Monday 31 October 2016

Diwali - Festival of Lights

Diwali is one of the most important festival celebrated by everyone across India. Diwali is also known as Festival of Lights. The celebration includes preparing sweets, snacks, family & friends get-together, lighting up the house with Diyas or decorating with lights and bursting the crackers. 

When it comes to art, photography is one form of art, when it comes to photography, we think of festivals. So I wanted to celebrate Diwali by bursting crackers and capture the moment through my lens.

I always wanted to capture Skyline firework photography. Instead of firing crackers, I was more excited to click the dazzling Diwali skyline. This kind of photography is also known as Long Exposure Photography. One cannot capture long exposure photography by hand holding the camera, its always better and recommended to get a tripod for fruitful results. You need to set up exposure time up to 30 seconds with additional camera settings. And when it comes to capture a Diwali skyline, 30 seconds is mere negligible. If you want to have exposure time more than 30 secs, there is something called Bulb Mode.

Bulb mode allows the photographer to take a picture for as long as the shutter is depressed. One can use bulb mode by choosing manual mode or shutter priority, then start scrolling your selector wheel all the way to the end of the shutter speeds. After 30 seconds, it will show “bulb” or simply the letter “b” on some cameras and it is Bulb Mode. This means the camera will keep taking a picture until your finger comes off the shutter button.

Bulb mode is mostly used for long exposures at night.  The main advantage is that it allows the photographer to achieve shutter speeds longer than the 30 second

I tried using Bulb mode, some how i could not do it as my hands were shaking when I was holding the shutter  button for a long time.  One can pick up a cable release, a wired remote control that allows the photographer to lock the shutter button to take long exposures without actually standing there and holding the button down.

Camera Used: Nikon D5100 18-55m Lens
Mode: Manual Mode
Aperture: 3.6
F-stop: f/4.6
Exposure Time: 30 seconds
ISO: 100

Then i tried light painting photography, by setting my exposure time to 10 seconds. 

I am still starving to learn more and more about Light photography. And I trust, there are lot of experts out there among you guys. Please do let me know your valuable suggestions and feedback which i can make use to improve my photography skills.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice post.
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