Category : Craft

Basics of Photography – Part 1 – The Craft

Basics of photography, by definition are universal – and have been universal since the dawn of the craft. Tons of past and contemporary photographers have written about them. I know that a simple Google search will confirm that. So why have I decided to write yet another primer on f-stops and ISOs? It is my hope that maybe, just maybe, those who have struggled to grasp the concepts elsewhere may find the answers here. I know it’s a bold statement […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 2

Episode 2 of Abstract: The Art of Design is based on the legendary footwear designer for Nike, Tinker Hatfield. Hatfield started working for Nike in 1981 and started designing shoes for them in 1985. His most prominent work for Nike includes designing the legendary Air Jordan series of shoes along with Michael Jordan. Here are three things that I learnt from watching this episode. Collecting the dots and making connections. Before starting designing shoes for Nike, Tinker Hatfield was an […]

Three Things I Learnt From Netflix’s Abstract: Art of Design – Episode 1

I recently came across a brilliant documentary, Abstract Art of Design on Netflix. In Netflix’s own words, the documentary series is, “a look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.” If you’ve never watched an episode, perhaps the trailer below will tempt you. I have decided to follow this series on Netflix in a hope of picking out insights that apply to us photographers and […]

Gear does not define the photographer

As hard as it is for me to admit it, I will come right out and say it. I do not own a full frame camera and own none of the lenses with a shiny red ring. I own few filters but they are not high end by any stretch of imagination and my tripod is a fairly basic. But the reason why it is hard for me to admit this publicly is because somewhere in my mind, I connected […]