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TIPS FOR HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHER

TIPS FOR HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHER

Life in itself is eventful; I mean both boring and active life. And these events get stuck in your memory, the good, bad or even traumatic memory. Decades ago only special or remarkable events are captured and documented. But thanks to the wide spread of technology, the use of digital camera is now a part of everyone’s life event.

Literally anyone can pull off the task of photographing or video graphing at any point in time through videos and pictures. But on special events, there are creative set of people whose specialty is to tell your story in the most unique way.

For couples that are planning their weddings and special events; hiring a professional photographer is no longer a luxury rather it is a necessity. There is something mystic about a photographer’s talent. He/she can turn a slum into a paradise or turn a thick forest to look like decorated flower garden with just one shot.

They have the magic.

They tell the story.

They capture memorable times that even 3 decades down the line you’ll see yourself laughing hard or reacting according to the message you get from the pictures.

TIPS FOR HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHER

HERE ARE TIPS FOR HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHER

  1. The photographer’s style

This has to appeal to you, and you should also make known in details what you want out of his creativity thereby establishing a connection with the photographer.

  1. Check out their portfolio

By going through the photographer’s portfolio, you will be able to see his works, his skills and his collections.  This will help you decide whom you are comfortable working with. Photographer’s portfolio can be found in blogs, websites or social media pages.

   3. Specialties

This is one of the important things to look out for. Photographers have areas they specialize in such as: portrait, architecture, photojournalism, product photography and wedding photography. You have to find the professional that can do the work diligently.

  1. Get recommendation and reviews

Recommendation from friends, family and well wishers is one of the easiest ways to know the work nature and ethics of the photographer you want to hire.

  1. Experience

Working with a photographer with lots of years of experience makes the day’s event smooth because he knows who and what to capture. The more you interview him, the more you find out the level of his experience in the photography business.

  1. Interviews

Setting a meeting appointment with your photographer is very important. This helps you to get to know more about the person that you will be working with. It is important to ask the right questions such as:

  • How many years have you been in the business of photography?
  • Is it a full time or part time job for you?
  • How many events have you covered recently?
  • Will you photograph alone or do you have a team of associates?
  • How long will it take to deliver the pictures in to digital and printed format?
  • Do you have a written contract?

The above questions will throw more light on the type personality you will be working with.

  1. Pay attention to the questions the photographer asks you

It is important to be attentive to the questions asked by the photographer, because through your response they will get your budget information. Ensure that they ask meaningful questions such as: What are the types of shots you want; close-up or general shots? What are the moments you want me to highlight? And delivery deadlines with other important questions.

  1. Checkout their editing skills

While most photographers use Photoshop and other editing tools to cover up their inefficiencies, the experienced photographer would not heavily edit his work to look great. In other to know a heavily edited photo, ask the photographer to show some of his unedited version of the photos, and compare the both of them. A confident photographer will have no problem showing you his work while an incompetent photographer will be hesitant or turn you down.

  1. Pricing and negotiation

This is an important factor because you may have had a budgeted amount for photography. Get estimates from 4 to 5 photographers and compare them according the findings you have of each of them. You are to consider the following when pricing:

  • Type of event
  • Time
  • Equipment
  • Staff, etc.

Remember to create extra budget for hidden charges such as; Flash drive/CD; editing, prints, etc.

Also negotiate if the price is above your budget, but don’t compromise on quality because it very important for the photo shoot.

The role of a photographer in every event cannot be overemphasized. Their art and creativity still comes alive anytime you take a look at the beautiful pictures that you have in your collections. Memories begin to fade as time goes by; the taste of the cake, the wedding dress, and the delicacies served on that day; the beautiful makeup, the elegantly decorated hall, the friends and well wishers and sometimes the feelings you had on that day will start to fade.

But the creative art of a photographer keeps that event alive, AND that alone will invoke the feelings you had on that special day.

 

 

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Important Tips for Applying To Southwestern University Nigeria

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Important Tips for Applying To Southwestern University Nigeria

Important Tips for Applying To Southwestern University Nigeria

Getting into the university is always a big concern for high school graduates and admission seekers. It is an even bigger deal getting into an institution like Southwestern University with its unique opportunities, resources, and experiences. It is a highly selective and competitive private institution that enrolls a bright, talented, and diverse student body. The University selects students who are academically prepared, motivated and have interests to succeed. The university applies world-class teaching and learning techniques and is technologically equipped to provide an education that is of international standards.

Applications from every state around the country are always accepted as the university seeks a chance to enroll a remarkably bright, talented, and diverse body of students. Presently, fresh students, transfer students, international students, and students seeking to upgrade their certificates are welcome to apply. Each of the groups mentioned has its application requirements and these would be listed below.

HND Upgrade Degree Program at Southwestern University, Nigeria

Southwestern University offers a 4-semester program that allows the conversion of degrees from Higher National Diplomas (HND) to university degree certification. The upgrade degree is very common with:

  1. Graduates with HND lower credit or pass grade
  2. Graduates (BSc/HND) who would prefer to do another related or different course.
  3. Graduates of polytechnics who are not trained to be teachers, they can use this program to change to an education line.
  4. University graduates with 3rd class or pass degrees who are not satisfied with their grades.

Available Programmes for HND Upgrade in Southwestern University

  • Computer science
  • Accountancy
  • Administration and Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry

Minimum Admission Requirement for HND Upgrade program
the minimum entry requirements for HND conversion in SUN include:

  • A Higher National Diploma attained at an accredited Polytechnic
  • National Youth Service Corps Certificate(Discharged / Exclusion / Exemption)
  • pass grade in a written test administered by the institution

Specific Admission Requirement for HND Upgrade program

For accounting, administration, management, and computer

O’ Level Requirements

  • Candidates require five (5) credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or General Certificate of Education or its equivalent which must include English Language and Mathematics and the three recommended subjects for the study.

Degree Requirement (HND and 3rd Class Degree)

  • Candidates require a minimum of lower credit in HND (Higher National Diploma) in a course related to what they wish to study.
  • Candidates must have obtained a 3rd Class Degree in a related field from any other recognized University

Professional Qualification for accounting

Candidates must hold a certificate from accepted professional bodies such as Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Association of National Accountant of Nigeria (ANAN) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and any other related body.

Professional Qualification for administration and management

  • Candidates must be holders of a certificate from recognized professional bodies such as the Cognate Field Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA), Nigerian Chartered Institute of Management (NCIM), Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), Nigerian Chartered Institute of Management (NCIM) and any other related body

Mass Communication

O’ Level Requirement

  • Candidates require five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language and four (4) other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.

Degree Requirement (HND and 3rd Class Degree)

  • Candidates require a minimum of lower credit in HND (Higher National Diploma) in Mass Communication, Journalism and other related fields
  • Candidates must have obtained a 3rd Class Degree in a related field from any other recognized University

Professional Qualification

  • Holders of a certificate from recognized professional bodies such as Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Chartered Institute of Advertising (CIA) and other related fields

O’ Level Requirement for microbiology and biochemistry

  • Candidates need five (5) credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or General Certificate of Education or its equivalent which must include English Language and Mathematics and any other three recommended subjects in Microbiology and biochemistry

Degree Requirement (HND and 3rd Class Degree)

  • Candidates with a minimum of lower credit in HND (Higher National Diploma) in Microbiology, biochemistry and other related fields
  • Candidates must have obtained a 3rd Class Degree in a related field from any other recognized University

Undergraduate Students

The university offers more than 17 courses within two faculties; the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences. Below is a list of courses offered at Southwestern University.

Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

Economics
Accounting                                                                      Banking& Finance
Business Administration
Mass Communication
Political Science                                                                             International relations                                                                     Marketing

Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences currently has (4) Departments:

Biological Sciences- Microbiology and zoology
Chemical Sciences- Biochemistry and chemistry
Pure & Applied Physics- physics and physics with electronics
Computer & Mathematical Sciences- computer science and mathematics

The minimum entry requirements for admission into Southwestern University are:

  • Credit level passes in 5 subjects at (SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB) O’ Level result or its equivalent, obtained in not more than two sittings.
  • UTME REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must sit for the current JAMB UTME exams and attain the National cut off mark as a statutory requirement for entry into a Nigerian University.

Transfer Students

Requirements for Transfer Include:

  • Initial Admission Documents submitted to the current Institution.
  • Official Transcript from the current Institution to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar.

Method of Application

Applications could be submitted online using the university’s online portal or walk-in to the University’s offices to submit an application

Walk-in Application Method:

  1. A sum of N5500 for application form is paid into the University’s account (visit the school website for account details.) Note: The name of the applicant must match the name on the bank teller
  2. Evidence of payment is to be taken to any of the following addresses to collect the application form:
  • Southwestern University, Nigeria, at the main Campus at Kilometer 20, Sagamu-Benin, ExpressWay, Okun Owa, Ogun State.
  • Southwestern University, Nigeria Lagos Liaison office at 4 Olaide Tomori Street, Off Simbiat Abiola Way, Ikeja, Lagos State.
  1. Submit the filled application form with credentials before the closing deadline for processing (provide a valid email and phone number that can be used to reach you)
  2. Bring all credentials and evidence of when coming for the screening exercise (date of the screening exercise will be communicated to students through the e-mail address listed on the application forms and will be posted on the school’s website)

ONLINE APPLICATION

  1. A sum of N5,500 should be paid into the University’s account (The name of the applicant must match the name on the bank teller)
  2. Proceed to the school’s website at www.southweseternuniversity.edu.ng
  3. Click on “APPLY NOW”
  4. Follow the instructions carefully and complete the online form (provide a valid email and phone number that can be used to reach you)
  5. Bring all original credentials and evidence of payment when coming for the screening exercise

General Advice for Submitting your Application

  • Your name and date of birth should be on each page of your supporting documents as it helps in the arrangement of your supporting documents in your admissions file.
  • Use your official name and ensure that your name is constant on all documents submitted.
  • Proof-read application and supporting documents before submission.
  • Submit your application and supporting documents together to reduce the chances that documents will get misplaced or separated during processing.

Only application forms with confirmed payments will be processed.

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Patch is the pilot programme of The Baton Initiative Africa which is an organization that seeks to buffer human capacity development in Africa by engaging culture

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Join The Baton Initiative Africa for an Intimate Conversation on “Parenting in a Noisy World” | March 15th Parenting in the 21st century is said to be one of the most researched subjects and for which content is readily available. One would think that with all the information, parenting would be a walk in the park. “This is not the case for most, says Oyeyemi Aderibigbe, non-executive director of The Baton Initiative Africa; “ Young parents are struggling. For many, the fear of parenting is real, they are scared by the responsibility and this fear drives them to even make more mistakes. For some, it starts before marriage and fear or other subliminal leanings induce wrong choices that impact how children are raised. It is critical that these conversations be prioritized as parents pass the baton to their children and we create negative cycles, in some cases, even worse. Parent shaming is real, the competition is real, the damage is even more real and there is no better time than now to create support systems and collaborate to change the result”. To this end, The Baton Initiative Africa will be holding a closed-door, intimate conversation with young parents who are keen to understand parenting at its core and ensure that any negative patterns are curbed themed Patch (“Parenting in a Noisy World”) on Sunday, March 15th, 2020. Date: Sunday, March 15th, 2020 Time: 4 pm Young couples becoming parents or even singles about to jump the broom are welcome. The essence is to create a safe environment where parents can speak without judgment. Our speakers will speak from a place of empathy and share their experiences in a way that enables learning. Patch is the pilot programme of The Baton Initiative Africa which is an organization that seeks to buffer human capacity development in Africa by engaging culture, thinking patterns and providing values education. Please see the flyer below and send an email to p3erspectiveng@gmail.com or text 08024533647. Limited slots are available.

Join The Baton Initiative Africa for an Intimate Conversation on “Parenting in a Noisy World” | March 15th

Parenting in the 21st century is said to be one of the most researched subjects and for which content is readily available. One would think that with all the information, parenting would be a walk in the park. “This is not the case for most, says Oyeyemi Aderibigbe, non-executive director of The Baton Initiative Africa; “ Young parents are struggling.

Join The Baton Initiative Africa for an Intimate Conversation on “Parenting in a Noisy World” | March 15th  Parenting in the 21st century is said to be one of the most researched subjects and for which content is readily available. One would think that with all the information, parenting would be a walk in the park. “This is not the case for most, says Oyeyemi Aderibigbe, non-executive director of The Baton Initiative Africa; “ Young parents are struggling. For many, the fear of parenting is real, they are scared by the responsibility and this fear drives them to even make more mistakes. For some, it starts before marriage and fear or other subliminal leanings induce wrong choices that impact how children are raised. It is critical that these conversations be prioritized as parents pass the baton to their children and we create negative cycles, in some cases, even worse. Parent shaming is real, the competition is real, the damage is even more real and there is no better time than now to create support systems and collaborate to change the result”. To this end, The Baton Initiative Africa will be holding a closed-door, intimate conversation with young parents who are keen to understand parenting at its core and ensure that any negative patterns are curbed themed  Patch (“Parenting in a Noisy World”) on Sunday, March 15th, 2020.   Date: Sunday, March 15th, 2020 Time: 4 pm  Young couples becoming parents or even singles about to jump the broom are welcome. The essence is to create a safe environment where parents can speak without judgment. Our speakers will speak from a place of empathy and share their experiences in a way that enables learning.   Patch is the pilot programme of The Baton Initiative Africa which is an organization that seeks to buffer human capacity development in Africa by engaging culture, thinking patterns and providing values education. Please see the flyer below and send an email to p3erspectiveng@gmail.com  or text 08024533647. Limited slots are available.

For many, the fear of parenting is real, they are scared by the responsibility and this fear drives them to even make more mistakes. For some, it starts before marriage and fear or other subliminal leanings induce wrong choices that impact how children are raised. It is critical that these conversations be prioritized as parents pass the baton to their children and we create negative cycles, in some cases, even worse. Parent shaming is real, the competition is real, the damage is even more real and there is no better time than now to create support systems and collaborate to change the result”. To this end, The Baton Initiative Africa will be holding a closed-door, intimate conversation with young parents who are keen to understand parenting at its core and ensure that any negative patterns are curbed themed Patch (“Parenting in a Noisy World”) on Sunday, March 15th, 2020.

Date: Sunday, March 15th, 2020
Time: 4 pm

Young couples becoming parents or even singles about to jump the broom are welcome. The essence is to create a safe environment where parents can speak without judgment. Our speakers will speak from a place of empathy and share their experiences in a way that enables learning.

Patch is the pilot programme of The Baton Initiative Africa which is an organization that seeks to buffer human capacity development in Africa by engaging culture

Patch is the pilot programme of The Baton Initiative Africa which is an organization that seeks to buffer human capacity development in Africa by engaging culture, thinking patterns and providing values education. Please see the flyer below and send an email to p3erspectiveng@gmail.com or text 08024533647. Limited slots are available.

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