According to marketing industry influencer Krista Neher, the human brain can process images up to 60,000 times faster than words. They say that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. You actually can get a second chance to make a first impression, but that’s a post for another day. The point is with a picture, you can convey so much more information than you can with words. In fact, it can take a thousand words just to describe what is in one picture. And, pictures have the ability to convey abstract and complex concepts such as facial expressions.
Considering the power of visual, 4 BIOTROP staff participated in Photography Workshop that was held on 24 - 28 November 2020 in Semarang, Central Java Province. The workshop was organised by SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics at the headquarter of Center for Multimedia Development for Education and Culture (Balai Pengembangan Multimedia Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan), the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. A total of 15 participants from 5 SEAMEO Centre in Indonesia, i.e., SEAMEO BIOTROP, SEAMEO CECCEP, SEAMEO Qitep in Science, SEAMEO SEAMOLEC and SEAMEO Qitep in Mathematics actively participated in the workshop.
In his opening remarks, Mr Toni Setiawan, ST, MPd., Director of the Center for Multimedia Development for Education and Culture explained that the workshop was aimed at elevating staff competence and skills in photography, video shooting and editing, as well as android-based mobile application.
The workshop featured Mr Suwardo and Mr Daryoko, SKom as the resource persons and presented various photography knowledges, namely: 1. Basics of photography using DSLR and handphone cameras; 2. Rules of Third as guidelines to determine the proper object position; 3. The Triangle Exposure to regulate lightings; 4. Photography technique for taking photos in minimum lightings; 5. Technique for taking and editing video using the Smart Apps Creator (SAC) application; and 6. Developing android-based mobile application to be used as interactive media in disseminating news about the centres.
Following the spread prevention of COVID-19 Protocol, rapid test was carried out in the final day of the workshop to ensure the health condition of each participants after attending the event. (pn/sis/rf)