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

Past Issue : July 2009

 

In this Issue

Pro-profile: Ezra Shaw
Shoot My City: Gangtok
Over cloud Nine
Creating a photo essay
Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC - T90
How to make colours work in photography
 
 
 
 
 

Pro-profile: Ezra Shaw

"There are a lot of great photographers out there, but the ones that people remember are the ones that went out of their ways to help out and teach something new. I would like to be remembered that way," Ezra Shaw, an award winning staff photographer of Getty Images.

How did your passion for photography begin?
I began assisting a few Sports Illustration photographers after I graduated from my college. They were all great to work with and I learned a lot of important information. I then became a freelance photographer in New York City, and shortly after that, I was hired on staff at Allsport, which was acquired by Getty Images a year later. Getty has been a great place for me to work. After 7 years in New York, I moved to Australia, and only last week, I moved back to the United States - this time to be based in San Francisco.

 
 
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Shoot My City: Gangtok

Every city in the country has something that it is famous for, something that people find featured prominently in tourist information booklets and web-portals. Whether it’s the Qutub Minar for Delhi, the Gateway of India for Mumbai or the Umananda Temple in Guwahati, tourists flock these sites to have their date with the cities’ iconic images and satisfy their typical fly-by-the-minute urges. The Shoot My City column in our magazine gives our patrons the pleasure of seeing their cities photographed in their element. The same is the case with Gangtok, the capital city of the state of Sikkim.

 
 
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Over cloud Nine

On this early sunrise, don’t you wish if you just were a Cloud? They always are dangling around having a great time; departing from here to there forming different types of shapes. They are always above everyone living a pure life. How everyone loves to watch the clouds, drifting peacefully they ease across the clear blue sky. Individually people tend to look at clouds and let their imagination run wild. But for me it is more exciting since I tend to observe them in some exceptional shapes of creatures, which tends to really excite you. People have always been fond of clouds. They make you wonder why are some clouds dark while others white and fluffy. Then there are others that are so up high and others so low just a stretch away for human hands.

 
 
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Creating a photo essay

As a photographer, you may find yourself sometimes straining for ideas. It seems as though one day you have a slew of ideas to photograph, and then, as if by magic, all the ideas are stripped away. Some photographers can go weeks, even months, wondering what to photograph next. One of the best ways I have found to hinder your camera from gathering dust is by making a photo essay. To demonstrate this point, I have kept my focus on Rajasthanis who wear bright orange turbans.

 
 
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Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC - T90

Introduction:
At the offset the DSC-T90 Cyber-Shot digital camera seems perfect for stashing in your pocket like its other predecessors due to its Ultra-slim looks. The camera also features an optical image stabilized 12.1-megapixel digital camera that features 4x optical zoom, 3-inch touch screen LCD, and it weighs approx. 5.3oz. (151g)

Looks, body and interface:
The T90 looks great and is incredibly slim and streamlined due to its compact design, making it easy on the go. It is a very user-friendly camera, especially for the younger generation. In its patent Cyber-Shot style the silver slider moves from top to bottom exposing the lens which is underneath.

The top of this camera features zoom toggle to the extreme right. The shutter and power buttons sit besides it. On the top most part of the camera’s facing side there is a preview button. Below it is a 3-inch LCD touch-screen. Overall look is good and the touch controlled LCD screen may be a clincher for most of the people.

 
 
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How to make colours work in photography

"The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it."
- Leonardo da Vinci

There are only five primary colours; blue, yellow, red, white and black, yet when mixed together they produce more hues than you can imagine. Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions and hence certain colours have been associated with certain emotions like green with envy or red with anger. Colours certainly play an important role in everyone’s life and one can certainly not imagine the world in black and white. Though it sounds fascinating, a black and white world would certainly become boring.

 
 
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