Chasing light

The word photograph can be broken down to the words photo and graph  therefore photography literally means painting with light.

I was invited by one of my photographer friend to do a documentary on an old style Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong. The restaurant is in one of the busiest districts of the city. That was a hot summer Sunday afternoon. We bade each other good bye after the photo shoot and she went her own way. But I decided to spend some more time on the fresh vegetable and meat market nearby which normally bustles with activity. While crossing a road I saw a butcher’s shop which was closed but there were some interesting shadows passing by every second in front of the closed shutters. I waited for a few minutes for something more interesting and got the below shot.

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The Transport Drama

Hi Folks !

Here I am back with one more write up. This time with more photographs and less words 🙂

These photographs are part of my ongoing project on the public transport. As you might have read in my previous post that I shoot mostly on the week days while commuting or during the lunch hours so public transport is kind of a natural choice to me.

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WHY I STARTED WITH LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AND FINALLY MOVED TO THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – PART 4

Welcome back  to the last part of my story. In part-3 I have shared my captures which were already beautiful by nature and what I did as a photographer was to be present at the right place at the right time of the day. In this installment you are going to find something else which is probably by nature not beautiful. But it’s in the viewer’s mind how he/she finds it. Someone might find street photography interesting whereas the others might find it shit. So viewer’s discretion is requested 🙂

Well yes, finally I started roaming around the streets after getting my hands dirty on the beautiful creation of the nature – the landscapes.

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I did some street shots when I was playing the role of ‘Jack of all trades but master of none’. As I have mentioned in my previous post that I was also bored with the landscape / nature shots, one lazy week end I was looking at my previous works. I found some photographs which I took in Kolkata, India a couple of years back very interesting. Actually those were documentary sort of photography.

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WHY I STARTED WITH LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AND FINALLY MOVED TO THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – PART 3

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Let’s start with where we left last time (read the previous blog here- part-2 of the story)i.e. discussing about megapixels and all those fancy features in your DSLR that you actually don’t need to shoot good pictures. All you need is just to know how to shoot. Ok, look at this picture below. What do you think ? Is it captured with a very high end camera with more than 20 megapixels ? Not at all. Its my first DSLR, the humble 6.1 megapixels Nikon D40 with a kit lens 18-55mm (no VR or anything fancy).

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Why I started with Landscape Photography and finally moved to the Street Photography – Part 2

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B) My first encounter with a DSLR

You already know how I got my first DSLR (read my previous blog – My first blog). Now I am going to share my experience handling a DSLR for the first time.

I bought myself a DSLR (I’ll reveal the make and model# later) when I was living in London. My subject was the public parks of the city. I was shooting flowers, trees, random street shots, beach shots (weekend trips). Continue reading “Why I started with Landscape Photography and finally moved to the Street Photography – Part 2”

Why I started with landscape photography and finally moved to the street photography

Hello World !

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Finally I have started writing blogs. No, 🙂 this is not in the 2017 New Year’s resolution list (infact I don’t have any resolution at all) but a long term wish to communicate with you guys with my camera and writing. Well, I am not a writer but a photographer and therefore I’m sure the write ups would not be able to satisfy the taste buds of the readers who love to read literature. But I have to try and try hard to communicate with my readers with a poor English writing skill of mine.

The post, as you already have known from the headline, is about my journey being a street photographer. I would like to split up the whole story in

a) giving some background about how I started photography

b) my first experience with a DSLR

c) evolving into a landscape photographer (Landscape Photography)

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