Monthly Archives: June 2013

TTL Walk n Learn-5: Basic of Photography

TTL Walk n Learn is back again for the photographers who are very new in photography or just bought a new DSLR. This is an initiative from TTL for learning and sharing the photography knowledge through photo walk. So if you want to learn the basic of photography from senior photographers of TTL, this is a very good opportunity for you.

Before posting your name in the thread, please read the rules carefully.

1. Every participants should have a DSLR.

2. There will be a group of 4 participants and 1 instructor.

3. All the participants are requsted to read the camera manual before participating which will be helpful for better understanding.

4. Each of the participants will share the best photographs taken by them in this thread.

5. TTLM will judge the photographs and a photographer will be awarded with title Walk n Learn Champion

Details of the Walk n Learn-5:

Date: 29th June Saturday
Time: 8am to 11 am
Venue: Shakharibazar
Meeting Place: Court Kachari Gate, Shakhari bazar
Registration Fee: 300 taka per person

No of Participants: 24

Name of the Instructors:

1. Saud A Faisal
2. Kamrul Hasan
3. Hameem Shakhawat
4. Shadow of Dark
5. Ahmed Sharif
6. Shudipto Das

Coordinator: Shudipto (01711507894)

# Registration fee could be paid in advance or in the venue.
# Post your full name, cell no in this Registration Thread only if you are confirm.


Stunning Portraits of Exotic Animals by Photographer Brad Wilson

Stunning Portraits of Exotic Animals by Photographer Brad Wilson


Brad Wilson’s early education in the visual arts began at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he studied art history and studio art – mainly painting, sculpture, drawing, and architecture. From there he moved on to both the Maine and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops to focus exclusively on photography, before settling in New York City in 1992. In New York, Brad worked with a number of notable photographers and then began his own career in 1996 in the commercial and fine-art genres.

His work has been widely published around the world, appearing in numerous advertising campaigns, magazines, annual reports, music packages, and on over 400 book covers in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America.

His latest series of wild exotic animals is getting a lot of attention and rightly so. Enjoy!

Final Tally

Very good presence of Bangladesh in Delhi Photo Festival

Delhi Photo Festival

The 2013 edition of the Delhi Photo Festival received a total of 2349 entries from 1176 photographers from 90 countries! This is almost a 400% increase from the 600 entries we received for the 2011 edition.
While the maximum submissions came from India this year, here are some numbers ;
India 1244
North America 151
France 84
UK 70
Bangladesh 66
Germany 54
Spain 49
Australia 38
… etc.
It promises to be grand – stay tuned for the results! Image
p.s Thanks Navneet for the meticulous tally on entries, countries and excel sheets in general.

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Master Photographer : Yousuf Karsh

Karsh is the greatest portrait photographer who has shot all most all famous persons from arena of politics , Science , sport to movie of his time. With his unique style of lighting at the time of non digital photography with some basic equipment has made him the Master photographer of light and shadow. I find the most interesting part of Karsh he captured the mood and characteristics of the person.
Couldn’t help to share some of his great works.

Saud A Faisal/ 18th June’13

Master Photographer : Yousuf Karsh
Source: Photo Blog

Yousuf Karsh, (1908 – 2002) was a Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage,[ and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.

Karsh grew up in Turkish Armenia in a modest environment and in difficult political conditions. He immigrated to Canada in 1924 at the age of sixteen, where he lived with his uncle, a photographer in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He went to school there and worked for his uncle who in return trained him in photography. At his uncle’s recommendation, in 1928 he apprenticed in the Boston studio of photographer John Garo, who taught him to see his subject in terms of light, shadow, and form. These three elements would become key in Karsh’s practice. His entire career he favoured dramatic lighting in which light is the photographer’s favourite device. In 1932 he settled in Ottawa where he opened his photography studio. He became friends with certain Canadian politicians who allowed him to meet and photograph several political personalities of the time.

At age thirty-three he immortalized Sir Winston Churchill on film. This portrait is surely Karsh’s best-known photograph and the one most reproduced in history. The back lighting that shapes the face accentuates the famous politician’s expression while conferring upon him strength, power and intelligence.
Throughout his prolific career, Karsh published more than ten books combining photographs and personal annotations. In 1989, the National Gallery of Canada organized a large retrospective of his work. A two-time recipient of the Order of Canada for lifetime achievement, he is also the only Canadian to appear on the list of one hundred names in the International Who’s Who. His works are found in several collections throughout the world.

Self Portrait

Winston Churchill


Mohammed Ali

All Photos (c) Yousuf Karsh and National Gallery

Shining a Light International Photo Contest

Shining a Light International Photo Contest

The Muhammad Ali Center, Generation Ali, and MensWork Inc. announce the 2013 First Annual “Shining a Light” International Photo Contest. The goal of this year’s competition is to showcase the global and systemic problem of violence against women and to highlight the actions individuals and organizations are currently taking to combat this issue.

In addition, the contest hosts will produce a documentary-style exhibition from 20 to 30 finalist photographs that will be exhibited at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky during November and January 2014, and subsequently in other venues to raise awareness and promote education

“Shining a Light: Working Together to End Violence against Women” The photographic submissions are asked to depict one or more of the following:
1. The impact of violence against women (not limited to physical and sexual violence, but uncovering other forms of violence and abuses of human rights as well) on communities across the world
2. Individuals or organizations engaging in actions to prevent violence against women
3. Solutions or actions that incorporate men’s activism or actions to prevent violence against women.

PRIZE DETAILS: A donation will be made by the contest hosts to the non-profit or non-governmental organization of choice of the first, second and third place winners in the following amounts:
1st Prize—$1000
2nd Prize—$750
3rd Prize—$500

Free Entry

Details> Details

TTL POD : some of my personal favorite

TTL POD (Photo of the Day) returned after 2 years and this is almost 1 moth where we can see one amazing picture every day from TTL Photo Pool.

Personally I am a keen viewer of each POD and also a member of selector pool. Today I was going through the PODs and I have selected by some of my personal pick form the last month PODs and its really worth sharing:

By Mushda

By kuntal Blaze D Costa

By Khalid

By Daude Helal Fahim

By Fahad

By Fahim

Great photos and congrats to all POD winners.

Saud A Faisal
11th June 2013