Photography

Chasing the rainclouds: Monsoon Photography tips for the adventurer in you

Remember the nursery rhyme that begs the rains to go away so that Johnny could play? Well, discard that. Johnny is all grown-up now and he has shiny new gear that let him play along with the rains. Also, that rhyme wasn’t really meant for a beautiful country like ours (our speculation). Half the fun growing up in India is playing in the first downpour, making paper boats and generally goofing around in the numerous little streams that spring up in monsoons. Don’t ever let your inner child fade out.

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Hobbyist of the week: Harsha Bathija

Buxsa has always encouraged hobbyists in following their hearts and passions. We are here with a photography enthusiast – Ms. Harsha Bathija from Mumbai, listening to her talk about her fiery love for photography and what keeps her ticking. Harsha works in a leading social media agency by the day and dons the cape of a super photographer by, well, later in the day. All of 24, this petite lady is dynamite and takes her passion very seriously. We had a chat with her. Her take on her hobby is very interesting. Here’s Harsha’s story.

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Seasonal Photography: Summer is calling

Photographers don’t really need a reason to celebrate their passion – pure, unadulterated photography. However, changing seasons provide for a great tapestry for experimenting with light, colors, mood, and skills. Speaking of seasonal photography, summer is here! If one were to keep the part aside, where summer tries to burn holes through our skin, one can easily see how the beautiful, blazing sunlight can light up the colors and the landscape to make way for gorgeous summertime photos. Here are out two cents for our beloved photography enthusiasts.

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Motion Blur Photography

Introduction

There’s something incredibly exciting about capturing motion, probably the idea of conveying speed and energy through an otherwise still photograph. The motion blur effect as it is known is exceedingly beautiful not just in conveying the motion of an object but also in conveying the mood or emotion associated with that movement. For instance, capturing the lights on a freeway brings out the speed and energy of the city. Some photographers also use motion blur to eliminate certain elements in the frame and to bring out focus on the subject.

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Tips and Tricks for Creative Wedding Photography

Introduction

Photographing for a wedding can be nerve wrecking, both for the people getting married and for the photographer. Which is why, sitting down and discussing your expectations and drawing up a plan is important.

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Wildlife Photography Made Easy: 3 Simple Tips

Wildlife Photography is a tough art. Clicking that perfect picture can be a daunting task. Scroll down as offer our two cents about making Wildlife photography simple. We have a feeling you’ll love it!

Good Wildlife photography needs a perfect combination of innovation and technology. It is an art that must be followed with astute passion, perseverance, and saintly patience (ask those who have spent hours in the forest for that perfect sunset-gazelle shot). Some basic know-how of wildlife photography cameras and techniques can result in some kickass wildlife shots. Try different techniques to take creative photography to the next level. Here it goes!

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Colors, Personality & Hobbies: Power on Possibilities

In a recent display of power, color and its perception (or lack of it) broke our beloved ecosystem—the Internet(Hint: the blue-black dress…or was it white-gold? You get the point). Colors have a great impact on every aspect of human civilization. They are used to display emotions, bring nations together (Soviet Red), distinguish people (rich ethnicity) and even dictate your marital options in a country like India. They also give people a deep understanding of your personality, preferences and your traits. For e.g. when you see someone listening to music on their headphones painted in bright red, green and yellow you know their affinity to reggae music and or the Rastafarai sub-culture. In India the whole country is drenched in bright colors during Holi celebrations in all corners.

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Being in love with your hobby pays

Hobbies are varied ranging from car racing to stamp collection. They can be done with a bunch of people or as a solo effort. Some hobbies are done inside (playing an instrument) or outdoors (hiking). Hobbies can bring comfort, emotional or physical outlet, intellectual stimulation, and a sense of connection and achievement. Have you ever pondered about the possibility of making some extra cash from your hobby? Don’t dismiss us yet.

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10 ways to spend quality time alone

In today’s overly connected world, finding solitude has become increasingly difficult. We are all bogged down by personal commitments, job pressure, religious commitments, etc; the list is endless. More often than not, you do not have time for the most important person in your life; YOU!

There is nothing wrong with disconnecting and spending some time alone. In fact, research suggests that spending alone time lets you unwind, discover yourself, improves concentration, and increases productivity. So do yourself a favour and spend some time alone. If you have no clue what you can do in your alone time, here are some a quick and easy ideas for you.

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Here’s why Cheating is fine this Valentine’s day!

Before you bring out your moral policing guns, we suggest you read the rest of this article aimed only at bringing you closer to your other love. As most of you are aware (willingly or unwillingly) cupid season a.k.a Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Most of us, including yours truly (we love you guys a lot) – are under immense pressure to really woo our significant others. We love that you are in love. But when was the last time you took time off for your hobby, for yourself?

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