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