How to avoid cliché in Photography?

The idea of photography has always been creative expression of your thoughts and visual story-telling. If you really want yourself to be known as a photographer, you will have to become an artist first. Have you seen any good painter churning out his paintings like a self-made manufacturing unit? I doubt so. A painting requires a lot of time, effort and patience and so is true for a masterpiece photograph.

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10 Things you need to know before you buy a camera

 Myth: More the Megapixel better the camera. Reality: First, it is the quality, not just quantity of megapixel which decides how good a camera is. A camera with 12-14 mega-pixel is more than sufficient. If you are getting more mega-pixel at the same price, then be informed that you might be compromising with the other… Continue reading 10 Things you need to know before you buy a camera

10 Tips for Portrait/Fashion Photography

  It definitely helps to be extrovert and good with people. A good photographer knows how to speak to their models/subject and make them feel comfortable, confident and relaxed. Always have your lighting, poses and location worked out in advance. Subjecting your model/subject to lighting tests and your uncertainty (who might be already feeling conscious and… Continue reading 10 Tips for Portrait/Fashion Photography

Registration and Assignment of Copyright on a Photograph in India: FAQs

1. Is photograph an ‘artistic work’ within the meaning of Indian Copyright Act? As per Section 2(c)(i) of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, (the “Act“) a photograph is an ‘artistic work‘ even though it may not possess any artistic quality. 2. Who is considered to be the ‘author’ in a photograph? As per Section 2(d)(iv) if… Continue reading Registration and Assignment of Copyright on a Photograph in India: FAQs

Copyright Registration of Artistic (Photography) Work in India

Why Register Copyright? I am an amateur photographer and usually post copies of most of the photographs I click on my personal website. One day it occurred to me that I should get my best photographs copyright registered with the Copyright Office to prevent others from using my photographs without my permission. So I began… Continue reading Copyright Registration of Artistic (Photography) Work in India