Lights Photography Portrait Portraiture Strobe

Surrealism, mists, lights and oh, a camera!

Photography is addictive when you are into it. When you want to learn to capture the moment properly, you have to dissolve into it. Yin and Yang – your body and mind are completely lost into composition, exposure and lights.

I was busy for last couple of weeks in learning new techniques to make my compositions better. Speedlites, strobes and most of all how to make it look good 🙂 I failed, I tried again, I failed many times and I didn’t give up. So here I am going to share 5 photos I have taken recently. Enjoy!

This photo was taken in a software exhibition in Dhaka on their closing ceremony. There were lights, fire players and these laser beams. They were creating superb textures over smoke. Lovely!

city of lights
lights, let there be some more...
Have you watched the movie “City of Ember” – the old city lit with thousands of tungsten bulbs? That was a lovely movie I watched in last couple of months. The feeling was great. This picture of tungsten lights was taken in a local restaurant ta night. I had to keep shutter speed fast enough to remove the surrounding distractions, and properly capture the texture of their metal dishes.

portraits, oh portraits
Mirza Asif
Portraiture is my favorite topic, you probably already know that. This one was taken in a local tech event “phpXperts Devcon”. The hall room was big, moderately lit with ceiling chandeliers. So the speedlite with a fast lens gave a fantastic portrait. The fill light was perfect, and I just loved it!

Dark side of the Moon
Dark side of the moon
You remember that apollo 11 and it’s historic manned landing on lunar surface in 1969? You sure do. Be it a hoax or not, this picture all at a sudden made me feel how a alien planet surface may look like. With ongoing constructions nearby, slightly lit floodlight, massive construction and rays coming from inside is looks similar to a sci-fi movie scene to me. And the long shadows on surface added extra appeal 🙂

When you lost all hopes, cant trust anyone and you are all alone, the solitary expression over your face is something that hits directly to your inside. This one, the solitude, some how shows me the same thing. The depression, the careless expression is priceless.

You can check out more in my flickr stream by clicking on any of those photos. I would love to see your comment. Enjoy!

Photography Portrait Portraiture wedding

A day full of fun with people, camera and flashes

A day full of fun with people, camera and flashes

I went to a friend’s wedding ceremony to cover it. Nothing makes a photographer more happy when he sees the nicely decorated stage and some open space to move back and forth. Because most Bangladeshi wedding takes place in large ballrooms rather than terrace and open spaces seen in western weddings.

As usual, I shot some light fitting during this event which is one of my all time favorite subjects to shot, people and of course the beautiful bride. Some brides are free, never talks and sits stiffly almost all the time, and some of them talks with other and that helps a lot to take some candid shots with natural expression.

I found this chandelier hanging from the roof of the stair-case and I was very happy to shot it from this angle. Lovely!
Persian Chandelier

This is my co-photographer Lavlu smiling with his Nikon D5000 with a YN-560 flash mounted on it. This is a very nice flash compared to it’s price. Works like a charm. This shot was taken with a 5D mark II and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens.
Portrait of a friend

The smiling bride. This one is post processed using Aperture and “Big Aperture”.

Another shot of the bride, post processed using Aperture.

And finally, this one was taken at 2AM while me and Lavlu were categorizing our pictures after the wedding, I was testing my 70-200mm f/4 L and suddenly he looked upward to talk to me and I took this shot. Candids work superb for portraits, some time.
Portrait of a friend

You can check out more from my flickr stream by clicking on any of these photos above.


Some of my favorite night shots I've taken in 2011

Somewhere out on mad horizon
Somewhere out on mad horizon 39/365

Speedlight [ E x p l o r e d ]

Capital of Hell
Capital of hell


The Journey Begins
The journey begins

Lonely Tree

Home Calling
Home calling

Used my Canon EOS 550D with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 Non VC for most of them. You can check more in my flickr stream (to do so, just click on any of those images). I would love to hear your comments.