Photography students

the truth 321
By the truth 321

From what I can see both myself and Ram (and others) would love to progress in the art of photography, I have seen some wonderful pictures (via links provided) and the opporutnities presented via Georgetown University.

However I believe that Qatar has some fantastic opportunities to develop the skills of the amateur photographer in a free time basis. I am by no means a pro but would love to start a group who are willing to develop skills in our free time (what little I do have). In conjunction with the "Girls trips out", "Boys trips out", "Calendar Events" I would like to suggest that all those intereseted in developing photography skills etc tag along to these events to portray to future/budding expats to the Qatar Living experience that this is truly a community experience.

With collective contacts a more widely available database of visualisations of the world of the expat and Qatari culture could be made available to the discerning viewer could be realised.

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By Forgiss• 12 years 11 months ago.
Forgiss

Hey benchyrac

I am actually the photographer that is coming, and we have formalised the courses and workshops a bit more.

Here are some details:

We will be running a weekend Basic Photography course to get everybody on the same page. That will include:

Understanding your Camera (and why it does what it does, and how to make it do what you want it to do).

Understanding light (and why it confuses your digital camera).

Understanding DOF (Depth of Field) and how it interacts with the rest of your settings.

Using Composition tricks to improve every aspect of your photography.

After that, we will be presenting 12 add-on modules (and you can join any or all of them):

1. Painting with light, Strobes and Creative Flash photography (Images like the fluid splashing out of a glass when a cherry falls into it)

2. Action and Sports

3. Wildlife and Nature

4. Commercial Stock (How to make money selling your images)

5. Studio Lighting

6. Portraiture

7. Still life and Art Photography

8. Wedding Photography

9. Macro Photography

10. HDR Photography (High Dynamic Range)

11. Photography as a buisness

12. Food Photography

Right at the end we will also do a six day Course that focusses purely on Stock Photography as an Income source.

On the Other side, we have a Basics of Adobe Photoshop course, with add-on modules:

1. Intermediate Editing Skills (editing for Stock)

2. Advanced Editing for Commercial Editors

3. Digital Scrapbooking

(Just a note. Our photoshop courses and workshops are very quality driven, Our basic course takes you about two levels past the standard for "Intermediate" skills - We just feel it's the stuff you need to work the program well, so why leave for a next course)

If you are interested, contact the people as mentioned above. We only take limited students so that everybody gets our full attention. It will definitely be a "first-Come, First-Served" basis for the bookings.

Regards

Sean

By Imablue• 12 years 11 months ago.
Imablue

Sorry, I am just marking it!

By benchyrac• 12 years 11 months ago.
benchyrac

Photography Course

By pearl of qatar - Posted on November 24th, 2007

Tagged: Technology

We are currently investigating the possibility to get a professional photographer from South Africa to come to Doha and facilitate different courses and workshops.

We are at the very early stages of negotiating with them and it is important for us to determine how many people will be interested to take the course, as there will be a selection of courses and it will be given on a full time and part-time basis for a few weeks, evenings and weekends for the people that have day jobs.

The period being considered is from 15 Jan 08 to end of February 08.

Some of the courses that he has mentioned include:

- know your camera

- introduction to photo shop

- photo shop editing for stock

- advanced photo shop

- food photography

- action and sports

- products and pack shots

- still life

- stock photography

- studio photography

Cost and registration will be discussed the evening of the 4th of Dec

If you should be interested and would like to attend the meeting,

Please attend at:

Al Areen Gardens (Club house)

Khalifa North

Tuesday evening 04th Dec 07 at 18h00 for 18h00

RSVP by e-mail on or before 04 Dec 2007 at 12h00. (Please reply to both Leonora and Mags)

This is an open invitation to anyone interested in Photography – You can still forward this to your friends.

Hope to see you there

Contact info:

leonora[AT]qatar.net.qa

magsascough[AT]hotmail.com

By Shafvb• 13 years 7 months ago.
Shafvb

I wanna learn the something about photography!

Shaff!!

By shraddhay• 13 years 8 months ago.
shraddhay

An opportunity:

Life As A Photographer: A Lecture with Sam Abell

Schedule information

Event: Life As A Photographer: A Lecture with Sam Abell

Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 6:00pm

The Diplomatic Club

Event details

Life As A Photographer: A Lecture with Sam Abell, National Geographic Photographer.

Please RSVP to The American Arts Festival at americanartsfestival@georgetown.edu.

Sam Abell is a veteran National Geographic photographer and one of only four staff photographers in the history of the magazine. The archetypal National Geographic photojournalist, Abell's work often tells evocative stories of time and place: Lewis and Clark, the Mississippi River, the Amazon, Australia, and Japan’s Imperial Palace. Most recently he told his own story in his book Sam Abell: The Photographic Life. His photographs capture the beauty of both culture and nature. He has photographed dozens of stories, authored award-winning books, and shown his work worldwide. Abell shares the excitement, intrigue, frustration, heartbreak, and joy of spending 35 years on assignment around the world for the world's most trusted magazine.

Access » This event has been marked as open to the public.

Contact: To reserve a seat, please call +974 510-0575 or e-mail: americanartsfestival@georgetown.edu

By danavard• 13 years 8 months ago.
danavard

i have just landed in qatar and am looking for ways to get out and about and meet people.. i'd love to be involved in something like this

By 206• 13 years 8 months ago.
206

Please count me in. I've been waiting for something like this to happen.

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

i saw in ur link a place for table tennis... where is that place? is it affordable? how much does it cost (if u have any idea)?

"Similar eyes are seeing similar things, in a different ways"

By the truth 321• 13 years 8 months ago.
the truth 321

Good idea, however as it will be a QL Community thing and the voting should really come from within this, is it possible to link the two together?

We came we saw we were Qatarized

By xtian001• 13 years 8 months ago.
xtian001

I can create a separate domain and a real gallery for us to use like http://gallery.lifeonthespot.com with probably a voting system and all. We can have our own accounts and image libraries.

Chris San Juan

http://www.lifeonthespot.com

By shraddhay• 13 years 8 months ago.
shraddhay

xactly, thts y the more time helps. i am not a pro and thus i think this thread will help.

By shraddhay• 13 years 8 months ago.
shraddhay

xactly, thts y the more time helps. i am not a pro and thus i think this thread will help.

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

but the problem is even if u have touch with camera

our field is limiting us in product photographing.. which is different than portrait or nature landscape..

non moving stuff.. u know .. and u r just shot it in dark room with ur light setup without flash in ur white tent.. but outside it's different..

the sun light change from minute to another.. u have to adjust the ISO (senstivity of the film) according to natural light and control the amount of light that u need by adjusting the shutter speed and much more ..which i don't know.. like filters and white balance n scoops ..

"Similar eyes are seeing similar things, in a different ways"

By shraddhay• 13 years 8 months ago.
shraddhay

thanks .. yes i did design it..was quick..almost wat i wanted..:)

i happy with the time we have.. coz need to a lot of trail n error.. have lost touch with camera..

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

yeah man u r right...

BTW i like ur avatar .. u design it .. right?

"Similar eyes are seeing similar things, in a different ways"

By shraddhay• 13 years 8 months ago.
shraddhay

yah but atleast now we have a subject. lots of time to perfect thts a plus point ;)

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

"meeting/workshop will not be held until after 4th March" TRUTH SAID i guess not so soon..

i wish to join :(

"Similar eyes are seeing similar things, in a different ways"

By the truth 321• 13 years 8 months ago.
the truth 321

Now!!!

If anyone wants to get out there and start taking pics of architecture etc I say go for it, as soon as Qatari can create a page for us to upload our pictures then we can start posting.

As I said the subject is "Architecture" and its up to the individual on how you portray that in your photos.

Good luck to all and happy snapping!!

We came we saw we were Qatarized

By shraddhay• 13 years 8 months ago.
shraddhay

so when do we start.. hope soon!

By the truth 321• 13 years 8 months ago.
the truth 321

To all,

I have been in contact with Marijn, unfortunatly due to commitments etc both in and out of country the first meeting/workshop will not be held until after 4th March.

I will be arranging a venue (preferably free of charge)and a time that will suit the majority if not all of us.

In the interim, Qatari could you set up a page for us to post some pictures on.

What I would like to see happen is based on Qatari's voting system, people vote on the best picture taken per week, the prize for the winning picture/person is to chose the subject for the following week. As I said previously my suggestion for the first round of pictures would be Architecture (can be anything from a door to a sky scraper).

My only stipulations for this are 1. Picture must be taken in Qatar, 2. Dont cheat and download off the net, 3. Enhancement via software not allowed (apart from cropping of the picture). This was we will all learn from the workshops and via use of the camera and accessories (filters both coloured and macro).

We came we saw we were Qatarized

By panchi007• 13 years 8 months ago.
panchi007

OK..I'm interested... how can we join? I think photography is a great way to learn a lot of things.....

By Marijn• 13 years 8 months ago.
Marijn

I've dropped a line to your email address so you know where to contact me.

I'm not going to list my equipment as nobody would want to read the whole list anyway.

By the truth 321• 13 years 8 months ago.
the truth 321

In further response to what equipment I have.

Camera - Canon EOS350D not sure how many megapixel it is though

18-55mm EF lens

70-300mm EF lens

UV filter

I want to get hold of some coloured filters as well as some macro lens's too for close up shots

Ebay here we come

We came we saw we were Qatarized

By shraddhay• 13 years 8 months ago.
shraddhay

tht wud be great..i think its gud to pick up on a subject every week. thts a good workshop very practically challenging.

By charmed• 13 years 8 months ago.
charmed

weekly competition thing is a great idea and us all meeting up to teach one another is a cool one ( and thats not just because im the truths wife!!)....but i was thinking if we do the weekly competiotion should it be based in qatar - so archetecture in qatar as opposed to any other country in the world? I just think it could be unfair if we had it open? Does this make sense! is this a good idea!

love life!

By the truth 321• 13 years 8 months ago.
the truth 321

Marijn many thanks sounds like a fantastic idea to me, will start working on a time and place etc contact me via mickhilton@hotmail.com so we can organise something that suits you and hopefully everyone else.

Qatari exactly what I was on about earlier, keep me posted on progress on this.

We came we saw we were Qatarized

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

Wow! I'm really excited about the photography!

How about we have a weekly theme and everyone submits photos on it?

I'll work on setting this up as a "group" on the site

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By lailing• 13 years 8 months ago.
lailing

I love photos & i like photography.

By shraddhay• 13 years 8 months ago.
shraddhay

i think we are up for a workshop soon.. thanks marijn for the help..eagerly waiting to attend..when where how..?

By Marijn• 13 years 8 months ago.
Marijn

Guys, I'm a fresh entrant to Qatar (and this forum) and this message caught my eye.

If anyone is willing and able to organise such a thing, I'd be able to lead a workshop around the technical aspects of photography. I can pretty much go as deep as you like on aspects of light, colour, optics, sensors, shutters, camera types etc.

I also have a working knowledge of the more artistic elements of photography (composition, subject matter and the like), but you'd probably be better off getting someone else to guide on that.

Since I hardly know the country, I'll leave it up to others to organise something, but if you do, feel free to contact me.

By pearl of qatar• 13 years 8 months ago.
pearl of qatar

Me too please.

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

This tutorial is designed to help familiarize you with photographic terms, concepts and equipment, as well as discussing the techniques used for good photography. Reading each section will give you some insight and ideas that you can apply to your own photo sessions.

http://www.timebanditphoto.com/photography.htm

"Similar eyes are seeing similar things, in a different ways"

By the truth 321• 13 years 8 months ago.
the truth 321

so much interest.

As for limitations on the group, I cant think of any at all especially not age!!

I use a Canon EOS 350D with multiple lenses depending on the situation and setting of the picture I am trying to take. I am still learning the art of photography myself and getting balances correct (white balance and shutter speed) is the hardest part.

Could be a good idea to suggest a type of photograph to take (e.g. a picture of heat) and its up to the individual to decide how the subject is portrayed. That way we are all not taking pictures of the same thing.

As I said before I will undoubtedly be at the World Superbikes event this coming weekend, however in the mean time I will make the first suggestion of photography....Architecture.

We came we saw we were Qatarized

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

i'm really interested in it .. not only as a hobby but i wished one day to be professional.. i like landscape views... BUT the problem is i don't have any camera..

"Similar eyes are seeing similar things, in a different ways"

By Hussamf• 13 years 8 months ago.
Hussamf

I m in...

i have some of my pics on my website ( adress below)..

would love anyone tellin me how to take better ones:)

http://hasous.spaces.live.com

"missiles, warships and nuclear weapons cannot establish security. Instead they destroy what peace and security build." Anwar Sadat

By SAHIL9• 13 years 8 months ago.
SAHIL9

the good idea,to have a group like this,to see the world with the eye of camera has been my interest,though i am not professional but taking photograph of beauti of the world .let me know about ur working and to jointhe group,v ll have a good experience.

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

I will join this group, any ages limitation?. I am 36.

I've been liking photography since high-school.

By samawy• 13 years 8 months ago.
samawy

I like taking photos also. I'll appreciate if we could get some more technical knowledge on how to take nice photos. I took few snaps of the museum roundabout today. Could anyone evaluate my talents please.

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By 666• 13 years 8 months ago.
666

Love to see that happen. Planning to buy a digital SRL. Have not decided what to buy. Will get the help from this group to finalize the model from my short list.

Can't wait to see this group and be a part of it.

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

I also like to take photographs. I order to join this group, what kind of a camera should one have. Would a digital camera do? What mega pixels??

By novita77• 13 years 8 months ago.
novita77

like to take photos ... only for hobby. If anyone can teach me to take better photo i will very much appreciate it.

By the truth 321• 13 years 8 months ago.
the truth 321

Thanks.....

All those that are interested please let me know and we will bet collective thought and our own collective pics to display what Qatar Living (excuse the theft of the web name) is all about on a real value!

Suggest the world superbike round for starters!!!!!!!

We came we saw we were Qatarized

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

I love it! I was just chatting to someone about having a photgraphy competition on the site!

Hopefully soon I will finalise a couple of things on the site to enable this.

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