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

Past Issue : October 2019

 

In this Issue

Festivals of India - Ganpati Aagman
From Field To Frame - Aniruddha Das
How to shoot and make a poster or advertisement
Elements of composition
Tips to capture great photos in the dark
 
 
 
 
 

Festivals of India - Ganpati Aagman

The history of Ganpati celebrations, specially in Mumbai dates way back and isn't all about religion! The festivities start way ahead of the festival and this begins with the Ganpati Aagman or the welcoming of Ganpati.


The Festival has been celebrated in Maharashtra from the era of the great Chatrapati Shivaji, who was the founder of the Maratha empire. That was back in 1630–1680. But then gradually the festivities became limited to households and there was no such community wide celebrations for a long time. According to some accounts, during the British Raj, all forms of public gathering was banned except for religious celebrations. Ganpati celebrations was restarted by the revolutionary Lokmanya Tilak, who found this as a great way of gathering and uniting the masses. Ganpati celebrations, which celebrates Lord Ganesha's arrival from Kailash Parvat, was chosen as the festival because of the huge following from all casts, all social and economic classes and so on.

 
 
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From Field To Frame - Aniruddha Das

Aniruddha Das is one of the very few Sports photographers in India. While sports in itself is extremely popular in India, with cricket, football and hockey getting major attention, sports photography has not really taken off that well. Aniruddha Das has shot live sporting events and has also shot for brands such as Nike, Levi's, Redbull, Kingfisher East Bengal and more! We spoke to him to find out how he got into the genre and a lot more!


 
 
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How to shoot and make a poster or advertisement

Shooting portraits or landscapes and turning them into posters can be a lot of fun! But one needs to understand that shooting specifically to turn something into a poster is challenging in many different ways and needs special attention while shooting. In this article we will discuss the different ways one can shoot for a poster and what are the things on needs to keep in mind for the same.

 
 
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Elements of composition

Composition is a key element of a good photograph, yet it is something difficult to specify. Composition is nothing but a set of rules. Instead of looking at a composition as a set of rules to follow – see it as a set of tools that can be taken out of toolkit at any time in the making of a great image. It is not necessary to use all the rules in the making of a perfect photograph. Like a chef rarely uses all the ingredients in a kitchen to make a perfect dish, a photographer rarely uses all of the elements of composition in the making of an image. Here are the elements of photography that you need to consider when you are setting up a shot.

 
 
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Tips to capture great photos in the dark

Photography means "drawing with light”, and that’s how the sensor in your camera works. Your image sensor is trying to capture the available light. And the less light there is, the worst he quality of the image is (unless you are doing it intentionally of course!). So what can you do when you are capturing images in the dark? Whether it is a dimly lit club or when you are out camping on the mountains, you can still get a nice shot when light is not your best friend any more. A mixture of knowing your basics and a few tips from pros can make any image pop, no matter how dim the light is.



 
 
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