16) Photography: Portraiture (Basics)

This course will introduce portrait photography through professional techniques. You will master how to creatively expose your photos, light your portraits, applying the depth of field, composing your shots and understanding how to frame the posing subject.

Class Outline

  1. Managing light settings on DSLR camera.
  2. Introduction to photography lighting types.
  3. Applying to light to portraits. 
  4. Practical demonstrations. 
  5. Editing final 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

1. Digital SLR Camera (DSLR)
2. Memory Cards
3. Tripod
4. Laptops (Editing Stage)

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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Mon, 2 Mar, 2020
Wed, 18 Mar, 2020
Mon & Wed
6:00pm - 8:00pm
QAR 800


Farah Al Qadi

Farah Al Qadi is an Interior Designer and artist, who is currently working in the project management field. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. Although she is a designer by profession her main passion is Photography. She studied street photography and portraiture in Egypt and participated in several photography exhibitions including Street Photographers in Cairo 2017 and Ramadan Bil Masry 2018. Farah expanded her knowledge and applied it to the photographer's community by curating and founding Qatar Photo Walks, which gathers photographers to explore the streets of Qatar through their lens.