Sharjah, September 17, 2019:
FUNN will also be hosting a special photo exhibition featuring select works of students and introduce festival visitors to the programmes, workshops and events it organises through the year to hone the capabilities of children and youth who have an interest in cinema and other media arts.
The intention of the workshops FUNN will be delivering at Xposure 2019 is to engage young aspiring shutterbugs through easily accessible, yet professionally crafted courses.
The workshops will cover six subjects: mobile photography, colour contrast, astro photography, food photography, imagination photography and travel photography. They have been designed by experts at Dubai Capture and will be delivered by professional instructors.
The mobile photography workshop on September 19 will teach latest techniques, light control and best apps to use to enhance outcomes.
On the following day, knowledge of light wheel, manipulation of colour harmony and contrast, and how to integrate these skills into taking quality pictures will be the focus of the Colour Contrast workshop. The food photography workshop will also be delivered on September 20, where participants will learn how to capture the right angles on their mobile phone cameras to produce insta-worthy shots.
On September 21, imagination photography takes centre stage. This special workshop will have a fairy-tale like theme and guide participants to convert their ideas and imagination into real photos creatively.
On the last day of Xposure 2019, that is September 22, two workshops on travel photography and astrophotography will be organised by FUNN. At the travel photography workshop, attendees will learn about the essential equipment to take on their travels and receive technical training on how to use their mobile devices to capture memorable shots. The astrophotography session is an introductory class where students will learn how to operate and manage astrophotography equipment and the basics of imaging using telescopes for planetary and deep space objects.
Lots of exciting prizes to be won:
FUNN will surprise select workshop attendees with attractive prizes. Participants will also get a chance to try their luck at a spin wheel to win gifts from Grand Stores. There’s more prizes at these workshops, like free registration for one of FUNN’s workshops and entry tickets to the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF), which will be held next month.
FUNN intends to reach out to a wider young audience of photography enthusiasts
Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of FUNN and SIFF, said, “FUNN’s intention behind organising these workshops is to reach out to a wider audience of photography enthusiasts and aspiring media arts professionals to be part of our specialised programmes. We have selected the five topics keeping in mind the developing branches of photography, which can open up new avenues for participants interested in taking it up as a profession.
“The idea is to impart key skills and enable participants to gain inspiration from the works of the world’s best photographers within Xposure’s vibrant environment where the beauty and contributions of photography receive a one-of-a-kind celebration.”
FUNN – Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children – aims to nurture a future generation of creative artists in media and film industry, and promotes new media works and films made by children and young filmmakers in the UAE at international film festivals and conferences worldwide. Its larger goal is to foster talent through these festivals, conferences and workshops locally and internationally.