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Leisure with my playful pets

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Photographer: Binju Sitaula. Name of Snapshot: Sweet Buddies. Camera: Casio EXLIM 7.2 MP.

I took this snapshot at home while sharing my leisure with my playful pets.

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First: ShutterThug
January 27th, 2009 at 4:43 pm
Photography is all about experimenting and it would’ve been much better if the photographer had experimented with different backdrops. The background is definitely very distracting. An open background with reduced depth of field would’ve made kittens stand out. And I believe, eyes should be the main focus when shooting animals or birds.

To me, this shot looks like it was taken one lazy afternoon when the photographer had nothing better to do but play with house kittens while lazing around in her bed. She could’ve experimented more with compositon.

Second: Rituman
January 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am
With a point and shoot device, Ms Sitaula has done an excellent job. bt still the background can be improved. with their poses, the left one should have been singled out and other two should have been shot at separately. but all in all, nice attempt for an amature photographer. looking forward to see better quality pictures. btw, get a DLSR, it will enhanve ur skill…

Third:lazy writer
January 23rd, 2009 at 2:18 pm
well, liked these kitties and their innosent faces toward camera lens…. umm..mm… i think these kitties were dragged by camera flash while Binju freezed the moment.
As far as her skill concerns, i think she just randomly snapped it. The background is bit poor…. otherwise everything seems nice. Mostly the lively expression made by lovely kittens…

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Nice snapshot of kittens without a doubt. It’s potrait shot and whenever taking such portraits, make your ‘subject’ stands out from the hordes. One can do following: to grab viewer’s attention on the ‘subject’ more prominently.

i. Go close and fill ‘one third’ of the frame by ‘subject’.
ii. if you owns SLR or DSLR, keep shallow depth of field (smaller f-stop) and make sure the eyes of your ‘subject’ in good focus. (if you owns SLR or DSLR )

1. Distractions of this pictures. So while composing or framing Binju should slightly chang her position to get another prespective and try not to include those stuffs within the frame.

2. This snapshot would looks much lovely if all kitten were looking at the camera. I know it is easier said than done but photographers often need to do some tricks despite their camera’s technical ability to put some spark in their picture. So, try it.

My Thumb Up! Binju Sitaula

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My name is Jitendra Raj Bajracharya and I am a Photojournalist. Since 2000, I have the good fortune of working for press photography. My assignments varied from public chore to candid news photography and from women & children to UNICEF’s awareness campaign. My images appeared in newspapers, books, posters, reports and so on. Many of them are memorable to me. Friends and families encouraged me to share my photographic experiences and the lessons I’ve learned. That what I am doing among you fine bloggers here in Everest Uncensored.

In the beginning Photography was good outlet for me to express my creative self. Although my urge for this craft originated from painting, I never failed to discover newer avenues of expression. I am self-taught photographer and have learned from my mistakes. I have learned most from reading whatever I could find to gain technical information. I researched everything I could find in the net about photography, spent hours in book stores pouring through all kinds of magazines to study lighting and composition. There are many great photographers in the world who inspire me and have their immense influence on me.

As I loved being with people and photographing them became a natural evolvement. I freelanced for friends and family, shooting events at home. I have always been very fond of children and I find joy taking pictures of them. With times, I have gained confidence in my technical abilities.

In year 2006 I flew to Berlin, Germany to get diploma in photojournalism. Photography remains the most widely used creative medium today. Press photography excites me, and it has all the challenges I long for. I certainly enjoyed pursuing photojournalism. There is a long way for me to prove not merely as a photographer, photojournalist but also as a responsible, principled individual who sought to educate the society and achieve much more ahead.

Photography is an art and interpretation of ones feelings the equipment is merely a tool. I believe that no one can ever give you an eye for a photograph. There are few born with a vision and fewer still with determination. There are people who can “SEE” picture against all odd and it’s a gift. No great camera will produce great pictures, but a great mind will. That is why click what you love and learn as you go.