Here we go with another experience that i cherished with a DSLR Camera. You would wonder the possibilities with a camera but trust me every time i click, it teaches me something new about photography, angles and techniques.
After a hell lot of bundle of work till mid night, i had to spend the night at office because on the very next day we had a program of distributing winter aid for the unprivileged people of Kabul, Afghanistan by H.E Ms.Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, a member of parliament’s lower house – Representing Kabul Province.
On this winter camp i had to be with the secretary of H.E Ms Naderi to finalize the whole expenditure of the event – Winter Camp for unprivileged people, photography, synchronizing pictures, data entry, responding emails and many other office works.
It was 20th February around 7:00 am early in the morning when i heard a voice as if someone is calling me from around 200 meter far and the words are – Hayat Bekhez Nawakht Shuda which means Hayat wake up, it’s getting late. When i woke up i felt like I’d just slept due to the tiring tasks from morning till mid night. it was the third day of the event and my task during the distribution of winter aid for unprivileged people was to capture every moment of the event. I woke up and went to the market with one of my colleagues to capture some while loading the aids. For breakfast we had BOLANI – Traditional and the most delicious food of Afghanistan- accompanied by drivers and other workers.
After an amazing time, having breakfast with those gentlemen, we moved on towards the targeted venue for the distribution of aids which was pool e hasan, a place in Kabul quite near to American University of Afghanistan, one of the finest university of Afghanistan from where the most energetic and enthusiastic lads of Afghanistan happen to be the future of the land – Afghanistan. We were on the way when i saw this ancient beautiful castle named as Bala Esahr castle which is almost destroyed by Talibans during their regime. I requested the driver to stop the car so that i could take a snap of this place; the driver was a nice guy. He stopped the car and gave me few seconds to capture it.
Later on with this favorite click of mine, we continued with the mission and distributed more than 600 blankets, 300 oil cans and 300 bags of floor to around 300 unprivileged people of Kabul. During the distribution I also took some clicks from the afghan kids enjoying around.
The event ended somehow at the end of the day but left a lot to learn; how to bring smiles on everyone’s faces after contributing a little from your life and how the needy ones lives change because of your generosity and help and these all happened due to the camera that I had on that day. Clicking snaps is easy but to capture a picture that shouts out a thousand words is not as easy as we think it is and every day I try my level best to capture meaningful pictures.
Long Live Afghanistan!