Travel – Belur – Karnataka.

Belur is an early Hoysala Empire capital who ruled Karnataka region from 1000AD to 1346AD. The place was called Beluhur, Velur or Velapura based on the architectural references found in this area. Belur is an early capital of Hoysala kingdom, later in 1116 AD capital was moved to place called Dwarasamudra which is about 10 km from here….

XDrive Photography Learning – 20 – Bokeh

What is bokeh? Well, it means blur (in Japanese). In photography, we create blurs intentionally to hide the things we don’t want our viewer to see. This is done to make sure viewers’ attention goes directly to the subject nothing else. Bokeh is produced by the lens not the camera itself. Good looking blurs are created by…

Travel – Halebid – Dwarasamudra.

Hale-beed (Halebid) means old layout or an old camp. It also means ruined place! Once buzzing thriving cultural place today in complete silence. But then why visit? First, lets read some history. The place is called “Dwarasamudra” capital of Hoysala dynasty who ruled the Karnataka area of south India between 10 and 14th centuries. The year…

XDrive Photography Learning – 19 -High-Speed Photography.

One of the frequent term used in photography is “High-Speed Photography”. What is this type of photography and what you achieve with high-speed photography? Let’s explore it in this session. As you know we discuss the photography techniques and topics here on XDrives Learning Photography section. If you are new please have a look here…

Travel – Kundadri Hills – Karnataka

Kundadri Hill is a hill located in Shivamogga District of Karnataka State. It’s almost on Agumbe to Theerthahalli Highway. Since its embedded amongst the dense western ghats and at a height of about 2700 feet above sea level an extraordinary view is always guaranteed. On the top of the hill, you will find a Jain Basthi which…

XDrive Photography Learning – 18 – Golden Hour.

In the past few weeks, we have been working on a key component of photography which is “use of lights”. Without light, there is no photograph! But an understanding of the lights is a very important factor in producing rightly exposed pictures. So today we will look into another topic on lights. When it comes…

Travel – Kavaledurga – Karnataka

Kavaledurga fort is a 9th century built fort located at 18 km from a place called “Theerthahalli” in Karnataka State(India). It’s built on such a terrain, it must be very difficult to pose any threat to the security of the fort. Having said that, in the modern times its hiker’s paradise! The reward is worth the…

XDrive Photography Learning – Review – Dec

First of all, apologies for not posting a new topic as planned! Its been a wedding season in India. You might think, whats making so busy because I had to attend a wedding? Well, those you have not been to India and attended a wedding you won’t have a clue about what I am talking about. A…

XDrive Photography Learning – 17 – Rim-Light.

Hello guys!, welcome to the 17th topic of XDrive’s Photography Sessions! Sorry for the delay this week! Yes, in my offline life there has been some important event with respect to my work is going on and this is extracting too much of time so could not spare time prepare a post. Anyway, this week we…

XDrive Photography Learning – Review – Nov

It has been another exciting month of active participation and the discussions at XDrive’s Photography Learning sessions! If you are new here and not sure whats happening here then please check up here. It’s been a practice here to post a monthly review of the activities for the month and here is the summary of…