Eight renowned local and international photographers and filmmakers have been announced as the new Canon Storytellers whose work and visual stories will inspire audiences to tell their own stories. The Canon Storytellers will lead a series of workshops and seminars aimed at honing the skills of enthusiastic snappers. The workshops will be running at various locations across the region and throughout the year, with the aim of ensuring everyone is able to capture the stories and images that make them better storytellers.
The Storytellers are widely known to have influenced and inspired others and are masters of a range of specific techniques and talents. All are dedicated to the art of visual storytelling and are highly skilled at adopting the latest innovations and technologies to produce outstanding results.
Venkatasubramanian Hariharan, Business Unit Director B2C, Canon Middle East said: “Through Storytellers we aim to ensure people who love storytelling through photography or videography are able to make the most of their skills. We seek to inspire and motivate them to tell incredible stories in the most effective way possible through pictures. This is why we have sought out world renowned photographers who understand the art of photography and who are excited to share their expertise with others.”
He added that Canon is and always has been dedicated to ensuring everyone is able to capture beautiful photos in order to hold treasured memories for generations to come.
Taking part is award-winning fashion photographer Clinton Lubbe, who has won Media 24, Photographer of the Year, and who directed an award-winning TV series. Also partnering with Canon is Sukaina Rajabali, who is one of only seven Certified Phase One Professionals in the Middle East and who has contributed to a long list of bestselling books and popular magazines.
Jorge Ferrari is a Dubai based photographer who specializes in live action and has photographed some of the country’s leading sports tournaments and international events. He will be sharing expert tips on action and commercial photography, while Nicolas Tohme, who describes himself as a Visual Therapist & Content Creator, will be teaching creative and portrait photography.
Gary Schmid, an internationally acclaimed Luxury Hotel and Resort Photographer and an approved head photographer for several high-end hotel chains, will be sharing secrets to taking perfect shots of food and interiors while Jalal Abuthina, an expert in street photography who has published books of images on Dubai will be showing photographers how to master street photography.
Hassan Aslan, a co-owner of Dubai Film Productions who handles multiple big budget documentary and commercial film projects, and Nick Arundel, founder of Natural Photography Elite who hosts photographic walking tours of Dubai, are also part of the initiative.
All the expert photographers taking part in Canon’s initiative understand the power of capturing a perfect image and have mastery of the art of storytelling through visual images. Canon will be hosting the workshops and seminars that each focus on a specific photographic discipline using the latest technology and trends in that field.
The first food & fashion photography workshop starring Clinton Lube and Nicholas Tohme has successfully made its mark this month in the popular Dubai art hub, Alserkal Avenue. Influential figures from the community came together in an interactive yet informative event to celebrate the art of storytelling.