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the emmanuel jal shoot

the emmanuel jal shoot

Prayer works. It really does.

A few minutes before Jal’s arrival at the KWELI offices, the flash on my 7D jammed. I needed it to remotely trigger my 430 EX speedlight. Nothing I did was working so I decided to make my faith practical. Wycliffe placed his hands on the camera and a few mintes later, the flash popped!

I really enjoyed being with Jal. For a man with so much clout in the world, it’s amazing to to have a casual conversation with him. He is so real!

And he is definitely going places.

Canon 7D. 50mm (50mm f/1.8 II) 1/40sec at f/1.8 ISO 12,800.

Canon 7D. 17mm (17-40mm f/4L USM) 1/60sec at f/5.6, ISO 200. 430EX.

Canon 7D. 17mm (17-40mm f/4L USM) 1/60 sec at f/7.1, ISO 250. 430 EX.

ken oloo’s filamujuani

ken oloo’s filamujuani

Ken is a fearless influencer I’m proud to call friend.

When working in Uganda several years back, he casually took a photo of a street kid without clothes. That photo made the rounds and a few weeks later, the kid had decent clothes to cover his body.

On seeing how that single photo transformed a life, he quickly quit his job, returned to Kenya, got an internship at Nairobi Chapel and while there, met with a filmmaker who pointed him to the US for a 13-month filmmaking apprenticeship.

Today, through his company Filamujuani, Ken is teaching kids in Kibera how to tell their own stories through film. They’ve worked on a TV series called ‘Zuki’ which they plan to screen in Kibera soon. Charges will be 3/- and 5/- for VIP.

Ken humbles me.

Canon 7D. 24mm (24-105mm f/4L IS USM) 1/250sec at f/7.1, ISO 200.

Canon 7D. 24mm (24-105mm f/4L IS USM) 1/250sec at f/4.0, ISO 200.

Canon 7D. 58mm (24-105mm f/4L IS USM) 1/160sec at f/6.3, ISO 200.

Canon 7D. 55mm (24-105mm f/4L IS USM) 1/160sec at f/9.0, ISO 200.

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