Photography

  • Photos: These 25 award-winning 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 just-out-of-the-cocoon 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 community-led project for their captive rearing. Volunteers of NGO "Nature Mates-Nature...
  • 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 self-portraits 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. ...
  • 14-year-old Indian boy wins Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award October 19, 2013

    Udayan Rao Pawar, a 14-year-old 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 October 3, 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 eight-year-old boy who dreams of being the next Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • Mumbai man takes photography to the visually impaired October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: A Mumbai-based 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 hand-picked 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 Louis-Jacques-Mandé 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 20-30 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 world’s 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 photographer turned 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 today’s 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 19th-century 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 card-sized 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 best-selling prints - a winter-sunset 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 non-governmental 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...
  • Faces that've made India February 4, 2011

    From princes in royal settings to village craftsmen outside a mall in Delhi; from Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama to Arundhati Roy and Satyajit Ray and from formal family portraits to people on the streets — images spanning more than two centuries have been brought together in this...
  • Photo albums fast turning into a relic December 6, 2010

    London: Digital storage of photographs is fast turning treasured albums into relics. Eight out of 10 people in Britain now prefer to store photos on social networking sites or just on their laptops rather than print them out and stick them in an album, says a new survey. While nine in 10...
  • The Unknown Stars: Ashok Mehta, Director Of Photography October 13, 2010

    These are the people who, in spite of toiling tirelessly, don't get the kind of limelight that personalities in front of the camera do. And its time that their stories are told too. Ashok Mehta, is an old hand at direction of photography. He has been a part of the...
  • Indians bag top prizes in UN photography contest September 16, 2010

    United Nations: Five Indians have won top prizes in various categories of an international photography contest organised by the UN to spotlight the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Winners were announced on Wednesday ahead of the MDG summit next week in which world leaders would participate before the opening session of the...
  • How to create perfect black and white images May 26, 2010

    With the advent of color, black and white images have taken a back seat. However in the world of professional photography they are still much preferred. Nevertheless we still cannot totally eliminate the fact that there are a number of photographers who still prefer B/W over color. You might even...