Mr. Prakash Braggs, a well know professional photographer from Dubai was invited to visit St Aloysius College, Mangalore on 15th October 2013 to deliver a guest lecture for the Mass Communication students of St Aloysius College.
The topic of the lecture was on different career opportunities in Photography. The lecture was attended by 30 students from the Mass Communication department of St Aloysius College and was highly appreciated and applauded.
The honorable Rector Rev Fr Denzil Lobo welcomed Mr.Braggs who was the alumnus of the College and asked him to meet the MCMS students of the college.
Mr. Braggs spoke about the history of photography and then gave various tips on how to use camera and various ways of clicking pictures with different angles. He also suggested that the background of the image and appropriate lighting should be well thought of befor5e taking the pictures, and to add more color to the image computer techniques should be used. He highlighted what to do and what not to do in photography.
Mr. Braggs is a minimalist and loves to create Images. He is an artist and a photographer as well and considers world as canvas and camera as a tool. One of his greatest inspirations among portrait photographers has been Arnold Newman, he was credited for a style, which is popularly known as environmental portraiture.
Mr.Braggs also got an opportunity to do a photo shoot with Morgan Chidsey a famous fashion photographer.
MCMS students Mr. Younten Phuntsok was very much fascinated by the talk as he was always interested to take up photography as his career and Mr. Braggs’s talk helped him achieve more clarity about photography as a career option.
“Such kind of interaction with eminent industry experts and professionals provides a unique interface to grasp the nuances of the industry and help[s build our understanding of the industry in a more holistic manner,” added Younten.
Shikha Shukla, another MCMS student, said Mr. Braggs’s presentation was very interesting made even more fascinating by his creative use of images and his unique presenting style.