From 29th April to 2nd April, the Nigerian photography world will be a hive of activities with 2013 Nigeria Photography Expo and Conference occupying it. The 4 day exhibit being assembled by eloPhotos Academy will consists of photography classes, exhibitions, seminers and master classes.
This event is expected to be the biggest gathering of photography lovers in West Africa, with more than ten thousand participants from across the country Nigeria and beyond. This event targets enhancing professional and amateur photographers’ skills, apart from exhibiting photography as a career.
eloPhotos Studios and eloPhotos Academy head Seun Akisanmi head stated that renowned photographers from Nigerian and the United States, including Ayo Animashaun, Yetunde Babaeko, Leke Adenuga, Jide Alakija, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Michael Grecco (Unitd States), Joe McNally (United States) and others will be there on the ground as facilitators.
Some of the areas that will be discussed are on posing, lighting, wedding photography, business as well as marketing, software, workflow, social media, video and multimedia. The exhibit will also work as a platform for exhibitors to exhibit their services and products along with some of the top brand names in this industry like – Sony, Canon, Nikon, Epson, Adobe as well as several others.
For the last thirty years photography has been an integral part of Dan Holmes’ life and in the past ten years it has turned into a passion. He showcases his work throughout the region, including the Red Brick Gallery, the Museum of Ventura County, the Sylvia White Gallery local clinics and hospitals.
In his artist statement he wrote that his pictures are reflections of those moments in time when light, form and color fit. It is a magical instant when those elements come together in the viewfinder, the shutter clicks and the moment is captured. Apart from taking pictures, Dan regularly leads photo tours and workshops.
He told that he prefers sharing the moment and seeing the participants come alive with the discovery. He does wildlife and nature photography, landscape photography as well as portraits and weddings.
Dan grew up in a farm which is south of Sacramento, the 4th generation of farmers. He started working in the farm when he was just 11 year old. Sitting on the tractor, bored to tears on an absolutely clear day, seeing the snowcapped Sierra, he thought that he needed to go. He did not want to stay in the farm.
After earning a college degree, he worked for a international vegetable seed company for thirty five years. He lived st many places before finally settling at in Ventura around 30 years ago. It was in 2002 when his passion for photography turned into an obsession.
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