Smartphone Photography Workshop by Shweta Malhotra

As photographers, we are always capturing moments we encounter in our everyday loves, particularly through the lenses of our cameras.  With the rise of apps like Instagram, we see that everyone loves to document their lives on the go. That’s where our smartphones come in super handy.  We use our smartphone cameras almost daily, capturing travel moments we ordinarily wouldn’t…

Frame the Fair Photography Fair: Pushkar 2019

Every year, in the wintry months of October-November, Pushkar hosts the largest gathering of not just the cattle-rearing tribals, but also of the photographers- old and new, professional and amateurs. The annual Pushkar Fair is one vibrant affair in the otherwise dreary desert town of Pushkar. Photo by: Darshan Negi   The beautiful lake of Pushkar is located in a…

Movie Review: The Salt of the Earth

Duration: 110 minutes (1 hour 50 minutes) IMDb Rating: 8.4 Released: 2014 Genre: Documentary, Biography, History Directed By: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders     A documentary based on the lifelong works of the French photographer, Sebastião Salgado, ‘The Salt Of The Earth’ is a masterpiece in terms of the visual connect it forms with the viewer-aptly backed by a…

Astrophotography Workshop- Sky Photo Trip

Humankind has always been curious about the mysteries of the Universe and of what lies beyond. The need to see and capture the night sky with its resplendent elements has given rise to astrophotography.  Chiiz hosted an astrophotography workshop in the quaint hills of Majkhali. This astrophotography workshop called ‘Sky Photo Trip’ was exactly that- a trip to the night…

Sure-Shot Ways to Perfect the Exposure Triangle

Beginners in photography might have heard the term ‘exposure triangle’ more times than they can count and rightly so. While it may sound like a complex mathematical formula, it is much easier and simpler to work with. It is a concept that most photographers struggle with. However, photographers who have mastered the exposure triangle find half of their work done…

Sports Photography Contest: Results

Sports Photography is one of the many genres of photography that requires a lot of discipline and patience to get that one perfect capture. Chiiz had organized the Sports Photography Contest and had even published the best images in the Chiiz Magazine: Vol. 18: Sports Photography Special. The Photography Contest was open even after the publication of the magazine with…

Tilt-Shift Photography: Working with Camera Movements

Tilt-shift photography is an interesting form of photography that is now catching up. It involves the use of camera movements on small and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. ‘Tilt’ is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part…

Hyperlapse: Creating Motion Shots

Hyperlapse, also known as moving timelapse, is a technique in time-lapse photography that allows the photographer to create motion shots. In its simplest form, a hyperlapse is achieved by manually moving the camera a short distance between each shot. The first film using the hyperlapse technique dates to 1995. The first film using the hyperlapse technique seems to have been…

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