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

Past Issue : June 2016

 

In this Issue

Maharashtra Un-Earthed
Kushti
Pro Profile - Sudharak Olwe
Upside down photography
Exercises to make you a better photographer
Review – Panasonic Lumix DMC- FZ1000
Camera Review - Sony RX10 III
Review- Sony A6300
 
 
 
 
 

Maharashtra Un-Earthed

Water is a basic necessity for any life form to survive. It is what makes the earth unique and liveable. So when an entire state crumbles with lack of it, people suffer. Maharashtra and several other Indian states are under severe drought like condition where human beings are living in extreme duress. So, we visited a few small corners of Maharashtra to see, and in turn show, through our lens what the situation is in these areas. 

 
 
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Kushti

In a narrow lane in Mumbai, inside a small dark room lies one of the few clubs that practice one of South Asia’s oldest forms of wrestling. Kushti or pehlwani is an ancient form of wrestling that used to be widely practiced in India. With time, this ancient art form has reduced significantly but there are still a few pockets in the country that have kept practicing. Ramadasa, also known as the "Father of Indian athletics” travelled the length and breadth of the country to encourage Hindus to follow the tradition, and it is said that Marathas particularly excelled in Kushti. 

 
 
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Pro Profile - Sudharak Olwe

The gritty lens
Hailing from the district Akola in Maharashtra, he had humble beginnings. Despite familial poverty, he risked taking up photography as a career, and today he has had his images exhibited across the world in Germany, Sweden, Amsterdam, Japan and Bangladesh. His lens captures the grittiest of stories that narrate accounts of resilience, courage and change. His ground-breaking series on the Mumbai’s conservancy workers exposes their inhumane working conditions, whereas his Kamathipura series with the sex workers reveals the city’s dark underbelly. His empathetic approach is what is unique in bringing out emotions through photographs. He is the Photo Editor of Lokmat, India’s largest read Marathi Newspaper, and was recently awarded the Padmi Shri award, one of India’s highest civilian honours, for his work. This month we speak to Sudharak Olwe, and find out more about his work.

 
 
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Upside down photography

Photography is a visual art form. Converting visualisation into some interesting scenes will grab viewer’s attention. By implementing some unorthodox angles you can make normal photographs look interesting. Have you ever imagined the world upside down? Would you like to see the normal things in a different way? Here in this article we are presenting you the idea of how to get a unique photograph by just flipping it upside down (180 degree) and also how to process them in photo editing software. You can call it upside down photography. 

 
 
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Exercises to make you a better photographer

Observation and photography comes naturally to some people, though some of us need to get adapted and some healthy amount of practice. Not every picture you take would be a masterpiece but working your way up to it is a task you should take up for your own benefit. The more you practice in a dedicated manner and style the more amazing photographs you can actually take every time you step out. One important point to remember is that no matter what equipment we are using to shoot our pictures, be it a camera phone, a simple point and shoot camera or a DSLR, our approach towards our photography on a regular basis is what matters most. In this issue we shall discuss about some daily practice and exercise routines that would enable us to take more stunning and meaningful pictures every time we step out. 

 
 
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Review – Panasonic Lumix DMC- FZ1000

DSLRs have become a must have in every professional photographer’s list of equipments but in recent times the importance of bridge cameras have grown significantly. While a DSLR provides excellent quality images and ample freedom in terms of camera settings to make those images but they can be extremely heavy to lug around with their lenses and flash and other equipments. While most photographer carries a DSLR at all times for shoots some prefer to carry a bridge camera as a secondary camera instead of another DSLR body. Panasonic’s Lumix DMC- FZ1000 is one such release in the bridge camera segment. We got our hands on the camera; let’s find out how it performed.  

 
 
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Camera Review - Sony RX10 III

Sony has always been successful with their range of mirrorless cameras and their line of cyber shots. Recently the company launched its latest cyber shot camera – the Sony RX10M3. The camera packs a lot of punches in the form of 4K video recording using the full width of the sensor, 40x slow motion, a large-aperture 24-600 mm, F2.4-4 optical 25x zoom lens and 13.2 x 8.8 mm (1.0-type) stacked CMOS sensor. We got our hands on the camera and decided to test it out!

 
 
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Review- Sony A6300

Talking about small sized cameras, manufacturers have always tried reducing the size of the camera but retaining its properties along with the features. But not all cameras can take the abuse of a daily photographer or deliver that amazing quality in the imaging front which is the most important factor to consider. The Sony A6000 was launched early 2014 which had taken consumers and professional photographers by storm. The amazing quality of images packed with brilliant focussing abilities made the Sony A6000 a very good deal to resist. Sony has recently introduced the successor to the A6000 which has been named as the ‘Sony ICLE A6300’. But does it fair well when it comes to comparison with its older sibling in respect to image quality and features? We spend some time with the Sony A6300 to test it out and see if it’s truly a worthy successor.

 
 
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