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

Past Issue : February 2014

 

In this Issue

Asian Photography Awards – 2014: Honouring Excellence
CEIF: 2014
Shooting amazing vacation photos using a compact camera
How to take good quality images with your camera phone
Out for a walk
In the lap of Mother Nature - Pro Profile
Shooting in Available Light
Sony A7R Review
Sony QX100 Review
 
 
 
 
 

Asian Photography Awards – 2014: Honouring Excellence

Over the years, Asian Photography Awards have come a long way and have become an important event in the industry’s calendar since their kickstart in 1999. Being one of the most awaited and prestigious awards in this industry, the idea is to recognise and appreciate the excellence of the photography industry and its individuals who either work behind the cameras or simply create them! Held on the first day of the Consumer Electronic and Imaging Fair (CEIF) - 9th January 2014 at The Westin, Goregaon, Mumbai, the Asian Photography Awards was well-attended and was appreciated by everyone in the industry.

 
 
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CEIF: 2014

January is the time of the year when the photography community in India gets together to showcase the newly launched products in the industry at the Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair. This year, the 19thedition of CEIF gathered various exhibitors, professional photographers and customers under one roof, enabling them to network, gain knowledge, trade and do business, something that is not very commonly seen in a market space. The annual exhibition, inaugurated on January 9 by well-known wildlife photographer and Senior Advocate Adhik Shirodkar at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, was well-attended.

Organized by All India Photographic Trade and Industry Association (AIPTIA), the CEIF 2014 aimed to promote the science, development and diffusion of useful knowledge in photography to the masses, thereby making it one of the largest convergences of the photographic trade sector. It is an apt networking place for the manufacturers and suppliers entering the market and for end users alike who wish to know the latest trends and equipments available in the imaging industry.

Held over a period of four days from 10am to 6pm, the expo saw the photography fraternity attend in large numbers.  The number of exhibitors rose from 170 to over 200 exhibitors in the past one year, attracting over one lakh visitors from across the country. 

 
 
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Shooting amazing vacation photos using a compact camera

As the study break approaches quickly, people are already planning to get out of town for their much needed vacations. Whether you go to a beach, a hill station, have a camping holiday, or a sightseeing tour, vacations provide a great opportunity to create some memorable images.

But before you pack your bags, here are a few tips to consider helping you capture excellent memories of your vacation.

Straighten the frame

This is one of the simplest tips to get good pictures when on a vacation, especially of monuments. If you’re capturing the beautiful sunset in Venice, make sure you’re the horizon is not crooked. If you’re framing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, make sure it doesn’t end up looking like the Leaning Tower of Pisa instead.  Straighten your frame, and ensure the frame is balanced. At the same time, you’re always welcome to consider creative compositions.


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How to take good quality images with your camera phone

Camera phones are one of the fastest and largest growing segments of the digital camera market. Let us not forget the constant improvements in the quality of both hardware and software being used in most phones. In fact many mainstream camera manufacturers are feeling the heat in terms of drop in sales in their compact camera segment. Olympus is the first to withdraw from the compact camera segment.

In spite of being a handy option, users quite often end up with poor quality images when clicking with their phones. These cameras may not match up to a pro DSLR but they can surely churn out good images which brings us to the next usual suspect - poor photography technique.

 
 
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Out for a walk

Elliot Erwitt once said "In a photographic situation like on streets you only have control over the composition and exposure, timing is the most important thing that remains in the hands of the photographer. By making a very conscious choice of when you push the shutter, you decide when each and every single one of the moving elements in the frame is in the position you want them to be in.”  In this month’s issue we will discuss the basic things about observation and street photography.

 

People often consider street photography to be easy. However it isn’t. The world out there is rapidly moving and growing; it takes a lot of practice and a remarkable observing eye to be able to capture it well. However, it is just not about practice. Every street photographer/beginner has their own style of shooting when out on the streets.

 
 
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In the lap of Mother Nature - Pro Profile

What started out as a hobby for him in college soon became a fulltime passion. His knack for capturing animals, and birds, in their natural habitat has crowned him as one of the best wildlife photographers in the country. However, his interest in wildlife photography is not simply capturing wildlife, but a deep commitment to its conservation. Speaking to Asian Photography, Sudhir Shivaram talks about his love for nature, wildlife photography and why every wildlife photographer must be ethical.

 
 
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Shooting in Available Light

`In June2012 issue we featured an article "Studio portrait- Lighting patterns” where we spoke about the basic lighting patterns and their characteristics which are generally used in Studio Sessions (settings). This month we give you a better idea about how to shoot good pictures implementing available light sources.

Available light can be anything. The biggest source of available light is the Sun. You can also use easily available sources of light like flashlights, a Light bulb, LED Light, Mobile phone torch, Street Lamp or a Candle in that case. For photographers interested in fashion photography, while starting off comes the dilemma of renting out the right equipment and models which gets pretty heavy on the pockets as a beginner. 

 
 
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Sony A7R Review

The Sony Alpha A7 and A7R have created quite a stir, since their announcement in October 2013. The world's first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the A7 and the A7R are compatible with the same E-mount system that other Sony NEX mirrorless cameras use. This month we will be reviewing the Sony A7R which features a new, higher-density sensor design as compared to the a7, but has no optical low-pass filter. With features like a full-frame 36.4MP resolution, with 14-bit RAW recording, BIONZ X image processing engine connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi or NFC  to name a few, we put the Sony A7R to the test.

 
 
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Sony QX100 Review

This month we have reviewed two revolutionary products from Sony that have made a mark in the imaging industry, the Sony A7R, worlds first mirrorless full-frame camera, and the Sony QX100, which is unlike any other product that we have ever reviewed. With products like the Samsung Galaxy Zoom S4 and the Sony QX10 and QX100 launched in recent times, it is quite evident that manufacturers are slowly expanding to the mobile-phone imaging market. The Sony QX100 is a Wi-Fi-and NFC-enabled camera lens and image sensor combo that is meant to be used with your smartphone. Let’s find out if Sony’s creative risk lives up to the hype surrounding it. 

 
 
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