GOA – Through Photographer’s Eye

Location: Goa
Camera: Nikon D3000 (720nm Infrared Converted)
Lenses: Nikon 50mm f/1.8G, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and Rokinon 14mm f/2.8.

_DSC0118 PS Edit
C’roque Beach Resort, Colva Beach.

Last year I visited Goa with my friend Tanvi Sharma, the very first thing my friends questioned was that what am I going to do in Goa because neither I drink, neither I go to the clubs. That very instant I realised how their level of perspective is based on false judgements.

_DSC0599 Edit

Through my Infrared series I am going to share that how a photographer sees cities. It really doesn’t matter to a photographer what others do in the same area as they find their own taste and shots in any place. Mostly people believe its a party place but as a photographer my perspective is totally different which made Goa even more beautiful and intriguing for me. The problem is that before even visiting Goa we make a pre judged identity of what others think it is which limits our creativity to explore the other side of this magnificent place.

_DSC0050 PS

_DSC0236 Bw
Lonely

_DSC0603

_DSC0552 Edit
On this trip I not only clicked but also enjoyed and had fun in the most well known clubs of Goa without consuming alcohol.
For me finding a new frame is more crucial than anything else. I see every location first as a frame and then when I finally fulfil my hunger for different shots, I relish.
I believe It’s hard to find people with similar interests. I haven’t really found anyone as mad and addictively passionate towards photography as I am. I prefer to travel alone at times so that I can enjoy my own company and interests without any interruptions.

 

_DSC0270 Edit Final
Fishermen

I explored the south part of Goa. The best thing was that I travelled off season so the places were not crowded. I was lost in my own thoughts and observations while sitting in the shacks, sipping coke or juice and watching the beautiful sunset was truly enchanting which leads to a world of imagination and ideas to shoot.

_DSC0620 Edit 3

_DSC0282

_DSC0425 Edit

_DSC0612 Edit

_DSC0317 01
Streets Of Goa
_DSC0531 Edit
Palolem Beach

_DSC0613

_DSC0571 Edit

_DSC0488
Colva Cemetery
_DSC0464
Colva Cemetery
_DSC0461
Colva Church
_DSC0435
with friend Tanvi Sharma at Colva Beach

_DSC0314

_DSC0307
Streets Of Goa
_DSC0301
Streets Of Goa

_DSC0565

_DSC0588 Edit

_DSC0258

_DSC0244
Colva Cemetery

_DSC0234

_DSC0637

_DSC0324
Benaulim Beach

Always keep in mind that there are no excuses for a photographer. Take it as a challenge and the location itself will decide the level of photography. Every region is magnificent be it a slum, street, haunted house, a beach, a desert or the hills.
Experience the magic yourself and make your photos fascinating.

_DSC0494 Edit
Colva Cemetery

_DSC0644

_DSC0490
Colva Cemetery
_DSC0514 Edit II
Varca Beach

_DSC0652

_DSC0529 Edit I
Palolem Beach
_DSC0529 Edit I Bw
Palolem Beach

_DSC0649

_DSC0547

_DSC0569

_DSC0650

Location: Goa
Camera: Nikon D3000 (720nm Infrared Converted)
Lenses: Nikon 50mm f/1.8G, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and Rokinon 14mm f/2.8.

You can check normal DSLR shots by searching #Goa_Nimit hashtag.

How To Reach Goa:
Airport: Goa International Airport (GOI)
Railway Station: Madgaon (MAO)

Thank you Ocean Residency for the great hospitality.
You can convert your camera into Infrared Red from Kapil Inderjeet Vohra, Delhi.

Follow me on Instagram for more Travel and Astro Photographs.
Check Youtube for Hyperlapses, Timelapses, Reviews and Vlogs.

What is “Diffraction”?

What is Diffraction??

Yesterday i was shooting some Night shots and I Face some issues with the sharpness on Narrow Aperture. though that got clear when I use aperture like 4 and 5.6 on my Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens. so i decided to search about it. Why it happened and what it is excatly? 1 of my friend told me that “Lens Diffraction”. well this is a New term for me. coz I never noticed that much difference in two of my photos before. I searched more and I found after some aperture your Lens start loosing Sharpness and become little Softer. I did more research which help me a lot to understand more about it. so I decided to show you an Example of Lens diffraction.
I took this shot with My Nikon D800 with Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens. I tried with different Apertures and to check sharpness I did 100% Crop and than 300% Crop for more Clear Sharpness of all these 6 photos in different Apertures.
Camera on Tripod with Shutter Release Click. Apertures are like: f/1.8 – f/3.2 – f/5.6 – f/9 – f/13 – f-16.
You can see the most sharp Image are on f/5.6. and after that it start loosing sharpness little. on F/16 and f/22 shot is little Softer in comparision of Other shots. I also attached 300% Crop in Comment box for more Clear and Closer view. 🙂

PS: I know narrower aperture gives more DoF but narrower apertures after a certain point also give images where everything is in focus but unsharp because of Lens diffraction. So don’t get Confused between DOF and Diffraction because both related to Aperture and Aperture play a Major role in Both terms.
Every lens has a sweet point which is around 2-3 stops more than the maximum aperture. After that Sweet points our Photos get little Soft but it will Increase DOF (More Part Focus) in your shot.

DOF = How Much area in FOCUS or distance between the nearest and the furthest objects giving a focused image.
Diffraction = More Area in Focus but Little Soft.

Diffraction aa Diffraction Crop

How to shoot “Milky Way”

How To Shoot Milky way I

So many questions on my Page and profile on how to capture and find Milky way, what time is best etc…I recently started shooting Milky Way so Im sharing how much i know…
For some Great Examples of milky way you can also follow Manish Mamtani Photography and Dhanraj photography

* You need Sky Map App or kind of App to find out where is “Saggittarius Cluster” and “Scorpius”..Between them you can see Center of Milky Way…thats the Place where you can see so many Clusters….Another Cluster is “Cygnus” where Milky Way is Very Narrow…
* Avoid all kind of Pollution Specially Light Pollution…
* I found best time is after 11 till Sunrise…(Change with Months)
* Focus on Infinite and Change Auto Focus on Manual Focus (For that Turn Focus Ring to an Extreme End and Slightly Taking it Back it will Set your Focus on Infinite)…off IS/VR..
* Choose a Better and Interesting Foreground….
* Set Camera on Manual Mode..
* Use Wider Aperture you have f/1.8, 2.8, 3.5 etc…
* Use Wider Focal Length Lenses i.e. 10mm, 11mm, 16mm etc…
* Set 30 Sec. Shutter Speed/Exposure..
* ISO Depend on Available Light..Recommend 800 to 6400…
“f/1.4 and ISO400 = 30s
f/2.8 and ISO1600 = 30s
f/4.0 and ISO3200 = 30s
f/5.6 and ISO6400 = 30s”
* Off Auto Noise Reduction Option…because it will take another 30 sec. to Process your shot after shooting…
* RAW is recomended..
* Tripod is Compulsory..
* If you want the foreground nicely lit up,take separate shot of Foreground with High Iso and Merge them Later on Photoshop with Final Milky Way..
* Use Eye Cap or Black Tape on Viewfinder to avoid Unwanted lights enter on your long exposure shots…

PS: In Post Processing you need to take out Milky way more by
Playing with RGB Levels and Curves….

For Sky Map App:
Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl=en

Iphone:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sky-map/id536492883?mt=8

Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nimitnigam/15196115037/

 

Image

How does the aperture setting affect photographs?

Aperture plays an important role in creating the depth of field in a photograph. People adore blurry background in the portraits but they do not understand how it actually comes. So here I’m sharing an example with the same frame on different Apertures to show that how it will create depth of field’s magic in your photos 🙂


Behind the Scene DOF.jpg

Behind the Scene - DOF _DSC6063 - 73