Those interested in taking good photos, whether for social media or professionally, were guided on how to get the most out of their shots at a wildlife photography workshop organised by Canon, the official print and imaging provider for Dubai World Expo 2020.
Professional photographer Charles Verghese told photography enthusiasts how social media users' desire to reach more followers with their photos requires their personal pages to display a variety of high-resolution images.
Varghese said: "This workshop aimed to refine the talents of those interested in the world of photography, especially pet and wildlife photography, which requires a high level of professionalism and expertise to create a collection of albums or a collection of high resolution images".
Varghese explained that there has been a renewed interest in photography, particularly because social media profiles can generate income for their owner. "Today, everyone is interested in photography because of two main factors: social media, which places a lot of importance on an image, such as on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and other platforms; and the proliferation of smartphones that have empowered anyone with a mobile device to take photographs."
He stressed that wildlife photography requires precision, calmness and choosing the right moment to take a picture, and that all equipment must be prepared and precautions must be taken, as this type of photography can sometimes be dangerous.
Regarding the future of cameras, especially in light of advances in the development of smartphones, Verghese said that professional devices are still indispensable for photographers, especially in journalism and filmmaking, as these cameras have special features that smartphones do not have.
Text, photos and video: Dubai Expo 2020.