Giving Back in the Creative Community
In our modern day and age, everyone is thriving to become the best at what they do in the creative field that they are in, and that is why it is essential for all photographers to share their knowledge with each other. I got to where I am because amazing photographers shared their knowledge with me, and this is my attempt in paying it forward. There is a well-known proverb that says, “A candle does not lose its light by lighting another candle.” I firmly believe that is the approach we need to take in the photography field. In an effort to do so, I took part in workshops with Gulf Photo Plus. I have also started organizing numerous workshops with my team to help other photographers reach their goals and ambitions. These workshops can either be classes or one-on-one sessions that are tailored according to desired learning objectives and outcomes. I have had the honor of coaching students from various backgrounds and careers.
The first workshop was a product shoot that focused on the different ways a photographer can tackle complications with lighting, knowing that product photography can get challenging when you’re dealing with shiny and reflective surfaces. No pre-set formats or rules were shared, but instead my aim was to teach every photographer I interacted with how to identify a problem, how to approach it, and how to solve it.
The students had a visible improvement in their work, and I am personally content with the outcome of these projects.
The second workshop I held revolved around the topic of fashion photography. In it, we discussed various lighting techniques for different environments (studio vs. outdoor,) as well as post-processing and editing techniques on Photoshop.
I truly enjoy teaching photography because it helps me look at things from a different perspective. It also gives me a great sense of joy to know that I am giving back to the creative community. Nothing can compare to the smile on a photographer’s face after he or she has just learned a new trick that will empower them through their artistic journey.
Are there any photography tips and tricks that you’ve learned that stuck with you throughout your work? I’d love to hear from you.
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