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CJA Social @ Horizon International School, Dubai

CJA Social @ Horizon International School, Dubai

Written by Nick Arundel

CJA Social @ Horizon International School, Dubai


Introduction: At Ignite, we believe in the power of creativity and self-expression, and we recently had the privilege of sharing this passion with a group of young talents at Horizon International School in Dubai. In a captivating 4-hour workshop, 19 students embarked on a journey to explore the basics of photography and discover the art of visual storytelling.

Learning the Basics: The workshop began with a focus on the fundamentals of photography. We introduced the students to the different aspects of photography, including composition, lighting, and perspective. Armed with their own cameras, they eagerly learned how to handle their equipment with skill and confidence.

Exploring the World of Monochrome: One of the highlights of the workshop was delving into the captivating world of monochrome photography. Students learned how to capture the world in shades of black and white, discovering the timeless elegance and emotional depth that monochrome imagery can convey.

Mastering Close-Ups and Portraits: The students also had the opportunity to explore the art of close-up and portrait photography. They discovered the magic of capturing intricate details, expressions, and emotions, turning ordinary subjects into captivating visual stories.

The Joy of Printing: But our journey didn’t end at just clicking the shutter button. Students selected their best photos and had the pleasure of seeing their work in print. These prints are a tangible reminder of their creative potential and a source of pride in their newfound photography skills.

Nurturing Young Talents: Beyond photography, the workshop aimed to nurture creativity, boost self-esteem, and foster a passion for visual arts. Our mission was not only to teach photography but to inspire a lifelong love for capturing moments and telling stories through images.

A Heartfelt Thanks: We extend our deepest gratitude to Horizon International School for opening its doors to us and for their commitment to fostering creativity in their students.

Looking Forward: The success of this workshop has left us inspired, and we’re already planning future initiatives to continue igniting creativity in the hearts of young learners.

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