Toecabulary: Compostion – Part 2

Today’s Toecabulary discusses ‘foreground’ in composition. When the subject of your photograph is not focussed in the foreground but there are other elements that add more layers, leading an onlooker to the subject, you’re using foreground to make your image more pleasing and dramatic than it could have been otherwise.

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Toecabulary: Metering

How do you photograph the subject of your interest in a frame that is unevenly lit? And when do you choose to keep all the details of a scene as they are, how do you photograph it when it is evenly lit? Today’s Toecabulary discusses ‘metering’.

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Toecabulary: Slow Shutter Speed

The human eye cannot see flowing water as a velvety cascade or trace the star-trail against the sky. It can’t slice off a moment of a hummingbird’s frenzied wing-flutter. But a camera can. Today’s Toecabulary delves into ‘slow shutter speed’ photography.

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Toecabulary: Macro lens

Macro photography allows us to shoot close-up, giving us beautifully-narrowed perspective into minutest details of the subject we photograph. With a macro lens, a photographer can capture tremendous, subtlest of details that the human eye can otherwise miss. Today’s Toecabulary is about Macro Lenses.

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Toecabulary: Dynamic range

The eternal play of light and shadow in making the world visible to our naked eye is perceived differently by different cameras. The highlights and shadows are contained in what is called the ‘dynamic range’. This week’s Toecabulary elaborates the same.

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Toecabulary: Wide-angle lens

The field of view and the focal length of the lens are inversely proportional to each other. In other words, the field of view is wider if the focal length of the lens you are using is shorter and vice versa. Today’s Toecabulary illustrates the use of wide-angle lenses.

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