SIBF 2022: Out-of-the-box thinking brings visual ideas to photographic perfection
Visitors learn importance of visual thinking in creating curated images
Sharjah, November 07, 2022
A baby in a plant pot, toddler in a teacup, and a boy jumping out of stage were some of the images that were created at the ‘Perspective Photography’ session on Day 4 of the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) at Expo Centre Sharjah.
Families thoroughly enjoyed the 30-minute workshop as they formulated their action plan to curate a frame of their choice. Accomplished filmmaker and workshop facilitator Hasan Al Moussawi explained basic camera operations to the group of professional photographers and hobbyists, including children.
“Strong background and foreground are very important in perspective photography. While camera techniques can be interpreted endlessly using various technical terms, the real result of an impactful image lies in having a perspective. Finding individuality is key to bringing life to your visual idea,” he said.
While participants collaborated to conceptualise and derive an image, photographer Amer Hazem assisted in fine tuning the final photograph, which was then presented to the participants as mementos for attending the session.
Six workshops on various aspects of photography are conducted every day at Hall 7 workshop area throughout the 12-day book fair.
The 2022 edition of SIBF runs at Expo Centre Sharjah until November 13, under the theme ‘Spread the Word’.