Public Relations and Communications Officers attached to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Judiciary have completed a two-day training programme on producing compelling photographs and videos for use in print media, social media (Facebook, Instagram) and promotional materials.
The programme which commenced on Monday at the Officers’ Training Centre, Camp Street, Georgetown was attended by members of the GPF Public Relations Department including Press Officer Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan and his Deputy, Cadet Officer Ike Grandison. Also in attendance were DPP’s Communications Officer Liz Rahaman and the Judiciary’s Communications & Protocol Officer, Jonelle Fields.
According to a statement from the police, the training was conducted by Justice Education Society (JES) expert, Stephen Herman, who is a civil lawyer and photographer/videographer. He has been working with JES since 2010 filming documentaries and photos of its international work in countries such as Vietnam, Ethiopia and Central America.
The sessions consisted of classroom training which covered in-depth aspects of photography such as camera orientation, angle, depth of field, lighting and composition to name a few as well as practical photo shooting sessions which helped the participants to shoot and produce more compelling photographs.
Also present throughout the training were JES Project Director, Evelyn Neaman; Project Manager, Galina Sergeeva and JES Country Representative, Rolinda Kirton. JES, a Canadian institution, has among other things, been helping to improve the capabilities of those working in Guyana’s justice system for a number of years.