Photography – a synthesis of science and art

Inayat Ali Shah, a passionate photographer from Pakistan, is sharing his personal insight on photography as an art and a hobby. I decided to post this article because I felt touched by the way he speaks about this common passion of us all. Let his words (and his pictures) inspire you as they have me. Photography, like most things in life, is a synthesis of science and art. Part of it is very definite, measurable and quantifiable and follows principles, edicts and rules. The other part is elusive, nebulous, intangible and refuses any lucid and coherent definition or characterization. Let us take the human eye, If we isolate the eye from the brain and could tap what the eye see’s before the brain perceives. All that you could see would be a cone of 50 degrees out of the eye. A circle of vision demarcated by a circular boundary. Analogous … Read more…

Time Lapse Photography from Slices of Photographs

Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which the frame rate is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When put together to play a movie at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. That would be the definition of time lapse photography, and, classic examples of scenes that fit well with this technique are: sunrise, sunset, flower blooming and plants growing, moving clouds, driving cars seen from a far distance, people walking, or even the evolution of a construction project. This technique appears to be a bridge between photography and movie making, more movie making oriented since you will, traditionally, blend more frames together. You might believe that this technique is hard to perform, but, in fact, it’s one of the simplest photography techniques there is. You don’t need to have super complicated camera settings and adjustments. All you have to bare in … Read more…

Ben’s Photography

Ben’s Portfolio: http://www.benphotography.net/. I’ve came across Ben’s photos recently and I have to say I was pleased to see creativity in all kind of photos. His photos are full of life, even the Black&White ones. Each has a powerful message and catches the eye. Enjoy his gallery and the examples below.

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