The Department of Educational Communication (DEC) of the College of Development Communication (CDC) conducted a one-day training-workshop on event photography for the members of the College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf) Committee on Information, Media Relations, and Communication (CIMRC) on 15 August 2023.

Titled Looking Through the Lens: A Training-Workshop on Event Photography, the activity aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of CPAf CIMRC participants in capturing images that effectively showcase the activities, achievements, and outputs of their college. The CPAf CIMRC plans to sustain a database of information and a repository of photos for their staff and students. A total of 15 academic and administrative staff attended the event.

In preparation for the workshop, the DEC training team, composed of Mr. Elijah Jesse M. Pine (DEC officer-in-charge), Ms. Renz Frances D. Abagat-Manrique (University Extension Associate II), Mr. Mario B. Maningas (Administrative Assistant I- Photographer), and Mr. John Anthony D. Mendoza (Artist-Illustrator), delivered a lineup of lecture discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities that elicited the participants’ engagement and appreciation of event photography.

There were four sessions during the training-workshop:

  • Part and Functions of a Camera & Factors Affecting Exposure (Pine & Maningas)
  • Visual Elements in Photography & Principles of Photographic Composition (Abagat-Manrique)
  • Tips and Tricks of Event Photography (Maningas & Mendoza)
  • Hands-on Group Activity: No-Event Event Photography

DEC regularly offers workshops on visual design, photography, and videography to units within and outside UPLB. In November 2022, DEC staff conducted a training-workshop on photography, videography, and video-editing for the faculty members and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), UPLB. The event aimed to aid the unit in producing instructional, research, and public service materials. (Cathryn Julianne M. Pine)