The Fine Art Photography Club conducted a four-day workshop that ended on April 30. Deepak John Mathew,director of National Institute of Design (NID),conducted the workshop. Not only did Mathew mentor and supervise the work of the participants,but he also guided them in the finer nuances of still photography. Speaking about the workshop,Mathew says,A common misconception many amateur photographers have about the craft is that they need expensive high-end cameras to click pictures. One of the main ideas of the workshop was to dispel these myths. One can shoot wonderful pictures even with a mobile phone camera. We tried to free them of the inhibition regarding the type of device they were using to click the pictures, he says. Matthew,who has developed the curriculum for Photography Design at National Institute of Design (NID),Ahmedabad,has also designed the first post graduate dual Masters-level program for Photography Design in India. The workshop also featured a heritage walk where the participants walked in and around the municipal corporation and clicked pictures,in addition to seeing the works of established photographers from around the world. On April 28,World Pinhole Camera Day,the participants were also introduced to the usage of the pinhole cameras.
Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: May 1, 2013 11:43:17 pm