Saturday, May 16, 2009

Google Profile Business Cards

Few days back Google announced free business cards for anyone who has google profile. I already had my profile created. So I took the chance to get some geeky business card (and of course the main reason = it was free). My 25 cards arrived earlier this week. Here is the picture of my card.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Awesome videos on Digital Photography

Here are few great videos on digital photography I found on youtube. These are mostly on off camera flash photography. First one is a video series made by photographer Bert Stephani. Its called the "Confession of a Photographer". Here it goes.

Also check out other videos made by Bert.

The second one is by Mark Wallace of This series called "Digital Photography One on One".

You should watch his other videos other videos.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Photographers Legal Rights

I have found a great document on legal rights of photographers. I think every photographer should know whats legal to shot and what not, also whats legal to publish. The document explains what to do if confronted for photography.

Download the flyer from I think its good to have one copy in your camera bag.

Also read Legal rights of photographers written by Andrew Kantor.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ebooks on Digital Photography

I have found a good collection of e-books on digital photography. I haven't read all of them. So I can't tell you which one is good and which one is not. I am definitely planning to read few of them - at least the books by famous Ansel Adams. You can download them from here.

If you happen to know any good books on photography, please leave the name in the comment section.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Cleaning my Nikon D40x camera sensor

Today I got my DSLR sensor cleaning kit from copperhill images. Few days back I tested the sensor for dust and I found plenty of them. I never did this before so I was a little bit afraid. But anyway did it. The result is awesome. Almost all the dust are gone. This video helped me a lot. I just omitted cleaning with the old pec pad and the vacuum cleaner. Though I think you should read the instructions carefully given in copper hill images website.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

My n-th impression on the movie - Dead Poets Society

Tonight I recapped one of my all time famous movie - Dead Poets Society. Every time I watch this movie I feel pleasure and sorrow both at the same time. It just gets better and better. I dunno if I said the same thing about other movies - even if I say so, that list would be really short.

There is lots of things to learn from this movie. As one commenter rightly said in imbd comments - "There is so much good about this movie". I don't want to write more about this movie. I just want to recite one of poems mentioned in the movie. Its by Robert Herrick. The poem titled - "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time".

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he's getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.

Poem quoted from wikipedia.

P.S: I remember now where I have seen this movie for the first time. It was in 2001 - In a film festival arranged by BUET-98 Electrical batch. I was young and I just believed in a movie there has to love affairs or great fights. I was so wrong. This movie showed me another world - movies are not just about romance and fights, it can also perfectly portray our day to day life and doing that it can just be extra-ordinary.

Carpe Diem