telephoto, macro, wide or narrow aperture and so on. However, the simplest camera - a pinhole camera - has no lens but is equally capable of taking as beautiful photographs as any sophisticated camera…

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The Immortals of Meluha

Amish Tripathi's 'The Immortals of Meluha' was released in 2010 to instant bestseller status with all bookstores stacking the novel front and center in 'Recommended' section. During a visit to one such store, I had picked a copy, read through the gist on the back-cover and decided to skip it. Soon after, Amish Tripathi released a sequel, 'The Secret of the Nagas', which garnered equally glowing reviews and sales…

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Photography & Exposure - A Primer

With camera prices plummeting, a lot of hobbyist photographers are keeping aside their point and shoot(P&S) cameras and investing in an entry-level or a mid-range DSLR. But most tend to keep the camera on Automatic mode or on one of the many default modes built-in. Sure one ends up with prettier and cleaner photographs than with a P&S purely due to the fact that the…

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