SAP Media Worldwide Ltd. publishes monthly magazine for Indian Photography Industry
 
 

Past Issue : March 2016

 

In this Issue

Jaisalmer- The Golden City
How to get the best results from an Ultra wide angle lens
Light Painting
Tips for infrared photography
ACTION CAMERAS: Extreme Sports vs Daily Life
Photographing the festivals – Holi
Creative overexposure
Using Lens Flares or Sun flares to create dramatic images
 
 
 
 
 

Jaisalmer- The Golden City

Jaisalmer is called as the ‘Golden City’ not just because it is covered in yellow sandstone that is still used for construction in the city or for the yellow sand of the That Desert but also because of the people who are living there and welcoming tourists with a Golden Heart. 

 
 
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How to get the best results from an Ultra wide angle lens

An ultra wide angle lens is useful to capture the more stuff into your photos. If that’s what you know about this type of lenses then you’re missing the whole point. An Ultra wide angle lens can be a very powerful tool for photographers to capture the world creatively. From landscapes to architecture, From street to wildlife, you can use it anywhere to get the desire result. But for that you need to know how to use it properly to get the best result out of it. So in this article we are giving you the various ways of using the ultra wide angle lens creatively to get the best result out of it.

 
 
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Light Painting

Techniques in photography are endless, and we have been learning something new about the art form every day. As one starts focussing on photographing through various styles simultaneously, one starts learning and discovering something completely new. One such photographic technique usually executed at night or dark locations is light painting. As the name suggests, it is painting with light, as a photographer uses different lighting elements and takes a single long exposure, either to illuminate or paint a portrait or a still life object. Experimenting with light painting also helps you learn manual camera settings while having fun, and also the final result may turn out to be a unique and dramatic image. Lighting elements such as flash lights, cell phone torch, glow sticks or anything that emits any kind of light can be used effectively for light painting. Light drawing or painting dates back to 1889 and was used for the first time by Étienne -Jules Marey and Georges Demeny to shape the first known light painting "Pathological Walk From in Front.” Light Paintings up till 1976 were classified as light drawings. As soon digital cameras or to be specific DSLR’s entered the market in 21st century, this art form became famous among amateur or hobbyist as well as professional photographers, not just to experiment but also to learn about different sources and direction of light. So before you start painting or drawing with light, all you need to do is keep a few simple things in mind.

 
 
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Tips for infrared photography

Infrared light isn’t visible to the human eye but it produces beautiful, ethereal images that couldn’t be captured in any other way. The light spectrum has colour hues from violet through blue, followed by green, yellow and orange, progressing to red and deep red. The spectrum of light is measured in nanometres. The light range is between 700-1200nm (nanometres). Another aspect of infrared spectrum is thermal imaging. This technology is especially popular in the movies such as Patriot Games and other thrillers, where intelligence agencies or military personnel were able to detect villains by measuring their body heat during night time conditions. Today’s common digital camera sensors are not able to detect thermal images. Under the right circumstances however, digital cameras can do an excellent job of recording infrared images.

 
 
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ACTION CAMERAS: Extreme Sports vs Daily Life

Action cameras are small cameras used for all kinds of extreme sports and adventurous activities. These cameras are very versatile, and can be used anywhere from mounting it on a cycle, a helmet, a surfboard, or on yourself anywhere from head to toe. Looking back, from 60’s to 90’s, things changed from black and white to colour and from stills to video, but now, these tiny cameras has a ability to capture high quality pictures and even a 4K video. The high quality footage with different options for resolution and frame rates makes it even more interesting. This month we will be discussing the importance of an action camera in daily life and how to get the most out of it.

 
 
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Photographing the festivals – Holi

Holi is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. It is primarily observed India, Nepal, and other regions of the world with significant populations of Hindus or people of Indian origin. In recent years, the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours. 

 
 
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Creative overexposure

In the past few months we have constantly given tips on how to break the rules of photography and use it to your advantage. We have showed our readers creative ways to use shadows and silhouettes, and this month we will talk about using overexposure creatively in your photographs. 

 
 
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Using Lens Flares or Sun flares to create dramatic images

A photographer is often advised by fellow photographers and mentors to follow certain rules of photography, and also about the precautions that one should take while photographing. One such common advice is avoiding lens flares and sun flares while shooting. But an artist is meant to think out of the box and break the rules to create or execute unique effects in the final result. Photographers buy different kinds of modifiers, specially coated glasses, and hoods to minimise flares. In this article we will discuss when to break this rule, and how one can use lens flares and sun flares to create interesting and stunning images. 

 
 
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