Tips from Ujjiban ISPT, a Photography, Videography, Cinematography, DSLR Film Making  Institute at Kolkata

Photography Tips 9: The Panning shot in Still Photography is photographing a moving subject by panning your camera to establish the motion effects of your subject. All you need to do is panning your camera with your subjects with the same speed as the subject is moving and take your shot to get the sharp picture of your subject with relatively blurred background. You can see these types of pictures in any sports magazine on hurdle run, bicycle, motorbike and car race event. Here is a very simple demo photo to make you understand what the final picture should look like. Please get in touch with us athttp://www.ujjiban.com/contact/ for more clarifications and more such tips. Learn Photography at Ujjiban Institute of Spectrum Photography and Travelogue ( An Institute of Photography, Cinematography, Film Direction and Acting based in Kolkata ).

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Photography Tips 8: During your travel photography program, never ever ignore to capture floras and faunas and small elements. If necessary, positively do some homework to capture the knowledge on these subjects. Sometime your telephoto lens with higher focal length will give you awesome close up photos.

  • Get as close as possible with higher focal length may be 200mm…
  • Positively use a tripod and do manual focus if necessary.
  • Make your composition with pleasant background.
  • Use good depth of field to keep the sharpness of your primary subject.
  • Often cloudy weather can give good lighting condition because of not having dark shadows.
  • Ensure proper light…use Fill Flash if necessary.

Learn more about Travel Photography tips at http://www.ujjiban.com and please also take a look at http://www.ujjiban.com/blog to know more such tips.

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Photography Tips 7: Always look for interesting frame and available light during your photo shoot. Never overlook leading lines, reflections and patterns etc.

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Photography Tips 6: Practicing Street photography is the best way to enhance your photography expertise where you can strengthen your subject identification skill, composition skill and the art of capturing candid moments.

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Photography Tips 5: To manage over and under exposure areas during landscape photography, use of graduated ND filter often helps to balance the exposure level. Here the image of graduated ND filter, which you have to mount as a front element of your lens using the holder.

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In this case it helped to reduce the exposure of the sky by few F stops….which in fact helped to pop up the impression of clouds which were there in the sky without affecting the exposure of the bottom part of the image. One CPL filter had been also used to reduce the reflection and emphasizing the color of individual elements of the scene.

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Photography Tips 4: If you have one dslr with a kit lense 18-55, have you ever deeply analysed the power of individual focal length which are marked on your lense from 18 to all the way to 55…probably not. If not….this is the time for you to give it a try. From next one week, make a promise to you that you will take all your pictures at 18mm. If the subject is far from you, just walk few steps instead of zoom in. Similarly next week use the same approach with say 35mm. Now analyse your pictures. This would really help you to understand the power of 18mm, 35mm, 50mm etc…
And thus by making you efficient enough to decide when to use what focal length to enlighten your story…

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Photography Tips 3: Black and white street portraiture….An example of environmental portrait…. to show the subject in his natural environment. Very shallow depth of field F4 has been used to highlight the main subject.

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Photography Tips 2: The Street photography is mainly to capture the random incidents of our daily life on the street surrounding us, which can represent the situation that is going on the street at that moment. You can capture a good street photography, if you can make a good frame and press the shutter to catch a very special moment ensuring overall mood of the scene. It could also be a special behavioral pattern, gesture, action, reaction of anyone part of that scene. It could be Street Portraiture as well. Sometime tight close up might not enhance the overall emotion about the environment of the main subject. Few more partial details around the subject can accentuate the story of the scene. In order to capture a good street photo, it would be ideal for a photographer not to become heavy on photography related gear, as it may draw the attention of the people on the street and you might miss the most candid moment of your primary subject. Hence mobile phone camera, simple point and shoot camera or simple DSLR with the use of available light could be a great help to capture a good street photo. While taking street photography sometime use of unusual camera angle may augment the overall quality of the photo. The picture below is an example of a Street Portraiture where the shot has been taken by considering the spokes of another hand-pulled rickshaws as a suggestion and giving the preference to the driver of another rickshaw as the primary subject. The wheel spokes of another hand-pulled rickshaw have been pleasingly used to establish the fact that at rickshaw stoppage, the rickshaw driver is eagerly waiting to get a passenger.

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Photography Tips 1: The Panning shot in Still Photography is photographing a moving subject by panning your camera to establish the motion effects of your subject. All you need to do is panning your camera with your subjects with the same speed as the subject is moving and take your shot to get the sharp picture of your subject with relatively blurred background. You can see these types of pictures in any sports magazine on hurdle run, bicycle, motorbike and car race event. Here is a very simple demo photo to make you understand what the final picture should look like.

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