PESHAWAR - Pakistan’s renowned photographer based in the United States (US) Nasir Rauf conducted a two-day training workshop (6-7 September, 2023) at the Department of Art and Design, University of Peshawar here.
Apart from the students of the university, those from other educational institutes of the city and general public also participated in the workshop.
Nasir Rauf as the resource person explained various aspects of photography and the latest techniques being used in this particular field. The participants also asked him various questions about the techniques and mystique of this art.
During the workshop, Peshawar University Dean Qazi Naeem graced the occasion with his presence and appreciated the support of Nasir Rauf and the interested shown by number of students by attending this workshop.
On the concluding day of the workshop, Chairperson of the Department Dr Zill-e-Huma expressed her pleasure at having a photographer of international fame at the resource person. Not only our students but the faculty members too, attended the two-day event and learnt a great deal from Nasir Rauf, she said.
While sharing his views, Rauf said it is true latest cameras, lens and types highly matter in photography but the real thing is how a photographer observes and sees things around him and how deeply he involves himself in his surroundings before capturing a scene or incident. Pakistani youth, he said, was highly talented and during the two day event, he found in them an unending thirst for learning. “I am happy to join the Peshawar University at this particular event as the university is one of the oldest and highest seats of learning in Pakistan,” he said
Nasir Rauf is a renowned figure in the world of photography, celebrated for his exceptional skills in various styles including commercial lifestyle, product, fashion, beauty, outdoor, and studio photography. He goes beyond the ordinary, turning imagination into vivid reality, as he believes settling for ‘good’ is simply a compromise.
Rauf’s educational journey led him to a Masters in Fine Arts, specializing in advertising, with complementary studies in painting and photography. This diverse foundation empowers him to infuse artistry into his photographic work, extending beyond advertising into various segments.
For over a decade, Rauf has been a prominent figure in Dubai’s creative scene, collaborating with major industry players like Citizen Watches, American Garden, Yoplait, and Caribou Coffee, among others.
Nasir Rauf’s photography journey is adorned with a range of prestigious awards and recognitions, showcasing his exceptional talent and dedication. He won the Splash Calendar Contest in 2018, a title that solidified his position as a master in the field. His remarkable skills earned him the Gold award at Cannes in 2016.