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

Past Issue : June 2014

 

In this Issue

Social Documentary Photography: How and Why?
Painting with light
Buying your first flash - Part 2
Buying your first DSLR?
Shooting on a bright sunny day
VSCO - App Review
Accessorise your smartphone
 
 
 
 
 

Social Documentary Photography: How and Why?

Social Documentary photography usually refers to a popular form of photography used to chronicle significant and historical events. It is typically covered in professional photojournalism, but it may also be an amateur, artistic, or academic pursuit. The photographer attempts to produce truthful, objective, and usually candid photography of a particular subject, most often pictures of people, gestures, and emotions at extreme, the recording or documentation of humans in their natural condition or a social cause with a camera through a picture series. It is also referred as a very socially critical genre of photography dedicated to showing the life of underprivileged or disadvantaged people. 

 
 
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Painting with light

From assisting at a studio in Scandinavia to running his own advertising photography studio and returning to the United States of America, his journey has been a long one. He went on to make work that appeared in various magazines, and was showcased in the California Museum of Photography. Having won multiple awards to date, he is most known for his exceptional work with controlled lighting. This month, we talk to American photographer Eric Curry to find out more about photography and the art of light-painting. 

 
 
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Buying your first flash - Part 2

This article is a continuation to last month’s tips on buying your first flash unit. Last month we focused on the various types of flash units and their uses. Once you have decided which flash unit fits your purpose, we have a few more factors that will help you make an informed choice. 

 
 
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Buying your first DSLR?

A digital camera can be an expensive decision; particularly if you are looking for a high-end device that can be used for hobby/professional photography and will give you several years of hassle free service. I feel cameras have no particular life-span. They run better if you handle it better. 

You will find that the market abounds in cameras of a variety of makes and models all boasting of an overabundance of features. As a matter of fact, the sheer range of products can make it daunting to buy a camera.  So, here is a look at how you can choose your first DSLR camera that will meet all the requirements that you may have with your current level of expertise while it sets the stage for the purchase of a second camera in the future.

 
 
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Shooting on a bright sunny day

Most of us are aware that the best times for photographing are just after sunrise and before sunset. The directional nature and flattering quality along with the warm glow it brings gives this sort of light the name, Golden Hour. While these are the best time of the day to shoot, what could we do about shooting during the rest of the day where the rays of the sun are harsh giving the images a flat and overexposed look? Would you skip clicking photographs during midday? Sounds absurd doesn’t it? Read on to understand some quick tips to fearlessly shoot on a bright sunny day

 
 
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VSCO - App Review

Developed by Visual Supply Company, which is well-known for their plugins for Lightroom that bring back classic films, VSCO was originally launched only for Apply iPhone. The app was much loved by users, and it was recently also launched on Android platform. Some of the top instagrammers around the world edit use VSCO to edit their images. So we decided to test the app to find out what makes this app so great.

 
 
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Accessorise your smartphone

It’s amazing how the time and things quickly change. There was a time in the not-too-distant past when nobody really took camera phones all that seriously it was just an another thing to show off amongst peers, having a camera phone was just a gesture of having a better phone than others. However, the ever-changing technology has changed the game entirely. With Nokia launching the "Pureview” with 41MP camera in 2012 followed by Lumia 1020 the Smartphone market was on an up rise.  

 
 
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