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

Past Issue : July 2016

 

In this Issue

Tips for Macro Photography
Elements in a photograph
Breaking Stereotypes
Ramzan 2016
Shooting Complementary Colours
Lankan Odyssey
Review – Canon 1DX II
Review – 1300D
 
 
 
 
 

Tips for Macro Photography

Macro photography is extreme close-up photography usually done with capturing small subjects like flowers, insects and other tiny little things. In macro photography the size of the subject is bigger than the life size in the photograph. The ratio of the subject size on the sensor to the actual subject size is known as the reproduction ratio. A macro lens is classically a lens capable of reproduction ratios of at least 1:1 ratio. The people who like to work in studio can enjoy taking macro shots of leaves, flowers and sluggish insects, maintaining total control over lighting. While the nature lovers can spend hours outside, searching for hidden treasures among flowers and leaves. In this article, we will provide some tips and ideas to help you take your macro photography to the next level.

 
 
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Elements in a photograph

A photograph is made up of a combination of things. These are called elements of a photograph. The placement of these elements makes or breaks a photograph which proves how important these are. In this article we will discuss these elements, their placements and how it affects the quality of the photograph. 

 
 
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Breaking Stereotypes

Coming from a small village named G-Maja in South Africa, he had never intended to become a photographer. However, when he did pick up a camera three years ago, there was no stopping him. His striking images tell stories of ordinary citizens of South Africa. His aim is to break stereotypes with his images, and chance the perception of his country. He has documented everything from South Africa’s student uprisings to their taxi industry, and his work has been featured in many publications as well. This month we speak to Kgomotso Neto Tleane, and find out more about his mission to change the perception of South Africa, one image at a time.

 
 
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Ramzan 2016

Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time of fasting for the Islamic people. Each day during this month, Muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, as well as participating in anything that is ill-natured or excessive; from the beginning of dawn until the sun sets. Fasting is intended to educate the Muslim in spirituality, humility and patience. It is a time to cleanse the soul, focus attention on God, and put into practice selflessness. Ramzan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to put forward more prayer than is customary.

 
 
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Shooting Complementary Colours

Colours are associated with photography for a very long time now. But what is it that makes an image colourful? Is it the mere presence of bright colours, or is it something more than that? Colour isn’t always about having bright reds and striking blues. It results from creating colour contrast in your photos and using complementary colours whenever you can.
Red, yellow and blue are the primary colours. All other colours are a mixture of these. The secondary colours — green, purple and orange — are each made with equal parts of two primary colours. On the Wheel of Colours, secondary colours are opposite to primary colours, and are referred to as complementary, because of the harmonizing visual effect created when the two colours are placed together.

 
 
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Lankan Odyssey

Back in 2014, I travelled to Sri Lanka, and wrote a very memorable travel feature on the country. Two years later, this May, I decided to visit the beautiful neighbouring country again. I was very excited to visit the land of smile, and see what it had in store for me this time around. Being my second visit, I had decided to visit parts of the country I hadn’t explored, but also revisit some of my favourite places from my earlier visit.

 
 
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Review – Canon 1DX II

It has almost been a decade that DSLRs have come to India and the technology has seen constant improvements. With every passing year, camera manufacturers are trying to bring out better cameras with enhanced sensors and lenses. Canon recently launched its flagship camera – 1DX Mark II. The 1 series cameras from Canon have always been a symbol of the camera manufacturer’s immense craftsmanship and research, and the fruit of this research is enjoyed by many top photographers. We got our hands on the latest 1 series camera and decided to test it out!

 
 
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Review – 1300D

DSLRs are becoming increasingly accessible to the masses and its technology ever improving to fit the needs of the average consumer. Canon’s latest addition to the stable of DSLRs for new users – EOS 1300D is one such promising camera. We got our hands on the same and tested it out! Read on to find out how it performed. 

 
 
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