PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Clicking the 'Blood Moon' October 8, 2014

    It is your last chance to catch total Lunar eclipse this year, although in India stargazers will only be able to witness its last stage. The eclipse of the moon has begun and will end around 7 pm today, and there is still time to take out your cameras a...
  • Photos: On World Photography Day, you need to see these 25 mesmerising photos of India that sum up what our glorious country is all about August 19, 2014

    The World Photography Day is celebrated every year on 19th August to mark the special day to honour those artists who make a picture say a thousand words. The reason why 19th August was chosen to celebrate the day was the French government's decision to allow the daguerreotype process to...
  • World Photography Day: Revisiting the world's first ever selfie from 175 years ago August 19, 2014

    This 1839 selfphotograph by amateur chemist and photography enthusiast Robert Cornelius (18091893) from Philadelphia is believed to be the world's first ever selfie a photography craze that is taking the world by storm 175 years later.This daguerreotype (a pioneering and popular photographic process) was also the first to be...
  • 15 photos every DSLR ownerturnedamateur photographer has clicked: A photographer reveals the hilarious truth behind every shot taken with a DSLR August 13, 2014

    It is highly improbable that you do not know any DSLR owner. You may have a couple of them on your Facebook friend list and you've definitely liked their photography pages too. Every DSLR owner automatically becomes an amateur photographer and photography eventually turns from a hobby to an obsession...
  • Photos: These 25 awardwinning photographs from the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards are absolutely stunning! June 26, 2014

    The iPhone Photography Awards recently declared the winners of the 7th annual contest this year. There were seventeen different categories this year including Animals, Architecture, Lifestyle, Nature, Seasons, Children and much more. The winning entries for this year's contest came from seventeen countries. There were three winners for the Photographer...
  • Now you can release a butterfly and get yourself clicked June 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Butterfly lovers can now look forward to releasing a justoutofthecocoon little creature in the open and also getting the special moment photographed at an expense of Rs 50. By doing this, they become partners in conservation of butterflies under a communityled project for their captive rearing. Volunteers of NGO "Nature MatesNature...
  • Photos: These 21 stunning, under water photographs from the 1930s shot entirely in black and white will leave you breathless May 15, 2014

    These photographs from 1930s onwards, shot under water and entirely in black and white, will make you rethink the efficiency of your expensive, modern, high end camera. From dancers striking poses and people 'talking' to dolphins, the water adds a certain grace and fluidity to the photos that would just...
  • Universities ban selfies at graduation ceremonies May 3, 2014

    Tampa: Toss your cap. Turn your tassel. Just don't snap that selfie. Graduates at the University of South Florida and Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, have been asked to refrain from taking selfportraits with their cell phones as they collect their diplomas. The seemingly simple directive is standing out for...
  • Two Indian winners at 2014 Sony World Photography Awards March 19, 2014

    Two Indian photographers are on Wednesday announced as winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world's leading photography competitions. Selected from over 70,000 entries from across the world, the winning Indian photographers are Arup Ghosh, Open People winner, and Bisheswar Choudhury, India National Award winner. The achievement...
  • CJ Show: Photo contest winner February 2, 2014

    We received a lot of interesting photo entries in response to our contest,'I love India'. Many of you shared your love for India through your images, but there was one winner. Find out in this video. ...
  • 14yearold Indian boy wins Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award October 17, 2013

    Udayan Rao Pawar, a 14yearold photographer from India, is the grand title winner of the 2013 Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award organised by UK's Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.Udayan's photo Mother's little headful shows baby gharials taking a ride on a female ghariyal's back in...
  • Islamic seminary Darul Uloom issues fatwa against photography September 11, 2013

    India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom has issued a fatwa, saying "photography is unlawful and a sin", even though Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside the holy city of Mecca and live telecast of 'namaz' is beamed on Islamic channels across the world. Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim (Vice-Chancellor) of Darul Uloom...
  • Google eyes a pie of online photograph sharing market August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Internet giant Google said it would increase its focus on photograph sharing here by offering tools to help both professionals as well as amateurs to share their images. Currently, Facebook, Pintrest and Flickr lead the online photograph sharing market, of which Google aims to corner a larger pie. ...
  • Viral: A child sexual abuse hotline advertisement visible only to children May 7, 2013

    A Spanish organisation ANAR or Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation has come up with a unique project a phone helpline number that is visible only to children using the technique of lenticular photography to help them report abuse. The number 116 111 is meant to...
  • Kodak plans 3Q bankruptcy emergence May 1, 2013

    New York: Eastman Kodak says it expects to emerge from bankruptcy protection between July and September. Many of the storied businesses associated with the Kodak name will be gone. It will no longer make cameras, home computer printers, or digital picture frames. It will mostly be out of the consumer film...
  • Photography at bathing ghats banned at Kumbh February 24, 2013

    Allahabad: The Kumbh Mela administration on Saturday banned photography at all bathing ghats at the religious congregation, officials said. Vide a letter ST/SSP/C-14/2013 dated February 21, the senior superintendent of police (Kumbh) has directed all policemen and other security personnel on duty in the mela premises to ensure that no one...
  • India Positive: Showcasing the good stories November 4, 2012

    Stories of people who inspire, make it believe that there is nothing that is impossible in the world. On this episode, photography gets a whole new meaning. Also, meet an eightyearold boy who dreams of being the next Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • Mumbai man takes photography to the visually impaired October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: A Mumbaibased photographer, Partho Bhowmick, provides the visually impaired an experience in artistic expression, through the use of camera. The students at his workshops are all visually impaired, and they learn to use their other senses to see. The students show how they use sound to gauge direction and...
  • Top 5: Free Android photography apps August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: In this age of camera phones, capturing those memorable moments is not a big deal. And there are these amazing apps that make those captured moments even more memorable. We raked through the photography apps on Google Play, tested them to come with our handpicked list of the five...
  • Tech Toyz: The photography special November 19, 2011

    Tech Toyz brings a special shows that clears all the doubts related to cameras. ...
  • Google doodles Louis Daguerre's 224th birthday November 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Google welcomed users with a family photo doodle in honour of LouisJacquesMand Daguerre's 224th birthday. The French painter and physicist was the inventor of daguerreotype, the first successful form of photography. Before the daguerreotype, photography required hours of exposure and Louis Daguerre's invention reduced it to 2030 minutes. In the...
  • 'Through the Lens...' with love, from Bhutan King November 15, 2011

    Royalty has many hobbies. Prince Charles liked to collect cheap plastic toys, Queen Victoria liked to play cards and insist that losers cough up newly minted coins, King Jagajit Singh of Kapurtala built French chateaus, and Marie Antoinette loved watches. However, the worlds youngest monarch, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the...
  • A visual offering to Lord Padmanabha November 1, 2011

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A lyrical charm, an ethereal beauty, the divine effulgence; all merged into one at Nivedyam, the exhibition of photographs clicked by Ajayan Aruvippuram held at the Theerthapada Mandapam here. Creating magic through the lens, this freelance photographerturned the exhibition into an offering to Lord Padmanabha as suggested by its...
  • Gautam Rajadhyaksha: the man who saw beauty September 27, 2011

    A few weeks ago, I was being photographed by one of todays hot shot lensmen. The new breed. The guys in designer gear who arrive with an entourage of more than eight assistants and demand star treatment from magazine editors who hire them. At the end of the impersonal, brisk...
  • Ace lensman Gautam Rajadhyaksha passes away September 13, 2011

    Mumbai: Ace Bollywood and fashion photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha, whose glamorous photoshoots helped propel many actors to stardom, passed away here early Tuesday following a massive heart attack, family sources said. He was 62. Rajadhyaksha passed away at his residence here, his family said. The funeral of Rajadhyaksha, cousin of writer Shobhaa...
  • Iconic Billy the Kid photograph up for auction June 26, 2011

    Denver: One of the most iconic photographs taken of a 19thcentury Wild West outlaw, that of legendary gunslinger Billy the Kid, is up for auction on Saturday, when it is expected to sell for at least $ 300,000. The credit cardsized tintype, or ferrotype, of an armed Billy the Kid wearing...
  • How much longer can photographic film hold on? May 31, 2011

    Rochester: At Image City Photography Gallery, Gary Thompson delights in pointing out qualities of light, contrast and clarity in one of his bestselling prints a wintersunset view of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan peak shot with a hefty Pentax film camera he bought in 1999 for $1,700. His wife, Phyllis,...
  • Banderas helps raise money for Brazil's disabled May 26, 2011

    Rio de Janeiro: Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas auctioned off six photographs from his collection titled "Secretos sobre negro" in a bid to collect fund for a nongovernmental organisation supporting disabled people in Brazil. "I've been (clicking) photos for many years, but without publishing them, and now they offered me the chance...
  • Woman's plane photos of space shuttle go viral May 20, 2011

    West Palm Beach: Groggy from a late night watching the Yankees, frigid from a chilled airplane cabin, Stefanie Gordon stirred to action after the pilot's announcement. Lifting her iPhone to the plane's window, she captured an otherworldly image that rocketed around the globe as fast as her subject: Space shuttle...