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

Past Issue : August 2011

 

In this Issue

TRADE TALK - Are the days of Li-ion batteries already here?
SHOOTOUT - Secure Digital Shootout
PRO-PROFILE - From the Diaries of Arko Datta
PRO-PROFILE - On accustomed Earth
TIPS AND TECHS - The Tale of Two Images
TIPS AND TECHS - Persons in Pixels
TIPS AND TECHS - The (Unusual) After-hrs
TIPS AND TECHS - HDR Explained
 
 
 
 
 

TRADE TALK - Are the days of Li-ion batteries already here?

One of the more exciting things that we do every year as part of our shootouts is providing an overview of the industry that we have focused on. The reason this seems exciting to us is because through this section the industry experts share their views and experiences with our readers. It gives an opportunity to the industry leaders to interact with the readers and gives readers the opportunity to get a birds eye view of the industry. Bhavya Desai finds out more...

 
 
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SHOOTOUT - Secure Digital Shootout

With the Compact Flash camera shootout concluded last month, it’s time to move onto the Secure Digital (SD) card format. The SD format is one of the main developments in storage technology in the camera industry, especially since it allows for storage in a more compact design. Last month we mentioned why the SD cards have replaced CF card in some of the latest DSLRs. Naturally the focus for this is on developing compact camera bodies, and the SD cards live up to the present trend in camera manufacturing.

 
 
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PRO-PROFILE - From the Diaries of Arko Datta

His images have defined some of the most iconic events of our time. Tsunamis, wars, revolutions, terrorist attacks and even world cups – Arko Datta has covered them all and proved time and again that he is a master in his field. After 20 years as a professional photojournalist, he now spends his time sharing what he has learnt at his Udaan School of Photography, teaching aspirant photojournalists to swim against the tide

 
 
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PRO-PROFILE - On accustomed Earth

Born in London, Jason Larkin is a photographer who is constantly shifting. He shifted from photojournalism to arguably the more serious, more intensive documentary photography reflecting on current affairs: Getting behind the story served as an impetus to cover more ground in the regions of Middle East and Africa. For this 32 year-old itinerant photographer, "home” is a place "…that contains small details connected with my life. A good selection of spices and food and a handful of close friends nearby...”

 
 
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TIPS AND TECHS - The Tale of Two Images

Multiple exposure involves a series of relatively brief shutter cycles; layering a series of photographs in one image. Traditionally believed to be a difficult task to achieve, multiple exposure is a fairly simple and interesting genre of photography. All it needs is a camera that can shoot multiple exposure and a vivid imagination.

 
 
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TIPS AND TECHS - Persons in Pixels

While looking for the perfect portrait, we seldom realise the different ways there are to capture a great portrait. Though traditionally a portrait has a person’s face and expression in predominance, an image without a glaring face can sometimes say even more. It can be a reflection of a person’s persona or their environment among other things. This month we set out to experiment with various forms of a portrait– some simple, some a little more complicated, but all extremely worthwhile.

 
 
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TIPS AND TECHS - The (Unusual) After-hrs

Often photographers set out to capture the soft and artistic blend of light during sunrise or sunset, as it is rightly said that is the best time to capture stunning images. But photography is not just about exploring what’s already explored, it is also about exploring what’s not explored. So keeping this thought in mind we felt that we needed to go beyond the bright daylight or the twilight to make a story by night when the city is asleep.

 
 
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TIPS AND TECHS - HDR Explained

The idea of using multiple exposures to fit a large range of luminance into an image isn’t as new as many of us might think. Gustave Le Gray is credited with using a combination of exposures to fit the entire range of a seascape into a single image dating as back as 1850. All this was at a time when a single negative wasn’t capable of capturing both the sea and the sky in a single image because of the extreme luminosity range. Subsequently, photographers like Ansel Adams, W. Eugene Smith, among others who primarily used black and white film, popularised the darkroom techniques of dodging and burning, which in effect resulted in images with a much larger range of luminous intensities.

 
 
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