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Masterclasses: Natural Light Series

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After the success of our first series of masterclasses.. we’re glad to introduce the second lighting series 2018 using natural light techniques offered by 6 iconic photographers covering 6 different topics. A masterclass is an advanced workshop (6-8 hours) that offers hands-on experience of a special topic/genre educating participating photographers on the theory and practice.

Natural Light Series: Six Photographers, Six Techniques, Six Masterclasses.

Each masterclass includes:
- Workflow & demonstration.
- Practical shooting (by participants).
- Critique /feedback.

What to bring:
A DSLR Camera (PLUS check what's needed in each masterclass).

Maximum number of attendees for each class: 10
LE 700 / masterclass
LE 3,900 / 6 masterclasses.

Payment optoins:
Credit Card
Bank Transfer

-Instructor: Abdelrahman Gabr-Koree
-Date: 20 April, 2018
- Time: 12-6pm
- Location: Korba / Photopia

-Understanding light.
-Choosing the right modifier.
-Using one light only.
-Adding lights.
-Tips on handling files to clients.

Masterclass #2 : A LIVE FASHION SHOOT
Instructor: Amina Zaher
-Date: 21 April, 2018
- Time: 11am -5pm
- Location: Photopia & Korba

-Will be discussing shooting in natural light while the team is getting ready (art director, makeup artist and model) with a real designer's collection.
- Some fashion photography history and inspiring techniques.
- Watching and discussing the team's work.
- Shooting in natural light with a setup.
- scouting locations.
-Shooting in the streets of Korba.
- Feedback at Photopia.
11AM till 12:30PM
-Introduction ,
-Discussing basic of fashion photography history and how to get inspired
-Team will be getting ready in parallel

12:30PM to 2:00PM
-stylist explaining some basics
- shooting on a backdrop using natural light
- explaining the use of lights and shadows on a plain background

2:00 to 4:00PM
-Scouting locations
-shooting around korba using natural light

4:00 to 5:00PM
-Workshop Wrap up
- Q&A

-Instructor: Yehia El Alaily
-Date: 28 April, 2018
- Time: 11AM -5PM
- Location: Photopia

-Food Photography: understanding food
-Food vs still life
-Basics of food photography
-Creating food visuals
-Natural / Ambient Light :
-Definition of natural light
-Available light grades
-Natural light modification
-Camera setup for natural lighting
-Keep track of light
-Pros and cons

Instructor Karim Soliman
-Date: 5 May, 2018
Details: 10AM - 6PM
Location: Old Cairo City + Photopia

Title: Control The Uncontrollable Light "Portrait Photography Masterclass"

-A Technical sneak peek "Gear and Settings"
-Portrait in perfection "how to see the perfect portrait"
-Find the best light for your portrait.
-Control the natural light, to get the best of it.
-Post Processing: Portrait retouching tips and tricks.

10AM till 2PM: Shooting on location ( Old Cairo City)

3PM till 6PM“Post Processing at Photopia” :

What to bring:
SLR Camera + Prime Lenses (50mm or above)

Laptop with installed Adobe Photoshop




#5 Masterclass: Scenes Of Interiors
-Instructor: Faouzi Massralie
-Date: 11 May, 2018
- Time: 9am - 5pm
- Location: A beautiful villa in Sakkara designed by Hassan Fathy
- This masterclass is sponsored by: Alamain & Caravan Saray

1. What is the purpose of interior photography
-Lifestyle magazines
-Designers & architects portfolios & marketing
-Two different approaches.

2. How to shoot interiors
-Lens & format
-Lighting or not?

3. Main elements in interior photography
a) working with space
b) choosing central features
c) inside outside relationships
d) reflecting & emphasizing the right mood
e) working with natural & artificial light
f) choosing details

A tripod is a must.
Lens: a wide angle: 18-24 if full frame
or zoom lens: 18-70

#6 Masterclass: Mini Photo Reportage (TWO days)
-Instructor: Sabry Khaled
-Date: 12 & 13 May, 2018
Day one (May 12) 10am - 6pm.
Day two (May 13) 6pm - 8pm.

This photographic mini-workshop allows participants to learn how to develop a photographic narrative and tell a compelling story in a photo reportage style. Individually guide each participant to design and build a photographic reportage by adding on to their current level of comprehension on Visual Storytelling.
�Each participant will learn:
1- How to research and construct.
2- How to gain access to photographing challenging situations and subjects.
3- �How to structure a visual story maintaining a good balance between form and content;�How to edit your final work.�

Day one (May 12) 10am - 6pm :
Meeting at (Photopia/Darb Ahmar)
Review advanced composition techniques.
Review story telling skills and examples.
Shooting .. 5 Hours

Day two (May 13) 6pm - 8pm:
Photo Editing (selection) and feedback.

Important notes by Sabry Khaled:
* Participants must research the named neighborhood (Darb El Ahmar) before the masterclass.
* Each participant will present 3 ideas to choose from.
* Sketch book is required and the final editing session will be done using 10X15 prints.


-About Abdelrahman Gabr-Koree:
Abdel Rahman Gabr-koree is Half Korean Half Egyptian, born in Queens, New York. But now based in Alexandria, Egypt. A Filmmaker and a photographer who captures inspiring and engaging stories and creative insights, working across a broad range of media, generating original creative insights and executions in TV Ads, photography, and advertising. Founder: Qube Productions and KoreeFilms
Website: http://www.koreefilms.com/
Facebook Page: Koree films
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/koreefilms/

-About Faouzi Massrali:
Faouzi Massrali is a Paris-born Photographer. He studied architecture in Paris, then photography at SVA and ICP in New York. Currently residing in Cairo, he has expanded his career as a photographer by incorporating graphic design, following a career as the artisitic and creative director of El Beit, a monthly magazine of interior design.. Also has been working as a freelance photographer working with artists and Designers which reflects the two worlds he straddles. His images suggest new worlds of possibilities… He seeks to unearth modern visual elements of Egyptian identity, and explore the relationships between tradition and modernity.

-About Amina Zaher:
Amina Zaher is a professional Fashion Photographer based in Cairo
She studied Marketing at The Arab Academy for Science and Technology then worked for Microsoft and Danone for 8 Years, meanwhile studying photography (online courses/ tutorials). In 2014, Amina traveled to New York and studied Photography in the “New York Film Academy “and came back to Egypt as a Freelance Fashion Photographer.
She assisted Mazen Abu Srour in LUXURY MAGAZINE (GUCCI, CHANEL and PRADA), Dubai 2015 She worked on Fashion Projects in India for Global Fashion Street Magazine; and was featured in “Best of Pure London” 2016 She also shot For Vogue Arabia, Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia and Jute Magazine NY in 2017.

-About Yehia El Alaily:
Yehia A. El Alaily (b. 1972 - Uk) is a freelance food & travel photographer working closely with both local & international clients _ such as, Four seasons Hotels, Nestle, Americana, Hardees Arabia, Starwood Hotels, Emaar, Johns Hopkins University Press & El Beit Magazine.
For more please visit the following link:

- About Karim Soliman:
Karim Soliman is passionate about capturing human emotions through his lens. Since 2007, Karim is constantly seeking to expand his knowledge about portrait photography by attending and delivering workshops locally and internationally mentors such as Manny Librodo.
He has worked with numerous international photography agencies focusing on and portrait photography, also his portraits pictures been posted in Vogue Italy website.

-About Sabry Khaled:
Sabry Khaled is documentary photographer and filmmaker based
in Cairo, Egypt. covering daily news stories, social issues, as well as long term in-depth self-driven documentary projects, which are usually described as emotional, intimate and humane.
Khaled Studied dentistry and has a master's degree in facial
surgery before shifting his career towards journalism almost 10 years ago.
Khaled covered the Egyptian uprising with many media outlets
such as Al-Jazeera, BBC world and RT, along with Al-Shrouk newspaper as a Photographer and sometimes translator and fixer.
Khaled has the experience working in hostile environments,
which he gained during the extensive coverage of the Egyptian revolution and the events that followed, In 2013 he was trained for working in conflict during a course for photojournalists by TYR solutions.
Since the outbreak of the Egyptian uprising Khaled contributed regularly with many major news wires like The AP and Anadolu Agency which helped to expose his work to many publications such as TIME, The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN.
His photography has been exhibited in Egypt, Germany and Finland. Currently he is teaching Photojournalism at the faculty of Mass media and communication at the British University in Egypt. Khaled also is a photography and photojournalism trainer, working independently and in cooperation with many NGOs.
Links to his work: https://www.instagram.com/sabrykhaled/
Website: http://sabrykhaled.com/