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Learn to click & strum at Sonari

Two students, enrolled in colleges of Calcutta and New Delhi, will make their way to the steel city next month for holding a five-day photography-cum-guitar workshop.

The students, Prateek Choudhury (20) from Delhi’s Ramjas College and Bennuri Saikiran (20) from Calcutta’s NSHM — both of who hail from the city — will start their workshop from January 2 at Sonari’s Community Development Centre. The event will be organised under the banner of Ben Saiki Studios — an independent filmmaking group.

Speaking to The Telegraph on Friday, Saikiran said they had thought of holding the workshop as they wanted to give something back to the city where they had grown up.

“This city is our hometown. We wanted to do something for it. I am pursuing a course in media sciences and have learnt photography during its course. Hence, I wanted to share my knowledge with others,” Saikiran, an alumnus of Church School, Beldih, said.

He added that the workshop would deal with only the basics of photography like framing and focus, besides going into some technical aspects.

“Students, interested in taking the course will have to get their own digital cameras,” Saikiran, who has directed a short documentary titled I am Not an Engineer, said.

DBMS English School alumnus Choudhury, on the other hand, said it was impossible to learn guitar in five days.

“The workshop will deal with the very basics of the instruments and its functions,” Choudhury, the lead guitarist of city-based band Spring Theory said.

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