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Capture the True Beauty of Makar Sankranti Through Photography


The most awaited festival is here, and every photographer must be searching for some good tips for capturing some amazing images on this occasion. Here we are providing you with some important photography tips.

Makar Sankranti is a colorful festival of kites, sweets, and celebrations. It is celebrated with full enthusiasm, joy, and cheerfulness. And the best way to capture this festive spirit is through photography.

The most important thing for a photographer is to have complete control over the equipment. So, let us see what essential equipment every photographer should consider having for Makar Sankranti photography.

Essential Equipment for Makar Sankranti Photography

  • Camera:

    The first and the most essential thing for any photographer is a DSLR or a mirrorless camera. Nowadays, you can get a good DSLR camera for INR 50,000.

  • Tripod:

    A tripod is another very important thing that a photographer must have during the Makar Sankranti festival. Because during this festival, you will have to shoot for a long time and you need to keep your camera steady for better results. A good tripod will help you in having better control over your camera.

  • Lens:

    The next thing that you should have is a good and appropriate lens. If you are a beginner and want to shoot Makar Sankranti, then you should have a good zoom lens, which will help you in capturing all the beautiful things happening around you.

  • Flash:

    A flash, if you are using a camera without a built-in flash, is another important thing that you should have during this festival. A flash will help you in shooting images, especially when you are shooting indoors.

  • Bag or Backpack:

    A good bag/backpack is also essential equipment for Makar Sankranti photography. You will store all your essential equipment in your bag and you can easily carry it around.

Capturing the Festival of Kites

Photo by Ajijchan

Kites are the most important part of the celebration of Makar Sankranti. Every person flying a kite is in a celebratory mood and is eager to win the competition. So, when you are shooting the kites, try to get the best shot of the kites flying past you, or try to capture the kites entangled with each other.

There are many ways in which you can shoot kites, but the best and most effective way is to shoot from the ground. You can get a different and unique perspective of shooting from the ground. You can also try different compositions while shooting from the ground, such as image framing, converging lines, etc.

Capturing the Sunsets and Skies

sunset above trees
Photo by Lenstravelier

Makar Sankranti is celebrated when the sun is at its lowest position in the equatorial region. So, you can try to shoot the sun setting behind the clouds. The sun setting behind the clouds will give you a beautiful orange and red color in the sky.

Capturing the Festive Atmosphere

man in orange shirt and brown pants holding blue umbrella
Photo by Sonika Agarwal

The most important thing in photography is to capture the festive atmosphere. So, try to capture the various things happening during the festival like people flying kites, people celebrating, and the food being prepared. You can also try to capture the people celebrating the festival.

There are many things that you can try to capture during photography, but you should always be ready for the unexpected. You never know when you will get a beautiful shot during the photography. So, always keep your camera ready and be prepared for the unexpected.

Capturing the People and Food

Photo by Deepak Sethi

One thing that you will notice during the Makar Sankranti festival is that people are flying kites with their friends and family members. You can try to capture these beautiful and happy moments between friends and family members during the festival. You can also try to capture some beautiful moments of people flying kites with their family and friends.

Capturing the Sunrise

The most beautiful part of Makar Sankranti is the sunrise. You can try to capture different moments of the light like the sunrise through clouds, the rising sun behind the trees/buildings, the sun rising over the horizon, etc. You can try different compositions while shooting the sunrise, such as image framing, converging lines, rule of thirds, etc. You can also try to shoot some beautiful moments with friends and family members during the sunrise.

Post-processing of Makar Sankranti Images

The most important part of photography is editing. You will get the best out of the images if you edit them properly. So, let us see how you can post-process the images captured during Makar Sankranti. The first thing that you should do is select the best image from the captured images. After that, you need to increase the contrast, color, and saturation of the image. You can also try to add some texture, a vignette, and a border to the image to make it more appealing. You can also try to increase the clarity of the image and reduce the noise in the image to get a better result.


You should select the right location, have the right equipment, and have a good understanding of the light and weather to get the best out of it. We hope our ideas were helpful and you have prepared yourself to capture the beauty of Makar Sankranti through photography.


Writer CreditSantoshi Das
Digital Showcase of Lens Rider is founded by Nishant Pandey. It is essentially a magazine to guide photographers. Here we put out new blogs everyday having tips and tricks of photography and information about different areas of photography that one can explore.


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