Documenting a Welding college for Unido in Liberia


UNIDO Liberia contracted us to document their student training program in South Africa, called Youth Rising Liberia. Check out their youtube page at

Welding is a fascinating trade, and those who learn it often go on to build incredible structures and machinery. However, not everyone knows the ins and outs of welding, and the amount of time and effort that goes into mastering the craft. This is where documenting a welding college using photography and videography comes in. By capturing images and footage of the students, instructors, and facilities, we can tell a powerful story that highlights the importance of welding as a profession.

Firstly, photography can be used to capture the intricate details of welding. By getting up close with a camera, you can capture the sparks and flames that come off of the welding torch, and the intricate patterns that are created as the welder works. Additionally, by taking portraits of the students and instructors, you can capture the passion and dedication that is necessary to master the trade.

Videography is an even more powerful tool for documenting welding. With video, you can show the entire process of welding from start to finish, and highlight the different techniques and tools used in the trade. Additionally, you can use video to interview the students and instructors, and get their personal stories and experiences. This creates a more immersive experience for the viewer, and helps them to connect with the subject matter on a deeper level.

When it comes to telling the story of a welding college, it’s important to capture the full scope of the facilities. This includes the classrooms, welding bays, and storage areas. By capturing these spaces on camera, you can show the amount of resources that are necessary for learning the trade, and how the instructors use these spaces to teach the students. Additionally, by capturing the different types of welding machines and equipment, you can highlight the different specialties within the trade, such as MIG welding, TIG welding, and more.

We filmed this on the Canon C500mkii and used the Canon R6 for the photography part of it. The interviews was lit using the Aputure 300d mkii

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