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

Past Issue : April 2014

 

In this Issue

ABSTRACT: RYTHMS, LINES and PATTERNS
Automobile Photography
Basic guide for a backpacking photographer
10 tips to being a successful photographer
DIY Custom Bokeh Shape filter
Light Painting
Pro Profile - Grab, Grind, Click!
Miksang - “One moment, one shot.”
Photoshop: How to rescue underexposed images
 
 
 
 
 

ABSTRACT: RYTHMS, LINES and PATTERNS

For a lot of people, the idea of abstract photography breeds pictures of what seems fine art to the uneducated eye as irregular swathes of shade and shape hurled into a scene to make something different. Abstract art considers representation of a particular substance, for example, a feeling or circumstance. 

 
 
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Automobile Photography

Machines of speed, bikes and cars are enticing in many ways. Their designs, speed and even the engine sound build them laborious to resist.

However appealing they are, if you have ever tried photographing an automobile, you may recognize that it's typically not as straightforward as presumed. Though it will be straightforward enough to capture a simple and easy shot of the vehicle, it is miles-challenging to capture the look and essence of the automobile. This month, we shall discuss ways to take their best shot!

 
 
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Basic guide for a backpacking photographer

Summer is here and so are the vacations. We photographers generally love to travel, and backpacking adventures are ideal for taking spectacular pictures. This article is going to help you pack for it whether you're on an afternoon hike or scaling the Himalayas or if you are planning to backpack in the summers. It covers all the rigors of living and photographing outdoors, from protecting equipment to shooting on the move, a complete package of what to do and what not to, what to carry and what not.

 
 
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10 tips to being a successful photographer

This month’s article is a kind of a hot sheet of pointers based on my experience on what I would suggest as 10 key elements to becoming a successful, professional photographer. The kind of success I am speaking about here is how to take you from being a keen amateur to a photographer who runs a profitable business.

Each pointer can be a whole book chapter in itself and for sure can be open to debate depending on personal experience. I am more than happy to hear from you if you have any specific questions or would like to share your own experiences.

 
 
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DIY Custom Bokeh Shape filter

This month, in our DIY section, we are going to show you an alternative way to create your own custom bokeh shapes. You may have come across articles similar which talk about filters that are made for a specific lens. This means, if you made a filter for a 50mm f1.8 lens you cannot use it on another lens, as it wouldn’t fit. Secondly, it is difficult to manually focus, as the black paper covers the focusing ring.

Read on to learn a new technique to make a durable and easy-to-use custom bokeh shape filter.

 
 
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Light Painting

Art has been a part of us since our childhood. However, the joy of holding a crayon has been lost somewhere while climbing the age ladder. This month we will be combining photography with painting to show you the magic of light painting!

Light painting is a technique whereby exposures are created by illuminating a subject by moving a light source over it. Primarily performed at night or dark indoor locations, such captures can build scenes to look more dramatic than they would under ordinary conditions.

 
 
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Pro Profile - Grab, Grind, Click!

From starting out as a semi-professional snowboarder to picking up the camera and shooting snowboarders himself, he has come a long way. An adventure sport photographer, he has the unique ability of mixing landscapes and unusual locations with action, and creating works that stand as an example of art, and are possibly defining a whole new genre of sports photography. Last year, he was crowned as the overall winner of the prestigious Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2013. Asian Photography chats with German photographer Lorenz Holder as he talks about his love for adventure sports photography and more.

 
 
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Miksang - “One moment, one shot.”

Miksang, at its most rudimentary level, is about blanking the truth of immaculate recognition. We tend to see one thing vivid and infiltrating, and in this minute we have the ability to arrange our observation while not making something up—nothing extra, nothing absent.

 

Completely fair about what we see, Miksang is a Tibetan word that deciphers as 'Good Eye'. This contemplative methodology of photography is based upon the Shambhala and Dharma Art teachings of contemplation expert, craftsman and researcher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, particularly on his teachings on better way of observation. When a stable mind, clear vision and soft heart come together in one single moment, ‘Good Eye’ manifests. We allow ourselves to become more available for the things around us without the biases, filters and formulas often associated with photography.

 
 
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Photoshop: How to rescue underexposed images

No two pictures are alike just like the conditions in which they are shot in keep on varying. It is very difficult to create a masterpiece each time you click a picture irrespective of the subject, the time of day, the equipment you use or even if you have years of experience. You may end up with 30-40 good images that you click from hundreds of photographs.

There are innumerable ways in which a shot may not make the cut, right from shaky photographs to photos in which people’s heads are cut and one of the most popular, dark underexposed photos. This month we will go about how to rescue these dark images and make them usable.

 
 
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