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Photo collage make for a wonderful gift. It makes for a good gift since one can include photographs shot across various time-line of a relation which when looked back brings immense satisfaction. Being a photographer, my friends have been receiving such photo collages from me. To make this collage, I use a nifty piece of software known as “FotoWall”.

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Every photographer craves for razor images. Have you ever wondered out of focus images can sometimes be good than razor sharp ones? Fascinated with blur in digital photography, I thought what if I blur the subject? I love the kind of hazy cinematography portrayed in movies showing the vision of a drunken character. I thought if it did wonders on video it should do the same in still photography too. I went ahead & the results were a treat to watch.

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You love photography. The journey began when you picked up a camera casually & slowly as time progressed, you were engulfed by its charm. As time progressed you became familiar with the ins & even outs of photography.

From a small point & shoot camera, you graduate to a prosumer one. Now you could do more creative photographs. As time passed, you got serious with photography & decided to pursue it as a serious hobby or with a view of prospective professional photographer. So you sell off or in rare instances keep your current camera and jump onto the DSLR bandwagon.

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An umbrella helps one to shield from rain or sun. An umbrella for a photographer does more than the above. Recently, I purchased a new umbrella for my photographic needs & off-course to shield me against the Mumbai monsoons.

Strong – No doubt a stronger umbrella will hold good for long time. I also wanted to make sure the umbrella could withstand some knocks during my photography shoots in addition to braving gutsy monsoon winds. For this, I picked up an umbrella having ten spokes(or whatever they are called) for added strength. The normal ones have 7-8 spokes.

Silver coated from inside – The silver coating from inside not only helps to avoid seepage of water inside umbrella but also makes the umbrella acts as a photographic umbrella for shoots.

Big in size – The umbrella is big in size & so I can easily shelter someone during rains without either of us getting half drenched. Another positive was that I wanted a big umbrella so it could act as a large source of light which we all know is great when it comes to photography.

The umbrella cost me Rs.350 & I feel its money well spent. So the next time you go out to buy a photography umbrella get an rainy umbrella or vice-versa like I did. This strengthen my belief that one doesn’t necessarily needs pro grade equipment’s for photography & at times its fun when you hack something from your regular stuff to help you satisfy your photography(or for the matter of fact any) needs. :)

Most people buying a DSLR camera purchase it with the kit lens. The most popular lens to be bundled as kit lens is the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 for the entry-upper entry level DSLR models followed by 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 or the 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 or even 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 for the enthusiast/semi-pro DSLR models. Kit lenses are good to begin with but most photographers categorize them as junk as they drool on those fixed aperture heavy zoom monster lenses. If you’ve nothing more than kit lens then it becomes indispensable for you to learn to take good quality pictures with it. Following are some ways to maximize the potential of your kit lens.

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