Like it or not, clicking photos or making videos is a huge part of any celebration. Be it a graduation, a dinner party or festivals like Dashain and Tihar, most of us want to capture and archive our experiences. And some of us want to be really good at it. So when the festival season arrives and our social media is flooded with pictures from our friends and family, it can be difficult to maintain a unique Instagram feed. But it’s not impossible. The Week is here to arm you with a few tricks to make your photos stand out from the rest this festive season.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

August 24, 2019 19:00 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week August 18- August 24, 2019.

MAKWANPUR, August 3: Two photos captured by Nepal's first satellite, NepaliSat-1, were made public on Friday.

In a partnership with Pangro Outdoor Events, socialtours and Cycle City Network Nepal jointly organized ‘Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge’ for the ninth time on Saturday.

Picture Perfect

February 22, 2019 10:00 am

Travel pages on Instagram that motivate you to pack your bags and explore Nepal

In the wilderness

January 11, 2019 09:34 am

Bijayabar Pradhan grew up in Thamel. And that meant he was more outdoors than indoors. Add to that the innate adventurer in him, Pradhan was never meant for the confines of walls. Along with his preference for the outdoors, Pradhan also had a knack for photography. He simply loved taking pictures. “I’m the first to admit that I don’t have a good memory. I tend to forget a lot of things and taking photos is my way of immortalizing moments,” he says.

Souls of My City: Memories in the picture

September 11, 2018 09:49 am

78-year-old Ganesh Man experienced nostalgia as he pulled out photos of his younger days from a little-square pouch that he was carrying.

Lunar enthusiasts across Africa and Eurasia were treated Friday night to a rare experience: the longest lunar eclipse expected for a century. Dubbed a “blood moon” for its reddish hue, the stunning beauty of the eclipsed moon has been captured by professional and amateur photographers alike.

ATHENS, July 25: Strong winds drove wildfires across the villages, hills, and forests around Athens, Greece, starting on July 23, with authorities blaming the fires for at least 74 deaths. More than 300 firefighters were quickly mobilized to the area.

KATHMANDU, July 19: A mass gathering has been organized in Kathmandu in support of Dr Govinda KC who is on the 20th day of his hunger strike in Jumla.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Former King Gyanendra Shah has reached Nepalgunj along with his family members on Wednesday evening.

BIRGUNJ, July 2: The first rainfall at Birgunj has flooded main city area and other parts of the districts, including Ranighat, Tripur, Panityanki, Nagwa, Bhisuwa, Ramgadawa, Birta, Chapkaiya and Adarshanagar.

ARGHAKHANCHI, June 27: It is about a kilometer from Aulwa Khola to Sandhikharka, the district headquarters of Arghakhanchi.

BAGLUNG, June 26: Three people includign a baby girl have died after being buried by a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall at Dhullubaskot in Bareng rural municipality-1 on Monday night.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) expressed solidarity against drug abusers and smuggling on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

KATHMANDU, June 12: A high-level committee formed by the Home Ministry to investigate the 33 kg gold smuggling case raided two gold shops belonging to Rajendra Shakya, one of the main accused in the smuggling case, in the capital on Monday.

GORKHA, June 9: There was a huge crowd of locals, neighbors, relatives and well-wishers gathered at the ancestral home of Senior Neurosurgeon Dr Upendra Devkota at Pandit Gaun in Gorkha district since early morning on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Senior Neurosurgeon Dr. Upendra Devkota has been airlifted to his home town Gorkha. Devkota has been taken to his birth place as per his wish.

ILAM, Jun 4: Locals knew no bounds of happiness when they saw an aircraft landing at Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport in the district headquarters of Ilam.

KATHMANDU, May 26: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has cleared up shops running in and around Dharahara premises. A team of police of KMC and Nepal Police on Saturday removed the shops which were running since long back at the place.

Photos of 'Bhoto Jatra'

May 13, 2018 20:33 pm

The month long chariot pulling festival of Rato Machindranath concluded after displaying the jewel-studded traditional Nepali vest 'Bhoto' at Jawlakhel on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Shutdown of public vehicles by various transportation entrepreneurs associations has affected movement of general people across the country.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ) and Photojournalist club Nepal on Wednesday lit candles in Maitighar Mandala to pay tribute to the journalists who lost their lives in the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan.

CHITWAN, April 28: The upgradation work of Narayanghat-Mugling road section is unlikely to meet even the fourth deadline, according to the project's senior divisional engineer Govind Khanal.

KATHMANDU, April 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari made an onsite observation of the ongoing reconstruction work in the Basantapur durbar square area on Wednesday.

Body art! (with photos and video)

April 8, 2018 19:03 pm

KATHMANDU, April 8: The three-day Nepal Tattoo Convention-2018 that began on Saturday drew in tattoo artists, experts, and art enthusiasts from all over the Nepal where most of the tattoo artists from over 20 countries such as Japan, Thailand, India, Australia, and UK participated.

KATHMANDU, April 6: In his first foreign visit after assuming office, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is leaving for India on a three-day state visit, Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Thursday has rescued stray animals loitering around the city.

Toni Hagen’s photos in exhibition

March 28, 2018 10:11 am

BHAKTAPUR, March 28: The exhibition of photos taken by Swiss Geologist Dr Toni Hagen was kicked off at the Toni Hagen House, Bhaktapur on Monday evening in the presence of his daughter Katryn.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The three-day long Seto Machchhindranath chariot pulling festival concluded on Tuesday after reaching Lagan.

KATHMANDU, March 25:  Automobile company Yamaha has organized a road safety awareness program targeting the contestants of Miss Nepal 2018. Nepal Traffic Police and Yamaha jointly conducted the program related to reason, to minimize and to control the road accident.

BIRGUNJ, March 8: International Women’s Day is being celebrated by organizing various programs in Birgunj on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Rumors speculating a fully fledged cabinet of ministers became a bluff after KP Sharma Oli led government failed to appoint no more than four ministers; Ishwar Pokherel, Ram Bahadur Thapa, Matrika Yadav and Yubaraj Khatiwada.

TEHRATHUM, Feb 26: ‘Meyanglung memorial’, a statue of a cat that bears the historical identity of Myanglung, the district headquarters of the district, has been inaugurated amid a special functionn.

JUMLA, Feb 13: Heavy snowfall since Monday morning continued to affect life in mountainous districts including Mugu, Dolpa, Humla, Jumla and Kalikot.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Nepal has defeated Kenya by three wickets at the ICC World Cricket League 2 underway at Windhoek in Namibia on Monday.

REWIND 2017: The Year's best photos

December 31, 2017 13:42 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: A picture speaks a thousand words, and it does, when they are one of the bests. Republica Online brings you some of best photos that photojournalists clicked throughout the year. These photos bring a range of emotions and stay in our hearts.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: Two people have been killed and three others sustained injuries after a massive fire engulfed Super Gas Industry of Buhabari in Birgunj metropolitan city. Fire fighters and police are attempting to control the inferno. After gas cylinders burst, nearby settlements have been evacuated to avoid human casualties..

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Peshawar opener Israrullah notched up six sixes in his blistering innings of 61 runs from 52 deliveries to give Pokhara Rhinos first win of the tournament by 10 wickets.  He had also taken four wickets earlier in the match.

Jaykishan Kolsawala anchored Lalitpur Patriots to the first win of the Everest Premier League 2017. Kolsawala scored 44 runs off 48 deliveries and remained not out to guide Patriots to a comfortable first win of the tournament by seven wickets.

Photos of the week

December 13, 2017 18:22 pm

Here are the photos of this week collected by photo Journalist of Republica.

SIRAHA, Dec 7: Voting for the second phase elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly commence from early 7:00 AM today in the district. Voters are seen queuing up with visible eagerness to elect their representatives in their polling centers.

Kathmandu, Dec 1: The Election Commission (EC) has urged the election campaigners to not use the photos of martyrs to seek votes.  The EC also directed the respective District Administration Offices, security agencies, and election observers to remove any photos of martyrs, and take actions against those screening videos and posting audios of movements for vote.

TOKYO: North Korea released dozens of photos on Thursday of the Hwasong-15, showing a new intercontinental ballistic missile test. Photo claims can reach any target in the continent of United States.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Surya Nepal P. Ltd has been declared as the highest tax paying company of the fiscal year 2016/17. Inland Revenue Department has feted the company as the highest tax paying company at a program organized in the capital on the occasion of Sixth National Tax Day on Friday.

BONN, (Germany), Nov 15: It has been a decade since the scientists first warned that the climate change would have a negative impact on the human world if the temperature soared above 1.5 degree Celsius by the 21st century.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: As the campaigning for the upcoming election intensifies, the candidates from Bibeksheel Sajha Party have also landed in the platform to visit door-to-door for the votes

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa is actively involved in his poll campaign in various areas of Kathmandu constituency-4 for the upcoming election of House of Representatives.

Himalayan photos in exhibition

November 7, 2017 09:30 am

POKHARA, Nov 7: A photo exhibition by photographer Aditya Chand is underway at Pokhara Art Gallery, Pokhara since Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The Legislature-Parliament is holding its last meeting today. According to Parliament Secretariat, the meeting is taking place at 3:00 pm today after taking a group photograph of lawmakers with speaker Onsari Gharti.