Photography workshop held
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Sept 26: The sudden interest in photography can be attributed to accessibility of cheaper technology, accessibility to internet and the spurt in use of social media if a professiol photographer is to be believed.
“In recent times there is a great shift in interest towards photography due to cheaper cameras, the accessibility of information on photography on the internet and the spurt of social media like facebook and whatsapp,” E Blah, a noted photographer said here today.
Speaking at the iugural function of a photography workshop and exhibition titled “Framing Stories” he said this.
Later speaking to reporters at the sidelines of the workshop and exhibition said that photography is an amazing technology one can have now that further enhances creativity.
Blah said that photography does not rely on exterl sources but on a person’s creativity.
According to him, photography at least professiolly in Shillong is still quite new.
“The biggest hurdle is to get people understand how important this field is. Families may say that photography as a profession may not work out and it is not going to give u a job and to find a government job instead,” Blah said.
He also said that there is a big market for photographers, and to help people understand that photography is not just a hobby and if taken seriously by people who are passiote, it can help them change people’s mindsets. “Photography is not just a professiol career but it can help bring social change by highlighting stories that people should know,” Blah said.
Speaking on the workshop, Blah said that this is a great opportunity for everybody from amateurs to professiols to come, learn, connect and understand each other.
The workshop and exhibition was iugurated by Meghalaya Minister for Arts & Culture, Ronnie V Lyngdoh.