Day three was spent visiting slum areas in urban Delhi. It was a very difficult place to visit, there was rubbish everywhere and the smell was awful. But we were warmly welcomed by the people who lived in the slums. People who spend most days surviving day to day by begging and rag-picking.
If you’re interested, you can read in-depth posts about the visit from fellow bloggers Eden Riley and Kelly from Be a Fun Mum.
Here are a few images taken in the slums. I don’t think they need captions.
Hi everyone, I’m writing this post from Bilaspur, a small town in central India. I’m here travelling with three other bloggers, documenting World Vision Australia’s development work in the country.
Rather than re-share project updates which you can see on my blog and Instagram I thought I’d post a few street photographs that I’ve been taking as we move within and between places.
All the photos I’m sharing are taken with ProCamera 3.8.1 on an iPhone 5. While I’m also using a Canon DSLR, the majority (70-80%) of photos I’ve been taking are with the iPhone and ProCamera. This is because I know the combination so well and am able to find the perfect exposure much quicker than I can on the DSLR. I also find that people are much less intimidated by the phone and are less likely to strike a pose when I’m trying to take candid portraits.
As for my ProCamera settings I’m using Expert Mode for all of my shots and manually setting my focus and exposure points. I use Full Screen Trigger when shooting and Anti-Shake in low-light to get a little extra sharpness in the photos.
So, here are the photos from the first two days. None of them have any post-processing. They are as shot from the app.
Let me know which photo you like the most (or least) in the comments below.
A smiling face
Which would you like, lid or no lid?
Rickshaws and mobile phones
Don’t know what to say about this one
The sun sets on the New Delhi Parliament
A roadside barber
Setting off firecrackers for Diwali
The view from my Banyan Hotel window
Carly and Sam waiting for passport photos
The lights are out for Diwali
The night sky glows from the dust and smog
ProCamera 3.8.1 is available on the App Store for $2.99.
Love roadside barber! The reflection is an awesome way to squeeze in a double portrait and add depth to the photo.
Thanks @twitter-11844652:disqus, have to say it’s one of my favourites so far also 🙂
Nice set Misho. I am particularly taken by the one out of the hotel room window.
carly and sam is truely beautiful misho !
The pictures themselves are wonderful in terms of context and emotions, but photographically they leave some things to be desired-for me that is, because some appear a bit flat, foggy and monotone (with the exception of “Rickshaws and mobile phones”). I think some problems would be solved if ProCamera had a bracketing mode or an HDR option in order to capture a higher dynamic range, so that we could see the incredible colors and details and really feel like we where transported into this faraway land.
@af4cae8b323675d4f499155f7ecc3a72:disqus – this is what the photos looked like. There is heavy smog that blankets Delhi, washing out colours. I could have easily upped the contrast and colour on any of the pics but decided that honest photos were better than pretty ones.
Yes honesty. Too many HDR photos tend to gloss up reality.
HDR won’t help any of the above images where the subject is moving, the overlay of of two images (the HDR process for phone images) would result in ghosted figures and bad images.
Definitely no captions needed. Powerfully strong and hauntingly beautiful images.