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Entr’actes by Elsie Haddad

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To all the culture lovers out there, we would like to invite you to the book launch of one precious founding member at Vapa. Details about the event are on the following fb page and since it’s today:

https://www.facebook.com/events/235719216574320/ 

You can still catch up with the project at anytime by checking out Elsie’s book at Plan B: The book is entitled Entr’actes, it is part of a new book collection Fugacité.

To know more about Elsie check her blog:http://elsiehaddad.blogspot.com/

 

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December******Workshops

It’s never too late to join any of the workshops for December. Check the briefed info below to know what’s happening:

– LifeINSPIRED Vision Board for 2013 (Workshop) ; Who is this workshop for?

Open to everybody who want to achieve their dreams, set goals and manifest them regardless of their current circumstances.

WHEN: There are two dates for this workshop. You can choose to register for either one:
☺ WORKSHOP 1: Wednesday December 5th @ 6pm-10:00pm
☺ WORKSHOP 2: Saturday Dec 8th @ 10am-2pm
Investment: $65 /workshop  (includes materials)

 
The “Creative Writing” Workshop is successfully taking place since 2 years. To join the next sessions please not that the nearest starting date is Monday November 3. It’ll be an intensive course (4 sessions; Mondays & Thursdays) from 6.30 until 8.30. If you wish to attend please register this Saturday November 1 (before noon) by passing by to fill the application form and settle the fee which is of 120 usd. You can join and register for future workshops at anytime. There will be 2 courses per week.
The fee for the intensive course is $120 per student.A certificate of achievement will be handed out to all participants during the last session. fb event: https://www.facebook.com/kiki.bokassa?ref=tn_tnmn#!/events/134291743387929/
 
-Photography Course for Advanced Participants. aLL details about the workshop will be sent to you by mail upon your request. Registration is a must. The next course will start as of mid December & will last until the end of December.
 
TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THOSE WORKSHOPS, SUGGEST A DIFFERENT COURSE YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND OR GET INFORMED ABOUT THE FUTURE PROGRAM, PLS CONTACT US BY MOBILE OR MAIL. NEW ARTISTIC/CULTURAL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD STARTING JANUARY 2013.
 

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).

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.

Wide Angle

Wide Angle Photo Discussion: Have you ever wondered what inspires a young photographer in the city of Beirut? What if the challenges are the highest source of inspiration?

A casual conference will take place on Wednesday 13 July 2011, at 6:00 pm, at Roof68 in Ashrafieh, Fassouh, held by 4 Lebanese Photographers, which will be announced… s…oon! The main goal of this gathering is to introduce some of the techniques that the hosting photographers use to produce their work, the challenges they meet and how the social life in Beirut affects their inspiration.

In conjunction with the photographer’s group discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to take a close look at my solo exhibition entitled Synopsis, that opened on June 17th, and will end on July 13th.

Hope to see you there!

VAPA Association Presents “SYNOPSIS” by Lara Zankoul at Roof 68

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VAPA Association Presents
SYNOPSIS
Photo Exhibition by Lara Zankoul at Roof 68

Opening: Friday, June 17, 2011 at 6 pm
Until: Friday, July 1, 2011

Curated by Kiki Bokassa

Contact Info:
www.larazankoul.com ; lara.zankoul@gmail.com
info@roof68.com

03 466 764 ; 70 160662

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162097067187137

LARA ZANKOUL’S BIOGRAPHY

Lara Zankoul is a 23-year-old-Lebanese photographer who startedpracticing photography in 2009. Her photoscombine surreal compositions with dreamlike atmosphere, where reality becomesan imaginary aesthetic world. Lara is also a postgraduate student in economics.

LARA ZANKOUL’S STATEMENT

My work is a collection of photographs that mixconceptual, dreamlike and surreal themes. Inspired from classical tales andchildhood memories, I try through photography to give a new vision of the worldby recreating the harmony of what I see. In other terms, the moment is createdrather than caught, and pictures tell stories. They feature anonymous andtimeless characters that are immersed in their own world. Symbols areomnipresent in the pictures, and they trigger a thought in the mind of theaudience. My utmost goal is to show how meaningful a picture can be.

LINKS

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/larazankoulphotography

Page Event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162097067187137
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/larazankoul
Deviant Art: http://astridle.deviantart.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Larazankoul

“Synopsis” is a collection of photographs that mix conceptual, dreamlike and surreal themes. Inspired from classical tales and childhood memories, I try through photography to give a new vision of the world by recreating the harmony of what I see. In other terms, the moment is created rather than caught, and pictures tell stories. They feature anonymous and timeless characters that are immersed in their own world. Symbols are omnipresent in the pictures, and they trigger a thought in the mind of the audience. My utmost goal is to show how meaningful a picture can be.
-Lara Zankoul

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