Author: Varnit

Make Travel Memories Last Forever

Ideas to make your Travel Memories Last Forever

The purpose of traveling is to make memories worth remembering till our last breath. Everyone wishes for their best travel memories to last forever. But what actually happens is that most of our trips turn into a few Instagram and Facebook posts & nothing more than that. Most photos we click end up in albums that might not be opened until next time there are more to put in and the souvenirs usually die a slow death in our homes. Apparently, to make our travel memories live longer and make us smile everytime they remind us of the trips, we need to do things differently. Here’s a list of some creative ideas to make your travel memories last forever— 1. Sending Postcards How about sending postcards to yourself? Sounds crazy? Read along… I know postcards are generally sent to family or close friends. That’s the thing most people do; but I’m asking you to send postcards to your own address. Here’s the point— Just date them to future. Date them months or even years down …

Finding Cheap Accommodation House Sitting

Finding Cheap Accommodation: House Sitting

Wherein a house-owner when goes away for some time leaves someone (house sitter) to take care of the house and/or some pets. 

The sitter by a mutual agreement lives there rent-free in exchange for taking care of the house, pets, plants or garden, performing general maintenance, etc.As a house sitter you get a house to stay at and the owner gets a keeper for free, it’s mutually beneficial.

House sitting is a great way to find free accommodation in most parts of the world. All you need to do in exchange is take care of a house and some pet animals like cats, dogs, fish or birds. It’s pretty common that owners leave pets in your care.

Finding Cheap Accommodation Volunteering Abroad

Finding Cheap Accommodation: Volunteering Abroad

2 types of volunteering opportunities are there— You work for organizations in developing countries to make things better and bring some good changes in the region. The other one is when you work for some hotel, bar, hostel or similar establishments looking for volunteers. The former is more of a social cause and the latter is sort of a part-time job. 

When it comes to volunteering opportunities in developing countries, most agencies involved ask volunteers to pay a lot of money for the experience. They literally demand thousands of dollars. Though the money covers food, accommodation and other management fees; dealing directly with the organization asking for volunteers may help you save a lot of it.

Hindi for Travelers — RAAHI

HINDI FOR TRAVELERS

USEFUL LINKS:

—1 to 100 Counting in Hindi
—Asking Directions in Hindi
—Hindi Phrases for Hotels
—Hindi phrases at Restaurants

More pages to be added soon, check back here again for more Hindi language guide.

smoke bomb photography

Best Tips for Smoke Bomb Photography

Smoke Bomb Photography creates strong and surreal effect. The images captured are fascinating and aesthetic enough to grab anyone’s attention in just a fraction of second. If you haven’t come across some mesmerizing smoke bomb photos yet, then must be living under a rock till now. Anyways, here’s everything thing you need to know to make the most out of your next smoke bomb photography project: Things you need 1. Obviously, Smoke Bombs (Wire Pull Grenades are recommended)—Amazon 2. Your Camera (with stand) 3. External Flash—Amazon 4. Reflectors—Amazon 5. Water to safely dispose the bombs 6. Model(s) 7. Outdoor space (not advised for indoors) The Smoke Bomb Smoke bombs are mini-grenades and run for about 60-90 seconds. This is enough time to capture some shots if things are kept ready beforehand. The bombs can stain your (models’) hands and clothes and they also stink… a lot. The cool burning wire pull grenades are strongly recommended due to safety concerns. Try not to inhale the smoke as it can cause irritation. Have first-aid kit in your …

sell photos online

5 websites to sell photos online

Sell Photos Online Regardless of whether you’re a professional or a hobbyist photographer, extra cash is something that everyone needs as expenses like maintenance of photography equipment and travel to shooting locations are unavoidable. So, how about displaying them online and turn your soft gold into some hard cash!? You just have to sell/display your images and earn commission whenever someone purchases license to use your photo(s). Down below is my list of 5 Most Profitable sites to sell your photos: 1. SmugMug Pro This is my personal favorite. SmugMug probably pays the highest commission in industry. Key Features: You keep almost 85% as profit You can sell stock photos and videos Receiving Payment— Paypal, ACH Additional Revenue Options— Through Refer-a-friend Program: If you refer someone to buy membership, both you and the person referred gets 20% off. Like, if someone purchases a $300 product or membership, he will get $60 off. Similarly, you will also get 60$ (same amount) off on future purchases. SmugMug’s Partner Program: Affiliate program for website owners to refer SmugMug …

indoor photography

Top 7 Tips for Great Indoor Photography

Indoor Photography can be pretty hard to carry out because of common issues like grain in images, underexposed images, noise in images. The culprit being lack of light and confined space for setting up proper equipment. But don’t worry, with some handy tips, you can capture awesome pictures. You can follow the tips below to get the most out of your Indoor Photography projects: 1. Shoot in RAW Perks of shooting in RAW are innumerable. Simply, you’ll be able to edit your photos in Adobe Camera RAW to cut noise in your indoor photos. Shooting in RAW gives you flexibility of adjusting exposure, white balance, color and what not!! 2. Indoor Shooting with Overexposure When shooting indoors, lack of natural light makes shadows more common. To reduce noise and control grain in photographs, it is best to have a little overexposure. While shooting portraits indoors, overexposure helps hide wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes by simple dominating shadows. Overexposure works wonders for natural light portraits. But, you need to use it intelligently. If you eliminate details in …

Portrait Photography

Top 5 Benefits of Self Portrait Photography Projects

Self Portrait photography has plenty to offer. There exist many advantages of it… below are my list of top 5 benefits of the same: 1. Freedom With self portraiture, you enjoy immense freedom. As a photographer, Self Portraits projects are meant for you and you only. You don’t need to worry about pleasing your clients. This surely gives you the freedom of experimenting with composition, lighting, posing and post-processing. Also, you will have the comfort of working at your own pace on the project. 2. Creativity Most of the photographers are not used to being in front of the lens. Self Portrait projects will help you as a photographer to discover new creative possibilities and hone your portrait photography and posing skills. Whether you are a portrait, nature, wildlife or landscape or street photographer; originality and creativity are two prime elements of Photography. For growing as a photographer, you need to develop your own unique form of creativity. 3. New Ideas If you are a portrait photographer, experimenting with Self Portraiture will help you find …

Framing

How to use Framing in Urban Environment

What is Framing? Framing means creating photo-within-a-photo effect. The photos captured are “self-contained”. Basically, we are bifurcating outer-most frame into smaller frames to intentionally bring/guide attention to the subject. Photographers often apply positioning and perspective techniques to create a space and line to bring viewer’s focus onto the subject and add narrative to their photographs. It won’t be wrong to say that a photographer’s world is only what he sees through the viewfinder. How to apply framing in photos? Framing helps in wrapping more mundane areas of an image and makes the