We, at IWC regret the inconvenience caused to
pareek, animalfreak, neeraj, abhishek, yelandur, varun and many others who tried to log into the chat room on 18th October, 2006. A technical problem shut down the chat room
for almost a half hour in between and the chat was disrupted. We are doing something about this and hope that by 18th November our chat room will be more robust.
Susan Welcome to IWC chat on "Shooting Wildlife with a Camera"
animalfreak hi pareek how r u....
pareek where r u from
pareek would u like to introduce urself
animalfreak fine what about you. I am from Kol
pareek m from delhi...i thought i would know some interesting things by joining chat but none has come up yet
neeraj hello everyone pareek i m a nature lover and an environment conservationist of age 30...n doing private job apart from the nature compaining activity
animalfreak Ya, why not we share some interesting facts about wildlife
Susan Welcome all! I lost touch for some time due to powershutdown in Gurgaon
pareek welcome all
animalfreak What shorts of nature camp
animalfreak hi Susan
pareek not camp....but activities....bird fairs....trekking
abhishek Hi, this is Abhishek from Chennai joining in....
pareek so susan u were teling something...abt shooting ....
yelandur Is there a voice chat option too ?
pareek welcome abhishek
animalfreak Anybody here has a wildlife conservation background
animalfreak I would like to know about it.
varun greetings everybody
animalfreak Hi varun
Susan All of us here are concerned with conservation
Susan Are you guys into still photos or videos anyone?
varun I like to call myself a wildlife cameraman. I have not reached the big leagues yet. (nor the mid level)
varun But I do have some experience and upcoming projects
varun so was interested in this discussion
animalfreak I am 21 just complited my graduation. i am completly new in this area. I would like to know more about wildlife photography and where I can learn
abhishek I am into Wildlife still photography; but still an amateur (digital camera - Nikon D-70s with 70-300mm lens)
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Susan Is anyone around still?
pratiti Hi. I'm from kolkata. Wanna introduce myself as a environmental activist though just doing graduation.
Susan Sorry about the break
Susan pratiti do you shoot also?
pratiti I dont have even a good cam, but still have a immense knack to snap.
pratiti I do it just as my own. no professional backround.
Susan The aim of organizing this chat was to ncourage all conservationists, activists to start talking thro images never mind the value of the cam used
pratiti yeah.. definitely. but a good lens can make wonders.
Susan with digital cameras being available cheap we must start documenting whrever we can
Susan images can be used on the web in articles even if the resoln is poor
Susan i think lenses (analog) is on the way out. buy a good digital camera instead
pratiti sure. but the question is what a wildlife photographer can do exept aware the ppl through pictures.
Susan there is a great need to create awareness pratiti what else a grapher can do??
Susan you can have slide shows in schools, have slide shows for others online
Susan write articles online with illustrations
pratiti thanx.but that is again an awareness.
Susan a camera can be a weapon too
Susan to discourage illegal activities
Susan what are you studying now?
pratiti zoology. doing graduation.
Susan If anyone is keen to learn photography Jindal photofilms have opened an academy with classes in the weekend at New Delhi
pratiti how long course it would be?
Susan for details you can contact Subi Chaturvedi at email
Susan They might have something in Cal too
pratiti okay. thank u. do u know any sort of course in kolkata.
Susan Digital photography is so easy you can learn it yourself too. it frees you from the technical burdens of photography
Susan I am sorry the chat room went offline due to a technical problem so others could not participate. We plan to correct the problem soon.
pratiti u dont think a professional can guide u in a nice way?
Susan a professionl can certainly guide you to become a better photographer but your passion for your subject is what makes you a useful photographer
Susan Pratiti thanks for the patience I am afraid I have to c lose the chat room now,
Susan Bye for now see you later