Click Your Photos the Right Way! 86

A couple of months back, when it was the time of exams for my daughter, she and her friends kept calling each other asking and sending photos of notes through what’s app. Some of the pictures were so blur that my daughter had to call and ask them to send again. Agreed! Children may not know many things in the mobile but I have seen older people also are very careless when they click a photo. We might have observed some of the pictures that are shared in our regular gossiping book that is Facebook which is in dark lighting though it was shot in daylight, some are shaken, some or blur, while some might even have cut faces…Oops!!

Not everyone is a great photographer to go around with a great camera in hands always. Truth is even great photographers do not do that. They just know the knack as when to click the perfect shot from any device. But can you take good pictures from your mobile phones? Yes! Our mobile phones are called as smartphones for a reason, isn’t it?

So, how to take good clicks from our smartphones? Here are few pointers.

  • Make sure whatever you are trying to click should not be under shadows of things that are behind you are a shadow of yourself.

  • Use the one-third rule. That is, use the grid lines while taking a picture. Focus and adjust as where you want the item corners to be seen in the photo based on positioning properly with the help of grid lines.

  • Avoid zooming to take a closer shot of a picture. When you zoom in the image becomes blur or pixelated. Instead of either, you should try to go closer or take the photo and then crop it with only the item you needed to be photographed.

  • Try to use the natural light as much as possible, because the flash sometimes reflects the natural light and other bright items in the background dulling the subject.

  • Do not pose for every photo or do not ask people to look into the lens. Just take candid photos as people shot unexpected shows many different emotions and that makes it more interesting.

  • Wait till the lens adjusts and the image is clear before clicking on the image button.

  • Use photo editing apps. One of the best advantages is, there are various photo editing apps. I regularly use these apps to make all my photo to look good. No makeup does not make me worried anymore to share among friends and family because I simply use the youcammakeup app. You will be surprised with so many free apps that let you do various things to your photos and also add animations.

  • Use external lens add-ons to make your pictures shot with better clarity, and distance.

  • Find some support if you can before clicking as a slight movement can blur the pictures.

  • Use various filters that are available in your phone camera settings.

  • Use the highest resolution available on your phone.

  • Most of all if you want good pictures, you need to have a lot of patience.

    Hope these tips helps. If you got any more ideas for a better photography from mobile phones share them in comments.

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Jago Aur Jagaao, Bharatvasi!! 1380

Last two weeks back we were all set to travel and excited to go to Singapore for our summer vacation. I even planned to come back and write all about my travel experience and the place. We boarded the flight and were eager to visit the place which is a famous spot for Indians to visit. We did go through travels and our schedule was planned for all the days we were staying in Singapore and Malaysia. We visited all the various entertainments and buildings that we could see and came back home to India after 8 days. Usually, I like to write immediately when I have an idea, or in this case when I am back from a trip. But, after I was back from Singapore, I could not write anything about the place.

No! Do not mistake me. Not that the place had nothing to write. Singapore is a lovely place which is worth visiting and definitely worth writing about. But I could not! The day I landed in Singapore, I began to observe and feel the difference like all other Indians. The very moment we realize is the scarcity of water. I felt ashamed of the way we take advantage of all the resources we have in India. India is no less.

I know some of you may disagree, but I beg to differ because for me India is a beautiful country. We too have those tall buildings, malls, water parks, amusement parks and IT parks. What’s more, is our interesting culture, talented people. Yet there is a world of difference between us and Singapore.

Despite the similarities, we lack so many things. The major difference is the negligence of order and discipline within us, disrespect to one another, carelessness, impatience and disrespect to law and rules.

It is easier to blame an authority and skip away from our misdoings but it takes a lot of courage to stand up to our mistakes and correct them. Every person I met was polite, friendly and respectful in Singapore. Be it the rules that make them be nicer to one another or it’s just the way they are! One should admire and develop such an attitude. Attitude is what matters.

The day I landed back in my home city and was waiting for a Taxi to take us home, we stood in the queue waiting. A man from nowhere just ignored all the people standing in the line and went front to catch a taxi. I observed him to be well established, educated man returning from the United States. I am sure this man followed every rule while he stayed in the US, but the moment he is back in India, he did not care for anyone or any rules. A big scuffle began and finally, he had to go back in the line. Yes, we do not have strict rules, law and many lawmakers are under the influence of crime. If education is one of our social problems, the educated make no effort in acting like one.

However, our country is in our own hands. India is one of the most free country than any other. We have better facilities which we are either blind to see or ignore while we misuse our resources to a great extent. The change should happen within ourselves. Show respect and be respected. Follow rules for your personal safety and well-being. Do not depend on someone else to come and make the changes, because if everyone thinks that, the change can never happen. The day may not be far when we are thrown with hefty fines for simple mistakes and it may be too late to make changes.

I request everyone to think and begin today. Do not neglect thinking what one person can change. Because if everyone starts any one single thing, it is a million effort. Kindly do not laugh and ignore.

Yes, I started some of the little changes I could do myself and I hope that some day, people come here and tell me “Wow! India and Indians are so awesome, and I would give anything to live here” Of course many already say it, but we are still a long way to go and make our country the best.

PS: We have many social problems such as the poverty, education, high population and so on. It is every citizen responsibility to help in eradicating these issues and not just blame the situation.

De-stressing is now just a click away 288

Hands up if you absolutely adore puppies. I am sitting here in-front of my stupid screen but I can see many hands up and mine is up tooooooo!!

As a kid I always wanted a pup for myself, they radiate energy like no one else and they love you like you are the world to them. I never got one, because my mom is scared of dogs and both of my parents are working so my wish…well…it is still a wish. But guess what…a Gurgaon based start-up has come up with an amazing amazing idea that can make my wish come true (sort of) and make millions of the worked out souls happy and de-stressed.

FUR BALL STORY. Established in December by the Shrishti Sharma, who was a law student and shared her idea with two of her friends, Arushi Dixit, who is a designer, and Kunal Daral, who is an IT professional. Upon further research, they realised that the “pet therapy” concept was already widely popular in the West. With an idea that is relatively new to our country, the startup came into being in December last year and is now bringing smiles all over Gurgaon.

Currently, they have adopted three doggies namely, Muffin (a labrador), Cocoa (a shih tzu) and Angel (a golden retriever) — who are trained as therapy dogs and can meet over 40-50 people in a day without barking or snapping at them — and have been holding pet therapy sessions in various universities, corporate offices, hospitals and even private residences.

**wondering why I don’t get such amazing ideas**
**sighs**

The adorable canines are presently undergoing an internationally certified training. Several sessions have already been conducted in companies like Nagarro and MakeMyTrip, a few educational institutes, and also at several homes. they are planning to start a bigger centre in Gurugram, where people can just come and unwind in the company of lots of dogs. We will also be getting a psychologist to be a part of this centre so that people can evaluate their progress.

If you are working somewhere, or studying, or just at home…who am I kidding…dear readers, I am sure you won’t mind such an adddddoooooorrrraable company. What are you waiting for, contact them now on their Facebook page and schedule an appointment.

You can always thank me in the comment box below and share you doggie story. You can also drop us a message on our Facebook page and we sure will share your story with the world.

Cheers 🙂