Archive for April, 2012

Photo Group Discussion @ Studio68

A SHORT TERM ANNOUNCEMENT THAT’S NOT TO BE MISSED!! A PHOTO GROUP DISCUSSION/PRESENTATION HELD BY A TALENTED BAHRAINI ARTIST WALEED AL ABBAS, THIS MONDAY APRIL 30 AT 6.30PM.
“ We just learned that Waleed Al Abbas is in Beirut for a few days and thought that we wouldn’t miss the opportunity of introducing his work to all of you who are passionate about photography.” Kiki Bokassa (Co founder of Vapa Association)
The main objective of this seminar is to demonstrate better ways for composing a picture.
It will explain how photographers compose their image, and, therefore, how to improve their skills in organizing the elements of the image. On another hand, it talks about how to build a picture, explains what a picture consists of, how shapes are related, how spaces are filled, and, finally, how the whole thing must have a kind of unity.
“I have been in photography field for around 8 years, however, after preparing the material for the composition workshop, I discovered new aspects of picture composition that was not visible to me before”
Who Should Attend?
Whether you are a confident camera use, a passionate amateur photographer, aspiring professional, photographer’s assistant or professional aiming to sharpen your skills, this presentation/discussion can be very beneficial for you.
About Waleed Al Abbas
Waleed AlAbbas is a self-taught photographer. He works as a full time project manager in a bank in Bahrain. Photography was his point of interest since his teenager years. He decided to develop his passion for photography in 2006, where he started learning about this huge field, going into the small details of photography and traveling around the world searching for interesting photography subjects. Beside attending to many workshops, he conducted some himself, as well as seminars, to help amateurs and passionate people like him, advance in their photography skills. He is an active member of the Bahrain Photography Association. At the moment, beside the bank, he is engaged in the commercial work of Architecture and Fashion photography, and continues his seminars whenever he has the chance.
The contribution fee for attending this unique session from 6.30 until 9.30 is of 30usd, it also includes a tea break. Please send us your reservations by mobile sms or email at 03 466 764/vapaorg@gmail.com. The reunion will take place at Studio68 in Sioufi Ashrafieh near Sioufi Public Garden (directions are found at http://www.vapablog.wordpress.com/ contact us page).

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Klik – Basic photography workshop 2

What is Klik?

Klik, the Photo Workshop is an educational resource for photography.  From beginning classes, for those just starting out in digital photography or photography, to advanced classes covering lighting techniques, to your own personal photographic vision, we have classes that cover a broad spectrum.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn practical photography tools in a cozy setting.  Then go and put those tools into practice with field trips and daily assignments out and about in our historical town and beautiful beaches and mountains.

This is the program of every session:

Session 1

– The history of Photography
– Camera mechanism
– Different types of camera (small, medium, large format)
– Different type of lens
– Manual focus and auto focus
– Getting the right exposure
– ISO
– Shutter speed
– Aperture, F-stops
– Light and metering (how to measure)
– Lock exposure
– Depth of field
– Different metering modes
– Camera modes TV, AV, P and M
– Shooting at night or with low light without flash
– How to hold your camera

Session 2

– Crop factor
– What is white balance?
– Histogram explained
– High-key and low-key photos
– Rule of third
– Composition tips
– Using background
– How to use the built-in flash
– How to direct the light of the built-in flash
– Use the camera flash as a fill light
– What is Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
– Take a panoramic photo
– What is macro?

Session 3

– What is HDR?
– How to shoot HDR
– Finalizing an HDR photo
– What is RAW, JPEG and TIFF
– Which one is better and why?
– What is BULB?
– Using Bulb to create effects
– Discussing the work of the masters of photography (Ansel Adams, Henry Cartier Bresson, Diane Arbus, Jeff Wall, Man ray…)
– Assignment: project related to the depth of field, exposure, focal length, HDR, panoramic and macro)

 Session 4

– Discussion of the students work and correcting the mistakes.

– Every session will end with the screening of the work of a photographer’s work. And it will be followed with a round table discussion about his work.

From May 21 until May 25. (21, 22, 23, 25) From 6pm until 9pm.

– The Fee is 160$ for the full course/ 4 sessions.
– Limited seats for 13 participants. Registration in advance is a must!
– Workshop taking place at Studio 68, Sioufi

Do not hesitate to let us know if you may need any further info by contact us on vapaorg@gmail.com / 03 466 764 / 70 950 755.

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