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In Better Photography October 2013

I renewed my subscription of Better Photography(BP) magazine yesterday & the BP team member instantly handed me the copy of this month. I placed the copy in my bag & went through my day. In evening as I was waiting for my turn at the dentist, I pulled out the magazine & began flipping. To my uttermost surprise, it had a picture from me in the critique section of the magazine.

BP Oct 13

This picture was taken by me in 2009 2011 with my compact camera Canon Powershot SX100 IS. I had mailed it to BP somewhere in 2010 May 2011 & it got published in October 2013. It bought a good long smile across my lips. As they say, “better late than never”. If you’ve bought the magazine this month, do check out page no.102 for my photograph in full glory.

Happy Free Software Day!

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Love in its purest form, ‘unconditional’ is the best. In our fast food society, seldom there is place for the unconditional love. If we exclude the love of mom for her child, then most other relations of love don’t hold strong to the bond of unconditional love. However, I feel privileged at the unconditional love showered by the people(developers, maintainers, users etc) of the “Free Software Foundation”.

The love which they put into their work so millions around the globe can experience a solid product. The compromises they make to fix the loopholes soon upon being discovered in software are many. My heart reaches out to people who are so devoted to their work. Who wake up every morning & put in their best. There is no appraisal or immediate reward but that does not let these people from doing what they do best. Its the effort & commitment of each person in the hierarchy who gives in his/her best which rubs off on the whole project. They work together in peace & utmost co-operation. Contrast this with the corporate world/society where most of the people are ever-ready to stomp on someone to gain a personal milestone in favor of the team’s success. Its a good lesson one can take from these people – “Do your Best & Team’s Success won’t be far off”.

At the end of the day, I feel so happy to be a part of it. Its not about the money I save from using free software. Its not about showoff/glitz factor in using free software. Its all about appreciating the good work of people involved & joining them. Its about helping to spread the word, that being free does not equates to poor. Though I’m still in my baby steps towards contribution to the free software foundation but I’m doing my bit. If everyone gives in a bit, then we’re looking at a tsunami of greatness. The Tsunami of Free Software sailing not only in computers & gadgets but in hearts around the globe. Happy Free Software Day! :-)

Wonderful Customer Service from Tamron

The zoom ring of my Tamron 17-50 mm f/2.8 lens got stuck. It happened abruptly. It was time I take the lens to its service centre. Taking it to service centre was not an issue as I was assured of free repairs as the lens was under warranty. However I was worried in what condition will the lens be returned after the repairs. In India, most of the customer care are not really great. The consumer products are often manhandled & are kept in the custody gathering dust without being actually serviced right away.

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National Institute of Photography is proud to announce its yearly photography exhibition. As usual, I participated & this time my three photographs are up into the exhibition. I’m really happy about this fact and would like to thank NIP & its staff along-with you guys who support me all round the year.

Here are the three photographs to be featured at the exhibition;



I cordially invite you & your friends for the same. The exhibition will be held for five days starting from 17th August – 21st August 2012 from 11AM – 7PM at P.L. Deshpande Kala Academy, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Dadar(w), Mumbai – 28. Hope to see you there. :)

Directions to Reach P.L. Deshpande Kala Academy

It was about time that Canon jumped into the Mirrorless Camera Segment. They do so today with style by announcing their first mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS-M. Going by the specifications, it seems to be identical to the Canon EOS 650D sans the mirror box. Here are the key specs;

# 18 Megapixels APS-C Sensor
# Digic 5 Processor
# ISO 100-12800(25600 with Boost)
# Canon EF-M Lens Mount
# 3 inch Articulated 1.4 Million Colours Touchscreen TFT LCD
# Full HD Video Recording with Stereo Sounds at Variable Frame Rates
# GPS via optional GPS Accessory

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