Josephine Omunyidde Zhane Aguma
Photography involves capturing images with a camera. These images can be of just about anything, including people, places, animals, objects, or events.
Professional photography is part of my hobbies whilst it comes as an added advantage to my career and involves much more than just taking pictures, though. Professional photographs are often able to elicit certain feelings and tell a story. Simply looking at professional photographs can bring on feelings of happiness, dismay, fear, awe, nostalgia, or even hunger, yes hunger :).
I love Still life photography, which involves taking pictures of static, or still, objects. This can include such things as people in action especially in rural Uganda but mostly as part of my career, Photojournalism supersedes simply because it generally involves shooting pictures of newsworthy events or what is commonly described as pictures of “a thousand words”. Just a sneak peak of my picks for the day……
Through my film & photography experience I have come to learn that as an expert photographer am able to make people or situations appear different than they really are. This can be done by utilizing different lighting techniques, or positioning people or objects a certain way. With today’s advanced image editing software, many photographers also change some elements of their photographs in order to make them look a particular way – as commonly known as Photoshop.
For instance, I purposed to take this picture with its shadows in the face. It is unedited (No filter) and I love it!
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Agnes Ndrua tends to a Coffee seedling nursery at Busaanyi Farm, Mityana Road, Uganda.
Ndrua’s day begins with a five minutes walk to Busaanyi coffee farm where along with other women tend to the coffee seedlings in the nursery, the coffee mother garden, the main plantation and the value addition processing section.
“I am able to take my children to school because I earn a reasonable income from Busaanyi farm. Feeding the family and catering for their medical bills is easier” says Ndrua.
Before she joined other worker on the farm, Ndrua sold perishables which minimally supported her family basic needs.
she says “I am more satisfied now because am sure my earning will be paid every month without delay. The farm manager ensures we earn our pay on time and we are motivated to even work harder”.
Busanyi farm is established on over fifty (50) acreage of land with coffee, Banana plantation, horticulture, bee hives, Goat rearing, dairy farming among others.
The farm is funded and technically supported by Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) a multi – donor initiative by the Governments of Denmark and Uganda whose objective is to develop agribusiness in Uganda.