Bedaya holds smartphone photography workshop
September 22 2018 01:31 AM
The workshop provided entrepreneurs with techniques in taking smartphone photos of various subjects.

The Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Centre), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, recently organised a smartphone 
photography workshop.
The workshop was part of the launching of the ‘Bedaya’s Friends’ initiative, which entitles its members to attend workshops, take part in deciding the workshops titles and scope of work. 
The initiative also intends to augment frequent meeting with entrepreneurs, field trips for existing and successful projects, in addition to the priority in participating in the bazaars that Bedaya frequently hosts under the condition that the participant should be a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owner and between the 
age of 16 and 35. 
The photography workshop’s three sessions provided Qatari entrepreneurs with techniques in taking smartphone photos of various subjects such as food and beverages, clothing, accessories, and many others in an attractive and professional way.
This aims to help them promote their products, increase sales, and eliminate the need for a special photographer for product portfolio, thereby reducing cost.
During the first session, photographers Ammar al-Qamash and Latifah al-Darwish from the Phone Art Qatar initiative discussed how to mobile phones in a professional 
way to photograph F&B products. 
Apparels, clothes, and accessories where covered in the second session of the workshop. The third session discussed the tricks to take “perfect shots” of products such as perfumes, watches, and many others. 
During sessions, the audience acquainted themselves with the basics of photography, took photographs, and evaluated each output.
Bedaya Centre general manager Reem al-Sowaidi said, “Thanks to these workshops, the attendees were able to acquire the basics of professional photography through their mobile phones to display and market their products in the best way by publishing them on social networking sites. Mobile photography has become a marketing skill that saves entrepreneurs’ time, effort, and money, which is reflected positively on their business.”
She added: “Through the ‘Bedaya’s Friends’ initiative, we seek to offer a range of specialised workshops that help entrepreneurs market their products by letting them select the topics that might help them. We were honoured by the presence of photographers Ammar al-Qamash and Latifah al-Darwish from Phone Art Qatar initiative to inform the audience about one of the most important elements in the marketing of products to increase the volume of business and direct communication with different segments of society.”

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