Photography for Children:A Sense of Story

Introduce Children the wonders of Photography

Every Saturday, I am conducting a photography class for a various group of children aged 6 to 15. Many students show great interest in learning photography. I am blogging for children who can’t attend the session. If any children want to learn more they can register here at Manarat Saadiyat, Photography Studio part Abu Dhabi Culture and Tourism, where the children will learn the creative part of photography.

A Sense of Story 

 

For telling any story through photography, storyline describes the important moment of the trip.

Remember below point:- 

  1. Shooting Portrait – Include the environment around the person
  2. Try different Points of View Shots, (remember perspective
  3. Pay attention to background and foreground – very effective storytelling tool
  4. Keep in mind five basic questions of the storytelling (Who? What? When? Where? How?
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Catch of the Day at Abu Dhabi Fish Market, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Photographed on 2015

 

 

Abu Dhabi Mina Zayed – Morning Walk

Few images captured during the walk today…

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Today I and my daughter went for a walk to Abu Dhabi fish market, demolition work going on at Mina Zayed due to a major redevelopment of Abu Dhabi’s historic port and traditional markets get underway.

 

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Skyline of Abu Dhabi
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Dozens of fishing dhows that are currently anchored at the harbour will move on
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It is also envisaged that dozens of fishing dhows that are currently anchored at the harbour will move on. A traditional fishing cage is banned in Abu Dhabi. Many fishermen have already left the country and it is believed the departing dhows will make way for the new marina.
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Color / Contrast / Light
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Find something interesting….
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Peek a Boo, hungry cat was following me today after this shot, I was carrying some Cat food, which helped him for his breakfast 🙂
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Sign of Demolition 😦 sad to see Mina Fish Market without the fisherman
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Lonely 
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Dandal fisherman from Gujarat India he says, many fishermen have already left the country and he will unite with his family and work in India.
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Abu Dhabi Mina Fish Market
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Can you see anything here?

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Just an observation….

Happy New Year 2019

This year 2018 is about to come to an end 🙂

Overall it was a great year for me both personally and professionally. I honestly hope 2019 will be even better then 2018, filled with love and happiness and good health to everyone around the world.

I am glad that i have published and exhibited my photographs.I am proud for any achievements no matter how small, because this brings me closer to the goal , below are few achievements this year …good bye 2018. I wish you all lots of inspirations and ideas for the next year, but until then I also hope that you will celebrate safely.

“Tokya International Foto Award – Honorable Winner – “Women and children of Rohingya Refugee Survivors”

Social Documentary Network , 10th Year of Telling the Truth -Selected and Exhibited at Bronx Documentary Center

1)From fear to Freedom about Rohingya Series
2)Transnational Mothers :Mothering from afar in UAE

Blank Wall Gallery – Exhibited in Greece – “Portrait about Gender Change”

“Transnational Mothers: Mothering from Afar in United Arab Emirates” documentary published in Zeke Magazine,Social Documentary Projects and Vision Projects

Capture the Freedom – “Fear from Freedom about Rohingya’s selected by a panel of esteemed photo editors and human rights advocates NATHALIE APPLEWHITE managing director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, EMMA RAYNES , Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation,MAGGIE SOLADAY at the Open Society Foundations in New York,GEOFFREY BERLINER is co-developer and the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation in New York City.

This will be presented on four large-scale photographic cubes corresponding to each of the four freedoms — Freedom of speech & expression, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear — the exhibition is the first of its kind held at the Presidential Memorial. Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is the first memorial dedicated to President Roosevelt in his home state of New York.

Same Capture the Freedom again exhibited Gallery RIVAA, Island of Art , New York

Infact couple of years, i am unable to spend a quality time with my mother which i feel very guilty , this year i will make sure i will be with her and take her around.

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FOUR FREEDOMS PARK CONSERVANCY & UNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCE PHOTOGRAPHERS SELECTED FOR CAPTURE YOUR FREEDOM, AN OUTDOOR EXHIBITION

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Capture Your Freedom

AT FDR FOUR FREEDOMS STATE PARK

JUNE 15 – JULY 1, 2018

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is delighted to present Capture Your Freedom, the first public, onsite exhibition at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park. The exhibition is the culmination of the Conservancy’s call for photos, inviting photographers from around the world to submit their photos inspired by the four freedoms: freedom of speech & expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.  

The resulting images, more than 90 in total, are displayed on four large-scale cubes, corresponding to each of the freedoms. The work on view explores human rights in an era of hyper connectivity, fracturing borders, and disintegrating trust in democracy. Featuring images from around the world, these photos convey freedom in flux, the chaos and intimacy of progress and decline, and the power of resistance.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

Ruthie Abel, Inbal Abergil, Patricia Ackerman, Kisha Bari, Susan Barnett, Sara Bennett, Paolo Bona, Valeria Bove, Vidhyaa C, Argus Paul Estabrook, Tom Finke, Carlos Gonzalez, Eliza Hatch, Louise Hone, Ed Kashi, William King, Ryan Koopmans, Gioia Kuss, Jason Little, Liu Liu, Jorge Lopez Munoz, Calli McCaw, Marla Mossman, Fabian Muir, Cletus Nelson Nwadike, Hector Rene, Whitney Welshimer, Emma Williams, and Mohammad Zoyari.

SUPPORT & THANK YOU

Capture Your Freedom is presented by Four Freedoms Park Conservancy in partnership with United Photo Industries. This exhibition is generously supported by FUJIFILM North American Corporation. Special thanks to our incredible panel of judges: Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs; Yvette Alberstein, Executive Director of Witness; Nathalie Applewhite, Managing Director of Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; Geoffrey Berliner, Executive Director of Penumbra Foundation; Emma Raynes, Director of Programs at Magnum Foundation; and Maggie Soladay, Photography Editor at Open Society Foundations (OSF).

Mothering from afar : Migrant women in the UAE

Published story of Mothering from Afar: Migrant Women in the United Arab Emirate

Images take us into a hidden world of women working to create a better life for their children at a cost that weighs deeply on their decision. Mothering from afar entails a very big price that these women have to pay. Bereft of regular up-close and personal interaction with family members – for years on end – many of them are resigned to lives of depression and trauma, hopelessness, lack of identity and, therefore, lack of confidence. We watch as they struggle to juggle

Please take a look here

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Opening reception of the outdoor photo exhibit “Capture Your Freedom”

 I am pleased to inform you that my work has been selected to be part of the “Capture your Freedom” Opening reception of the outdoor photo exhibit Capture Your Freedom on Thursday, June 14 from 6pm-8pm at FDR Four Freedoms Park.

This will be presented on four large-scale photographic cubes corresponding to each of the four freedoms — Freedom of speech & expression, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear — the exhibition is the first of its kind held at the Presidential Memorial.

Photo Essay titled as “Fear to Freedom of Rohingya Refugees” story will show, after fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, how they are leading life with support of NGO’s.

*About the _Capture your Freedom_ Exhibition*

In celebration of FDR’s pivotal 1941 address, photographers were encouraged to explore the meaning and legacy of these freedoms— freedom of speech & expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—and how they related to our lives today, answering such questions as: How do we achieve freedom? What does it mean to be free? How do defend freedom today?

Photo Editors and Human rights Advocates

  • NATHALIE APPLEWHITE managing director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting,
  • EMMA RAYNES , Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation
  • MAGGIE SOLADAY at the Open Society Foundations in New York
  • GEOFFREY BERLINER is co-developer and the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation in New York City

Selected by a panel of esteemed photo editors and human rights advocates, the exhibition features work by: Ruthie Abel, Inbal Abergil, Patricia Ackerman, Kisha Bari, Susan Barnett, Sara Bennett, Paolo Bona, Valeria Bove, Vidhyaa C, Argus Paul Estabrook, Tom Finke, Carlos Gonzalez, Eliza Hatch, Louise Hon̩e, Ed Kashi, William King, Ryan Koopmans, Gioia Kuss, Jason Little, Liu Liu, Jorge Lopez Munoz, Calli McCaw, Marla Mossman, Fabian Muir, Cletus Nelson Nwadike, Hector Rene, Whitney Welshimer, Emma Williams, and Mohammad Zoyari.

*About Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park*

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is the first memorial dedicated to President Roosevelt in his home state of New York, and the most significant presidential memorial located outside of Washington D.C. The four-acre Park, which sits on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, is designed by modernist architect Louis Kahn and is widely regarded as an architectural masterpiece. The memorial celebrates the ideals expressed in FDR’s Four Freedoms Speech and his vision for a better world: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Since opening in 2012, Four Freedoms Park has welcomed more than 750,000 visitors from around the world.

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“Salam Ramadan” Abu Dhabi,UAE

 

“Salam Ramadan” 
Documented practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across

Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque,Abu Dhabi,UAE
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Everyday during holy month of Ramadan, a single shot fired at the time of Iftar at Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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During 7th day of holy month of Ramadan, Arab Nationals buying delicious traditional sweets to incorporate in Suhoor and Iftar at Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018. Sweets not just tend to your sweet tooth, but also provide energy and calories to sustain the body while fasting during Ramadan.
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“Salam Ramadan” : Documenting practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018
Halfway through the holy month of the Ramadan,gentleman relax before iftar at Abu Dhabi Corniche ,UAE
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“Salam Ramadan” documenting Ramadan days in Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Labourers collected food packet after the long queue which was distributed by volunteers during Ramadan at Mussafah Abu Dhabi UAE 🇦🇪
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Salam Ramadan Project: Barakat from Tamilnadu, India 🇮🇳, prays at his office during holy fasting month of Ramadan, Abu dhabi, UAE 
During the holy month ofRamadan, Muslims around the world and across the UAE endure a period of daily fasting – the biggest act of religious observance of its kind.
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Halfway through the holy month of the Ramadan,gentleman relax before iftar at Abu Dhabi Corniche ,UAE
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Man packing special and delicious broth(Kanji) for labour’s at four star restaurant at Mussafah, Abu Dhabi,2018
During Ramadan days in South India Broth (kanji) which severed in mosques and prepared by rice and vegetables.
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“Salam Ramadan” : Documenting practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018
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Muslims gathered at Mosque, to pray and break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset.
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“Salam Ramadan” : Documenting practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018
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“Salam Ramadan” documenting Ramadan days in Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Labourers collected food packet after the long queue which was distributed by volunteers during Ramadan at Mussafah Abu Dhabi UAE
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Afgan bakers doing brisk business during third day of Abu Dhabi,
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“Salam Ramadan” : Documenting practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018
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“Salam Ramadan” : Documenting practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018
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Salam Ramadan, documenting days of Ramadan at Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Charity workers in the UAE have given out free iftar meals to make sure that labourers do not go hungry during Ramadan
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Iftar tents around Abu Dhabi help thousands of labourers save on food during Ramadan, with many corporates stepping up their charitable activities during the fasting month
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“Salam Ramadan” : Documenting practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018
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“Salam Ramadan” : Documenting practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018
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“Salam Ramadan”  Documented practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across
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“Salam Ramadan” 
Documented practices and rituals associated with Ramadan across

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