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FUNN puts photographers in the spotlight


Funn will be organising the two-day photo editing and photography trip.

Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter

SHARJAH: Funn, the Sharjah-based organisation that supports and promotes the learning of media arts for the youth and children in the UAE, has opened registrations for a Photography Trip to Kalba for aspiring photographers in the age group of 16-20 years old, which will be held on April 11th – 12th.

In partnership with Grandstores, Sharjah Tourism and Nikon, Funn will be organising the two-day photo editing and photography trip, during which participants will be staying overnight at the newly-opened luxury property, Kingfisher Lodge.

The trip aims to support avid photographers and provide them with a platform to hone their creativity and passion for photography. The main objective of the trip, which will include a number of practical sessions and workshops, is to make participants understand the nuances of photography and gradually improve their skills to enable them to pursue it as a profession.

Sheikha Jawaher Bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of Funn and Sharjah International Children and Youth Film Festival, said, “As part of our commitment to developing Sharjah’s and the UAE’s creative industries by empowering the nation’s youth in media arts, Funn is organising this specialised photography trip, which will offer participants numerous opportunities to express their creativity, engage with some of the UAE’s most authentic natural landscapes, understand the role of light in photography, and hone their professional shooting and photo editing skills.”

She added, “With the advent of phone-embedded digital cameras and social media platforms offering young photographers an avenue to publish and popularise their work, the art of photography has come under sharp focus. It is arguably the most accessible and popular form of media art among the younger generation, and therefore, it is important that we offer them the right platform and training to explore their potential and learn about the professional side of photography. This trip has been crafted to help young photographers take a more specialised approach to the art form.”

The trip will host workshops to encourage participants to consider photography as a career. In a special session during the trip, participants will be taught about the various camera modes and techniques they need to apply to capture stunning shots using natural light during the main phases of the day – sunrise, sunsets, day- and night-time.