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

Past Issue : March 2012

 

In this Issue

Column - Understanding Shutter Priority Mode
Pro-Profile - Beyond Art
Shoot My City - Kochi
Tips & Techs - Light Painting
Tips & Techs - The Strobe Effect
Tips & Techs - Ready Steady Shoot
Tips & Techs - Creative Filters
Tips & Techs - Camera Toss
 
 
 
 
 

Column - Understanding Shutter Priority Mode

We all love our camera and in many cases, cameras. However, when it comes to taking them out of their protective cases and hanging them around our necks, how many of us really know what all those dials and digital displays on our camera(s) mean? For the next few issues we are going to talk about how to make the most of what your camera has to offer, in making the right decisions to use it to capture the photo you’re after.

 
 
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Pro-Profile - Beyond Art

Art As a child, he was introduced to art by his father and at the age of 15, to a camera by his brother. He graduated as an artist from the College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, before he became a professional photographer. Would it be correct then to say that art was his first love and photography second? Senthil Kumar, artist and photographer shares his story and journey with Asian Photography this month.

 
 
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Shoot My City - Kochi

Despite Kerala being a second home, most of my childhood memories of Kerala primarily comprise of summer vacations spent shuttling between my maternal and paternal grandparent’s homes. It’s only recently that I’ve begun exploring Kerala on my own terms. So this month, when I was offered a chance to visit Kochi for Shoot My City, I jumped at the opportunity. Having spent some time about a couple of years back at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state of Kerala, I was eager to spend some time at Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, the commercial capital of the state.

 
 
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Tips & Techs - Light Painting

The word photography itself comes from the Greek words phos ("light”), and graphis (‘stylus’, ‘paintbrush’) or , and together they mean "drawing with light”. Light painting photography is the technique of making exposures with a hand-held light source or with camera movement. Lighting your subject or the background from outside the frame with hand-held light sources is one technique light painting encompasses. Moving the light source enables you to selectively light up parts of the subject or to paint a picture by shining the light in the direction of the camera lens. Light painting photography can be traced back to 1914 when Frank Gilbreth, along with his wife Lillian Moller Gilbreth, used small lights and the open shutter of a camera to track the motion of manufacturing and clerical workers. American artist Man Ray experimented with light painting in his series ‘Space Writing’ way back in 1930, and subsequently even other artists like Picasso experimented with this technique, the most celebrated and known of his light paintings being ‘Picasso draws a centaur in the air’.

 
 
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Tips & Techs - The Strobe Effect

It is fascinating to see how photography techniques merge making one’s work attractive and more fun. Stroboscope is one effect that any photographer would love to experiment with. We all have seen photos taken with a continuous shutter speed, which captures the subject at one spot in one frame. simply put, it gives you multiple frames/ images that you can later work on photo editing software and make appear as one single picture.

 
 
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Tips & Techs - Ready Steady Shoot

Anyone who has ever clicked a photograph has come across the photographic evil called ‘blur]’. Camera shake is one of the most dreaded elements in photography. This article will tell you what factors result in shaky images and also various methods and techniques one can use to counter that and get sharp, non-shaky images. We’ve mentioned tips that would help you make the best of your tripod/monopod. So get set and get steady to shoot! The most popular and useful way to counter camera shake is to use a tripod/monopod.

 
 
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Tips & Techs - Creative Filters

There are several creative ways to make your images look out-of-the-box. You can use several objects, as filters for your lens, to create innovative images. By using a unique filter, you can make a boring frame look creative. Here’s how you can get creative by using some of these day-today objects as filters:

 
 
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Tips & Techs - Camera Toss

Often we come across various styles and techniques in photography. Some mere extensions of existing techniques while some more unique and different. One such technique which caught our attention is the ‘camera toss’. What camera toss essentially means is taking photographs while tossing your camera. There’s no rocket science involved when it comes to technique. Like any camera technique you can use the basic idea of tossing the camera while exposing a frame. As impractical and risky as it may sound, the end results are unique and present a whole new perspective. Logically, the idea of tossing a camera in the air wouldn’t cross anyone’s mind but then again there are exceptions. There’s no one way to shoot while tossing the camera since you canl not control the angle and exact direction of the lens while the camera is in the air, so ease out that worry and just have some fun.

 
 
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