An Event by Snapster's & IPC
It was my great pleasure for being part of the event organised by IIM Indore (Snapster-Aperture Photography Club) + IPC (Indore Photography Community) on Jan 23,2011. In this event seminar from the great photographer Mr. Hemshankar Pathakji was delivered. It was very informative & with rich information about composing & using natural light at best in photography. It was a visual treat to see his beautiful work captured through his vision. A photo competition was also planned contributing the images taken in the beautiful campus of IIM. The competition was open to the only photographs taken on that day after the seminar.
I took this opportunity at best to explore the beauty of the IIM campus through my camera. The architecture of all buildings is really very artistic & inspiring to shoot. The evening light was making it even beautiful giving elegant shadows & lights. I will like to share some of the images taken in this event along with small information on it.
Image 1, 2 3 are shots of the beautiful architectures of different buildings. Image 1 shows the arches as main component.The shadow of the arch helped me to double the lines dynamically leading into the frame exploring the viewer the beauty of the architecture. I deliberately kept it in grayscale to keep it simple & placing importance to shapes & light.
Image 2. It's taken from bottom of the arch pointing camera upwards using the edge of the arch to lead the lines. I kept it color because I like the contrast in the colors of building against the sky.
The Image 3 & Image 4 were taken at the beautiful sunset point. I was inspired to shoot there in my last very short visit to IIM, Indore before the Pratibimb 2010. I visited there for giving the poster of the exhibition of Pratibimb & from that day this location was in my mind. Due to non-justifying reasons it didn't happened. But as I come to know about this event I was unable to control my excitement.
During shooting I realised some practical problems which were not suiting to the idea with which I was visualising to compose. The chair was half hidden behind the tree. Fortunately it was not fixed so with help of friends it was placed as in the shot. The sun was on right side of tree whereas I was preferring it on left to take advantage of the slight inclination of tree towards left & a it's lower horizontal branch (not visible in image) framing from top. The light poles (cloned away) were big distractions, thanks to Photoshop. Anyway Finally I composed this image & two exposures were mixed manually in photoshop.
Image3: it's Part of Life
Thanks goes to Abbas, Renu, Pranjal & Pranshu for helping me to take this shot. Abbs really took strong initiative (:)) to be beside Renu. The Mr. X on left was not planned actually. There were some guys who were also excited to shoot on this beautiful sunset. He did helped not only adding another angle to the story in the image but also balancing the image with virtual triangle forming between him,sun & the persons on chair. A also see an virtual triangle between these peoples & the peak of the tree. While shooting I was with only two lenses sigma 10-20 & Canon 55-250. I was missing my 18-55 to frame it properly in my camera. Fortunately Pranjal shared his lens for this shot which is taken at 30mm.
During post processing I realised that this image may have been further better composed by taking more area in the left side. Maybe it was not possible due to other enthusiastic photographers shooting sunset. I like the light & small vignetting effect added in post processing using "GESTALT PERCEPTION". The imaginary oval shape formed on right side whereas another portion on right speeds up viewers reading to the image identifying the objects in group with an ease.
Image5: Missing You
Image 5 is of Kiran Bhatt, a very sporty member of IPC group. I was looking for model to take advantage of some interesting background & light, she was looking for photographer. Though this shot come out good but it's not very sharp due to low ambient light & slow shutter speed. i still hesitate to increase the ISO of my camera above 400.Thanks to her for being not only model but also when it was really needed.
I really enjoyed the day where I learned from seniors, shoot & shared very nice moments with my friends. Hope you find the article & images interesting.
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