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Photography Workshop 101

27/02/2023 - 27/03/2023

Photography Workshop 101
with Aly Hazzaa
5 sessions every Monday starting Feb 27
27-2, 6-3, 13-3, 20-3, 27-3
Diwan, Heliopolis
Price: 3,000LE
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*A DSLR or a mirrorless camera is a must. Paper and pencil are important.
Photography 101 is a 4 classes course plus a field trip that helps you to understand your digital camera and build basic photography skills with no prior experience required. Using a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises, including camera handling, composition, effective use of light, file management, and discovering your photographic vision.

Course Outline:
Day 1 Camera basics
-Camera types
-Camera basic settings (color – jpg vs Raw -focus)
-Different fields of photography
Day 2 Light
-How to read light
-How the camera sees light (camera metering modes)
-Exposure triangle (Shutter speed-ISO-Aperture)
-Exposure compensation.
Day 3 Composition
-How to apply composition guides and when to break them.
-Angle and perspective.
-Depth of field and composition.
Day 4 Editing and retouching and Archiving.
-Editing (selecting your photos).
-Lightroom & photoshop (Basic retouching skills).
Day 5 Photo walk
Walking in old Cairo practicing what we have learned with the guidance from the instructor. Practicing most fields in photography (landscape, portraiture architecture and street photography)

About the instructor:
Aly Hazzaa is a street and documentary photographer based in Egypt. Started taking street photos in 2003 and in 2011 began his professional career as photojournalist at Al Shorouk newspaper where he covered various events and many of his photos were published in foreign newspapers and news agencies including (New York times, Washington post, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian and the Associated press). In 2018 he opened his own studio for portraits and documentary services. Participated in photography exhibitions “People are the red line” photography exhibition and “Cairo – New Testimonies of an ongoing Revolution “ Exhibition Touring Germany 2012-2013, in addition to judging photo competitions and giving talks in different venues and universities.


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Diwan Heliopolis
105, Abou Bakr El Seddiq St, Heliopolis
Cairo, Egypt
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