Toy Car Photography at Rajabhatkhawa
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Toy Car Photography at Rajabhatkhawa

Once while we were returning from our Jayanti Forest Safari that Saurav told me about the beauty of Toy Cars. He told me that Toy Car Photography is an awesome genre and asked me to explore creative ways to Toy Car Photography. He added that Toy Cars would look great if photographed in the narrow road leading up to the jungle. It was then that I became serious about buying toy cars for photography. And the next time I went to the mall, my bag was full of Toy Cars.

Since then, I have experimented with them in my room, on my roof and where not. But, experimenting with them in the forest still remained a wish. So, I started travelling with a few of those in my camera bag wherever I went, who knew where you would find a perfect place.

It was one day that I chanced upon a short morning trip to Rajabhatkhawa, the starting point to the Buxa Tiger Reserve and I was happy to have finally found a suitable place to photograph my Toy Cars.

Read: Portrait Photography- Kids of Rajabhatkhawa

Toy Car Photography- Photo 1

There were some dead leaves scattered around and it was the perfect place to park the bright Yellow coloured Jeep. To take this shot I had to lie down a bit and with manual focus I got a satisfying shot.

Toy Car Photography at Rajabhatkhawa
Shutter Speed: 1/200 Aperture: 4.0 ISO: 160

Toy Car Photography- Photo 2

This elegant blue coloured car seemed to be from the early nineties. I found a place full of gravels and thought of putting it there. Here also I had to use manual focus and lie down quite a bit.

Toy Car Photography at Rajabhatkhawa
Shutter Speed: 1/200 Aperture: 6.3 ISO: 400

Toy Car Photography- Photo 3

There was a round cemented garbage bin just outside the Rajabhatkhawa Nature Interpretation Centre with no garbage in it. So I took this photo placing the blue car on the rim of the bin.

Toy Car Photography at Rajabhatkhawa
Shutter Speed: 1/400 Aperture: 3.2 ISO: 100

Toy Car Photography- Photo 4

The garbage bin came handy while photographing this vintage car as well. I tried to give the feel of a road leading up to the hills.

Toy Car Photography at Rajabhatkhawa
Shutter Speed: 1/100 Aperture: 5.6 ISO: 100

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