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For past few days we wake up to chirping of hundreds of birds, some kind of cacophony. But after a while, it becomes very silent. It has become a regular feature, the noise followed by total silence.
This tree outside our balcony becomes host to a group of visiting birds, they enjoy the hospitality and get busy with their gossip or maybe business plans and at times arguing loudly.
This is somehow not liked by the mob of crows who rule the trees in the vicinity, they come as a gang and make the chirping birds fly away.
But this mob has a Godfather, an eagle who is the ultimate boss, the crows also dread to be in his company. The tree becomes deserted when the eagle makes an entry and silence takes over after chirping & caws.
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13 years back, I was trying to establish myself as a professional photographer, photography was undergoing a transition, film was getting phased out and digital technology was taking over. Books and magazines were major sources of information and knowledge.
One magazine which has been on my subscription list since then, which I still read from front cover to back cover without fail every month, a magazine which helped me in expanding my knowledge base, Smart Photography, is celebrating 13 years of existence. And in the 13th Anniversary issue, I am one of the chosen 13 photographers in India from various genres to be featured. Thank you Smart Photography for the honour and wishing you many more years of success.
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‘Keep the horizon straight’ is one of the important composition rules in photography where the horizon has to be kept parallel to the horizontal side of the frame. Similarly keeping the vertical lines parallel to vertical side of frame creates a balance in the image, there are perspective control (PC) lenses also known as Tilt & Shift lenses which help in overcoming the problem of converging verticals.
A slight tilt is considered as a mistake but an intentional tilt, a deliberate slant where degree of tilt is quite high is the Dutch Tilt or Dutch Angle. Not to be confused with the country Holland or Netherlands, the term ‘Dutch’ originates from ‘Deutsch’ meaning German. So basically Dutch Tilt, Dutch Angle and German Angle are same and used very often in cinematography.
In this technique the camera is set at an angle similar to tilted head where horizon is not parallel to the bottom of the frame. By using the line dynamics, a drama is created in the scene and causes an uneasiness or tension. The eyes, used to seeing the symmetry and balance, notice the drastic change in perspective of the subject.
Using diagonals while composing changes the scene from one point perspective to two point perspective, the subject looks three dimensional. Here either the subject is turned around or camera is moved to see the depth in the subject. In Dutch Tilt, the camera is set at an angle on its roll axis making the lines appear diagonal instead of parallel to the sides of the frame. The angle is quite unique and make a tremendous impact on the viewer and can also lead to abstraction from a definite form or shape. Besides catching the attention, the angle can make the viewer think about the subject and interpret in own way.
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