A short digital photography course started at Qatar National Library on 11 January with the aim of teaching participants basic photography skills including types of photography, composition rules, and parts of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras.
The four-session course explores exposure triangle, light painting and manually control of a DSLR camera. Participants also have the chance to put their new skills into practice with photography exercises at the Library.
Aspiring photographer Hassan Ayman commented after the workshop: “Photography is my hobby and of course I would like to improve my skills. It was useful to attend this session, as it not only gave me a chance to learn the basics of using a professional camera, but also to meet others with similar aspirations and interests.”
Nadia Mohamed, a participant at the event, said: “I recently purchased a camera, but it was difficult to fully make use of it or understand its more advanced features. Thanks to the Library’s sessions, I can now better use the advanced features of my camera.”