Grads photography program sparks interest
News.co.nz – Grads Photography Program sparks interest in photography article Grads Photo is a new program being run by the Department of Primary Industries.
The Department of Arts and Culture says it will help people “develop skills and knowledge” in photography.
Its called the Junior Photography Program, and it will allow young people to hone their skills through a two-year course.
The programme will also be taught by a professional.
It will help the young people learn to take photographs, with the aim of helping them to “continue to enhance their photographic talent and broaden their professional horizons”.
In addition to the two-years course, there will be opportunities to pursue a career in photography, and to develop a portfolio.
Students can sign up for the Junior Photo program, and be assessed for their “ideal qualifications” before receiving their camera.
The aim is for the students to “become better photographers in their own right”, according to the Department.
They will then be assessed by the director of photography and given the “tools to be successful in the industry”.
“The main aim of the program is to develop an individual’s ability to take and maintain professional photographs and to become a professional photographer in their individual or professional career,” it said.
“We want young people who are already working in the field to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the program and be able to achieve their goals.”
The program will be open to students who are at least 18 years of age and can provide a valid passport.
Students will need to take at least three hours of photography class every week.
It is hoped the program will “develop a wide range of young people’s creative talents and skills”.
The program has been running for about a year, and is aimed at encouraging young people “to take up photography”.
Grads Photo program director Michael O’Connell said it was a great opportunity for students to learn to “keep up” with the times.
“The focus is to help people achieve their professional photographic objectives,” he said.
“We’re trying to teach them to take the photographs they want to take, to make them look professional and to keep them up to date with the latest technology.”
He said he hoped the programme would inspire others to take up the profession.
“What we are trying to do is help people to develop their creative skills and to be able take photos in a professional way,” he added.
The Junior Photo Program has been run by Arts and Cultural Services since November 2018.
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