Children

தம்மின்தம் மக்கள் அறிவுடைமை மாநிலத்து
மன்னுயிர்க் கெல்லாம் இனிது – குறள் 68

meaning: That their children should possess knowledge is more pleasing to all men of this great earth than to themselves – Thirukural 68

Children are unique little human beings filled with enchanting as well as revolting characters. But don’t we love them all? With their curious inquisitive nature and innocence. We are presenting an awesome collection of images by our BTEC HNC/HND Diploma in Photography learners portraying children in different moods and places this Children’s Day – November 14.

Candid actions and expressions: Pictures of children captured in their most natural self. 

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” – Carl Jung

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” – Alex Haley

Portraits: These portraits bring out the beauty of childhood. Portraits captured as the kids went about their day to day activities.

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts.” ― A.P.J. Abdul KalamWings of Fire

Children playing: Playtime – anytime. Be it a sport or an imaginary game there is no dearth to the games children play.

“Learning gives creativity
Creativity leads to thinking
Thinking provides knowledge
Knowledge makes you great.”
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Working Children: This is a sad but true part of our existence. In spite of the rules by the government Child labor is something that is prevalent in many parts of our country even today. Some lose their childhood in the process…so do it part-time to manage their family’s financial burden.

watch this space for more pictures….

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Panning

To capture motion and to establish a sense of movement in a still picture requires some basic Photographic skills. Panning is one technique by which we create a feeling of motion in a still picture. We us this technique on almost every moving subject. Here is a gallery of interesting panning shots from the Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND Diploma in Photography programme learners. How to shoot a perfect Panning shot?– tips by Mr.KL. Raja Ponsing – founder and director of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy will help you understand the technique better.

Panorama

Panorama images are interesting representations of the scene giving the viewer a feeling of awe. Here is a collection of interesting Panoramas from the Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND Diploma in Photography programme learners of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy.

Arvind Babu 01

Lalitha Mahal Palace in Mysore, Karnataka now a heritage hotel was built in 1921 by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV.  This interesting panorama was shot by Aravind Babu N. of BTEC   HND Diploma in Photography 2013 batch during the Photography tour to Mysore, Karnataka with his batch mates and faculty Mr.KL.Raja Ponsing.

Palak Chopra

Palak Chopra –  BTEC 2013 batch learner shot this panorama depicting the vast expanse of nature –  Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanadu, Kerala, India. It is the second largest earth dam in Asia and the largest in India. The dam is built in the Banasura Lake. The hills forming the backdrop to the clear waters of the lake makes it a photographer’s delight.

Kishore Kumar 01

This beautiful panorama of the Golden statues of Buddha Shakyamuni,Padmasambhava and the Buddha Amitayus at the Namdroling Monastery, Bylakuppe, Coorg, Karnataka, India was shot by Kishore Kumar B. -BTEC 2013 batch. He has used panorama to incorporate the colorful paintings on the left and right wall flanking the three golden statues.

This is interesting black and white panoramic landscape by Rajesh M. – BTEC 2012 batch of the Kundala Lake, Munnar, Kerala, India . Kunadala lake also has the first artificial Arch dam in Asia. The lake is famous for its boat rides and attracts many tourists.

Sriram Jagannathan

Saint Alphonsa Church, Bharananganam, Kerala – a panoramic view by Sriram Jagannathan – BTEC 2012. Saint Alphonsa Church is one of the foremost pilgrim centers in south India.

Vishnu Pradeep

Interior Panorama of Saint Alphonsa Church, Bharananganam, Kerala by Vishnu Pradeep – BTEC 2012 depicting the architectural beauty of the Shrine.

Raj Praveen

Hussain Sagar Lake –  a colorful panorama shot by Raj Praveen S. – BTEC 2012 batch, captures the mood of the city at night.

Abhijeet Kullu

Mysore Palace Gate shot by Abhijeet Kullu – BTEC 2013

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Related links: How to shoot simple Panorama?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panorama

Silhouettes

Silhouettes establish shape yet making the image dramatic and mysterious. Silhouettes are very powerful and aesthetic means of shape. ‘Silhouettes with an unknown shape are more interesting and thought provoking than the known shapes. Silhouetted shapes in front of a building or portraits (arches, corridors, pillars etc.) generate greater power of perspective in landscape and people shots. They are communicative, emotional and beautiful in the pictures.’ – KL Raja P0nsing

Here is a collection of beautiful silhouettes from the learners of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy. It is a mixed bag of images from our Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND Diploma in Photography programme learners and also a few from our Basic DSLR Photography – weekend course participants. How to try easy silhouettes – tips by Mr.KL. Raja Ponsing – founder and director of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy will help you shoot interesting silhouette pictures. Enjoy the gallery.

links:  How to try easy silhouettes – tips by Mr.KL. Raja Ponsing

Life at Ambitions

The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 and Level 5  HND/HNC Diploma in Photography learners recently completed their Location photography assignment. The learners worked in two two teams. They conceptualized and executed the shoot akin to a professional assignment. Here are a few pictures from their shoot of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy.  Team A comprised of Jagadish P., Purushothaman S., Rajesh M., Raj Praveen, Sathiyaruban N., Sriram J., Uma Shankar N. and Vishnu Pradeep.

More than the assignment itself the pictures reveal the day to day student life at Ambitions 4 Photography Academy. State of the art facilities combined with knowledgeable experienced faculty, interactive learning all aid the learners to develop their creative and technical capabilities as the evolve into full fledged professionals.

Team B came out with a different set of images. Team B comprised of  Aalok SarkarAkshay R. Malji, Manu M. Philip, Naveen M., Preetam M. MaljiSabarinath T.,  and Xciba Angel C.

The moment!

The learners of Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND Diploma in Photography programme of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy, came up with an array of wonderful action pictures based on a concept. The learners worked in  groups. It helped them understand the pros and cons of working in a team. Combining Photography techniques with images manipulation techniques they were able to successfully execute their ideas.

“Shooting water is tricky, just a matter of milliseconds and you might lose your shot. Timing perfectly or adjusting according to situations was a big lesson for me from this assignment” says Rajesh B.

Raj Praveen says he ‘learned to express ideas with teammates, communicating with them(created a facebook group for our team to discuss and share ideas easily) and also learnt how to manage the studio shoot in given time, able to arrange things required for shoot’

“One has to come up with ideas which needs both photography  and image processing – manipulation skills along with imagination.” feels Sathiyaruban N.

Sabarinath says ” During shooting time, I faced difficulties to execute the process. But it was like real time job where I put myself to make things happen.”

“This was an interesting assignment and I have exhausted all my skills on this. I thank my group members for supporting me through the assignment.” says Sriram J.

“actually learnt a lot from this assignment. be it from selecting dancers, costumes, type of dance and importantly post production.” shares Xciba Angel

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One morning at Koyambedu Wholesale Market Complex (KWMC)

The learners of Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND Diploma in Photography programme of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy, Chennai had visited Koyambedu Wholesale Market Complex (KWMC) as a part of their Photojournalism Workshop. Here are a few pictures capturing the morning activities at the busy Market place just a couple of days before Pongal.

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