Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Its been a long long time since I experimented with Photography. The reason was that I lost my first camera Canon Powershot S1IS which introduced me to this beautiful world. Since then there was no urge to try/experiment anything. This went for couple of years. Now recently thanks to my student Aayush and my roomie Naggu I purchased my first DSLR. My Canon EOS 500D with lens kit and other lens and accessories. I will detail about my kit separately. It just been few weeks, I went on a trip to my hometown Tirupati and got this cam along and had a chance to try out some few things. Here are a few snapshots arising out of that. Rest assured this space will now feature some regular updates.

I was primarily experimenting with B&W photography and had this lovely portrait shot of my Grandma. Thanks Avva for posing :-)

50mm(18-55, 3.5-5.6 lens), f/5.6, 1/8 s, 800ISO

Continuing with B&W this was an attempt to capture details in shadows. I intentionally produced grainy effect by using a higher ISO. The thing I wanted to capture here was a bland face with its details evident in the shadow. Thanks to my cousin Teja for posing

(18mm, f/3.5, 1/8s, 1600ISO)

Continuing with B&W this was an attempt at soft focus and also to create an impression of a person behind bars (well sort of). Since we already know the previous pic so the purpose will be diluted but as an independent pic I guess it would stand out a little.

(18mm, f/3.5, 1/4s, 3200ISO)

It was monsoons and how can I miss these shots, a simple B&W shots out from my window.

(50mm, f/22, 1/50s, 400ISO)

Well the mood outside, did a wide angle shot, although wide angle with 18mm does not come as striking because of the crop factor of 1.6x for small sized sensors this actually translates to a 28mm shot. I also have a wide angle converter to solve this problem an will post some pics when I experiment with that too. I also used the fluorescent filter in this shot to emphasize blue hues.

(18mm, f/10, 1/200s, ISO 400)-FLV Filter used

Experimenting with macro shot. Came out well. Look at the colour reproduction. I love my DSLR :-)

(50mm, f/5.6, 1/15s, 800ISO)

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