Engineering Institute launches photography club
The Automobile Department of MCKV Institute of Engineering (MCKVIE) on Friday launched its MCKVIE-SAE Photography club. A Seminar on wildlife photography and Conservation of nature and a workshop of basic photography was held. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, secretary, Nature Environment and wildlife Society and Anindya Sengupta, Wildlife photographer conducted the workshop.
“In the age of severe nature destruction, awareness on conservation of nature is important. The knowledge of wildlife photography is also necessary to capture the best shot in the woods,” said K.K.Kejriwal, Managing Trustee, MCKVIE. Shankar Chakrabarty, chairman, said, “Wildlife photography is a genre of photography concerned with documenting various forms of wildlife in their natural habitat. It is one of the more challenging forms of photography.
It requires sound technical skills. Wildlife photographers also need good field craft skills. For example, some animals are difficult to approach and thus knowledge of the animal behaviour is needed. Photographing some species may require stalking skills or the use of a hide/blind for concealment.”
He further added that August 19 is World’s Photography Day and on the same day last year he had proposed an exhibition with photos clicked by college students.
Now, their plan is to organise basic course on photography, organise seminars and workshops, photo exhibition, photo walk and photographic tour.