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Youth learn photography skills at TYC

May 19, 2014




Tribune News Network


Youth from across the cities of Qatar showed up at the Youth Hub Qatar recently to hone their photography skills in the 2 hour 'You-Training' photography workshop.

The participants had the opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography and advanced lighting skills at the You-Training programme organised by TYC in collaboration with Youth Hub Qatar. The organisers say it's important for the trainees to receive hands-on experience and this is what the workshop has provided.

"We are glad to be able to put up a workshop like this where young people get to use the camera and practice the techniques and learn it by doing it," said TYC Programmes and Event Manager Hatim Aboussid.

About 20 young people between the ages of 13 to 29 attended the workshop which started from 6pm to 8pm. The trainees learned the art of taking pictures, line of thirds, techniques of photography and how to compose a picture.

While sharing his knowledge with the trainees, TYC multi-media professional Adnan Mujib disclosed that the goal of the workshop was to instill responsibility, decision making, communication and leadership skill.

"This is not just about taking random or selfies but understanding the need for taking a particular shot. We want them to understand that you can talk with pictures. As the saying goes; a picture says a thousand words," said Adnan said.

The workshop ranged from learning about posing and positioning to focusing the lens. Participants made sure they took notes as they engaged in a series of photo-shoot exercises finding the right spot to sit and take pictures.

"We will continue to come up with different kinds of activities to engage, educate and develop the youth. It's like there has been an increased number of enthusiastic youth in this part of the region and we have just seen that at the YOU-Training photography workshop," TYC CEO Abdulrahman Sajid said.

"They start with no confidence, slightly embarrassed about their poor images and desperate to learn new skills and improve," he added.


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Source: Qatar Tribune

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