On 2 February 2017, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek team learned that a photo says more than a thousand words through a skill building workshop hosted by Francis Photo Studios, a local Namibian photography company.
Opening the workshop, Anthea Basson, the National Information Officer to Namibia said, “Skill building workshops provide the UNIC Windhoek team with the necessary skills to execute plans with success and to progress towards goals.”
UNIC Windhoek is mandated to communicate the work of the United Nations with the broader Namibian public. It does this through programmatic work and other outreaches. Besides verbally sharing information or dictating information through articles, UNIC Windhoek uses photography to also share important information with the public.
“Photos are memories. For this reason, we want to ensure that the memory is captured in the best way possible, with the best lighting, pose, backdrop, etc.,” Francis Photo Studios said during an in-depth presentation about the modus operandi of a camera and what makes a dynamic photo.
This was followed by a practical session, through which the UNIC Windhoek team learned how to properly use a camera and photography studio equipment in order to deliver high quality photos.
“Francis Photo Studios takes into account many different factors when taking a photo. Through this insightful workshop, the UNIC Windhoek team gained valuable knowledge that will help us capture the United Nations’ work in Namibia,” Basson said.