As part of academic activities lined up to round off their National Diploma studies, ND 2 students of Photography of the Pencil Films Institute, PEFTI, recently had their photo field practical at the PEFTI Institute Hall in Ajao Estate Isolo area of Lagos.

No fewer than 100 students participated in the practical, using their cameras to show what they had learnt in the classroom.

James Oyebanji, Director of Cinematography and the anchor of the practical session said the major essence of the event is to make the students feel what the photo session is all about outside classroom and also to know how best they can handle cameras in taking pictures, lightning and arrangement of people they want to snap.

Oyebanji noted that the practical session is first of its kind in the institution, adding that this would now be an annual practical session for all graduating students of the institute.

He added that the practical is part of the students’ project, while marks would be awarded to those who performed well.

Some of the lecturers, who were present during the exercise urged the students to be serious in the school.

They were of the opinion that there is no difference between the practical they are doing in PEFTI and other film schools abroad.

Some of the lecturers included Waheed Adeogun, who is in charge of Cinematography, Lanre Awodipe (Acting), Gideon Adeola (Music) and Oluwafemi Ayoola, who also teaches Cinematography.