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

Past Issue : September 2011

 

In this Issue

TRADE TALK - Your Flash Memory Guide…
PRO PROFILE - Shades of Black & White
SPECIAL FEATURE - Tribute to The Masters of B & W
TIPS & TECHS - B & W Photography Rocks!
TIPS & TECHS - B & W Landscape Photography
TIPS & TECHS - Black & White Product Photography
TIPS & TECHS - Getting the Best out of Your B & W Portraits
CAMERA REVIEW - Canon EOS 1100D
CAMERA REVIEW - Olympus EP-3
 
 
 
 
 

TRADE TALK - Your Flash Memory Guide…

With the growing nature of the imaging industry, often we tend to forget an important element like flash memory in our imaging devices. It is crucial that a consumer has the right memory partner to supports its products’ memory needs. Hence we spoke to some industry experts and leaders about their plans for the coming year.

 
 
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PRO PROFILE - Shades of Black & White

In keeping with the Black & White theme of the month, Asian Photography’s pro-profile is a man who loves to shoot his images without colour. Having shifted careers from being an advertising professional to a full time photographer, Akash Das speaks with us about his brand of photography.

 
 
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SPECIAL FEATURE - Tribute to The Masters of B & W

No B & W issue can be complete without a tribute to the Masters who changed the way we look at images. These masters have often inspired photographers, intimidated them and lastly forced them to improve and achieve the impossible. There is a long list, but some of the most famous ones are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Eugene Smith and Ansel Adams.

 
 
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TIPS & TECHS - B & W Photography Rocks!

To me, Rock and Roll has always been the Fountain of Youth. The beauty about Rock Photography is that it captures the star in that historical moment at that point in time. I shoot mostly in Monochrome (B/W) to add timelessness and a dash of profundity to my subjects. If done right, the image can become a captivating classic and sometimes even iconic.

 
 
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TIPS & TECHS - B & W Landscape Photography

As an invention, photography initially relied on the quantity or the intensity of light and not on its wavelength (which determines colour). Perhaps it’s just providence that black and white photography was invented before colour photography, but even today, several years after the invention of colour photography, somehow we’re still in love with the idea of making images sans colour. Maybe it’s the starkness monochrome images provide for. Maybe the accentuation of line, shape, texture, and form in images devoid of colour is the reason behind our fixation. Maybe it’s just plain nostalgia. Whatever the reasons, black and white photography still seems like it’s here to stay.

 
 
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TIPS & TECHS - Black & White Product Photography

Photography should not just involve framing neat images but must go beyond framing and lighting. And in Black and White photography, there is a whole different approach to lighting, subject selection, backgrounds and so on.

 
 
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TIPS & TECHS - Getting the Best out of Your B & W Portraits

A portrait is simply a photograph that portrays someone. The simplest example of the same is the one odd minute that an individual spends in getting a passport photograph clicked. A portrait is often thought to be a photograph that is shot inside a studio, using a multiple light set-up with control over all aspects of making the picture. A studio or a formal portrait is just one small aspect of portraiture. A formal portrait is either used as a record of how a person looked at a certain point in his/her life or in current day scenarios, by a business person or a public figure for PR activities. However, they provide little insight into the person being photographed. For that purpose, other forms of portraiture are more appropriate.

 
 
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CAMERA REVIEW - Canon EOS 1100D

The Canon EOS 1100D was recently launched at a price of ` 38,999 and offers a lot more in terms of style and features when compared to its older cousin, the Canon 1000D. It took Canon three years to launch an upgrade for the 1000D because the DSLR is doing well in the market even today. We found many interesting upgrades from the 1000D some of which include a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor sporting a resolution of 5184x3456 RAW+JPEG and an impressive HD (1280x720) movie format MOV along with many more features. So we broke it down for you to understand more about the product’s design, features, and performance.

 
 
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CAMERA REVIEW - Olympus EP-3

With the joint introduction of the Micro Four-Thirds technology a few years back, Olympus has come a long way in making some very interesting DSLRs in recent times. And with the launch of its recent line-up of products, the company seems confident of its future in India. So when we got our hands on the EP-3, we were naturally excited.

 
 
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