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

Past Issue : February 2015

 

In this Issue

Pro Profile - Dheeraj Paul
Creative Noise
Go Mirrorless!
Asian Photography Awards – 2015
CEIF Photofair 2015
Black and White Landscape Photography
Columnn: Photography - Passion to Profession - Sudhir Shivaram
Serene Cape Town
 
 
 
 
 

Pro Profile - Dheeraj Paul

Hailing from a family of well-known skilled professional photographers, he has been surrounded by cameras since his childhood. After being mentored by his father, the legendary photographer, S. Paul, he went on to shoot across various genres, from travel and street to editorial and advertising photography, and have his work displayed in a number of countries. His proficiency and the quality of his work have helped him bag him numerous awards in India and across the globe. This month, we interview Delhi-based photographer Dheeraj Paul, and peep into his world of photography.

 
 
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Creative Noise

Noise is something that most photographers dread in their pictures. If you have never heard the term noise, let us explain it to you in brief. Noise is basically when your image has speckles on a smooth surface and makes it look tarnished. The word noise is used for digital images, whereas in film cameras this was known as ‘grain’.  Traditionally, noise it is considered by photographers a bad thing in pictures, as it can make the photograph look of poor quality. However, if done the right way, one can definitely use noise to one’s advantage.

 
 
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Go Mirrorless!

A few years ago, in order for someone to take the best quality images on a digital camera, they had to purchase an SLR. In order for someone to carry a good camera but also preferred carrying a lighter one, the portability option left people with buying a compact camera. With the advent in digital technology, camera phones rose to a great extent which delivered images that meant you didn’t have to take a separate camera out with you.
As the physical size of a DSLR is a barrier for those who do not wish to carry a bulky camera and equipment, the camera industry has answered this issue by providing mirrorless cameras. As a result of this, the one major concern photographers have is which camera to buy. It can be daunting, especially to those of you who consider yourselves a beginner or looking to buy your first camera. 

 
 
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Asian Photography Awards – 2015

Over the years, Asian Photography Awards have come a long way and become an important event in the industry's calendar, since the 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! 

 
 
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CEIF Photofair 2015

During the month of January, 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 20th edition of CEIF saw an approximate footfall of 50000 visitors, and 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. Formerly known as the Photofair, CEIF 2015, kicked off with full swing on 8 January 2015 in New Delhi. 

 
 
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Black and White Landscape Photography

Strangely in this era of DSLR, advanced computer graphics and overly saturated love for colour - black and white photography is making a comeback. A lot of amateur photographers these days have started presuming that all they need to do is take the shot in black and white to start with, using the onboard black and white camera setting. If only black and white photography was that easy! Like any style of photography, it takes practice; otherwise you’d end but with a bland image with flat tone curves. As Ansel Adams once said, "One sees differently with colour photography than black-and-white. In short, visualisation must be modified by the specific nature of the equipment and materials being used.” And it was his vision and work that got black and white landscape photography the exposure that it needed. Here are a few tips to follow while shooting landscapes in black and white straight through the camera or to edit them later. 

 
 
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Columnn: Photography - Passion to Profession - Sudhir Shivaram

This image may evoke different emotions in different people, but if you are an aspiring photographer, that emotion is more than likely to be one of "envy.” And I know this because I have been on the other side of this image for the better part of my youth. I know what it is like to carry around a basic entry-level camera during a safari and drool at another photographer’s long lens.

 
 
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Serene Cape Town

It was once again time for our annual ritual – yes, a deliberate word to describe aptly our family’ annual holiday. The only difference this time was that instead of the usual bandwagon of mother, father and two children – it transformed into a boys only trip. It was my at my father’s suggestion for the men in the family to spend some quality time together and do some rugged activities and smear mud on our faces among other manly pursuits that the hunt began. After much deliberation and contemplation, we shortlisted Cape Town as our destination for no other reason than my father’s intense love for nature. Indeed, Cape Town did not disappoint and didn’t fall short of a photographer’s paradise.  

 
 
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