Ask Uncle Ronnie – January 2017


Ask your question to Uncle at Which AF Points? I am using a Nikon D810. I generally use the Group AF for photographing birds. This works well most of the time, but sometimes I feel that the images (especially of small birds) are not as sharp as I would like. Any suggestions? Arthur S. via email.  The Group AF, as the name suggests, is a cluster … [Read more...]

Picture Perfect


We saw on Facebook, a very interesting picture by Debraj Chakraborty. For the benefit of our readers, we requested him to write to us and explain how he went about capturing such a beautiful image, and Debraj happily agreed. This picture reminds us what Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”. Thank you Debraj for sharing your creativity. Here’s what he … [Read more...]

Image Editing – Part 2


In the January 2017 issue of Smart Photography, Rohinton Mehta will share with you the basics of image editing. He will use Photoshop tools to process the following image. You can download the image and work step-by-step, using the guidelines mentioned in the article, to edit it. … [Read more...]

Ask Uncle Ronnie – November 2016


Zarwani Waterfalls The attached picture is of Zarwani waterfalls at Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. Please provide your expert advice and tips to further enhance the picture by post processing. Manish Sitlani, Vadodara There are two basic ways to photograph waterfalls – (a) the way you have done it, by using faster shutter speeds to freeze the water, or (b) by using slow s … [Read more...]

If I Were You – October 2016


Our Imaging Expert No one can take a picture that everyone likes. But, almost every picture can have scope of improvement. Often, we are not our best critics, while others can immediately point out the faults. In If I were you, our expert comments on how your pictures could be taken to another level. E-mail your images at Rohinton … [Read more...]