Black is the place where everything begins and ends. And in the world of Photography, Black brings a different life to frames captured. This time blogging communities are inspiring me to write about the color Black. Blogging communities keep inspiring you do something which makes you think about subtle thoughts that cross your mind without hitting the right words. Black has been one of my favorites and had significant importance in different phases of life. Today it's purely about Photography and Travel !
Nikon D4 is the topmost thing in my wish-list. Last year, I had a chance to use this super-machine, which Nikon wanted me to review. I used it for 4 weeks and didn't want to return back :), and couldn't even afford it that time. I spent significant time shooting various monuments in Delhi and some night photography in Delhi streets. This is something I want to have in future and have been buying other Photography accessories which can be used with Nikon D4 later on.
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 is another classic lens which can add lot more value on Nikon D4. This lens has best glasses fitted in such a way that you get superb shots with brilliant colors, sharpness and correct focus. I have used this lens for covering world's one of the toughest off-roading rally in Himalayas - 'Mughal Rally' and here is one of the sample photograph which is shot with Nikon 14-24mm on Nikon's full-frame D700 body.
GoPano Micro Lens 360 degree for my iPhone
As a Travel Photographer, I love shooting Panoramas because of various reasons. You came across some sights which can only be expressed through wide angle lenses, videos or panoramas. Imagine standing on a cliff from where you see a beautiful valley with a view of 180 degrees? Does it make sense to shoot it at 18mm or so? Panorama becomes one of the main medium to capture the beauty in best way, apart from shooting video or time lapse when you have some dynamic elements in the scene (like moving clouds etc.). Most of the times, I click multiple shots using my DSLR and then create high quality panoramas using Adobe Photoshop or using default app in iPhone, which does a great job with ease. I think, now it's time to have something which can help in creating high quality 360 degree panoramas.
A Sleek & Powerful BLACK Tablet -
While I am travelling, I always carry my laptop with me and of-course adds more weight to my luggage. This is mainly for accessing important emails and previewing my shots on daily basis. Recently I have feeling the need of having a good tablet to accompany me during my travels. In past, I have shared the one which is used by my wife but that's not practical to share same device when both of us want to connect with rest of the world while travelling :). Many times, both of us go out for blogging meets & conferences and hence can't really rely on one device. Still doing my research for best fit but color would be Black. #WhatTheBlack
A Photo Editing App, which plays only with Blacks, I mean different levels of blacks and help artists create brilliant masterpieces in two perfect colors - One which absorbs everything and the other which reflects everything. I have been using Adobe Lightroom for all my photo editing needs and love it. The screenshot below shows #BlackisBeautiful interface of Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is now available on iPAD, through which one can access all the assets in main catalog, process them on iPAD and sync back all the changes which can be accessed on your machine. Is't that cool. As a Photographer and Techie, I wish to build an app which is one of the brilliant apps to process Black and White photographs through simplistic and powerful workflows for varied set of Photographers.
Now that you have already known my wish list, you can help me fulfilling these wishes. So ideas, suggestions, leads, gifts are welcome !