I installed the Instagram app on my budget mobile handset, a Nokia Lumia 520, as soon as it became available on Windows App Store. Was eager to try the popular app and dabbled with it for a few weeks. Loved the square image format, liked the spontaneity associated with it, of capturing photographs quickly and casually (since a mobile phone is frequently carried in a pocket), applying filters (something like quick fix post-processing), seeing the final result soon after and the ability to share images on social media (without first having to download them on a computer). However, while using the app, missed the (old-fashioned, if I may say) handling, control and image quality of a physical camera and ended up switching (back) to a pocket, carry-everywhere point-and-shoot camera for casual photography. Perhaps I will go back to Instagram, but for now, am pleased to share some images taken in the short period I used the app. Thank you for looking!
Shapes, patterns and shadows that angular winter morning light made in and around my room continued to intrigue me and I started photographing them again this winter, though not with the same voracity as earlier (see The Light Came From the Window). This time, however, colour played an important role in the images. Thanks for looking, hope you will like them! They are available as affordable prints on archival paper.
After dabbling with a basic point-and-shoot digicam and enjoying the experience (see the previous post Digital Curiosity), in 2006, I felt the need to shoot with a more advanced or serious digital camera, particularly one with manual (PSAM) modes. After a brief but exciting search, Canon PowerShot A95, which, during those days, was a highly regarded compact digital camera, was zeroed-in on. Went for it and started shooting with it as soon as it arrived. Thoroughly enjoyed using it and as luck would have it, we travelled quite a bit around Rajasthan in subsequent months and the camera went on all the trips too🙂 My tryst with the A95 lasted for only 4 months after which I bought a Digital SLR. The following are some of the better photographs taken in those 4 months (from August to November 2006), hope you will like them! They are available as affordable prints on archival paper, print sizes: 16×12 inches or 12×12 inches.
In 2004, everyone seemed to be buying pocket digital cameras, which had finally become affordable. After resisting for a long time, I too took the plunge out of curiosity but also for the sake of convenience. Bought a basic 3 megapixel point-and-shoot ‘digicam’, a Sony Cyber-shot DSC P72, which became my introduction to digital photography. Coming from a fully manual film SLR, I did not consider the digital camera as a serious photography tool but enjoyed using it off and on and carried it on birding trips. Recently dug the photos out which were taken between 2004 and 2006 and thought some could be published here. Hope you will like them🙂
This is the second part of the series Feathered Friends (Part 1 here) featuring black and white photographs of birds in groups taken during evenings in and around the city of Jaipur, India. These images, shot with a variety of compact cameras, attempt to portray the beauty of birds in our environment and are available as affordable prints on archival paper.
Connaught Place, New Delhi, is one of most iconic marketplaces in India. Visually, it’s a blend of colonial architecture characterised by arches, pillars and corridors interspersed with shops, restaurants, signages, decorative lighting, kiosks and of course, people! Connaught Place used to be my favourite haunt and much like the Pink City : Unfocussed series, a series of unfocussed photographs of Connaught Place was attempted, which aimed to capture the flavour of this unique marketplace. Taken in 2007, these images are available as affordable prints on archival paper.
Some black and white photographs of birds in groups, that were mostly taken during evenings in and around the city of Jaipur (Rajasthan, India). These images attempt to portray the beauty of birds in our environment. They were shot with a variety of compact cameras and are available as affordable prints on archival paper.