Art Meets Purpose: A Look Back at the Versatile Photography Training Program 2023 and Ahead to 2024

The Versatile Photography Training Program has established itself as one of the premier photography training programs globally. Now in its third year, the program continues to push creative boundaries and equip photographers with invaluable skills. In this article, we take an inside look at both the past and upcoming iterations of this innovative training.

We begin by exploring some of the major highlights and key learnings from the Versatile Photography Training Program 2023. Participants were challenged in new ways as facilitators explored advanced concepts in lighting, composition, post-processing and more. Insightful quotes provide a glimpse into how the training transformed photographers’ perspectives.

With the 2024 program on the horizon, we get a sneak peek at what the registrants can expect and how to go about registration. Join us as we celebrate the past year’s program and look ahead to this year’s exciting iteration of this innovative training. 

Major Highlights from the Versatile Photography Training Program 2023

From Novice To Pro: How Gazmadu Education’s Versatile Photography Training Empowers Next-level Photographers

The last cohort of the Versatile Photography Training Program was a testament to the program’s effectiveness and impact. Here are some major highlights from the cohort:

  1. Graduation of 24 Accomplished Photographers: The cohort saw the graduation of 24 talented individuals, each equipped with a newfound understanding of photography and poised to embark on their professional journeys.
  2. Comprehensive Modules: Participants delved into comprehensive modules covering camera controls, lighting techniques, composition principles, editing software mastery with Photoshop and Lightroom, and essential business skills.
  3. Expert Mentorship: Throughout the program, participants received personalized mentorship from industry leaders like Yagazie Eguare, providing them with invaluable insights and guidance to hone their skills.
  4. Community Building: The cohort fostered a vibrant community of creatives, allowing participants to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and collaborate on projects, creating a supportive environment for growth.
  5. Project Ideation and Execution: With guidance from mentors, participants developed and executed unique photography projects, showcasing their voices and storytelling skills.
  6. Business Clinic Week: The program offered practical business guidance and support to equip graduates for entrepreneurial success in the photography industry.
  7. Versatile Photography Exhibition: The culmination of the program saw participants showcase their projects to industry leaders, receiving well-deserved recognition for their hard work and creativity.
  8. Scholarship Opportunities: Eight students received 50% scholarships, thanks to the generous support of sponsors like Camera Joint, making the program accessible to a wider range of aspiring photographers.
  9. Student Achievements: Notable achievements include Gregory Akinlotan winning the “Art meets Purpose visionary award” for his project “Beyond Barriers – Capturing Strength in Disability,” and recognition for Consistency Champions Seyi Alawuh, Siyanbola Babatunde, Bukola Ufot, and Opeyemi Afolabi for their dedication to the 90-day photo challenge.

Some insights from the facilitators of the Versatile Photography Training Program

From Novice To Pro: How Gazmadu Education’s Versatile Photography Training Empowers Next-level Photographers

“It is more about discovering your style than it is about building one”- Victor Samuel

During his class, he informed participants that their unique perspectives, philosophy, experiences, and exposure all contribute to shaping their style as a photographer. Once you’ve discovered it, embrace it wholeheartedly; it’s what differentiates you from others in the field. To find yourself, explore, and understand your why and the hows becomes easier.


“I am my most expensive gear”- Yagazie Eguare


Yagazie emphasised the importance of acquiring knowledge over more gears. As a creative, your art is an expression of who you are. You must be well invested in yourself. It is through the quality of work you do that people are drawn to you and are willing to pay premium.


“To experience true freedom in your creativity you must learn to break free from yourself” – Henry Oji (Big H)

Big H speaking to participants of the training challenged conventional thinking. Creativity will require you to see differently from what everyone sees. Here is one pro tip for creative storytelling, don’t just shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like. As a photographer, your photographs should spark emotions in you before it does to your audience. 


From Novice To Pro: How Gazmadu Education’s Versatile Photography Training Empowers Next-level Photographers

With each cohort, we’ve reached a diverse array of individuals, fostering a supportive environment where creativity flourishes and dreams become realities. We extend our deepest gratitude to our sponsors, partners, facilitators, and mentors for their unwavering support, which has been instrumental in the success of the program.

Looking ahead, we remain committed to empowering creatives and nurturing talent, continuing to provide a platform where aspiring photographers can thrive and grow. Together, we’ll continue to push boundaries, inspire innovation, and shape the future of photography. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of the Versatile Photography Training Program. Your dedication and passion have made a lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals, shaping the landscape of photography for years to come.


Versatile Photography Training Program 2024: Upcoming Training

Deborah ebeh receiving her Versatile certificate from Jokotade Shonowo - Poshclick

Whether you’re a beginner looking to kickstart your photography journey or an experienced photographer seeking to take your skills to the next level, Versatile Photography Training Program 2024 is the perfect opportunity to invest in your passion and unlock your full potential. 

Join the waitlist for more details on registration, program dates, and special announcements. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this transformative experience. 


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