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Creative Photography with Mahdi Zahreddine


This is the same precursor to a series of photography workshops that will be given by Lamba Labs member and photography enthusiast, Mahdi Zahreddine.

This introductory workshop will introduce the basic principles of digital photography (theory) including: how a camera works, a camera's anatomy, as well as a camera's major components and accessories.

During the series of workshops, you'll also explore the less automatic and more hands-on side of photography and learn about exposure, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and white balance settings.

Mahdi will explain some photography concepts such as: composition and framing, focus (auto vs. manual – in light and dark conditions), the bokeh effects, as well as noise and distortion.

He'll also share some simple tips like the rule of thirds, tilt shift and blurring, depth of field utilization, and more!

You'll also get to discuss and possibly experiment with some creative photography styles, like: light painting, time-lapse, water drop collision, orbits and steelwool, water splash captures, and star trails.

That's a whole lot to absorb so make sure you're on time and ready! Also, it IS highly recommended that you begin attending this workshop from the very beginning.

Audience Skill Level

Beginner- NO specific background required.

Tools Required

Please bring along your cameras and tripods (if you have any).

About the Host

Mahdi Zahreddine is an early career Mechanical Engineer who graduated in 2010 from the American University of Beirut, a Supply Chain Manager at a local perfume production company, a member of “Lamba Labs Beirut Hackerspace” and an active volunteer with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Stumbling upon the famous iPhone app in 2011,”Instagram”, Mahdi soon became an amateur photography geek. Since then he spent his free time developing his passion to photography, exploring new styles and techniques, and freezing time in a rectangle.

Date and Time

Tuesday 26th of February @ 8pm


Karaj, Mar Mikhayel, Corniche el Nahr street, Past Electricite du Liban, Right after Banque BLC, first building on the right, Same building as the restaurant 3enab Geara (pink) building, first floor. For more information, please call 00961 3 101121. map:

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