Capturing the spirit of Chingay Parade 2011 – Singapore

On February 12, 2011, in Blog, Entertainment, Events, Gallery, Video, by Amiya

The Chingay Parade is an annual street parade held Singapore as part of Chinese New Year festivities. The term Chingay itself originated in Southeast Asia, particularly in Penang, which is a phonetic equivalent of some Chinese words, which means "a decorated miniature stage" or float. Held on the Formula One … Read the full article

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Understanding Depth of Field – 10 facts that can dramatically improve your photography skills

On February 7, 2011, in Gallery, Photography, by Amiya

Composition and depth of field (DoF) are the most important parameters to play with once you have some control over shutter speed, aperture and ISO. While there is no hard and fast rule (other than guidelines like rule of thirds) governing what is the best composition technique, DoF is something … Read the full article

Henderson Waves bridge – highest pedestrian bridge in the world

On February 4, 2011, in Architecture, Gallery, Low Light, by Amiya

Some shots taken around SP Jain school of management. Had some Indian food in the canteen and went for a long walk over forest walk and then proceeded to Henderson Waves bridge which is the highest pedestrian bridge in the world. Simply unaware how beautiful the place was I did … Read the full article

A casual stroll

On January 29, 2011, in Gallery, Nature, by Amiya

If you are a PhD student most weekends start the same way (refer to PhD nerds issue 4). This Friday night was movie night - microwaved popcorn, soda and a high definition print of a horror movie. The movie this time was "Devil", the premise was interesting. Few unknown … Read the full article

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Chinese Garden – Singapore

On January 22, 2011, in Black and White, Gallery, Low Light, Nature, by Amiya

Went on Photography trip to Chinese Garden which is just 2 stations from where I live. Went there around 5.30 in the evening with a friend and by the time we returned it was completely dark. So got a chance of clicking in the dusk as well as try my … Read the full article

How to batch compress images without loss of quality

On January 15, 2011, in Blog, Entertainment, Technology, Video, by Amiya

In this youtube video I show how I compressed over 12 000 images from over 21GB to less than 2 GB for my digital photo frame. The  video will tell you how to batch compress an image without any appreciable loss of quality using free software easily and efficiently. The … Read the full article

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Enhancing Skin Color in Photoshop

On January 13, 2011, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya

Have you ever taken a photo that has dull or pale skin tones? In a few quick steps, you can make dull skin tones come alive!

For starters, open the picture you wish to enhance. For this tutorial, I will use this photo:

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Add Color Tint to Landscapes

On January 13, 2011, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya

Wanna add some punch to your landscapes. This tint effect will make your photoslook magical. Its easy to achieve as well

Lets start with this photo.

This picture is fine and perfect. Lets make it look mystical. Open the picture in Photoshop. Press Q to enter quick mask mode. Select … Read the full article

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Flowers for desktop

On January 11, 2011, in Gallery, Nature, by Amiya

No matter how you take it...flowers always look good on a photograph. May be this is because they have an eternal glow-a sense of happiness in them that makes them so beautiful.

Vital Settings

Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D
ISO: 100; Lens: 55.0 mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/200 s
Auto

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Aksa Beach – Mumbai

On January 7, 2011, in Gallery, Nature, by Amiya

Went to Mudh Island in Mumbai. Stayed in a wonderful resort - The Retreat and spent some time in the beach nearby.

Vital Settings

Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D
ISO: 200; Lens: 51.0 mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/500 s
Auto white balance; Auto exposure ; Flash did not fire, compulsory

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