Posts Tagged ‘ photo-manipulation ’

181. Inside me

inside me by Abhey Singh
inside me, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

A lot and lot of photoshop. Trying to learn new types of editing. It is a direct reproduction of the tutorial I read in a magazine. It took a lot of time and patience was the key 🙂

132. One who sees Everything

“A single chair in the corner of a dark balcony,
And a lot of windows watch me”
~Fatima Naoot

What is this old lady thinking? Does she want to talk? Or she just want to watch.

Must see here on Flickr as it looks superb on black background

Photography has given me a lot of wonderful experiences. You talk to unknown strangers without any context, without any judgement. you just talk. I was a little apprehensive about  going close to her and taking the photograph. I thought she would refuse. I was taking a long distance photograph when she called me.

She was speaking Marathi I guess and I din’t understand a single word she said. But I felt connected to her. It was like she was searching for someone to talk.

I just listened to her and took photographs. She was not nervous.

There are some photography tips I learnt from this photograph. I think you will benefit from them too.

1. The placement of subject: I cropped the upper portion to allow more of the wall in the lower portion. This shifted the weight to the upper side and now you feel that you are looking up.

2. The color: I added some texture on the background of the balcony. The blue color of the background gave the depth to the photograph. It gave the lady a push and a color contrast.

119. Moon

Another one with my bald face. People who are following my blog for some candid street photographs, you don’t worry. I have tons of awesome photographs to upload in that category. In fact, I will be uploading one late in the night. for better view Flickr

118. On the Top

I recently went bald and thought of making some use of it. I have 3-4 more ideas on the same. Flickr link

100. Show me a hero and i’ll write you a tragedy

‘Show me a hero and i’ll write you a tragedy’ the famous quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Most artists are born out of pain and suffering. In Bollywood movies too, it all starts with something bad which inspires the hero to become the Hero. I took the same idea to make this photograph of mine. It is the best gift I can give to myself on my 100th photograph of the 365 project. It was really a testing day. 2 hours of roaming around searching for the location for the shoot and the shoot itself. Then, 4 hrs of discussion and contemplation on the structure and material of some photography workshops I am going to conduct for school children. And 4 hrs of editing after that which also turned out to be dramatic as my photoshop crashed in between. Even after I decided not to compromise on this photograph, neither on the photo, nor on the description. My Flickr account will also be full with this photo, please someone gift me a PRO membership :P. I think I will sleep like a log tonight. GN. Flickr link for a better resolution

90. Coffee Shower

I love coffee and something like this would be awesome. I got this idea after watching Joel’s Photos  . He is a great artist. Please go to flickr for a much better view 🙂

88. In Search of the Golden Fleece

I went to shoot some different photo but on the way modified that idea into this photograph. The basis of this photograph is the question- What should I do with my life? What career should I choose? What is it that I can do throughout my life? Almost 90 % of my friends are still searching for the answer of this question. The one reason I don’t give up on photography is that I know I belong to that 10% who knows what they love to do in life, so I should make use of it. I used magazine covers to denote different careers and choices as magazine covers features the best of each field. The Flickr link for a better quality

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