One of the respected digital photography outfits in Nigeria, Pixels Digital photography, has unveiled its plan to include a course of study for sports photo-journalism.
The Chief Executive Officer of the outfit, Omolaraeni Olaosebikan, said “photography has long become an integral part of any sporting activities, which made pictures an essential component of a sports’ meet and Pixels has a lot to contribute into the proficiency of this vocation.”
She added that the management has entered into discussion with the Department of Communication and Language Arts of the University of Ibadan, with a view to collaborating and work out course outline for sports photo-journalists that would be run at the newly government approved Pixels International Photo Academy, Ibadan.
Olaosebikan, while speaking to journalists at its Bodija head office in Ibadan, described Pixels International Academy as an arts school designed to enable people to develop professional confidence, technical proficiency, explore and define their own divergent creative vision.
According to her, “This announcement by the government’s agency came at a time the company is putting measures in place to celebrate its 16 years of building global standard creative capacity for young people and contributing to the socioeconomic development of Nigeria through technical and vocational training.”
She stated further that the academy is laced with the goal of helping the populace to discover career in photography, adding that Pixels has always been involved in many major sporting events in the city of Ibadan.
Olaosebikan said, “Over the years we have been partnering with Splash FM and the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports, the organiser of the annual Ibadan City Marathon, we gave this year’s edition a good coverage by flying drones to capture the aerial view of the distance runners.
“We are also one of the sponsors of the 2019 Ibadan Golf Club’s Lady Open, where we captured great golfing actions. We believe the program would be of great benefits to many sports’ journalist that aspired to widen their knowledge in digital photography world.”