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

Past Issue : August 2015

 

In this Issue

Championing the art of photography
Top 10 underrated inspirational photography books
Top three inexpensive camera lenses every beginner should buy
Darjeeling : Mysterious monsoons
Black and White Mobile Photography
Vanishing Points
 
 
 
 
 

Championing the art of photography

With Artistique 2015 this month, for the first time at Asian Photography, we are bringing three professional photographers together to give viewers a look into what photography as an art form means. From the lands of India’s neighbour Bangladesh, comes Sarker Protick, a 29-year old documentary photographer who won a World Press Photo award this year for his series ‘What Remains’. Multiple award-winning fashion and advertising photographer from Mumbai, Vickram Bawa displays his series ‘Untitled’ for the first time. The third, but definitely not the least, Shibu Arakkal, a Bangalore-based photo-artist, who is well-known in the photography community, as well as art circles, in India, features his latest series ‘Walls’. Read on to find out more about the journey of these photographers, and a sneak-peek into the works they will be featuring at the upcoming Artistique 2015 exhibition.

 
 
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Top 10 underrated inspirational photography books

Photographers are known to thrive off of inspiration and thirst for knowledge. What better way to gain knowledge than reading books? Every artist loves reading as it enhances their knowledge and inspires them to work harder. In a decade or so physical books will be wiped off from people’s memories and will be replaced by Kindles and ipads. But with millions of books being published every year we thought we would make a list of a few little known books that every photographer can draw inspiration from. 

 
 
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Top three inexpensive camera lenses every beginner should buy

Photography as an art form has taken to new heights and so has people’s interest in it. More and more people are investing in DSLRs and lenses than they used to just a couple of years ago. The majority of the DSLR wielding crowd in India consists of students who have a passion for photography and an artistic bend to create beautiful photographs, but on a budget. We did a two-part article on choosing your first camera recently, and we thought it would be a good idea to guide beginners in the field on what lenses they should invest in and why. 
While it holds true that it is the photographer that makes a picture, the camera is also an integral part of the process. Just as a cricketer needs a well-balanced bat a photographer needs a camera that would solve all his or her photography needs. As most photographers who are just starting off and investing too much in equipments is not an option, many end up buying what they think is an all-in-one lens. These have their own downsides and we will talk about them in the article. 

 
 
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Darjeeling : Mysterious monsoons

Darjeeling is a small hilly town in the Indian state of West Bengal. At an elevation of 6700 feet its location in the lesser Himalayas makes it an attractive tourist destination during the summers. It boasts of clear views of five famous peaks of the Kanchenjunga mountain range and the famous Darjeeling tea, which is one of the most famous black tea in the world. I wanted to see the other side of the town, when there are lesser numbers of tourists and have a different perspective of the place as a whole. 

 
 
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Black and White Mobile Photography

Black and white is one of the most popular genres of photography. However, when it comes to shooting with mobile phone cameras, a lot of photographers still are apprehensive to shoot B/W. If you are one of them, let us give you a quick lowdown on how you can make beautiful B/W images with a cellphone camera. 

 
 
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Vanishing Points

When it comes to photography, one has to be good at composing the frame. There are many aspects by which a frame can look good, and one can get the best effects out of the available resources. Having a high-end camera and fast lenses is of no use if you don’t have an eye behind capturing the depth in a 2D platform and making it stand out by getting a 3D effect.
There are ways in which you can create depth in your photographs, to mention a couple of them diagonal lighting conditions (45 degree angle), using of foregrounds which lead to your main subject. One of the most interesting facets in the compositional world of photography, as well as videography, is the vanishing point. It is the best way of getting depth, story and involvement of not only the viewer but also the photographer himself. 

 
 
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