Pixel photo, video expo starts in Madurai

An antique camera dating back to 1900, exhibited among 300 curiosities like cameras, photographs and darkroom accessories, caught the attention of photographers during the first edition of Pixel Photo & Video Exhibition, organized by Madurai District Tiny and Small-Scale Industries Association (MADITSSIA) here on Friday.

Opening the exhibition, collector S. Aneesh Sekhar praised the efforts of MADITSSIA to organize the first exhibition of its kind in the south.

The three-day expo hosted 85 booths set up by vendors across India, showcasing the latest photography and videography accessories from several brands such as Sony, Canon, Simpex, etc., said the chairman of Maditssia, S. Bharathi.

Interesting equipment such as a 360° spin photo stand, magic mirror, fixed digital LED light frames, customizable married couple cartoon cutouts and sublimation mugs were among the items on display.

Lens enthusiasts swarmed the stalls displaying accessories such as tripods, camera bags, lenses, gimbals, backdrops, shooting accessories, drone cameras starting at ₹20,000 and live streaming devices such as wireless video transmitters.

Mr Nallathambi, who owns a photo studio in Srivilliputhur, said he was able to buy many things on his shopping list under one roof.

Booths also offer website solutions, software as a service (SaaS), publishing software, and more. A photo exhibition space houses works by various photographers in different genres like landscape, street, wildlife and fashion.

Suruthi S, a second-year student in Madurai, displayed her photographs of insects like ants, spiders and houseflies, taken on her smartphone with great clarity.

Workshops and seminars led by experts on different topics such as newborn photography and Final Cut Pro X are scheduled during the exhibition.

deputy Su. Venkatesan will congratulate photographers submitting the best captures from the in-house fashion show and models with prizes worth ₹10,000 and diamond jewelry on May 29.

The president of MADITSSIA, MS Sampath, and the co-secretary PJ Bansidhar were present. The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Sunday at the IDA-Scudder Convention Centre.

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