Light Painting Photography workshop

Recently attended a Photowalk in Amsterdam in which  Long exposure or slow shutter speed photography  was taught by Guston, the event organiser.


The settings we used are:

Shutter speed: 20 Secs; Aperture: F8; ISO: 100

This kind of setting requires a tripod since the camera captures images over a span of 20 seconds and any shaking in camera will reflect in the image.

We waited for night fall and set our cameras up for the Light painting. It is one of the creative ways to use shutter speed feature of camera. A person holds an LED lights in front of the camera, waves with it in any shape he wants; the camera captures the images and forms a beautiful image in the end painted with light

We had colouful LED lights and also christmas lights and enthusiastic volunteers willing to try out new patterns

Here are some of the images we took using the camera

The spinning wheel


The classy girl
With Love from Amsterdam
Dragon Ball Z .
and Unleash the power!
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The Smiley face !
The Silhouette man

It was my first photowalk and it turned out to be an absolute stunner . Will attend more of such in future 😀

The Sea bespeckled with ships – The SAIL event Amsterdam

The Dutch have a rich historical tradition of sailing and exploring the sea. SAIL is an event that takes place once in five years in Amsterdam to honour this tradition. Thousands of ships sail into the Ij (Pronounced as Eye) Lake and this attracts a million tourist due to its magnificent scale and sheer beauty.The first Sail Amsterdam event took place in 1975, on the occasion of the 700 anniversary of the city and they continued this every five years. An eventful trip it turned out to be in Amsterdam when I got to witness the SAIL event from ashore.


One of the things that surprised me about this city is the love people having towards cruising and riding boats. Especially the warm summer,mild and sunny weather  made it compelling for people to get on their boats or get out of house to watch the boats.


I got to see an Indian boat. It was queer joy to see the indian flag ! 😀

There was a Live DJ show  and sheds where beers were sold. We were chilling out at the IJ lake by the Eye museum till night.



It was a delight seeing ships cross by like this in the middle of the city 😀

SAIL event is one that is not be missed!