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Leisure with my playful pets

Photographer: Binju Sitaula. Name of Snapshot: Sweet Buddies. Camera: Casio EXLIM 7.2 MP.

I took this snapshot at home while sharing my leisure with my playful pets.


First: ShutterThug
January 27th, 2009 at 4:43 pm
Photography is all about experimenting and it would’ve been much better if the photographer had experimented with different backdrops. The background is definitely very distracting. An open background with reduced depth of field would’ve made kittens stand out. And I believe, eyes should be the main focus when shooting animals or birds.

To me, this shot looks like it was taken one lazy afternoon when the photographer had nothing better to do but play with house kittens while lazing around in her bed. She could’ve experimented more with compositon.

Second: Rituman
January 31st, 2009 at 9:38 am
With a point and shoot device, Ms Sitaula has done an excellent job. bt still the background can be improved. with their poses, the left one should have been singled out and other two should have been shot at separately. but all in all, nice attempt for an amature photographer. looking forward to see better quality pictures. btw, get a DLSR, it will enhanve ur skill…

Third:lazy writer
January 23rd, 2009 at 2:18 pm
well, liked these kitties and their innosent faces toward camera lens…. umm..mm… i think these kitties were dragged by camera flash while Binju freezed the moment.
As far as her skill concerns, i think she just randomly snapped it. The background is bit poor…. otherwise everything seems nice. Mostly the lively expression made by lovely kittens…



Nice snapshot of kittens without a doubt. It’s potrait shot and whenever taking such portraits, make your ‘subject’ stands out from the hordes. One can do following: to grab viewer’s attention on the ‘subject’ more prominently.

i. Go close and fill ‘one third’ of the frame by ‘subject’.
ii. if you owns SLR or DSLR, keep shallow depth of field (smaller f-stop) and make sure the eyes of your ‘subject’ in good focus. (if you owns SLR or DSLR )

1. Distractions of this pictures. So while composing or framing Binju should slightly chang her position to get another prespective and try not to include those stuffs within the frame.

2. This snapshot would looks much lovely if all kitten were looking at the camera. I know it is easier said than done but photographers often need to do some tricks despite their camera’s technical ability to put some spark in their picture. So, try it.

My Thumb Up! Binju Sitaula



My name is Jitendra Raj Bajracharya and I am a Photojournalist. Since 2000, I have the good fortune of working for press photography. My assignments varied from public chore to candid news photography and from women & children to UNICEF’s awareness campaign. My images appeared in newspapers, books, posters, reports and so on. Many of them are memorable to me. Friends and families encouraged me to share my photographic experiences and the lessons I’ve learned. That what I am doing among you fine bloggers here in Everest Uncensored.

In the beginning Photography was good outlet for me to express my creative self. Although my urge for this craft originated from painting, I never failed to discover newer avenues of expression. I am self-taught photographer and have learned from my mistakes. I have learned most from reading whatever I could find to gain technical information. I researched everything I could find in the net about photography, spent hours in book stores pouring through all kinds of magazines to study lighting and composition. There are many great photographers in the world who inspire me and have their immense influence on me.

As I loved being with people and photographing them became a natural evolvement. I freelanced for friends and family, shooting events at home. I have always been very fond of children and I find joy taking pictures of them. With times, I have gained confidence in my technical abilities.

In year 2006 I flew to Berlin, Germany to get diploma in photojournalism. Photography remains the most widely used creative medium today. Press photography excites me, and it has all the challenges I long for. I certainly enjoyed pursuing photojournalism. There is a long way for me to prove not merely as a photographer, photojournalist but also as a responsible, principled individual who sought to educate the society and achieve much more ahead.

Photography is an art and interpretation of ones feelings the equipment is merely a tool. I believe that no one can ever give you an eye for a photograph. There are few born with a vision and fewer still with determination. There are people who can “SEE” picture against all odd and it’s a gift. No great camera will produce great pictures, but a great mind will. That is why click what you love and learn as you go.

12 thoughts on “Leisure with my playful pets

  1. Thank you Shutterbug for your friendly mention. Of course we are all friends here 🙂

    And I had always liked and respected your anonymous status here in EU. Hats off to your 11 months long journey through anonymity.

    Dear Lucida,
    Ya, it would be great if you can share your experience with us.

  2. Dear Lucida
    Thank you for your nice compliments and giving this very title ‘mysterious guy’ to this Shutterbug. Well now no more ‘mysterious guy’.

    Glad to hear that you have been to this ‘International festival of Photography in Bangladesh. Hope you had a great time and wonderful learning experience attending ‘Chobi Mela’ there in Dhaka. Some of our colleagues were also there to attend this Photography Mela.

    Without a doubt we Nepali photojournalists and photographers have to go a long way in improving Photography in a true sense but I am positive that we will meet that quality some day soon. And I agree that most photographers go for equipments and assume that expensive gears will produce quality pictures. That is not true. Once I read somewhere, ‘Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner.’ Now one must think what s/he prefers to be ‘owner’ or ‘photographer’.

    Share your ‘Chobi Mela’ experience and pictures if you have.

  3. I was not being able to surf the net from 2 days. When i entered EU today, I’m really srprised to see “mysterious guy”, with picture and profile.. 🙂 I’m fully agree with you have written in the last paragraph. I’ve just arrived attending the International festival of Photography, “Chobi Mela” in Dhaka, Bangladesh. There I met many young Nepali Photographers too. But we still have a long way to go. With new talent and new thinking, it is not impossible. I really like your writeup and the way you encourage new talents.
    But sorry to say in Nepal still we have a deep rooted stereo type in terms of every aspects. Quantity of Photographers has increased a lot but we have to think twice before talking about quality. We have a very bad practice of judging a person by the kind of equipment he/she carries. But I fully agree with you that -“No great camera will produce great pictures, but a great mind will”.
    It’s really nice to see you. Kepp sharing your expertise.

  4. Thank you all for your warm words. Very true I will remain and wish to remain as EU’s Shutterbug for sure. Thank you Dhilung Kirat 😀 for your friendly ways which always made me feel at home while surfing EU. I look forward to make my presence even more meaningful and productive for Everest Uncensored in coming days.

  5. Finally we know who is Shutterbug. I am sure you are inspiration to many as Dhilung wrote. We always keep waiting for your criticism in photos posted here in EU.
    Keep blogging and keep inspiring.


  6. Nice to know you Shutterbug in person!

    Ya you are still ‘The Shutterbug’ here at this place. 🙂
    Hope to see more of your ‘constructive comments’, ‘caring criticism’ and of course ‘wonderful photographs’ in the coming days. I bet that has been the source of inspiration for many.


  7. Good to see Shuterbug in front of the curtain ……… but feeling poor now there will be no more suprises and curiosity ……………..”as to who is this shutterbug”……… Anyways ur photography is superv and ur Verdict concept is too encouraging ……………….

  8. Good to see your photo dear Sutterbug. You are amazing and very talented. You write really well in addition to being a great photographer. Please continue this “Shutterbug’s Verdict” series in EU. We love this. EU should facilitate this series.

    Yesta Ho

  9. ambooo… dai i’ve never seen you in this outfit before!!!
    look at ur smiley face-ur looking nice n’ undoubtly “HakimShaab” 😀
    btw who is the photographer of this picture ??? Nice composition re kya… revealing the personality of a person. 🙂

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