Why is sharpness sometimes so overrated in black and white photography?

In this digital age, it seems as though we worry more about the number of pixels our cameras can capture and our image quality more than creativity and celebrating the art of creating. In photography, they are so many rules and technical attributes and this has been widely accepted and the megapixels can become an…

Using ND filters for night photography

When I first tried my hand at night photography, there were something about the images that left me unsatisfied. To be quite honest, the images were simply dull and not what I was looking forward to especially  since  the images will later be in black and white. I wanted a result that captured the city…

What is the zone system in photography?

Photography is a great creative tool that allows us to express ourselves. Just as everything the whole idea can be daunting if not understood clearly. One of those very intimidating concept is the Zone System. The Zone System was a technique formulated by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer in 1930. It was a standard technique…

What a photography series can teach you about being a photographer!!

When I first picked up a camera, I was only familiar with the concept of one image at the time. This was until I came across the Magnum website and works of Henri Cartier- Bresson and many others. What stood out to me was more their approach to photography along with their distinct way of…

How to capture unique and different perspective in photography and architecture

It is easy to bring the camera to the eye level to capture an image and as many of you may have noticed, the majority of images captured generally at also from that point of view. However, experiencing with different viewpoint can yield some incredible results. I myself have be known to be found in…