Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Agra by night from a rooftop

Agra by night from a rooftop

Yesterday, I went with my uncle and cousin to see Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient city built by Akbar and then later abandoned. On the way back, we got some dinner in Agra and I took this photo of the city by night from the rooftop restaurant we were eating at. I’ll put up the photos I [...]

Udaipur and Jodhpur – Islands and Forts

Udaipur and Jodhpur - Islands and Forts

Udaipur and Jodhpur were both fantastic in their own rights, and no one should miss them on a trip through Rajasthan — the beautiful Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir islands in Udaipur, and the incredibly imposing Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, both making for a tremendous trip for dramatically different reasons. You can probably guess, I [...]

Jaipur and Jaisalmer – Fort-astic

Jaipur and Jaisalmer - Fort-astic

Rajasthan is of course picturesque for many reasons, and two of the main ones are its incredible forts and palaces — Amber Fort in Jaipur is enormous and Jaipur’s City Palace is fantastic, while Jaisalmer Fort is incredible, if only for the fact that people still live in it. The two cities are otherwise very [...]

Agra, Delhi and Hyderabad – my ‘Golden Triangle’

Agra, Delhi and Hyderabad - my 'Golden Triangle'

Last year, I went on a whirlwind trip through a small part of north India — starting out in Agra (after arriving in Delhi the previous night), I went to Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, before returning to Delhi and then moving on to Hyderabad. Somehow, while complaining of how hectic my parents’ annual trips [...]

To HDR or not to HDR?

To HDR or not to HDR?

After reading this excellent post with tips for using Instagram (written by Anthony Quintano, Senior Community Manager for NBC News), I went ahead and downloaded a couple of the iPhone photography apps he recommended: Pro HDR and Color Splash. Both are great applications and are really fun to play around with, but while Color Splash [...]

Christmas in Iraq

Christmas in Iraq

A soldier stands atop the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, in east Baghdad, as congregants attend Christmas mass. The church was struck by a suicide car bomb on July 12, 2009, that left four people dead and 21 wounded. (Click on the photo for a larger version)

Mheibes – a multimedia essay on Ramadan in Iraq

Mheibes - a multimedia essay on Ramadan in Iraq

On August 10, I went with a couple of colleagues to check out Iraqi men play a game of Mheibes during Ramadan in Adhamiyah. Adhamiyah was playing Saba Abkar, an adjacent neighbourhood. TANGENT: A version of the video of the bottom filmed entirely on the iPhone 4 has been shortlisted for the Grand Prize at [...]

Google+ for Journalists — A Primer

If, like me, you’ve signed up to Google’s new social networking service Google+, you’ll be wondering how — if at all — it applies to your job; how it compares to existing social networking and/or micro-blogging services; and how best to use it. As a result, and after a suggestion from Sara Hussein that I [...]

AFP Social Media Guidelines

I’ve been on holiday for a few weeks, so this blog hasn’t been updated as often as it should have. While I was away, AFP published updated guidelines on the use of content from social networks. Check them out here. A brief summary of what we, as AFP journalists, can use social networks for: Monitor [...]

Facebook on the Frontline (Part II)

Prashant’s note: The following article was originally published in the latest issue of Correspondent, the bi-monthly magazine of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club. It is reproduced here in full with the permission of the magazine. by Prashant Rao How is social media changing the role of today’s correspondent? All I know is that for [...]

What is Tumblr? (Part II)

There’s a really neat (and detailed) summary of what Tumblr is, how it works, and how to get started on for those of you who are interested. The post’s author also makes a few good recommendations at the end about what to do with your Tumblr when you do eventually start using it: Go [...]

Ah yes, that world famous restaurant chain — Pizza Hat

Ah yes, that world famous restaurant chain -- Pizza Hat

Spotted this while driving through Mansur, in west Baghdad: This place really makes me laugh, sometimes. (Photo taken on my iPhone 4 using Camera+)

If you read one thing today…

Make it AFP London photographer Leon Neal‘s two-part post (so two things, I guess) on his preparation for photographing the Royal Wedding on April 29, and actually taking and filing pictures on the day.

The rise of the iPhone 4 camera (and fall of my G10)

The rise of the iPhone 4 camera (and fall of my G10)

The good folks at TechCrunch have pointed out something pretty incredible: Camera upload data over at Flickr indicates that the iPhone 4 is about to overtake the Nikon D90 to become the most popular “camera” in terms of photos being uploaded to Flickr, and usage of point-and-shoot cameras is falling through the floor. If you [...]

Reading Material

In a bid to better get to grips with photography and videojournalism, I’ve added a few “multimedia” (for lack of a better word) blogs to my Google Reader. I’ll add them to my blogroll soon, when I actually create one. But in the meantime, the full (fairly institutional, and very brief) list is: The New [...]

Early Struggles

I’ve been incredibly lazy for the past week or so when it comes to this little project, so I’m endeavouring to get back on track. Even through just a couple weeks of working on this website, I’ve begun to figure out a couple things about photography that seem to hold fairly firm, at least when [...]