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

Past Issue : May 2010

 

In this Issue

Pro Profile: Jacob Maentz
Camera Review: Canon EOS 550D
Camera Review: Kodak Zi8
Tips & Techs: Get your whack on!
Tips and Techs: Flowery language – shooting flora in holiday destinations
 
 
 
 
 

Pro Profile: Jacob Maentz

Jacob Maentz is an American travel and stock photographer based in the Philippines. He came to country as a U.S Peace Corps volunteer in 2003. Jacob’s two year service gained him an admiration for their culture and different way of life. He grew up close to nature and has an academic background of Wildlife and Conservation Biology. It was this interest that led him to purchase his first camera. Jacob fostered a strong inclination towards international conservation work for a long time and this is something that is reflected in his pictures. The images with human elements almost always represent them in their natural environments.

 
 
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Camera Review: Canon EOS 550D

To review the Canon EOS 550D is something I had been looking forward to. I had my eyes set on buying its predecessor the 15-megapixel EOS 500D and to be able to test the EOS 550D was a bonus for me. These mid-ranged cameras were true to their category as they drew an attractive balance between price and capabilities. With the Canon EOS 550D occupying the price bracket of Canon EOS 500D. The 500D has now been priced at Rs. 41,995. The Canon EOS 550D was launched internationally in February 2010 and it is known as the Rebel T2i in the North American region. The Canon EOS 550D has 18 megapixels CMOS sensor and that is something that is going to make people look up and notice. The maximum resolution for the camera’s still images is now 5184 x 3456.

 
 
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Camera Review: Kodak Zi8

The first impression you might have of the Kodak Zi8 is that it resembles a high-end mobile phone. In fact when you go out to click a picture, onlookers might mistake you for a mobile snapper. The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera is an interesting hybrid that is able to shoot 1080p HD Video. The still part of the camera shoots 5.3 megapixel pictures with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The pocket video camera also has the ability to directly uplink your videos online to social networking websites like Facebook and video sharing sites such as YouTube. The camera comes with three colour options of black, aqua and raspberry – we got the black one. The Zi8 is fairly compact, measuring in the dimensions 2.4 inches by 4.5 inches by 0.9 inch and weighing 4.8 ounces.

 
 
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Tips & Techs: Get your whack on!

If you are the kind who wears whackiness on the sleeve, then it sure makes sense to let the trait transpire into your holiday photographs as well. So this summer holiday unleash your sunny side and have a great time taking photos of yourself and your gang whether standing against scenic backgrounds or next to the most quirky ones installations. (Just imagine how popular you could become when your friends see your photos on the social networking sites!)

 
 
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Tips and Techs: Flowery language – shooting flora in holiday destinations

Shooting flora is always a rewarding experience- the obvious reason being, they are admirably photogenic. Now if you find yourself running down a field of dazzling sunflowers this summer vacation, pray do not miss any opportunity to take some photographs while you are at it! It is always a good idea to pull out the compact camera stashed in your bag or pick up the SLR hung around your neck, and get trigger-happy with it. See how delighted the flowers would be to pose for the camera!

 
 
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