Saturday, July 30, 2011

4 Eyes

4 Eyes by Yogendra174
4 Eyes, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Jumper Spider... found this guy in the house.. so took him to the balcony and got some shots :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hay.. what's up there?

Hay.. what's up there? by Yogendra174
Hay.. what's up there?, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Another one from the weekend family shoot.. don't kick me for the cut hand.. i already kicked myself on that one!

Anything else worth noting?

While this is from the shoot.. it kind of reflects my current state of mind as well!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Flow by Yogendra174
Flow, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Flowing water has always amazed me and will continue to do so.. :)

Thanks Anand J (Andy) for letting me use his 4 stop ND filter.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Jump baby Jump

Jump baby Jump by Yogendra174
Jump baby Jump, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Photo from Family Portrait shoot for my friend at his house.

comments / suggestions please.

Equipment: Canon 1000D + Canon 18-55

Lighting: One YN467 fired at full power on the pinkish wall.. getting white b/g
Another WN467 fired through reflective umbrella @ 45degree left of camera.. slightly high.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle by Yogendra174
Blue Beetle, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Anyone knows its name? it looked like glass with shiny surface and drops of water...

recommend see in large to see the texture on the eye and the water drops on the back.

given sufficient practice and patience (lots of it).. Raynox WORKS... period!

Kit: Canon 1000D + Sigma APO-DG-Macro 70-300 + Raynox 250 + Home-made-diffuser

Exif: 1/200s . f/16.0 . ISO 400 . 92 mm

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Here is the closer crop

The diffuser

And Diffuser in action (thanks to Amit Shindore for the photo)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Three Drops Lined Up

Three Drops Lined Up by Yogendra174
Three Drops Lined Up, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Raynox Magic again

Family Portrait Photography

Random collection of links and photos i liked on Family Portrait Photography


Great Photos


Great Links

Great Videos


Random Tips

  • A closed eyes tip I picked up years ago that I’ve used with a group of 170 is to have everyone shut their eyes. Then count down from three and have everyone open at the one count. Everyone should be open without the need to blink a second later when you make the exposure.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Growing Rice

Growing Rice by Yogendra174
Growing Rice, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Its hard work guys!

Good Video Tutorials

Lovely Video on Single Light Studio Portrait setups!

Bottle + Water + Strobes.. beautiful effect

Water Drop Photography

Out of Bounds photo

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

When Milk Mixes with Water

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The milk mixing in the water really made the shot for me... the hanging drop is just a bonus :D.

Background through reflection.

Hope you like this too...

Kit : Canon 1000D + Canon 18-55 Kit Lens
Lighting: Single Strobe Yongnou YN-467 fired with RF-602.. right of camera on a background that is a mix of orange wall, green box lid and few LEGO blocks (Blue & Red)

Exif: 1/200s.f/10.ISO400.55mm

Monday, July 18, 2011


Beetle by Yogendra174
Beetle, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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I wanted capture these in flight.. but could not achieve that with Raynox fixed on the lens :(... next time..

Colorful "Bee"ing

Colorful "Bee"ing by Yogendra174
Colorful "Bee"ing, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Wish the texture on the eyes was captured.. but instead we have the texture on the wings.. got to give some to get some (especially with single shot!)

Should have done stacking.. but too tough handheld :(

Kit: Canon 1000D + Sigma APO-DG-Macro 70-300 + Raynox 250 + Home-made-diffuser

Exif: 1/200s . f/13.0 . ISO 200 . 119 mm

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Interesting Add-ons for Chrome

Google Related:


YouTube / Video / Music:



  • Fittr: This one is simple. Exif and link to large / on-black images. Simple
  • Patr: could not get it to work.. tried 3 times :(




Looking for more :) Any suggestions please??

Morning Dew

Morning Dew by Yogendra174
Morning Dew, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Dew Drops always fascinate me... and my Raynox really helps to capture it well :D

Shot coupled with the home made flash diffuser / extender :) Very pleasing to know you have not yet lost the skills even without much practice in months :)

Friday, July 15, 2011


1-2-3-Drop by Yogendra174
1-2-3-Drop, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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hope you will like this version of the drops too!!

City.. that keeps running... in spite of everything

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even with the regular blasts and utter bullshit from politicians.. kudos to the city.. Mumbai!! and its people!

EXIF: Canon 1000D + Canon 18-55 IS
18mm || f/10 || 8 Sec || ISO 200

Story behind the shot
Very interesting story to capture this.

After struggle to get the "right spot" and roaming for 40 mins.. and seeing the closed parK where the view is supposed to be the best.. i gave up.. untill the rikshwa-wall said.. sir i will take you to a place where no-other-person goes to see the bridge.
He took really narrow (and scary) lanes and took me to a really shabby and scary 4 story building (which he told was constructed as a replacement house for slums!).. i went on the 4 the floor.. got the view but had only my 6 inch wire-pod.. problem ....

So i requested one of the elderly lady to lend me a plank of wood she was sitting on.. and she did... i rested it on the broken parapet.. somehow stabilized the camera on it and kept the strap around my neck. Then in the most awkward (and amusing for the people around)... got this 8 second shot... bulls-eye...

Cannot thank more than ever to my rickshwa-walla :)

This was two weeks back.. and after the blasts 2 days back.. i am compelled to pull the shot and post it :(..

Kudos to the people!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Drop. by Yogendra174
Drop., a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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Thought of trying something different for the background.. i love patterned background drop shots.. and here is my first attempt to do it with reflection of some strange things (like a wall + green box lid + blue-red lego tiles)... you can see the setup and the exit info in the comments..

this is a single strobe shot..why use two when one is enough??

guess few ppl will be curious about the setup.. here it goes...

Mulshi - Tamhini

Mulshi - Tamhini by Yogendra174
Mulshi - Tamhini, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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So many of them already on the Mulshi-Tamhini road...

EXIF: Canon 1000D | Canon 18-55 IS || f/22 || 0.6 sec || ISO: 100

bare lens.. no ND filter yet :(

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I too saw the monsoon!

I too saw the monsoon! by Yogendra174
I too saw the monsoon!, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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new signature.. comments / suggestions please!

Shot taken on Mumbai Pune old highway.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sometimes.. things don't fall straight

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they change their path in water!!

the lemon hit the sides of the glass jar just before it fell in water.. creating first the drag then the down sinking.. somehow.. i liked this effect.

As Anshum pointed out earlier, i should have changed the b/g during the shoot.. but next time :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Thirty kya??

Thirty kya?? by Yogendra174
Thirty kya??, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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so finally i start using the strobes.. the way i wanted to use...

two YN467 strobes fired with YN603 on the background (which is a blue kitchen towel). Lemon half dropped in jar of water. The yellow you see at the bottom (actually at the top as the shot is 180 degree rotated :D) is the yellow towel at the bottom of the.

By mistake shot in JPEG.. but fortunately no major damage because of that :)

Reason we see background not of same color (thought the towel was).. is that the strobe was fired where you see the light / whites :) quite intentional to create gradient b/g!

Comments / questions / kicks PLEASE!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mother's Comfort VS Curiocity

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I felt the baby was protected and comfortable in his mother's arms still his curiosity in his eyes was gazing at the world.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mumbai... At Night

Mumbai... At Night by Yogendra174
Mumbai... At Night, a photo by Yogendra174 on Flickr.

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30 sec exposure at 7:30 PM yesterday from Bandra Reclamation.