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Please click on the link below to read this highly recommended article by us.

http://digital-photography-school.com/3-ways-to-improve-your-images-with-composition/

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Royalty Free (RF) – What is it ?


Royalty Free (RF)
“Free” in this context means “free of royalties (paying each time you use an image)”. It does not mean the image is free to use without purchasing a license or that the image is in the public domain.

  • Pay a one-time fee to use the image multiple times for multiple purposes (with limits).
  • No time limit on when the buyer can use an image.
  • No one can have exclusive rights of a Royalty-free image (the photographer can sell the image as many times as he or she wants).
  • A Royalty-free image usually has a limit to how many times the buyer can reproduce it. For example, a license might allow the buyer to print 500,000 brochures with the purchased image. The amount of copies made is called the print run. The buyer is required to pay a fee per brochure, usually 1 to 3 cents, for additional prints. Magazines with a large print run cannot use a standard Royalty-free license and therefore they either purchase images with a Rights-managed license or have in-house photographers.

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INDIAFRICA – A shared future


INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future is a unique people to people initiative that aims at engaging multiple stakeholders in India and Africa through contests, fellowships, discussions, events, collaborative projects and cultural exchanges.

INDIAFRICA is supported by the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and is managed by theIdeaWorks, Enterprise partner www.StockImageBank.com
INDIAFRICA works very closely with various institutions in Africa and India to drive this initiative. Visit www.INDIAFRICA.IN

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INDIAFRICA Photography Contest 2014 

Are you interested in photography and like narrating a story through photographs? Participate in this contest to win attractive cash prizes and get your work showcases at international platform.

Theme
My City

Prizes

  • Twenty prizes of INR 25000* each
  • Certificates for all winners
  • INDIAFRICA merchandise for all winners
  • Winning works to be curated into an exhibition
  • Feature the winning entries and winners on www.stockimagebank.com – one of India’s leading image libraries.

Timeline
Start date: 23 January 2014
End date: 30th April 2014

Your imagination will set you apart by Udita Singh


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They say “an image is worth a 1000 words”. I couldn’t agree more. I recently saw an image that pierced me in places I didn’t know existed. It was a picture of a frail old man, a panhandler, standing with a stick for support in one hand and a begging bowl in the other. His head hung extremely low and the people around him in the photograph just seem to walk on past him. Was he invisible to them? My heart just broke.

I wondered. What really is the purpose of this image or images in general?

It is my belief that the purpose of an image then is to be evocative, to haunt you with the unspoken, to alter your state of mind for a brief moment, to transport you to places, to make you wonder, to give you a glimpse of someone else’s life, to capture a fleeting moment, to inspire, to tell a story … the list is endless. Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional photographer, each capture is a once in a lifetime event.

But then how does one distinguish good photography from bad? Coming back to the old man narrative in the preceding section, what I didn’t mention then was the fact that this image was black and white. It was dramatic; it had an arresting center of interest (the subject), the lighting albeit natural – set the right mood and had a strong impact. If the same image was in colour, I believe it would have lost almost all those qualities.

There are certain key elements in good photography in any genre of the art form whether it is stock photography, street photography, nature photography, so on and so forth.

1.      Timing and Composition – Perfectly timed images make for perfect images.

2.      Lighting – It sets a striking mood. And your image will be striking when it’s used effectively. Do not be afraid to experiment with natural lighting.

3.      Editing and publishing – Be selective in choosing your images and pick few to publish. There is sense and satisfaction in exclusivity.

4.      Effects – The right effects can achieve and say a lot about your image.

5.      Consistency – Maintaining the same feel and movement in your body of work, especially individual projects.

6.      Steering away from the obvious – No one wants to see clichéd pictures of sunsets and tourist attractions! Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to see what no one else does! Do not overlook tiny details.

One can write endlessly about the zillion technicalities involved in image making but to me “the” most important element in good photography is that individual’s vision behind the camera lens.

All you really need is your imagination and curiosity to set you apart from the crowd. How far are you willing to go to tell your soul stirring story?

Article Credit : Udita Singh                                                                                      Udita is a dreamer. She works in the creative department at  http://www.StockImageBank.com. A cheerful, bright spot that she is, she is very observant. This ability has created a very honest expression of her point of view on images and photography. We though it was worth sharing with all of you ! Hope it changes the way you look at the image.

Brides of India TVC – for Malabar Gold& Diamonds


Credit : Bhanuprakash Adhikarath , Bhanu is a renowned  Indian ad filmaker . Posting series of ads he has created ( 2012, 13 ) for MALABAR GOLD AND DIAMONDS BRIDES OF INDIA 2013. AD FILM IN HINDI, MALAYALAM, TAMIL. TELUGU, AND KANNADA.

I personally found them beautifully executed, one because it evokes the emotion of the grand celebrations Indian marriage ceremonies are. Two, its perfect for the brand and the product. You do not miss the gold and jewellery that is such an integral part of indian marriages. @ Bahnu, you must share insights on what was the impact on sales and business for the client !

DIRECTED BY : BHANUPRAKASH A.V. DOP: SAJAN KALATHIL. PRODUCTION DESIGN: MANU JAGADH. OUTFITS AND STYLING: HAZEL. MAKE UP: KUMAR IYER.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: BIJU BHARGHAV , ANU BHASKAR.PRODUCTION CONTROLLER: SHASHI DUBEY. TALENT CO ORDINATION: MITHILA MOHAN, FAT FREE PRODUCTIONS, MUMBAI.
LOCATION: AYUSH RESORTS, PANVEL. SET PROPERTIES: EVER GREEN, MUMBAI.
PROCESSING: KODAK CINE LABS, MUMBAI. GRADING: TONY FORD, AVITEL MUMBAI. EDITING: BIJITH BALA . ONLINE: RGB,CHENNAI, BIJITH BALA PRODUCTIONS, CALICUT. MUSIC COMPOSED , ARRANGED AND KEY BOARD PROGRAMMED BY : SHARRETH. SINGERS: SREENIVAS , ALKA AJITH. RHYTHM PROGRAMMING: SHANTH. FLUTE: KAMALAKAR. SOLO VIOLIN: ANAND. TABLA : SHRUTHI RAJ. ETHNIC PERCUSSIONS: VEDA. HARMONY: RAGESH, ANTONY, VISHNU, ANAND.MASTER LYRICS IN MALAYALAM: SREEJITH VT NANDAKUMAR. HINDI ADAPTATION: RAQUIB ALAM. TAMIL ADAPTATION: RAMESH VINAYAKAM. KANNADA ADAPTATION: APEKSHA BHATT. TELUGU ADAPTATION: RAGHAVA.SOUND ENGINEER: SHEKHAR . SOUND STUDIO: KRISHNA DIGIDESIGN, CHENNAI.
AGENCY: TAKASHI WALTER COMMUNICATIONS.P.LTD, KOCHI. PRODUCTION: IMC ADVERTISING P LTD, CALICUT.

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OMG ! We are losing our voice !


Banned – The film by  PeepingTom Yogensha

Published on May 14, 2013  India’s people are gradually losing their voice. The voice of freedom. Raise your voice by sharing this film. This is our right ! 

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Agency: Marcel, Paris 2012
Ray-Ban did a campaign called “Legends” for its 75th anniversary, featuring seven ads done in the style of each decade in Ray-Ban’s history. The photos, carrying the longtime tagline “Never hide,” were based on real-life stories left by consumers on the Ray-Ban website. The campaign won two golds in Press—”1942 Lovers,” “1956 Dancing,” “1965 Miniskirt” and “1992 Rapper” won a gold for Craft in photography; the same ads, minus “1965 Miniskirt,” won a gold in Product & Service.

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8 cylinders when you need it.
4 cylinders when you don’t.
The new Audi S7

Credits :

Advertising Agency: BBH, London, UK
Executive Creative Director: Nick Gill
Creative Director: Kevin Stark
Copywriter: Simon Pearse
Art Director: Emmanuel Saint- M’Leux
Retoucher: Alex Murray
Photographer: Kulbir Thandi
Typographer: Rob Wison

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By Mistake a Novel by Vivek Pandit


Friends, Vivek is a childhood friend of a friend of mine Rajshekhar Malviya !

In his words ” i have made the mistake of writing my debut novel. it would be swell if you would read it. the book is very nominally prized [rs 176/-] the book is delivered via flipkart. if you message your postal address the book can be couriered to you. you can know more about the book @ www.viveikpandit.in .
give a new author a chance to be read.
thank you. ”

About Vivek 

Viveik Pandit, the debutant author of By Mistake, is a freelance journalist. His written expressions have found space in newspapers and magazines. He has penned a coffee table book for Dainik Jagran. He has also written scripts for short films and advertising campaigns. Besides pursuing his writing interests, Viveik is also a professor and a corporate trainer, with specialization in Marketing, Communication and Creative Writing. His students come from the diverse domains of Management, Engineering and Journalism.  Viveik Pandit has an unbiased liking for travelling, music, sports and food. His works to follow includes a collection of short stories (December ’12 launch) and two more untitled novels, trying to beat the end-of-the-world deadline. He lives in Lucknow with his banker wife and two kids. He can be contacted at bymistake@viveikpandit.in

http://www.viveikpandit.in/

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