Ask Uncle Ronnie – November 2016

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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...]

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...]