Ask Uncle Ronnie – August 2016

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Confused Some months ago, when I visited your office, I showed you a photo, which you said was nice, but my friend, who is also a good photographer, said it was not nice. Now I am confused. Vishnu S. G. via email Friends usually do not give their honest opinion for fear of hurting your sentiments but if your friend has criticised your photo, (and you say that he is a good … [Read more...]

Ask Uncle Ronnie – December 2015

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Ask your question to Uncle at sp@nextgenpublishing.net Is Canon EOS 60D ‘noisy’? I am using a Canon 60D for the last 1.5 years. Using the 60D at ISO 640 (and above) is showing a good amount of noise. Is my 60D not capable of doing high ISO shots? Or what might be the problem? I’m using the kit lens 18-135mm IS STM. Aravind V. S, via emai After receiving Aravind’s email, I … [Read more...]

Image Size-Ask Uncle Ronnie

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Did you know... Ronnie has over 40 years of experience in photography? In fact, he has taught several thousand photo-enthusiasts in various institutions and through workshops, as well as judged many national and international photo contests, including a prestigious International Photo Contest held at Colombo, Sri Lanka. So, if you have any photo-queries, whether conventional or … [Read more...]

Beginner Blues

I am a beginner to photography. I have a Canon EOS 1000D and a borrowed flashgun. Pictures taken with the flash appear unnatural and harsh even though I have tried manual exposure. The subject gets too bright and the background goes too dark. Please note that I am not technically minded. Is there a way out? D. F. Kalyaniwala, Mumbai We’ll first take the background d … [Read more...]

About Neutral Density

I was going through your article HOW TO in the July 2011 issue of SP. I read an article about the use of linear polarizing filter in front of circular polarizer to make a variable ND filter. I and one of my friend tried this and found it very useful in daylight photography when needing very slow shutter speeds. But some people say that attaching two filters degrade the image … [Read more...]