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    My New Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

    In my previous post, I told you that we went to Thrissur on a trip to buy a camera. But I realised I didn’t show you which camera we bought. So here it is – Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Bridge Camera that can shoot 4K video, do 120fps slow-mo, has 18x optical zoom, 5-axis optical stabilisation, 1-inch sensor, and most importantly 3.5mm audio jack to connect to external microphones. Here are some more reasonsΒ on why I bought this model – if you are interested. I like this camera very much, but it’s a used (one-year old) model. So the risk of any malfunction falls on me. I hope it will hang…

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    Unique Selfie @ Thrisur, Kerala

    Last week I saw an ad on mentioning that someone wants to sell my favourite bridge camera. It was a one-year old model at an attractive price – so I decided to buy it. The issue was, the seller was located at Thrisur, Kerala. That issue, turned out to be an opportunity for us to make a 3-day impulse trip to Kerala. We went there at the beginning of this week because the train tickets were available only then. What started as a purchase trip became an unplanned tour. Even while there, I had work for half-a-day. But once the work was over, we just hit road and asked…

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    ‘Offline’ Facebook Like

    We managed to crack the secret formula/technique to give an ‘Offline’ Facebook Like. I guess you are all familiar with liking or reacting to a post on FB Online via browser or app, we managed to do that even while we were totally offline and not connected to the net at all. If you are wondering how to like a post on FB while you are offline, here is the secret method >> Although you might have to go to a talk session on entrepreneurship to get such a board, selfie hole, like holdee, and FB graphics! Well… I guess now you are clear that I don’t just talk-in-the-air. I…

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    Our New Drone Camera: DJI Ryze Tello :)

    In spite of my apprehensions and my assurances (foremost to myself), I just couldn’t resist the temptation to buy a Drone camera, especially at this attractive price. So bought the DJI Ryze Tello πŸ™‚ Here is our drone hovering steadily in the air – In short, I am in love with this new toy πŸ˜€ That, in spite of not being able to figure out how to make the Tello app store the streamed photos and videos it takes, in my cell phone for one whole week. It turned out that the app was initially asking permission to utilise the storage and GPS but I (many before me too) didn’t…

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    GoPro for Commercial Videography?

    I am confused. I am a Video Creator. Of late, I am getting enquiries to make company introduction videos. I would have to record short customer interviews, glimpses inside their office/manufacturing environment, etc. These are typically short – less than 2/3 minutes and they’ll mostly be a part of promo videos I make for them. Promo Videos mostly contain animation, video backgrounds, messages with text effects, motion graphics, etc. and the recorded videos may be a small part in it. As you may have guessed, I am more of a video editor and not a videographer. But since a few customers want, I am considering to create a small mobile…

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    Photo Printed on a Canvas in India: PhotoJaanic

    Recently we got one of our favourite photos printed on a 12″ x 8″ photo canvas which we then hung in our living room. We clicked this photo (actually someone else clicked it for us) at Click Art Museum, at VGP Snow World, ECR, Chennai. We have already printed this as a postcard sized photo, put it on a photo frame, and kept it on our table. But it was not gaining any attention from anyone – it was too small. But this new photo on canvas print screams for attention. I don’t think anyone visiting our hall will go without looking at it πŸ˜€ Earlier, I had ordered our…

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    What a Missed (Selfie) Opportunity!

    I will show you a selfie later in this post. But there is an interesting story behind it, I will tell that first. Today I went to an event on startups and scaling one’s business organised by Zoho and YourStory at Crown Plaza, Adyar Gate, TTK Road. They had invited Mr. Mofai K Pandiarajan, founder of the popular Mofai HR Consultancy and now the Minister for Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archeology (Government of Tamil Nadu) from the AIADMK Party, and acting M.L.A. from Avadi Constituency. The minister gave an excellent speech and I was quite inspired. I enjoyed the proceedings of the day and went on to have…

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    Selfie with Somdev Devvarman :D

    Somdev Devvarman, as you know, has been the No. 1 Singles Tennis player in India for quite sometime. Today, I got an opportunity to take a Selfie photo with him at the SDAT Nungambakkam Stadium, Chennai, as he came to the promote the Marina Open 2 – Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour event. Destination Infinity PS: Woohoooo πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

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    Drone Camera in India: To Buy or Not to Buy

    Over the last few days, I have been searching the Internet on what people think about buying and using an entry-level drone camera in India. I would want to use it mostly for personal/recreational purposes but sometimes I may want to take it to a few events to get short photo/video snippets from a different angle. Looks like this question is more complex than it sounds. In fact, one major online publisher even wrote that it’s legal to buy a drone in India, but illegal to use it! Drone pilots are facing problems at multiple places across India – the Internet is filled with such stories. It seems any drone…