Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Youth Corner" - A Travel Enthusiast: Vineeta Yashswi

“Youth Gallery”
A Travel Enthusiast: Vineeta Yashswi


Born in Nainital, (India), Vineeta Yashswi is a travel enthusiast. She has travelled her country vastly with the aim of reaching new places, people, and cultures. She is a good trekker as well. Her recent achievement as a trekker is the successful completion of the trek for Milam Glacier (3500 mt.) and Nanda Devi East Base Camp (4200 mt.).

Vineeta has completed her Post Graduation in Sociology from Kumaun University, Nainital. She is a passionate writer and loves writing about places. She regularly contributes her articles for different reputed publications.

She had a great passion for photography since her childhood days. As a photo-artist she has participated in many photography exhibitions till date. For her, photography is a pure medium of expression.

-Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Photo Feature : The 4th Annual Queer Pride March-Delhi

--Photo Feature--



An important event, i.e. Queer Pride Parade, took place in the capital city of India on 27th November-2011. Mr. Indraneel Sen of Delhi is before us with a feature on this event.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

“Delhi witnessed the 4th colorful queer (odd or unusual) pride parade on 27thNovember. It started from Barakhamba crossing around 4.00 P.M and concluded at Jantar Mantar during the evening time. A good amount of common people gathered to witness this unique parade. The giant rainbow flag followed by the enjoyment of the queers marked a solid base for this purpose. Yes that was an enjoyable time for the gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, LGBTI and so on. They came on the Delhi streets to reclaim their pride and dignity. With their collective small and bigger victories in their bag they were demanding the rights of sexually marginalized people on a global scenario. They affirmed their diverse expression and gave a somehow distress call for laying attention on their everyday struggle for respect and dignity. Different types of placards displaying diverse messages were visible during this rally. Overseas participants were also present to strengthen the boldness of the parade. To conclude, they marched together to make their voices heard even louder than before and splashed the colors of their lives with full rainbow spectrum of their diversity on the streets of Delhi.”

--Indraneel Sen, Delhi

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"On Project" : Telling Story through Photographs

"On Project"

Telling Story through Photographs


Like various other factors, story-telling value is equally important in photography, particularly in Photo-Journalism branch. If a photograph is capable of giving some strong message, the photographer’s effort is really victorious. In order to get such pictures, a photographer must be vigilant at every moment. A keen observation always helps him to capture unforgettable images. If one has to narrate something absolutely, he/she can click a series of photographs. By doing so, an event can be described more well. Using the continuous shooting and the continuous focusing modes of camera with shutter speed priority option (at high speed, such as 500 or more) is always beneficial, especially when an action is being captured.

Here is a series of three photographs to portray a policeman who is crossing the railway track in a wrong way. The message is, “rules are for everyone and should not be broken at any cost”.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Photo Feature : "Pushkar Fair" by Kailash Mittal, Indore


Pushkar Fair, Rajasthan


Mr. Kailash Mittal, a renowned photo-artist from Indore (India), visited the famous Pushkar Fair this year. He is before us with a Photo Feature on this event.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

“The Pushkar Fair of Rajasthan (India) occurs every year in the Hindu month of Kartik and ten days after Deepawali. During the period of this fair, Pushkar becomes a center of attraction for Indian and foreign tourists. The much awaited annual cattle fair begins here. Moreover a variety of highly demanded Handicrafts pertaining to different regions of Rajasthan are sold here. During this grand event hotels are full to their capacity. Thus tents and campsites suddenly spring up to accommodate the thousands of pilgrims, tourists, and villagers with their herds of cattle, horses and camels. Pushkar fair has always been the region's central cattle market for local herdsmen and farmers who buy and sell camels. This fair forms a fascinating location for photography-lovers.

Pushkar is also famous as the "Temple Town of Rajasthan". This place is conveniently accessible from the Pink City, Jaipur (137 Km) and Ajmer (14 Km) through the deluxe buses of Rajasthan State Transport Corporation, which are available in every 15 minutes. Private means of transportation are also easily available, in particular during the Pushkar Fair.”

--Kailash Mittal, Indore (India)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Profile : In Affection with Art--Swami Prem Sangeet

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary...


In Affection with Art

Swami Prem Sangeet


Mr. Sanjay Jaiswal, (Bareilly, India) popularly known as Swami Prem Sangeet is a disciple of Osho. This was all the way through his stay in Osho’s Ashram at Pune during 1988-1992 when he felt himself very close to the nature. Consequently a keen desire to capture nature’s beauty took birth in his heart and he started clicking in his own way. In 2008 he came in touch of Photo Vision Society, Bareilly and here after his liking for photography turned into his passion. Swami Prem Sangeet loves to capture facets of nature and human life. Many of his photographs have been exhibited in reputed art-exhibitions. For him, photography is a true means of meditation which keeps him away from all worries of mundane life.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Story Behind The Picture : Returning to the Home

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary...

--Story Behind the Picture--

“Returning to the Home”


This time I’m before you with a photograph titled, “Returning to the Home”. This photograph is one of my favorites and was clicked at Bandra Bhan which is situated at a distance of about 6 kilometers from the city of Hoshangabad of Madhya Pradesh (India). This place is very important due to its geographical location as two great rivers; the Tawa and the Narmada join each-other here. Tawa is the longest tributary of Narmada (about 170 km.). A grand fair is organized at Bandra Bhan every year on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. Bandra Bhan is rich in scenic Beauty. I was there in September, 2007. On one mellow evening I noticed many boats in the river. Suddenly a boat came into the vision in which a fisherman and his wife were returning back to their home after the day’s toil. The bright-orange sky, the formation of clouds, the rays of the setting sun and the position of the boat, altogether created a poetic view. I clicked several frames and the present one is out of them. I used a Canon Powershot, A-580 digital camera to click this image.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Friday, October 7, 2011

Celebrating 2nd Anniversary...


A Never-Ending Pursuit For Art

Vaibhav Jaguste


Vaibhav Jaguste, residing in Thane (Mumbai, India), is deeply associated with photography-art since his very young age. Being an ardent nature-lover and trekker, he used to record nature's amazing beauty through his lenses. Gradually he polished his skills as an excellent photo-artist. His family persons and friends always motivated him to carry on his passion.

Mr. Jaguste is a regular participant in National and International exhibitions of art-photography. He has won around 25 awards and attained more than 200 acceptances in these shows till date. For him, photography is stress-buster and so he reserves his Sundays for Photography to have a joyful life.

He is a member of Photographic Society of India (Mumbai), Federation of Indian Photography and India International Photographic Council.

Recently, Federation of Indian Photography has honoured him with its prestigious Fellowship.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma