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

Past Issue : April 2015

 

In this Issue

Column: Jatin Kampani
Pro Profile - Brian Bielmann
Lens Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm
SMC: Saintes Maries de la Mer
Online and offline courses
Creative Out of Focus
Using shadows and silhouettes to compose creatively
 
 
 
 
 

Column: Jatin Kampani

As a fashion and a celebrity photographer, I am often told about the glitz and glamour about my choice of profession and naturally the controversies with it, sometimes in envy and most times just in awe of the pure nature of the atmosphere that is created in their presence. But although as easy and glamorous as this might sound, there’s always a lot of hard work and professionalism that goes with the territory.
This is a great opportunity to communicate what really lies beneath.

 
 
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Pro Profile - Brian Bielmann

At a tender age of 17, he left his hometown to go chase his dream of surfing in Hawaii. From doing odd jobs and surfing on the side, he has come a long way to becoming an internationally renowned surf photographer. With a 35 adventurous years of surfing and shooting surfers, his images have graced the more than 150 magazine covers, the pages of 30 books and appearing in magazines like Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated. This month we speak to award-winning photographer, Brian Bielmann and discuss what’s behind the high and low tidal waves of surf photography.

 
 
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Lens Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm

The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED is an FX-format lens and is categorized by Nikon as an ultra-wide lens, with optical characteristics of advanced NIKKOR prime lens. It allows you to shoot stills, HD video, time lapse sequences or star trail images on an FX- or DX-format D-SLR. It is touted by the manufacturer as the fastest ultra-wide-angle lens they have manufactured yet, and is said to give an upper hand while shooting automobile, landscape, weddings and crowd shots. We called in the lens and tested it mounted on a Nikon D610, with benchmarking software and other quality tests to get you a review with possible exploration of the lens. Here is how it performed.

 
 
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SMC: Saintes Maries de la Mer

Who is Saint Sara Kali? No one knows for sure. It is a mystery. But every year thousands of Romani (ethnicity of Indian origin, living mostly in Europe and the Americas) come in pilgrimage from all over the world to honor her. She lives in a crypt underneath the floor of St. Michael’s Church in Saintes Maries de la Mer, in the south of France.

 
 
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Online and offline courses

Lately we have been asked this question a lot on all our portals - "Where do I study photography?” or "Which course?”, and "Which school?” To sum up all such questions together, this month we bring you a list of introductions for all the noteworthy photography schools which offer you some outstanding courses, with different study cultures, and campuses, according to us. 

 
 
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Creative Out of Focus

A photographer is usually upset if an out-of focus photo is clicked. Every photographer wants sharp and fully-focussed images. Photographers want details to be clearly visible. But this is not always the case. Sometimes having an out of focus image can give be refreshing and show an out of the ordinary perspective. Anyone can click an out of focus image. However, clicking a good out of focus is not everybody’s cup of tea. In the last two issues we discussed, how to use noise and how to underexpose to make a creative image. Continuing with this series, in this issue, we will discuss how to make a stunning out of focus image. 

 
 
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Using shadows and silhouettes to compose creatively

Some of the world’s most interesting compositions have been created with shadows and silhouettes. Shadows can change a boring composition to a very interesting one because it creates a sense of mystery. Its lack of detail leaves the viewers thinking and wanting more. In this article we discuss how to use shadows and silhouettes and also talk about how the two are similar as well as different in many ways – by definition and application. 

 
 
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