SAP Media Worldwide Ltd. publishes monthly magazine for Indian Photography Industry
 
 

Past Issue : March 2018

 

In this Issue

Pro Profile - Scott Serfas
Pro Profile - Jill Heinerth
Festivals of India - Chinakkathoor Pooram
Important Underwater Photography Ti ps
Ways to make images sharp
Extreme Sports in India
Review - Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III
Review - Canon EF -S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
 
 
 
 
 

Pro Profile - Scott Serfas

As a teen, he was snowboarding for fun and photographing his buddies doing the same. After getting his images published in Concrete Powder, he started to gain fame. In 1998, the worlds largest and most prestigious snowboard magazine, Transworld SNOWboarding, recruited him as a senior photographer. Since then he has had thousands of photos published for clients worldwide and more than 90 magazine covers to his name. This month we leap across snow-covered peaks, and glide down powdery hills with Canadian photographer Scott Serfas! He is today one of the most prolific photographers in the snowboarding and adventure photography scene, and we had a opportunity to speak to him and get to know more about his work!

 
 
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Pro Profile - Jill Heinerth

She was inspired in her childhood by Jacques Cousteau’s TV series, and in 5th grade, she gave a Science Fair project about mysterious disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. After a stint in graphic design, she took to diving full-time and underwater photography. It was in Florida that her cave diving first began, and she went on to later undertake some of the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves, searching for never before seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, to the lawless desert border area between Egypt and Libya. In recognition of her lifetime achievement, she was awarded the inaugural Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration. Established by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2013, the medal recognises singular achievements and the pursuit of excellence by an outstanding Canadian explorer. Also a film-maker, she has made TV series for PBS, Nat Geo, and BBC, multiple documentaries, and has also been consulted by directors including David Cameron. This month we take a deep plunge with Canadian cave diver Jill Heinerth, and explore the mysterious world of underwater caves and photography

 
 
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Festivals of India - Chinakkathoor Pooram

The month of March in India is a major month where many traditional festivals across India begin. Starting with festivals as colourful and energetic as Holi which is celebrated across the length and breadth of India on a grand manner. But as the diversity of this country suggests, festivals and religious sentiments change along with the geography and people. Such is the variety of our country. In this edition of the Festivals of India, we travel down to South India and experience one of the most interesting cultural and traditional festivals taking place. Chinakkathoor Pooram dedicated to Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy located in the town of Palappuram that is part of Palakkad district in Kerala. Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple celebrates Chinakkathoor Pooram in the month of March and is considered as one of the major festivals celebrated in Southern part of India. Khumbham is the month of Malayalam calendar that is considered as auspicious for celebrating Chinakkathoor Pooram.

 
 
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Important Underwater Photography Ti ps

While writing about underwater photography, we found out that we had done articles on it a few times and all were quite general articles too. We decided, that this time we will delve a little further and explore underwater photography a little "in depth”.

 
 
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Ways to make images sharp

Taking sharp images is any photographer’s first priority. No one wants to see blurry images unless it is done intentionally. In this article we will discuss ways to take sharp images without having to spend too much.

 
 
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Extreme Sports in India

When you think of adventure sports, probably India is not the first country that will spring to mind. But all you daredevils and thrill-seekers will be surprised to find out the number of adventure and extreme sports and activities the country has to offer. We did some research and found out adventure sports and other thrilling activities that you can do in India. These will also give you the opportunity to try your hand at adventure sports photography.

 
 
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Review - Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III

A few months ago Canon launched PowerShot G1X Mark III, the third model in the premium G1X series. The latest camera sports a 24.3 Megapixel APSC sensor and Dual Pixel AF, along with a DIGIC 7 processor. However, it has a fixed 24-72mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom lens. Canon boasts that it has a largest imaging sensor in a Canon point and- shoot camera. We got our hands on the camera, and decided to put it through the tests to see how it performed. Read on to find out more!

 
 
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Review - Canon EF -S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

The Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens is the first of its kind in the EF-S range, for use with the Canon’s APS-C sensor cameras, the lens features a unique built-in macro light to illuminate close-up subjects. As it’s a dedicated macro lens, it has a 1:1 magnification, with a close focussing range of just 0.13 metres. It also features an Optical Image Stabilizer with Hybrid IS and a 7-blade circular aperture. The lens has Super Spectra coating which has been designed to reduce ghosting and flare. Being an STM lens, it has a stepper motor which delivers quick, quiet and smooth autofocus, something which is very much appreciated by the videographers. The macro light can be configured to either shine on the left hand side, right hand side or both, giving you full flexibility to illuminate super close-up subjects. Those who need to photograph products, such as jewellery or food, will find this lens very useful.

 
 
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