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

Past Issue : December 2009

 

In this Issue

Product review: Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2 Di II MACRO
Tips & Techs: Back to Blury Saturated Past!
Review: Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II
Pro Profile: Vikas Dutt
Shoot My City: Bandhavgarh National Park
 
 
 
 
 

Product review: Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2 Di II MACRO

The Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2 Di II MACRO seems like an ideal lens for macro photography. This is the fastest lens available in this category in the market. A fast macro lens sounds like an absolute delight for macro enthusiasts. There are both Canon and Nikon mounts available in this lens. The Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2 Di II MACRO 1:1 offers 1:1 magnification at a working distance of 100mm which translates into a focusing distance of 230mm from the sensor plane and is a full stop faster than most other macro lenses manufactured today.

 
 
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Tips & Techs: Back to Blury Saturated Past!

In this tutorial, we go back to the past and learn how we can create lomography digitally. Lomography was first introduced during early 1980 by Lomographische AG, Austria. Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colours, off-kilter exposure, blurring and alternative film processing are often considered part of the "Lomographic Technique." With its simple control, its ability to shoot in low light condition and its indistinguishable saturated colour, it was used by everyone from amateur to professionals to document everyday life.

 
 
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Review: Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II

Canon released the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II internationally in March 2009. The massive printer has a black matte and smooth grey finish. The design is strong and it’s built around a rigid 1.6mm thick steel chassis. You'll need a good amount of desk space – or an entire desk to accommodate it. The professional inkjet printer is able to print on the A3 paper size (14’ inch) and has a resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi. The product is targeted at professional photographers who create prints to exhibit and sell. The printer uses a 10-colour pigment ink system allowing photographers to print on matte and glossy without changing ink tanks. The printer can handle media such as Semi-gloss, Matte Photo Paper and Fine Art Medias without bronzing or gloss differential.

 
 
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Pro Profile: Vikas Dutt

Vikas Dutt is a Delhi-based photographer who shoots fashion, products and architecture. However, his true love lies with shooting random and abstract fine art. Vikas dabbled with many careers such as marketing, research and I.T. The decision to start photography professionally was a hard one since it was a new venture and since he was settled on the work front. But now he has successfully settled with photography. Some of his clients include O&M, Leo Burnett, Bates, JWT, TBWA and he’s bagged some prestigious awards in photography as well. Vikas Dutt tells Asian Photography about how he’s managed to find success in the industry.

 
 
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Shoot My City: Bandhavgarh National Park

With Kanha becoming ever more popular, Madhya Pradesh's second National Park, Bandhavgarh, tucked away in the hilly northeastern part of the state, is receiving increasing attention from tourists. The main draw is that it has the highest relative density of tiger population in any of India's reserves, shelters a collection of fascinating ruins, and offers trekking through there jungle on elephant - back. It’s a long drag to Bandhavgarh from either Jabalpur (195km) or Khajurao (237km), but worth it - not only to track tigers and deers but also due to the proximity of accommodation closer to the park gates, to watch the array of birdlife without being inside the park.

 
 
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