Saturday, 29 April 2017

Being in your twenties in India, means so much.

  • You know you will be questioned if you stay out past 10 p.m. 
  • You are even closer to your mom.
  • You start liking old songs unlike previously. 
  • You might not know exactly where your life is going, but you've realized that you’re the captain of your own destiny.
  • You will no longer have long vacations like at your school.
  • Your friends will become busy unusually. 
  • You would've received your first job. 
  • You would've received your first pay cheque. 
  • You start keeping track of your expenses. 
  • All those amazing college friends you swore you’d never lose contact with after college yeah, well, you might lose contact.
  • In order to see your friends, you actually have to make an effort to see your friends.
  • Your friends will start getting married. 
  • People will start questioning about your marriage. Marriage WILL NOT fix any of your problems. No, instead marriage will put a magnifying glass on how many problems you really have. 
  • You have no idea where you are in your career.
  • You don't need to buy expensive wrinkle creams because guess what? You don't have wrinkles.
  • Being independent is a great part of your 20s, but sometimes we all still need a little help from our parents while we are transitioning.
  • No more exams. Once you're out of college, the rest of your 20s can be spent not studying and concentrating on things you actually like doing.
  • Being a 20-something is super trendy right now. There are books about us, magazine articles about us, and songs about us.
  • You have a lot of emotional songs on your playlist.  
  • You seem to have the “You are not a girl, not yet a woman” mentality.
  • You are more beauty conscious. 
  • You are made fun if you purchase stuff toys.
  • You are eligible to choose your life partner. 
  • You have another new set of friends, your colleagues.
  • You are happy when gifting your dear and near ones with your own salary. 
  • You enjoy your lonely hours. 
  • You start feeling the warmth from a coffee mug
  • You would create a new professional email ID. 
  • Your mobile will never be “Fully Charged”
  • You are filled with a lot of uncertainty about your life. 
  • You understand the fact that your parents are becoming older. 
  • You will realize that not all your dreams come true.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Photographing a Handmade Product.

Good photography is as important as a good handmade stuff. Many of us create wonderful masterpieces, but fail to take good pictures of them. Hence, their true beauty isn’t brought out completely.

Hence, this post would help amateur photographers to a make a difference in their photographs. These are some of the tricks that I follow for a good photograph. 

First and foremost is the camera that you are using. Many smart phones these days click pictures to that quality of a professional camera. Theses tip discussed below is applicable for any type of camera you use. Having luxurious camera doesn’t always mean that you’ll take great photos. I’ve seen some completely astonishing images shot with nothing more than a smart phone.  

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Using the Flash
You might think that you should only use flash at night time or indoors, but that’s not the case at all. If it is an exceptionally bright day and the sun is creating harsh shadows on your subject, switch on your flash. This extra light onto your subject, will be able to fill in those ugly shadows and create an even exposure. 

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Focus on the Object
Keep it simple. Don’t try to pack too many elements into your image; it will just end up looking messy. Please do not add multiple elements as backgrounds to your product, which will actually shift focus from the product.

Turn On Gridlines to Line Up Your Shot
One of the easiest and best ways to improve the photos you take on your mobile device is by turning on gridlines so you can properly set up your shot. It superimposes a series of lines on the screen of your smartphone's camera app that are based on the "rule of thirds" -- one of the most well-known principles of photographic composition.

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If you're taking a photo from a distance, you may be tempted to zoom in. Actually, it's better not to zoom in. Instead, either get closer to your subject or take the photo from the default distance away and crop it later on.

Always stick to a subtle background. This enhances the actual colours of your product.

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After-editing - Choosing The Right App

There are a plenty of camera shooting & editing applications for your smartphone, so how do you decide? One thing to remember is that apps have been designed to help you to use your smartphone to its full potential. These apps help you to enhance the picture by adjusting the colour, brightness, tone etc.

In addition to all these, you can use these apps to WATERMARK your images, which is very crucial in handmade products and retaining your ownership. 

Be Patient and Persevere

With time, patience, and perseverance, you will get better; with each and every photo you take.

If you find these tips useful, do share the images you click after this :)

Much Love,