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…

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is Finally Here!

Olympus has announced its latest OM-D mirrorless camera, an impressive update to its compact and versatile OM-D E-M5 Mark II and, not surprisingly, it is named the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera.  We’re not exactly short of small, powerful mirrorless cameras for travel and vlogging, but despite arriving later than the Fujifilm X-T30 and…

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…

Photographing Star Trails: Part 3

Method of Star Trail Photography Star trails are mesmerising. It is as if the spirals made of bright stars are trapping people’s eyes. You’re showing something remarkable to the world. Something that’s happening out there, in the universe, but no one can see with the naked eye: In your endeavour to shoot star trails, you are on a beautiful location,…

Photographing Star Trails: Part 2

The first part of the series ‘Photographing Star Trails’ dealt with an introduction and prerequisites of star trail photography. While the star trails photography looks amazingly easy to capture, there is a lot of planning that goes behind creating those stunning images that make everyone go “Wow!”. The travails and travels of star trail photos A surprisingly satisfying amount of…

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