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a product of valriyak media Publisher

Shreyak Singh Vallabh Chakridhar Reddy


Shreyak Singh

Executive Director

Mahesh Goud

Assistant Editor

Balwanth Singh

Innovative Designers

Akshita Shah Swathi


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The Kala Kaaris is a magazine by Valriyak Media. The concept to promote photographer’s art by means of a magazine.The idea of name and logo are by Akshitha Shah and Swati and the idea of magazine is by Shreyak Singh.

ABOUT the editor’s:

Shreyak Singh

Sree Vallabh

Mahesh Goud



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What is




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hotography is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing.

The result in a photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, which is later chemically developed into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing. Photography has many uses for business, science, manufacturing, art, recreational purposes, and mass communication.



hotography gained the interest of many scientists and artists from its inception. Scientists have used photography to record and study movements, such as Eadweard Muybridge’s study of human and animal locomotion in 1887. Artists are equally interested by these aspects but also try to explore avenues other than the photo-mechanical representation of reality, Jan 14 I The Kala Kaaris



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Technical aspects

he camera is the image-forming device, and photographic film or a silicon electronic image sensor is the sensing medium. The respective recording medium can be the film itself, or a digital electronic or magnetic memory. Photographers control the camera and lens to “expose” the light recording material (such as film) to the required amount of light to form a “latent image” (on film) or RAW file (in digital cameras) which, after appropriate processing, is converted to a usable image. Digital cameras use an electronic image sensor based on light-sensitive electronics such as charge-coupled device (CCD) or complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology. The resulting digital image is stored electronically, but can be reproduced on paper or film. The camera (or ‘camera obscura’) is a dark room or chamber from which, as far as possible, all light is excluded except the light that forms the image. The subject being photographed, however, must be illuminated. Cameras can range from small to very large, a whole room that is kept dark while the object to be photographed is in another room where it is properly illuminated. This was common for reproduction photography of flat copy when large film negatives were used (see Process camera). A general principle known from the birth of photography is that the smaller the camera, the brighter the image. This meant that as soon as photographic materials became sensitive enough (fast enough) to take candid or what were called genre pictures, small detective cameras were used, some of them disguised as a tie pin that was really a lens, as a piece of luggage or even a pocket watch (the Ticka camera). Source : Wikipedia

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“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” -

Susan Sontag

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ShikharSharma Interview With

Interviewer : I don’t think you need an introduction but as a part of the formality, can you please tell me a little about yourself.

Shikhar Sharma : I am an International Marketing graduate working

in financial service sector. Along with this profession, I manage my passion for photography. It started as a hobby, but with appreciation from amateurs and experts alike, the hobby got serious.

Interviewer : So when did you feel like having a passion for photography?

Shikhar Sharma : Right from childhood, capturing and recording

moments fascinated me. In fact, it was my constant prodding that brought the first camera into my family. I was only 12 when my father gifted me a camera for an academic achievement. Those were the days when photography had a recurring cost to it and every click meant around 5-7 rupees spent. With my limited pocket money, I could hardly be innovative and experimental. But I exploited every opportunity to click. For the same reason, I don’t figure in childhood albums as I was always behind the lens.

Interviewer : WOW!That’s Nice. Can you share the first picture you took and tell us something about the picture.

Shikhar Sharma : Well, that would be long back. And how I wish I

had saved it. But from the recent past I can share with you the first pic I took with a DSLR. I took it from my brother’s camera, who later even gifted me my first DSLR. Jan 14 I The Kala Kaaris

Interviewer : You’re getting viral on internet day by day tell us something about your audience.

Shikhar Sharma : I generally post my photos on my facebook page

( and have also recently started posting mobile-clicked photos on instagram (ShikharF8). Though I am present on almost all the social media platforms, these two avenues form 70% of my active audience. My audience has been very kind to me always. They have been very interactive and supportive of the work that I post.

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Interviewer : 5. Apart from Photography what do you actually do? Shikhar Sharma : I work for a private bank in Mumbai. I invest a lot of time on doing new things. I have been a DJ as well. Currently, I am learning to play djembe.

Interviewer :Who was the person who most influenced you, and how?

Shikhar Sharma : I guess the days of one single person influenc-

ing someone, are gone. In the days of internet, there is a huge herd of personalities that can influence you. I have been most influenced, motivated and trained by the internet I would say.

Interviewer :If you hadn’t become a photographer, what might you have done?’

Shikhar Sharma : I would have been doing something with the music or maybe become a footballer. Who knows!

Interviewer : Last but not least, can you share with us, the most memorable moments of your career and life?

Shikhar Sharma : This very moment.

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HENGKI KOENJORO born in Semarang, Central Java, Indo

of Photography, Santa Barbara, California, where he majored in video returned to Indonesia to become a freelance videographer/editor, spe lives in Jakarta. Hengki is a part time practitioner of the art of black a life’s journey of expression. “Photography can never be separated from unexpected, indulging and embracing ourselves with the joy of photo

onesia, on March 24, 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute o production and minored in the fine art of photography. Hengki ecializing in nature documentaries and corporate profiles, and now and white photography, which he believes to be his true purpose in m the aspects of making the common things unusual, welcoming the ography.�

Music for the masses

Pranay Myakal - The Concert Photographer.

“I feel very happy shooting live concerts. I think that crowd is howling and screaming for me instead

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His First live concert was of famous Bollywood Singers like “Lucky Ali, Usha Uthup, Neeraj Sridhar and India’s most famous fusion band INDIAN OCEAN Second was in CBIT college for Hyderabad’s known Rock band “Primal Abuse” Third shoot is for my known churches Youth Christmas event “Lakshya’13” I feel very happy shooting live concerts, says Pranay. I think that crowd is howling and screaming for me instead Performers on stage, says Pranay Himself He was a student who hated Math’s and Science, but because of family pressure he was admitted into MPC and AIEEE in his+1 and +2. “I really hated it, because i wanted to get outta my adjusting life.” He aimed high. He loves photography from childhood. So when he was asked by my parents what He want to do next in future HE said He want to become a Professional photographer, without any hesitation they permitted me to repeat my Intermediate. I’m very thankful that I got understanding parents. So my dad bought me a DSLR. He started clicking all around Hyderabad and even outta city.

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5 Best place you must Visit

Before you DiE 1 | VENICE Among those who’ve seen it in person, the conclusion is unanimous: Venice is the most beautiful city in the world, and the only one that can truly be described as unique. Each building is a work of art, with their beauty enhanced when reflected on the canals that cross the city. Its magical scenery is fascinating and breathtaking at first sight, evoking the feeling of entering the setting of a real-life fairy tale. It’s perhaps even unfair to all other cities to call Venice a city, as it is a place unlike any other, that no other can compare to, or ever be like.

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2 | PARIS The Seine and the bridges that cross it, the grand boulevards, the monumental squares, the magnificent monuments, the charming streets of Montmartre -- these images of Paris confirm that it is indeed the most elegant and sophisticated of all cities. It has inspired practically every major world capital, with every city claiming its own Champs-Elysèes, and Place des Vosges becoming the prototype of residential squares throughout Europe. Sit at an outdoor cafÊ table or go on a boat tour of the Seine and see it all romantically flash before your eyes.

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3 | PRAGUE It is known as the city of the thousand spires because of its profusion of grand, beautifully-preserved historical monuments dating from practically every period in history. Those spires are best admired from the bridges that cross the Vltava River, especially from the magnificent Charles Bridge, or standing in the stunningly beautiful Old Town Square. Add the atmospheric alleyways and cobbled streets that lead to it, and you know that few other cities delight the senses as much as Prague.

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4 | RIO DE JANEIRO There are those who say God created the world in six days and devoted a seventh to Rio. The city is indeed blessed with one of the most stunning settings in the world, making it the most naturally beautiful city in the world. Even if it was deserted of buildings and population, anyone standing at the top of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain or by the Corcovado statue would see one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Green, tropical luxuriance mixes with the blue of the ocean and the brightness of the sand at the beaches, proving that this is indeed “the marvelous city” as locals call it.

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Mumbai, the city where dreams come true, tops the list as most of the wealthy people love to reside in this capital city of Maharashtra. The financial capital contributes the highest to the country’s GDP and tax revenues. Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange, the two biggest stock exchanges in India are located here. Mumbai also headquarters companies like Reliance Industries, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Group and Godrej Group.

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Hengki Koentjoro Photography

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The Master in Macro Photography

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