Almost everyone has experienced a scenario of not being able to take a perfect picture with their smartphones. Consumers are seen taking picture over and over again; confused of which one to select as the best.
With the pace at which smartphone cameras are evolving, most people are making it their favourite alternative to actual cameras. Hence, the need to perfect the act of photography. Sure! Photographers are praying very hard against this.
In a bid to sustain their unique selling point of an amazing user experience and as a prequel to the launch of its latest device, Africa’s leading mobile phone maker, TECNO http://Techno.comMobile collaborated with pros in the field of photography namely; Abdusalam Hamza, a documentary and lifestyle photographer and Obasa Olorunfemi, the founder/lead photographer at Wakafire mobile photography to present a smartphone photography master class during the recently concluded Lagos Photo Festival.
The Lagos Photo Festival is the first international art festival of photography in Nigeria. Launched in October 2010, it is organised by the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) as part of an ongoing project designed to use art in public spaces as a medium for increasing societal awareness. The festival includes workshops and classes for professional artists, art fairs and indoor and outdoor exhibitions citywide. Held annually, the festival features emerging photographers alongside established photographers.
#LagosPhotoFestival_ Tecno brings Lagos to life with amazing camera and A.I technology.
In a presentation on ‘Street Photography’, Hamza took participants through the rudiments of Street Photography covering a range of subjects such as understanding the camera and the components of street photography. He also urged everyone to start with what they have- their phone, all that is needed is to create the concept behind the picture in the mind first. He showcased a cross-section of his exhibitions taken with various TECNO devices.
After the masterclass Everyone was given a chance to put what they had learnt into practice at the last session which saw participants divided into 2 groups to experience and capture the essence of different locations on the Lagos island such as Falomo and Tafawa Balewa. Equipped with the latest TECNO Camon 11 that uses AI technology, they were able to bring to life, in amazing selfies, the pulse and vibrancy of the areas visited.