Friday, November 27, 2009

Dear Friends,
“Still life” is an exciting branch of photography art. Unlike other branches of photography, this branch has no limits of creation. In this stream we can create a piece of art in whatever way we like. The essential basics for still life photography are proper selection/arrangement of the objects and co-relation between them, pleasant-sounding, rhythm, good composition, pictorial value, soothing colours of objects, harmonization between objects and background, appropriate use of light, suitable equipment etc. But the most important things are our imagination and pre visualization of the final output. Regular practice with all above essentials makes one perfect in taking excellent still life shots.
Here are a few still life photographs. Please have a glance.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dear Friends,

Tamma Srinivasa Reddy (born 1968 in Andhra Pradesh, India) is a gifted Lensman. Interest in photography had its inception in his childhood that later shaped itself into a personal etiquette with all possible efficacy in the art of taking photographs. The urge has been kept alive till date. His amateurish stint in photography metamorphosed into a serious professionalism from 1984 onwards. As a student of social work his field study during 1992 took him into the world of tribes of Andhra Pradesh. The academic mandate juxtaposed with his ability in the art of taking photographs came very handy during period. In the process, the tribal etiquette, the lifestyles, the pure pastoral characteristics, the extant tribal customs, the unique behavioral patterns, the gait and body language, the colourful attires and the exclusive tribal domesticities attracted the eye of his professional imagination. His interest in making portfolio series on the indigenous tribes and pastoral life has received a great fillip today.

Honors, awards and laurels have come rolling Mr. Reddy’s way. Among others the Associateship of ICS (Image Colleague Society) USA, RPS (Royal Photographic Society) UK, IIPC (India International Photographic Council), BPPA (British institute of professional photography-UK) and Fellowship from the Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) are the epitomes for his dedication and excellence in the field.
His very recent achievement is the reputed Fellowship of Photography Society of Singapore (FPSS). He personally received this honour in Singapore from the Singapore’s High Commissioner to Kenya.

He regularly participates in the national/international level competitions conducted by PSA, RPS, IIPC, PSS, BPPA, and FIP. A big number of his photographs have been accepted and awarded in these competitions. Presently he is associated with India Today (Telugu Version) as photo journalist. Mr. Reddy regularly contributes his works to various other journals and periodicals as well. His photographs have found place in the prestigious international journals like ‘National Geography’.
Mr. Reddy is a soulful photo artist. The unflagging zeal for photography keeps him alive. His tryst with camera is a continuing saga.

---Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dear Friends,
Today’s child is the future of a nation. If nourished properly, a grown-up child can lead the nation towards a bright future. Milton has rightly said, “The Childhood shows the man as the morning shows the day.” India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had profound leaning for children. In India, Children's Day is celebrated on Pandit Nehruji's birthday (14th November) as an honour to his exceptional love for children. Children's Day is not only a day to give regard to future generation; it is a day to memorize a great man who put down the basis to switch an emerging nation into a world power.
Children are loved by all. Their saintly eyes and pure smiles win everyone’s heart. They make us realise that they are the representatives of God on earth. This is the duty of all of us to value the feelings and emotions of children in order to shape their personality in proper way. In this way we will ensure the perfect future of our nation.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma
(Special thanks to Mr. Anil Risal Singh, MFIAP, ARPS, AIIPC, FFIP and Mr. Bipin Mehra for contributing their creative photographs)