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A Complete Guide to Photography

Course Fee $315.00

No. of Places 10 of 10

Start June 15, 2020

End June 25, 2020

Location Erbil - MSELECT Academy

Photography is all around us, we’re constantly bombarded by photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But wouldn’t you love to know how to take great photos? Our Digital Photography for Beginners course will teach you how to take great shots with any type of camera. The course will develop your technical and visual skills as you learn the principles of digital photography and basic image editing.


Who should attend

Regardless of your level of experience, this course is designed for all levels of photographers who want to improve their skills, take stellar images, and make money with their photos.



The course will introduce a range of aspects of digital photography including:

  • Using composition to take great photos with any camera

  • The types of camera and which one to buy

  • Adjusting exposure to control the brightness of your photos

  • Setting your shutter speed to freeze action or blur motion

  • Controlling your aperture to blur or focus the background

  • Setting your ISO for bright and dark environments

  • Finding beautiful natural light for landscapes and portraits

  • Using flash without the ugly effects

  • Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures

  • Taking great pictures of pets

  • Photographing sunrises, sunsets, landscapes, cityscapes, flowers, forests, waterfalls, rivers, fireworks, and more!


Course Agenda:

Day 1

  • Introduction

  • Introduction to cameras

  • Types of cameras

  • Difference between camera

  • Activity and homework

Day 2

  • Reviewing Homework

  • Exposure Triangle explanation

  • Exposure compensation meter explanation

  • Depth of field

  • White balance

  • Activity and homework

Day 3

  • Reviewing Homework

  • Camera modes and metering

  • Exposure compensation

  • RAW and JPEG

  • Camera Histogram

  • Manual and autofocus

  • Focusing modes

  • Picture styles or Picture control

  • Focal length

  • Types of lenses

  • Activity and homework

Day 4

  • Reviewing Homework

  • What makes a good photo?

  • Composition

  • Composition concepts

  • The basic mathematical rules

  • Rule of thirds

  • Symmetry

  • Leading lines

Day 5

  • Reviewing Homework

  • Rule of odds

  • Rule of space

  • Sub Framing

  • Rhythm

  • Disrupting the rhythm

  • Fill the frame/cropping

  • Background

  • A guide on proper and improper places to crop and composite your portraits

Day 6

  • Reviewing Homework

  • Cold theory

  • Adobe color CC & Adobe capture CC

  • Break time

Day 7 and 8

The last two days will be entirely about Adobe Lightroom Photoshop.



About the Trainer:

Harem Sewaisi is a photographer from Erbil, Kurdistan. His extensive portfolio on Kurdistan and China captures beauty and spirit while documenting culture and practices of daily life. Harem has won many awards, including from the College Society of the USA, Young Photographers of the World, FIAP and ICS Auspicious. Experienced in given courses on photography, Harem has the capacity to teach and share.



Two weeks, the course will be conducted 4 times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

From 17:30 – 20:00



  • Each participant must bring a camera.

  • You should be excited to learn photography, and ready to take action!

  • No prior knowledge of photography is required

Time and Location:

  • Date: 15th June – 25th June 2020

  • Time: 17:30 until 20:00

  • Location: Erbil, MSELECT Academy.

  • Duration: 8 days

  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday



Must be made 5 working days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.


How do I register?

You can register by emailing with the following details:

Full Name:


Email Address:

Phone number:

Name of the course:

For more information, please call 066 261 4455






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