Monday, October 31, 2011

I Am A Better Photographer

“Let us see who takes a better picture. You take my picture and I will take yours.” Ajay asked smilingly.

Ajay did not really give me a choice and started clicking and I reciprocated.

Comparing picture on the tiny three inch screen of his Nikon and my Canon digital SLR, Ajay declared, “I take better pictures.”

“Why do you say that?” I asked

“Look at the quality of pictures.”

“May be it is the camera. Let us use the same camera,” I proposed.

We took each other’s shot using the same camera.

Analyzing carefully Ajay declared, “Dude, I am a better photographer.”

Knowing Ajay photography virtuosity, I had no reason to question him. Trying to learn from him, I proposed a clever plan, “Why don’t we fix the settings and mount it on a tripod?”

Ajay happily agreed. We took picture of each other with the exact same settings, with the camera mounted on a tripod to remove any shake.

Gleefully Ajay gave the verdict, “I am a better photographer.”

“How is that possible? I did not touch the setting. Let us ask Sam for an unbiased opinion,” I protested.

Sam declared, “You guys look the same in the pictures.”

“See. With the same setting, what you do expect?” I said.

Ajay laughed, “I am a better photographer.”

“Why?”

Ajay said calmly with a chuckle, “It is simple. Your subject is handsome me and I have dreadful you but I still managed to make you look like me. That is why.”

I could neither laugh nor scream and thought, “With friends like Ajay, I don’t need…..”

Readers: – Please help me to fill in the blanks.

37 comments:

  1. ha...ha..you have a good friend who is trying to make you appear handsome. So when can we see that pic?

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  2. Hope you enjoyed Diwali. Me, as usual was travelling...:)

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  3. Haaaaa ! With friends like Ajay you don't need a professional photographer.

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  4. Great one! With friends like Ajay I don't need a camera.

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  5. Very funny and interesting post. Enjoyed reading it.

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  6. very nice and humorous..with friends like him you need anymore friends..

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  7. I think if a person says he is better photographer, it is good only, for you can easily learn a lot from him for free. You can also agree with him that he is right, for we are not losing anything but only gaining more free knowledge from him.

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  8. With friends like Ajay, one does not need to worry about one's looks :).

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  9. There is a story where the photographer changes all the features of the photo to make the person look better. But the person involved is not happy because it wasn't resembling him! According to this, Ajay is not a better photographer! :)

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  10. ha ha...with friends like Ajay, you don't need any other person to teach you photography!
    Good one!

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  11. With friends like Ajay you dont need enemies.:)-Swetha Amit (Whirlwindthoughts)

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  12. With friends like Ajay, you don't lack fun & laughter.

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  13. :))) with friends like Ajay there's never a dull moment

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  14. you dont need anyone else .. he is the MAN..

    Bikram's

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  15. Lovely post...and with friends like Ajay, who needs a camera! :)

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  16. but/kintu/parantu photos kahan hain janaab?
    why should we take your word just like that-let us be the judge-besides the world needs to see you now:-)

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  17. A, Nicely narrated photographing moment...you have a witty friend...next time try capturing some other subject and post pictures. :)

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  18. u dont need to get presentable--whatever u do , u will always look dreadful :)

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  19. with friends like ajay "you dont need enemies"
    they work both ways :)
    have a nice day!

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  20. That's a fun read. Good one.

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  21. You need more friends like Ajay...laughter is the best medicine, you know!

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  22. haha what a punch line..good one yar..and thanks for keeping patience with me and not getting annoyed as I was tied up for some time..sure u doing well..stay connected n keep the cheers..wishes always u r a wonderful friend

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  23. Enjoyable post. Lovely :)

    http://www.iredeem.blogspot.com/

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  24. LOL. You need more "friends" like Ajay. he he he....

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  25. I think you should let us be the judge of this. Here's looking forward to seeing those photos.

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  26. With friends like Ajay, you can have fun all the time. So cute.

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  27. With friends like Ajay, you don't need any more complications. He he he.. he will have an answer to every argument.

    Good one.

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  28. .... with a friend like Ajay, you would never be without love and laughter throughout your life ....
    A lovely post!

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  29. very good one- I was laughing so hard...you definitely don't need enemies ;)

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