Saturday, May 3, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park (Bird in picture is a California Condor)

If you are trying to photograph a rarely spotted animal, there are a few things you can do to keep it from noticing you so it does not run/fly/swim away.
-If possible, always put your camera in "discreet" or silent mode so the shutter or any beeps from the camera will not scare away the animal.
-Stay completely still.  If you have to change angles, move slowly.
-Do not make any sudden movements
Good luck!
Photo ©Kalyana Duggal 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014


When photographing animals, even ones as seemingly harmless as a squirrel, do not get too close to them.  Always use the zoom feature, because they will bite.

Photo ©Kalyana Duggal 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Sometimes, repetition of a subject creates a pattern in a picture that is interesting to look at.
Photo ©Kalyana Duggal 2013

Happy New Year!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Use the flash

Even in daylight when shooting portraits, it is a good idea to focus on the background, then use the flash in the subject's face.  That way, the background and subject will be in focus.
Photo ©Kalyana Duggal 2013
Model: Shira Siegel; permisson granted by model

Monday, August 5, 2013


It is important to have contrast in a photo.  Contrast in photography context is the difference between lights and darks.
Photo ©Kalyana Duggal 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Follow your subject

If you are trying to take a picture of an animal that is outside while you are inside, you will probably get a lesser quality picture that is tinted by the window screen.  Try to quietly go outside, if possible, and the picture will be much better.
Photo ©Kalyana Duggal 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mt. Marcy, New York

Sometimes, a simple object like grass or a rock makes a good subject if you have an interesting background.

Photo ©Kalyana Duggal 2013