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A Complete Guide to Photography


Course Fee $200.00

No. of Places 20 of 20

Start October 07, 2018

End October 11, 2018

Location Erbil

EXCLUSIVE - Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography

A first for MSELECT – we are extremely excited about this upcoming photography course. This is a 16-hour course over 5 evenings in Erbil from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. While there are plenty of online photography courses, it's hard to find a comprehensive course like this one in Erbil, which is for beginner to advanced photographers.

This course is designed for all levels of photographers who want to improve their skills, take stellar images, and make money with their photos - especially great for any DSLR or mirrorless camera user.

 

What Will I Learn?

  • You will know how to take amazing photos that impress your family and friends

  • You will know how the camera truly works, so you can take better photos using manual settings

  • You will know how to photograph in different scenarios

  • You will know how to compose images beautifully with basic photography rules

  • Use composition, lighting, and proper settings to take better photos

  • You will know how to light your subjects

  • You will know how to edit your photos

 

Requirements

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

  • No prior knowledge of photography is required - this course is geared for beginners

  • You need any type of a Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR)

 

Improve Your Photography Techniques

Regardless of what your level of experience is or what type of camera you use, this in-depth course is designed to provide you with everything you need to take your photography skills to the next level.

Whether you prefer taking photos of nature, animals, or people, a great photographer knows how to compose a shot, light it, and edit it. By honing these skills, you can turn your passion into a career. This course shows you how.

 

Contents and Overview

You'll start with the basics and tackle how a camera operates, the types of cameras and lenses available, and equipment you'll need for accomplishing your goals. You'll then dive into the different styles of photography you can focus on.

You'll learn about your camera settings (DSLR, mirrorless, or other), including how to shoot in manual mode. You'll use stabilization tools and master how to properly compose and light a scene. 

This is a 16-hour course over 5 evenings (5:30 pm tp 8:30 pm) covering the following topics:

 

Day 1 

  • Digital camera and all parts

  • Sensors

  • Holding Camera

 

Day 2 

  • Exposure Triangle 

  • Aperture

  • Speed Shutter

  • ISO

  • Depth of Filed 

 

Day 3 

  • Camera Shooting Modes

  • Light & lighting 

 

Day 4 

  • Compositional rules.

  • Rule of Thirds

  • Shape

  • Line

  • Form

 

Day 5 

  • Type of Lenses (wide angle to telephoto).

  • Focal lens

  • Focus

 

Day 6

  • Type of photo Formats

  • Post production and edit

 

 

 

About the Trainer


Born in 1968 in Dohuk, Iraq. Younes is a freelance photographer active mostly on assignments for newspapers and magazines. He spent most of his life in Iran as a refugee from 1974 to 1998 and graduated with an MBA from the University of Tehran. Photography was his passion but had little opportunity to follow it during the Iran/Iraq war.

In 2011, he quit his day job and started his journey as a photographer. His work has been exhibited internationally and published widely with numerous awards. He is now based in Erbil, Iraq.

 

Awards

  • 2017: Exhibition & Finalist of Vilnius Photojournalism Festival - Vilnius Photo Circle (Lithuania)

  • 2017: Silver Award Winner -  The Prix de la Photographie Paris (France)

  • 2017: Festival Exhibition Grantee Winner - Head On Photo Festival ( Australia)

  • 2017: Honorable Mentions - Social Documentary Network (USA)

  • 2016: Gold Prize Of Conflict  - The Tokyo International Foto award (Japan).

  • 2016: First Prize Of Editorial Professional - The Tokyo International Foto award (Japan). 

  • 2016: Golden Award & First Prize of Documentary (Story) DorbinNet - Tehran (Iran)

  • 2016: Durbin et Photojournalism Festival - Tehran (Iran

  • 2016: Masterclass Of Nikon & Foundation Patrick Chauvel (France).

  • 2016: Golden Award - The Best Photographer Of The Year - Hawkar Group  (Iraqi Kurdistan).

  • 2016: Indian Photography Festival - Hyderabad (India).

  • 2016: First Prize Of Conflict  - The Moscow International Foto award (Russia).

  • 2016: First Prize Of Editorial Professional - The Moscow International Foto award (Russia). 

  • 2016: Scholarship Winner for 2016 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop (South Africa).

  • 2016: American Photography Book (USA).

  • 2016: Jurors Merit Gallery (USA).

  • 2016: Jury Award The Days Japan International Photojournalism Award (Japan).

  • 2014: Golden Award - Human Rights Ministry - Baghdad (Iraq).

 

Exhibitions

  • August 2018: PRR Exhibition, Hotel Vega, Moscow, Russia

  • November 2017: Daily World Exhibition, Sarv Cultural House, Tehran, Iran

  • September 2017: 5th Grand Festival of Art for Peace, Artists House - Tehran, Iran

  • May 2017: Head On Photo Festival, Sydney Town Hall - Sydney, Australia

  • April 2017: The Immigration, Visa  & Institut Français, Shanadar - Erbil, Iraq

  • January 2017: Art by Email, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bothy Gallery - Wakefield, UK

  • September 2016: IPF in  State Art Gallery Madhapur - Hyderabad, India

  • September 2016: DorbinNet Exhibition in Qasr Museum Garden - Tehran, Iran

  • August 2016: MIFA Winners Exhibition in Na Kashirke Gallery -Moscow, Russia 

  • August 2016: 2nd Universally of  Yazidis genocide / FPS - Dohuk, Iraq

  • July 2016:   Days Japan Winners Exhibition - Nagoya, Japan

  • July 2016: A Scream From Mesopotamia /  Hawkar Group - Yerevan, Armenia

  • May 2016: An Uncovered Iraq /  Metrography Agency & France Institute - Erbil, Iraq 

  • December 2015: Peshmarga & Garila / Shanadar Gallery - Erbil, Iraq

  • August 2015: Syrian Daily Life  / Un Ponte Per & UNHCR - Kawargosk Camp, Iraq

  • August 2015: War Against Terror / Amna Suraka - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

  • August 2015:  SHANGAL, A Scream From The Mesopotamia -  Tbilisi, Georgia

  • May 2015: Kurdistan Exhibition / Musume hall / Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

  • January 2015: Kurdistan 2014 / UKH & France Institute - Erbil, Iraq

  • October 2014: Kurdistan 2014 /  France Institute - Erbil, Iraq

  • September 2014: Shangal Exhibition / Erbil Shanadar Park, Iraq

  • May 2014: Photo of the Year / Dorbin net - Tehran, Iran

  • April 2014: Kurdish Journalism University / Media Gallery - Erbil, Iraq

  • February 2014: Ministry Of Human Rights - Baghdad, Iraq

  • February 2014: Photo 24 / Acadimos Center - Erbil, Iraq

  • December 2013: Water in Kurdistan / Goethe Institute - Erbil, Iraq

  • July 2013: Photo 24 / Acadimos Center - Chamchamal, Iraq

  • June 2013: Iraqi & Germany Photo Exhibition - Erbil, Iraq

  • June 2013: Dohuk Photo Society  - Dohuk, Iraq

  • June 2013: Thi Qar - Nasiriyah, Iraq

  • June 2013: Dar- Alkafil Printing - Karbala, Iraq

  • May 2013: Elite Exhibition / Iraqi Photo Society - Baghdad, Iraq

  • April 2013: The 115th Anniversary of The Kurdish journalism - Erbil, Iraq

  • April 2013: Ministry of Culture - Raniya, Iraq

  • April 2013: Erbil International Fair - Erbil, Iraq

  • March 2013: Nawroz Exhibition - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

  • March 2013: Dream Of Backing Home -  Derik, Syria

  • March 2013: Halabja After 23 years - Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Dohuk, Halabja, Iraq

  • March 2013: Dance Of Colors - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

  • March 2013: Photo 24 / Acadimos Center - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

  • February 2013: This Time Domiz - Erbil, Iraq

  • January 2013: 9th Kurdistan Photo Society Exhibition - Erbil, Iraq

  • December 2012: International Duhok Photo Festival - Dohuk, Iraq

  • March 2012: Metrography Exhibition - Erbil, Iraq

  • March 2012: 9th IPC - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

 

 

How to register

Register online and pay the course fee ASAP to avoid disappointment as places are limited. For more information email training@mselect.iq 

A discount of 10% is available if you bring a friend.

 

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