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Children become professional photographers at Cubbon Park

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Sneha Mukherjee

BENGALURU: “Size of the camera doesn’t matter as long as your vision is big,” said the Chief Photographer K. Gopinathan, The Hindu, addressing children from all over the city who came to learn and try their hands at photography.

A three-hour long photography workshop was conducted on Sunday at The Hindu office.

Mr Gopinath who was spearheading this workshop said, “Photographers should be selfish,” sharing his 41 years of experience in photojournalism. “Helping the needy doesn’t come to me first, photographing it does,” he added.

Gopinathan engaged the children in a humorous conversation while telling them about life of a photojournalist.

Being bold, creative and thinking out of the box are the three mantras to be a successful photographer, according to him.

He asked the children to tell stories through photos and bring a change.

Jhanvi an 8th grader of Sri Kumarans School said, “Before coming here all I could do with the camera was click and delete. But, now I know what to focus in a photograph.”

Children trained in professional photography, pose before the camera themselves. Photo: Sneha

Children trained in professional photography, pose before the camera themselves. Photo: Sneha

The participants were nine to fifteen years of age, and were interest in photography. Everyone came with their own cameras and mobile phones.

The first session of the workshop dealt with the evolution of photography, followed by a lecture on how to take news-worth

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