TECNO Mobile Launches Smartphone Photography Master Class


Emma Okonji

TECNO Mobile has taken its enviable feat to a whole new level as it hosted Nigeria’s biggest smartphone photography master class at this years’ edition of the Social Media Week Lagos.

The annual event, which had top executives and experts from different walks of life, discussed issues arising from the smartphone camera craze which have been an important subject matter in the past year. In a bid to educate and empower photography lovers, service providers and mobile phone users, TECNO Mobile partnered Wakafire Photography to host the smartphone photography master class.

At the Master class, speakers such as popular freelance journalist, celebrity YouTuber and Founder of DIY Dose – Torera Idowu along with seasoned tourist, documentary and lifestyle photographer – Abdusalam Hamza and Lead Photographer at Wakafire Smartphone Photography – Obasa Olorunfemi were on hand to spearhead the training sessions along with senior executives from the smartphone brand.

For instance, Torera Idowu took attendees through the processes of creating magical videos on their mobile, emphasising on how smartphone adoption has made it easier and affordable to shoot a full documentary. She also told them tales of how she won ‘The Thompson RTE Mobile Journalism’ award for her first documentary which she filmed with a mobile device.

“My mind was completely blown, when I won the award despite the fact that more experienced journalists from all around the world competed for the same award. But I won and got to meet mobile enthusiasts who actually used mobile to create TV packages, documentaries among others, ”she said.

Hamza and Olorunfemi took the audience on a journey of pictorial bliss with their hands-on presentations which touched on the steps to great photography, editing apps and utilising light to achieve photos that speak.

Also speaking at the event, PR Manager TECNO Mobile Nigeria, Jesse Oguntimehin, expressed his delight at the success of the master class. He further explained that the class was set up not only to discuss on the importance of the smartphone camera but to also re-emphasize TECNO stance on making life easier for the public and e-commerce merchants by continually providingthem with the best smartphone camera features.

In his closing remarks, Deputy Marketing Manager, TECNO Nigeria, Attai Oguche informed the audience that the brand would be launching a device to trump all devices come April. He reinstated the brand’s commitment to creating quality devices that provide the best value to consumers.