DOST-ASTI’s Kooha held Smartphone Photography Workshop Series

25 Jul 2022 1:57 PM

Screenshot photo during the Q&A portion of “Kooha Smartphone Photography Workshop Series” last 18 July 2022 


The DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute’s Kooha project, a mobile photo sharing application, successfully conducted its two out of three online workshop series entitled, “Kooha Smartphone Photography Workshop Series,” with participants from different agencies of DOST, last 13 and 18 July 2022.  

Kooha was first launch last March 2021 and started to catch interest from its media partners. As DOST-ASTI attempts to further improve the Kooha app and gain more users and testers, the team organized the online workshop series aiming to strengthen the knowledge, understanding, and skills of photography enthusiasts from DOST: to make the most of their smartphone cameras through the Kooha app; to establish a community of Kooha users and testers; to generate interest among DOST staff in using the application; and, to gather feedback to further improve the application. 

Mr. John Kimwell Laluma, the invited resource speaker, is a Landscape and Commercial Photographer that still considers himself a student of the industry as he imparts to the participants that photography is a continuous learning process. Laluma, who started in humble beginnings, was able to win in several competitions and has been featured in some publications both online and in print. He generously shares his knowledge on basic photography and gives tips on how to achieve his eye-catching photos. 

Furthermore, Laluma along with Ms. Lyca Jay Bersola, a representative from the Kooha team, warmly entertained the queries of its participants via Zoom and Facebook live during the “Question and Answer” portion. At the end of the workshop, the organizers created a mini activity with exciting prizes, click here to join. 

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