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

Past Issue : January 2019

 

In this Issue

Trends and Predictions for 2019
AI to Take Over
Photos that shook the world in 2018
Best Smartphones of the year 2018
‘Seeking’ the Unknown
Festivals of India
Autofocus problems and how to fix them
Photographing sets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AI to Take Over

AI is rapidly changing the way we think about photography. Just a couple of years from now, most advances in the photo space will be AI-Centric, and not optics or sensor-centric as before. The advancement in photography technology will, for the first time ever, be untethered from physics, and will create a whole new way of thinking about photography. This is how it's going to happen.


Just six months ago we saw the first glimpse of AI entering our consumer world when Apple introduced A11 Bionic neural engine chip, which powers current generation of iPhones. The A11 is important because the chip is specifically designed for tasks such as image–and face–recognition, AR applications, etc. In applications like this, it’s way more effective.


Google Pixel line would introduce it’s own hardware chips, designed for specific tasks, and that indeed happened sooner than anyone expected, as the Pixel 2 featured dedicated image enhancement chip to help with image processing on the fly. What made it intriguing is that when Pixels were announced and shipped, there was no mention of the feature, and only sometime later did Google admit that the Pixels had a dedicated chip which would be "enabled” sometime in the future (if you own Pixel 2 today, this hardware feature is already enabled).

 
 
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Photos that shook the world in 2018

This year witnessed some really moving events. Photographers around the world captured some heart wrenching images, documenting the happening around the world and forever freezing it in a frame for future. There were a lot of human right issues that were captured and a lot of other issues as well. Through this article we want to acknowledge the efforts and bravery of the photographer who were present there and who brought the issue to the mainstream. We have put up a list of pictures that really shook us in the year 2018 and through these images we also want our readers to know how some parts of the world are going through extreme difficulties and how we as a community should come together and ensure that such things doesn't happen in future.

 
 
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Best Smartphones of the year 2018

The world is in the tips of our fingertips. No matter how many technological advancements come in the camera industry ,the average Indian today will hardly go for anything else than a smartphone. It was a huge year for the smartphone industry as a lot on new innovations were made in the existing smartphones and all of it was done with keeping the Indian price point in mind. A lot of new smartphones were launched too, with futuristic features like on- screen lock , multiple cameras on the back and on the front , better camera sensors etc.



So to help you out and gain some clarity about which smartphone maker did what, we have put down a list of smartphones that we think ruled the year 2018.

 
 
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‘Seeking’ the Unknown

It is always a challenge to speak to someone whom you have already spoken to a number of times. Our readers might be aware of the fact that over the years we have already featured Jatin Kampaniseveral times, which makes the task of looking for something new even more difficult. But as one of the leading photographers in the country, Jatin is always looking to push the envelope, which means that speaking to him is not just easy, but also very interesting.Bhavya Desai finds out more…

 
 
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Festivals of India

Christmas is an annual festival, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave.Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians,as well as culturally by many non-Christians,and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.


 
 
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Autofocus problems and how to fix them

Autofocus is a very important feature included on all cameras, and it has been in existance for a considerable length of time. We anticipate our cameras will have the capacity to focus quickly on the subject in a very rapid and precise manner.


In any case, now and again autofocus can fall flat. It may be that the camera simply wouldn't appear to like to center by any stretch of the imagination. Or on the other hand it may endeavor to center, however surrender. Or on the other hand it may disclose to you that it has focus, yet the center is quite else than where you needed it.


In this article we'll see ten reasons why autofocus may not work accurately, and what you can do to evade/settle these issues.


 
 
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Photographing sets

Shooting behind the scenes of an ongoing shoot /commercial or a movie is aurely an exciting thing, especially for those who look for discreet moments and use their instincts from street photography to take behind the scenes images of a set. However, not all might be into street photography and might not know the nuances of applying the techniques to get the images they want.


Shooting on the sets might be tricky at times as there are many things happening together in the set. You have to concentrate and be attentive. To sum up it is a very interesting process and those looking forward to shoot in the movie sets can find the tips below helpful.

 
 
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