DA01) Photography (Basics)

Have you bought yourself a digital SLR (DSLR) camera but are unsure about how to use it? This course will introduce you to the basic concepts of photography, teach you how to use your DLSR, help you correct your mistakes, and take better photographs!

Class Outline

  1. Introduction to the basic concepts of photography
  2. Practical demos
  3. Shooting exercises
  4. Basic editing and post-production of images

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class

- Digital SLR camera + lens

- Memory cards + reader

- Laptop with editing software

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Mon, 25 Jan, 2021
Mon, 15 Feb, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm
QAR 600


Aparna Jayakumar

Aparna Jayakumar, 35, is a photographer from Mumbai now based in Doha. She was a student of Art History and Photography at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Italy and Greece. Previously, she studied Photography, Film and Psychology in Mumbai. She was nominated for the international photography award Prix Pictet in 2009. Her work has been published in Monocle, Christie’s Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel+Leisure, BBC TopGear and other publications. She has shot for brands such as Hermès, GEOX, Qatar Airways, Vodafone, Ford, Cadbury's and publicity stills for films with directors such as Mira Nair, Sooni Taraporevala and Vishal Bhardwaj. Jayakumar taught photography to media students at Sophia College, Mumbai from 2009-13, and has been an instructor at the Anjali Photo Workshops for the children of Cambodian NGO Anjali House. She founded the Bombay Photo Club and ran photography events in the city featuring photographers from the world over.

You can see her work at www.aparnaphoto.com