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

Current Issue : November 2018

 

In this Issue

Why I chose Wedding Photography?
Bizarre Wedding Photography Trends
Festivals of India – Sindur Khela
Tips for a newbie wedding photographer
Tips to shoot behind the scenes in Wedding
How to be creative when shooting weddings
Review- Fujifilm X-T3
 
 
 
 
 

Why I chose Wedding Photography?

The month of November is upon us and you can already feel the slight chill in the air.But if you dig a bit deeper you can also feel the excitment bubbling inside the Indian households nowadays, as the season of weddings have arrived too. This month always emits positive vibes to the Indian psyche and hence it's been a yearly tradition for us here at Asian Photography, where we dedicate our November issue purely to weddings.


This month we have talked to 6 experienced wedding photographer from India and abroad and asked them to share their experience with this form of photography and what has kept them still involved with it. All of these photographers have acheived immense success in their field and have been associated with this it for quite some time now. We have interviewed Arjun Kartha, Erika Jenson,Francesco Gravina,Anupam Maurya (Knots by AMP),Navdeep Soni and Paul Woo for this issue.


Erika, Paul and Franseco have been awarded for their work by the International Wedding Photographer of the Year website, and various other international organisation for their work. Arjun Kartha is widely regarded as amongst the top 5 photographers in India, Arjun is said to have pioneered candid wedding photography in India. Anupam Maurya is the founder of Knots by Amp which is an award-winning collective with nominations for Better Photography’s Wedding Photographer of the year & WeddingSutra . Navdeep Soni has been associated with Asian Photography for quite some time and has been nominated for various awards.Navdeep has been featured in National Geographic Traveller,Times of India and Pune Mirror etc.

 
 
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Festivals of India – Sindur Khela

Sindur Khela literally translates as 'vermillion game',and it is a crucial Bengali Hindu tradition. On this day, women smear each other with sindur on Vijayadashami, the last day of the Durga Puja. On the day of the Vijayadashami after the conclusion of the ritual worship, married Bengali Hindu women apply sindur on the forehead and feet of goddess Durga and offer sweets to her. Then they put sindur on each other's faces and offer sweets to each other. Though the exact date and place of origin of the tradition is not known yet but according to a theory the tradition of Sindur Khela is as old as Durga Puja itself, around 400 years.The ritual is enjoyed just like a game and hence the name Sindur Khela. Sindur Khela is regarded as one of the most important rituals of Vijayadashami.

 
 
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Tips for a newbie wedding photographer

We have talked about the importance of weddings in every culture quite extensively in this issue. While wedding photography may seem a glamorous form of photography as you can see photographers travelling to various destinations in the world and clicking glamorous pictures of couples while earning a good amount of money, the reality is quite different. It is unarguably one of the most toughest form of photography as you have to capture everything and anything that you and your client find important or releveant. And on the top of that,this goes on for the whole day, so you can imagine the kind of pressure a wedding photographer goes through.While wedding photography is possibly the most stressful challenge a photographer can face, it can also be one of the most rewarding. If you're lucky, it might even lead to a lucrative and enjoyable career.


 
 
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Tips to shoot behind the scenes in Wedding

Weddings are high energy multi -activity events as so many things happen at once. The amount of emotions one can capture in a wedding is immense and as a photographer you should not be missing out on them. Sometimes as a photographer you have to look for activities and emotions that aren't just public, rather you should look for your subjects while preparations are taking place and families are interacting. Sometimes the real emotions get lost in a crowd and your images start to come out in a certain pattern which might get monotonous after a point. So as a wedding photographer you have to be there for moments which aren't quite public but are heavy on emotions. For example when you shoot the bride while she is on stage versus when you capture her moments while she is interacting with her mother, or getting ready with her friends(or bridesmaids), you will see a stark difference in the kind of emotions that your subject (The bride) is emoting during those two events. So make sure you have covered both the avenues well and have not missed out on crucial moments.

 
 
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How to be creative when shooting weddings

Some photographers love what they do, especially weddding photographers. They get to work with amazing couples, travel to incredible places and do something that is very creative. While weddings offer amazing opportunities for creativity due to shooting so many different people in different places, there are things you have to consciously keep in mind to make sure things have the best chances of always remaining creative.


Before even picking up a camera, it’s worth considering what you do when you’re not shooting weddings, especially when you have to keep up with the creativity. Sometimes when creativity takes a back seat, you have to think to get things back to being creative. There is something new everyday and there are thousands of images that are taken on a daily basis. This requires the vreativity levels to be high and have a constant process to fuel the creativity.

 
 
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Review- Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm recently launched the X-T3 which is a mirrorless all-rounder camera and the successor to the X-T2 which was highly recieved by everyone. The Fujifilm X-T3 has very rich JPEG images out of the camera and very tactile shooting experience and the vintage design also makes it one of the most desirable cameras around.

The X-T3 is based on an APS-C sensor, which is smaller than the full-frame equivalents found in full frame mirrorless cameras. Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensors allow the X-T3 to be smaller, lighter and more affordable equivalent to full-frame models. Combine this with Fujifilm’s excellent XF lenses and you have a very approchable gear for both pros and enthusiasts alike.

 
 
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