By — SOURAV SARKAR
Image courtsey: SOURAV SARKAR, MBA-ITBM (2015-2017)
Shoot like a Pro!
Welcome to the world of macro. Go close to nature so that you hear nature speaking to you. Macro photography is my favourite and I do a lot with it. It does not matter, what I have in hand, my pro cam, my phone I go clicking macro life.
Creativity and patience are the two pillars of photography. You are often dominated by nature while to try to capture something.
Coming back to the topic, macro is the best subject for a learner. It helps to understand the subject, the light conditions, stability with the camera and use of other various settings. With aperture the most used settings in your camera for macro, it is not very difficult task to change the settings and learn about them. In easy words aperture is to set the depth of field. Aperture is denoted as f/followed by a number. Mostly it varies from f/2 to f/22 depending on the camera. When you are shooting subjects from close range the depth of field extends as much in the front of the point of focus. So the best lens for macro is 18-55mm, I use that. Other accessories can be used are macro ring adapter, tripod, ring flash. I would recommend using a tripod as it will provide more stability while you take the lens closer to the object.
Shoot like a Pro!
I always loved animals and wanted to go close to them. Camera is the best medium to take you close to animals.
My favourite photo spot is Vandalur Reserve Forest, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The forest covers 1265 acres, a paradise for wildlife and photographers. Wildlife photography takes you to a bit higher level, where you need an upgraded camera and a telephoto or zoom lens. Ever since digital SLR technology has become more readily available, more and more people have become photography enthusiasts, but how many end up taking a good photo?
Be original, take time, and choose the best angle. Think what others would like in the photo, how they want to see the photo? That’s where you use your sense and techniques, which only comes after a lot of practice.
Know you gear very well and how much you can do with what you have. Using correct shutter speed in various light conditions is like a lifeline of wildlife photography. Besides this the ISO, Aperture, focus margins plays an important role.