Amazing Lightning Shot by Kristjan Madalvee
Nov28

Amazing Lightning Shot by Kristjan Madalvee

Capturing lightning can be very tricky, as well as dangerous. A higher vantage point usually provides the best place to capture any image. However, in the case of thunderstorms, this increases the likelihood of being hit by a bolt. Getting the exposure right is also a tough job. Too much and your foreground or background will burn out. Too little and all you will get are the lightning streaks. Then again, a single bright strike can...

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10 Mysterious Photos Yet To Be Explained
Nov27

10 Mysterious Photos Yet To Be Explained

Long before Photoshop, photographers found ways of manipulating images through various lighting, film and darkroom techniques. There are countless mysterious photos circulating on the internet that claim to be authentic, but are easily confirmed to be fake. Some however, are decades old and after years of scrutiny by experts, remain unsolved and unexplained. Here are ten of these: 1. Time Traveler in 1940 This photo circulated on the...

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Processing Infrared Photos in Camera Raw and Photoshop
Nov26

Processing Infrared Photos in Camera Raw and Photoshop

In my previous article, I described how to shoot infrared photos. This guide will walk you through processing infrared photos using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC. These instructions and screenshots were compiled on a MacOS X Yosemite system, though should work equally well for other platforms. Here is the processed final image of the infrared shot I shared in the last article: 1. Creating an Infrared Camera Profile To start...

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Infrared Photography with a Digital Camera
Nov24

Infrared Photography with a Digital Camera

Ever since I started learning photography, I was fascinated by infrared photography. For those unfamiliar with it, it is photography using infrared light. Images captured using infrared produce some interesting, other-worldly results. The wavelength of light used is usually between 700nm to 900nm, in the near-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Visible light ranges between about 390nm (violet) to 700nm (red). Therefore,...

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Rare photos from partition of India and Pakistan
Nov13

Rare photos from partition of India and Pakistan

It was the greatest mass migration in human history. In 1947, the Indian subcontinent gained independence after one and a half centuries of British rule. The resulting partition of India created the two countries of Pakistan and current-day India. Over a million people migrated across the newly created borders. Muslims towards Pakistan, Hindus and Sikhs towards India. Most left their ancestral homes with nothing more than what they...

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