Wildlife Photography Field Training
Karoonjhar Hills, Tharparkar, Sindh
Pakistan Wildlife Foundation in collaboration with Directorate of Biodiversity, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Sindh Wildlife Department and Canon Imaging Academy organized a 3-day field training on wildlife photography in Nagar Parkar, Sindh from February 23-25, 2013.
Thirty five nature lovers representing different colleges, universities, museums, conservation organizations and Sindh Wildlife Department participated in the training. The main focus of the training was on catering the needs of amateur as well as professional photographers. Informal lectures regarding the photography were delivered by Mr. Yasir Nisar an eminent wildlife photographer of Pakistan whereas; Waseem Ahmad Khan from Pakistan Wildlife Foundation accompanied the trainees as biodiversity specialist to brief them about the importance, ecological role and behavior of different wildlife species. Commencing from the basics of photography like introduction to the equipments, composition rules and exposure, the training culminated with advanced concepts, such as, Focusing Techniques, High Dynamic Range, Long Exposure Photography and RAW images processing. The participants were also given a chance to ask questions brewing up in their mind regarding wildlife photography in general and wildlife of Pakistan in particular.
Great emphasis was laid on the practical knowledge and getting a real sense of wildlife photography. For the purpose, participants were provided with an opportunity to observe the wildlife directly in the nature and shoot with their cameras. Fascinating Karoonjhar hills and sand dunes, Threatened Nil Gai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), Critically Endangered White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis), Indian Vulture (Gyps indicus), Endangered Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Pea fowl (Pavo cristatus), Fox (Vulpes bengalensis) and different water fowl were the subjects of interest to the participants. The training ended with a certificate distribution ceremony.