Sunday, May 25, 2014

--Dashboard-- “Ibaadat”



This time I am before you with one of my memorable images, “Ibaadat” (Praying to God). I clicked this image during a performance of famous Indian Kathak Dancer, Rani Khanam in Bareilly (India). Rani Khanam performed Sufi Kathak Dance, which is a sort of pious meditation through dance. The chief characteristic of this performance was Dancer’s profound devotion for her act. The viewers of this occasion were deeply fascinated by the spiritual atmosphere created by performer. The ambience of the occasion provided a golden chance to take unforgettable images. I concentrated on the expressions of performer. While clicking I had to set the ISO of my camera according to the changing moods of light. Shutter speed was also controlled according to the requirement. (Note: During such performances we have to change the ISO and exposure settings as per our need. But normally a high ISO and a high shutter speed are recommended). Although I captured many images with different expressions, here is one of them. Present image is special for me as this portrays the spiritual spirit of the artist. In addition, the light approaching on a portion of face and fog around the performer seem adding holiness to the picture.  

Technical Details of the image: Camera: Nikon D 90, Lens: Nikon 18-105 mm, Aperture: f 8, Shutter Speed: 1/80 Sec., ISO: 400.  

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Saturday, May 10, 2014

“Profile” : Creating Fantasy with Camera : Subir Roy


Creating Fantasy with Camera


Born on 8 March, 1953 Subir Roy is a Photo Artist who is engaged in creating his own fantastic world through his inner vision. His pictures seem portraying the imagination of a painter at first sight. The interesting content material, fine composition, soulfulness and amazing visualization are the chief characteristics of his creations. He is into the field of photography art for a period of four decades. His  works have been showcased in numerous reputed art galleries across the world. He has to his credit a number of prestigious awards. Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (France) has honoured him with prestigious honour, “Artist De- la art of Photographic” (AFIAP), The India International Photographic Council has felicitated him with its Associateship (AIIPC) and The Federation of Indian Photography has honoured him with its Fellowship (FFIP).

He has been in the jury of several acclaimed photography contests.

He has served in “The Hindu”, as a special news photographer for a period of nearly three decades. When asked about his mentors, he admits, “The work style of my father, Late S. N. Roy left a deep impact on my soul. He was a photojournalist and later he joined U.P Govt. services.” He further adds, “The excellent images created by Mr. O. P. Sharma, Late Mr. Benu Sen and Late Mr. Chandra Kumar Verma have always motivated me.” 
Mr. Roy presently lives in Lucknow. He is constantly involved in the service of arts.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma