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

Current Issue : July 2019

 

In this Issue

Festivals of India - Saga Dawa
Pro Profile - Kalyan Varma
Asian Photography Photowalk
Review - One Plus Pro 7
Basics Of Landscape Photography
How to overcome your fear in Photography?
How to add randomness to your images?
 
 
 
 
 

Festivals of India - Saga Dawa

Saga Dawa is called the 'month of merit' for Buddhists. Dawa means "month" in Tibetan Language, and 'Saga' is the name of a star prominent in the sky during the fourth lunar month according to Tibetan calendar.One of the most renowned and biggest festivals of Sikkim, Saga Dawa is celebrated with great enthusiasm and intense every year. The festival is the most significant and divine for the followers of Mahayana Buddhism who on this auspicious occasion remember Lord Buddha’s birth, his achievement of enlightenment and salvation from this human world. For all travellers and cultural devotee seeking a sneak-peek into colourful Buddhist festival, Saga Dawa render for a perfect platform offering a visual treat of various religious occasion and street celebrations.


Saga Dawa is a highly honourable festival of the Buddhists. The festival arised in Tibet, perhaps the power of the Buddhists in Sikkim marks a grand celebration of event in the state. Also known as the Triple Blessed Festival, Saga Dawa is also considered as the holiest Buddhist festival. Saga Dawa is said to be three-fold-auspicious as it marks Lord's birth, enlightment and salvation from the world. This festive day falls on the full moon day of Buddhist calendar.

 
 
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Pro Profile - Kalyan Varma

Kalyan Varma is an award winning wildlife photographer, filmmaker, naturalist and explorer dedicated to documenting wildlife and the environmental issues that define the times. Along with a team of photographers he founded India Nature Watch, an online community which now has become the largest platform for upcoming wildlife photographers in Asia. He is also the co-founder of Asia's largest nature photography festival named Nature InFocus. This month, in the wake of monsoons arriving at our doorsteps, we speak with him and talk about his journey leaving an office job to get back to nature, naturalists, impact on environment and most importantly – photography.

 
 
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Asian Photography Photowalk

As a magazine Asian Photography has always been known to innovative and do new things. And as a first this year, the magazine started something new and unique and it was a runaway hit. From ideas on paper in the editorial meet to the execution of the same, everything at the Photowalk initiative was different this time.

 
 
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Review - One Plus Pro 7

Over the years OnePlus has become a company that launches flagship killers due to their affordable price range and great specifications. But all this changed when the company decided to launch its newest series of phones recently, the OnePlus 7 (which went on sale in June first week) and the premium market offering, the OnePlus 7 Pro. In all fairness the OnePlus 7 Pro is still more pocket-friendly as compared to the premium smartphones in the market. With the top-end model 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage that we had for review coming in at just Rs. 57,999.


But will the OnePlus customer, generally known to be technology-savvy and also accustomed to pocket-friendly prices, take the bait of a premium smartphone? Lets find out.

 
 
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Basics Of Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a major genre in the realm of photography itself and it has attracted photographers from complete amateurs and hobbyists to extreme professionals. In this article we will discuss the basics of landscape photography and equipments while talking abour various aspects of the same.

 
 
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How to overcome your fear in Photography?

Part of photography, or any new hobby you are learning, is overcoming limits. Sometimes that means pushing your boundaries, getting out of your comfort zone, and doing things that scare you a bit, or possibly even that which strikes fear right into your very core.


Overcoming fear in photography is much like learning a new language in comparison. Learn Spanish or any other language and you can only find progress pretty quickly if you have the courage to speak it! Just spit things out in spite of the fact that you may say something wrong, use the wrong verb, tense etc. You must have noticed others in the past had slower progress because they were slower to speak the language with native speakers for fear of doing it wrong, or looking stupid (or whatever the reason). So what is the answer to overcome the fear in photography, or anything in your life in general? Well it's pretty simple. You literally just have to do it anyway.

 
 
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How to add randomness to your images?

In today's world, we want everything to be orderly. We want organisation, optimisation, and efficiency. We want everything correctly labeled, categorised, and put in the "right spot”.

The sad thing is that in today’s world, we are told to become more and more like computers everyday. We want to "upgrade” ourselves, we want to constantly improve, and we have a fear of falling behind.

The idea is that we can’t always run according to the clock. Why does time controls us, instead of we controlling our time? Can we wake up without being harassed by our alarms? Are we constantly checking the time, rather than checking whether we are doing what we want to? Are we trying to check more things off our To-do list, or are we trying to do more meaningful things? Randomness is good and we should embrace more randomness both in our lives as well as in photography.

 
 
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