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This October, Capture The Festivities And Fall In Love With Your City All Over Again

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October spells celebration like no other month. There's an aromatic whiff in the air and everyone is looking for an excuse to experience communal harmony.

It's also a time when you want to capture happy moments. Be it your first rangoli, diyas, those firecracker shots that keep the skies lit after the sun goes down. With so much happening, what’s most challenging, is where to go for these picture perfect moments. Here are the best places you can visit in your city for some memorable and picture-perfect celebrations.

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The capital is at its most festive self during Diwali. While much of the beauty of Diwali in the capital comes from the warm glow of lights and lamps which adorn streets, homes, and shops, another important part of Delhi's Diwali culture are the flamboyant melas! And when it comes to melas, a favourite among Delhiites is the Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela. From giant Ferris Wheel, to countless food stalls and a contagious festive air, this iconic mela has been making Diwali happier and brighter for Delhiites since 50 years.

Photography Tip: Always wanted to take that perfect Ferris wheel shot? Here's something that will help you. To get a perfect picture of the Ferris wheel at night, move close and use a wide-angle lens to get as much detail as possible. The Canon EOS 200D with new DIGIC 7 image processor, allows users to shoot in low-light conditions such as at night or indoors by setting their native ISO speed settings at up to 25600.

Photo of Delhi, India by Gunjan Upreti

Mumbai may not necessarily be among the traditional destinations such as Varanasi to celebrate Diwali, but India's financial capital celebrates the festival of light with full fervour. And do you know what is that one thing Mumbaikars love about Diwali? Fireworks! Mumbai's skyline is a sight to behold on the night of Diwali and if you wish to watch or capture this spectacular display of fireworks, then the iconic Queen’s Necklace is your playground. The night sky is lit with stunning fireworks and hundreds of people step out of their homes simply to watch the show!

Photography Tip: To capture the fireworks in their full glory, using a tripod, with a shutter speed of around 1/20-1/60 seconds will be helpful. Also, when using the camera in low exposure for those firecracker shots, the Canon EOS 750D will give fantastic results.

Photo of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Gunjan Upreti

There truly isn't a better place to celebrate Diwali than Varanasi. With constant chants to calm your soul, Varanasi's ghats pulse with glowing diyas on Dev Deepavali and it is believed that even the Gods arrive here on this day for a dip in the Ganga. Thousands of clay lamps glitter on the city’s 84 ghats, with the spectacular daily Ganga aarti. It is an experience that is at once spectacular, overwhelming and unforgettable.

Photography Tip: While diyas are relatively easy to shoot, get creative with your composition. It's not necessary to always shoot the diyas from the top or frame them in the centre. A great alternative to that is to shoot with the camera kept at the same level as that of the flame.

Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Gunjan Upreti

A sea of palace windows, Jaipur is noted for its stunning display of lights during Diwali. Decked up in thousands of earthen lamps, every market in the pink city narrates a different story during Diwali as each year, there's a competition for the best decorated and most brilliantly lit up market. So if you're in Jaipur, now you know where will you get that picture perfect shot Diwali shot.

Photography Tip: Don’t be afraid to use ISO freely. Noise on an image can be easily removed while editing and thanks to Canon EOS 1300D's Wi-Fi and NFC compatibility, it's now all the more convenient to edit photos and share them on social media!

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Gunjan Upreti

Known for its lip smacking food culture, Diwali in Hyderabad is a gastronomic blast! From scrumptious sweets to mouthwatering savoury dishes, during Diwali, the by-lanes of Secunderabad, Char Minar and Nampally are awash with pungent aromas that fuse typical Andhra cuisine with rich Nizam culinary offerings. If you are on a food trail in the city, there's cuppa Irani chai and a buttery-soft Osmania biscuit waiting for you.

Photography Tip: The golden rule of food photography is that your capture must reflect the food's best traits and its inherent deliciousness. Celebrate the colours and textures of the dish. If your mouth doesn't water while looking at the picture, you didn't do it right.

Photo of Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Gunjan Upreti

To help you capture the festivities in your city, Canon has come up with amazing new offers on models Canon EOS 1300D, Canon EOS 200D, and Canon EOS 750D.

You get a free Motorola bluetooth headset worth Rs 6499/- with every purchase and 1000 lucky winners get MakeMyTrip vouchers free worth Rs. 10,000/- along with the camera purchase.

The offer is valid till Diwali on models EOS 1300D, EOS 750D and EOS 200D.

So go ahead, and capture your special memories this festive season with Canon!

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