The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs (OVCCA) held a training on basic photography on 2 October 2017 at the Obdulia F. Sison Hall (OFSH), as part of its in-house capacity building.
Two speakers trained the designated public information staff of the units of OVCCA on how to document office events effectively, namely Mr. Miguel Victor T. Durian and Ms. Marieta R. Manza.
CAMERA 101. Mr. Durian lectures on the shooting modes of a DSLR camera and gives practical tips in covering university events, which he learned as information officer of OVCCA.
Mr. Durian, information officer and technical staff at the OVCCA main office, gave the foundations of the subject matter by lecturing on the types and parts of a camera, the genres and ethics in photography, and practical tips in documenting office events.
BREAK THE RULES. Ms. Manza lectures on the basic principles of composition and tells the participants to explore their creativity by breaking these principles.
On the other hand, Ms. Manza, writer at ArtMalaysia, lectured on composition techniques and shared her experiences as a professional photographer for various agencies.
In the afternoon, the participants went out for a photowalk around the campus and submitted their best photos for class critiquing.
PICTURES IN OUR HEADS. VC Jamias delivers her opening remarks and emphasizes the effectiveness of photos in news reporting.
Vice Chancellor Serlie Barroga-Jamias said during her opening remarks that audiences nowadays are very visual, hence photos can empower stories. She added that good photos will effectively show that UPLB is indeed a University that inspires creativity and innovation among its community members.
The training was participated in by designated information staff from the OVCCA Main Office, Business Affairs Office (BAO), UPLB Housing Office (UHO), University Health Service (UHS), University Police Force (UPF), and the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME).
The activity is part of a series of trainings that the OVCCA is conducting for the professionalization and development of its staff. The first trainings were on the familiarization and identification of snakes and basic business writing. The office has slated another training on news and feature writing some time in December 2017. (Miguel Victor T. Durian)
See the outputs of the participants here: http://bit.ly/2xXB8zt