Basic Photo Techniques (Urbanscape)

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Dr. Hiren B. Soni

Jul 11, 2011, 2:50:02 PM7/11/11
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Basic Photo Techniques (Urbanscape)

1. Always speak to your subject, so that they will not feel awkward.
2. Capture Human Interaction – e.g. A customer bargains with shop-keeper.
3. Find Ways of being Unseen – Not to make your subject too much
conscious of you & your camera. e.g. Capture an aerial view
from balcony or shoot from your waist using a wide-angle lens.
4. Focus on the eye of the subject.
5. Look for the Ironic – Capture paradoxical moments with ironical
situations in around your subject. e.g. Juggler show.
6. Play with Shutter-speed - Use a fast shutter-speed of around 1/125
seconds to make deliberate use of motion blur, if your subject
is sharp.
7. Respect Your Subject & his Wishes - In ‘Make a Photo’, capture
your subject at his wish only.
8. Sense of Comfort - Be comfortable with your subject & surroundings.
9. Slow Sync Flash (SSF) – Use SSF for action-packed portraits to
combine slow shutter speed and a burst of flash.
10. Use the Blurred Backgrounds - To avoid clutter by using wide
aperture of f/2.8; In case of basic kit lens, try zooming into the
telephoto-end of your lens and use an aperture of f/5.6.
11. Use the Urban Element – Capture environmental portraits to include
its proximity.

[M.Sc. (Zoology); Ph.D. (Environmental Science)]
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Environmental Biotechnology]
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Gurcharan Singh

Jul 12, 2011, 1:41:26 AM7/12/11
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Really great tips Soni ji. They should help all of us. Please continue to give us benefit of your expertise. We are lucky to have people of all shades of life ......."sharing the same passion, with camera in hand and wanting to shoot flowers.....

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089 
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