Martins Kai will begin writing a column here on VHBelvadi.com starting this month. Called “Glimpse of the infinite”, this will be a monthly — or occasionally a fortnightly — column. In this tête-à-tête with Mr Kai we talk about writing, his interests and passions, about himself, and then take a look at what his new column will […]
About three years ago, shortly after I joined the slow blogging movement for the first time, I wrote down a massive list of fifty points to which this website would conform. It was a blogging manifesto and at that time everyone needed one because blogging spiked in popularity and most of us were looking at […]
Three years ago I wrote about joining the slow blogging movement. Slow blogging is a practise that aims to take blogs back to yesteryears, where a group of people wrote thoughtful articles and the web, by and large, read them. These people were not journalists, but regular folk who had worthwhile comments to make and their […]
For as long as I can remember, I have been recommending to people that they start blog; to write as frequently as possible, no oftener, no rarer. And to have the patience to let blogging become your hobby more than your habit because that is when the many dimensions of the craft become clearer, and that […]
We all have quirks. Some subtle, some obvious, others comical. In writing too, like in everyone’s fingerprint, I think there is a considerable degree of uniqueness. One might be able to mimic another’s writing, but never to perfection. Call these writing quirks, but we all have them — one might even be prompted to call […]
Review of VSCO for iOS and Android, built for creatives, by creatives, to celebrate your photography and artistry and original content.
Sharpness is becoming an obsession in photography. But it should not be the be all and end all of the art form, or a lot of things can lose meaning, including photography itself.
Mountain Roads, the classic black-and-white photography collection is now available on Amazon. Here I pen my thoughts as I receive the first print copy.
Having travelled a bit earlier this month, I have been spending the past couple of weeks wading through a few hundred photographs, picking, flagging, editing and storing away safely. In the process, an interesting idea struck me. When I first began photography I had a deep love for black and white pictures. (One of my first […]
I’ve always believed that all photographs are unique. (In fact, one of my short films addressed this ideology.) And that means you cannot draw a common boundary that applies to all photographs, which is why, for the last tens of photographs on my Instagram, I’ve been posting full dimensions instead of square cropping my pictures. I have […]
Having started using Picturelife to backup and organise my photographs across my iPhone and Mac, here’s my experience with it and some passing thoughts.
Here are 15 tips for new iPhone users (iOS 8+) and advice from experience, straight from a longtime Android user who eventually switched to iPhone/iOS/OS X.
Installing gnuplot on Mac can be a pain in the neck. Here is a quick guide to installing gnuplot with x11 (xterm) and homebrew along with a few handy suggestions.
Landscape photographers far too often encounter haze and a simple contrast tweak rarely fixes things. Here is a quick way to remove haze with Lightroom.
Everyone has a reason, a method and belief that drives their photography — a photography manifesto. Here is mine. This may just as well be yours.