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Intermediate Photography:

Visualization,Lighting & Composition

In this intense 30 hours course, mastering the language of photography is the main goal, not only technical but mainly intellectually and artistically. Attendees will experience what's it like to use photography as mean of expression, how to use photography as a language that can express themselves when words cannot.


Which means that the participants will represent ideas of projects they want to develop throughout the course and present it by the end of the course, it could be a personal visual diary or a story they want to tell and fit a format of printed small booklet. (Pictures from the outings won't be considered as final project)


(Pictures from the outings will NOT be considered as a final project. The project will be submitted in a form of a simple dummy book (text & pictures)


With over 20 hours of practical work, attendees will know more about advanced techniques of lighting, timing, Cl composition, storytelling, post processing, critique, story editing, and visual identity in the context of preparing their own stories along the course duration.

Course Duration: 11 Sessions / 4 weeks / 2:30 hours

(7 indoors + 4 Fieldtrips + personal project). 

3 Sessions per week

Thursdays from 6:30PM to 9:00PM

Fridays & Saturdays from 2:00PM to 4:30PM



1- Skills of researching ideas and developing Photography Projects and presentation.


2- Understanding lighting in Photography, and its importance in relation to Timing and Composition.


3- Essential non-Photographic skills, like approaching and handling subjects.


4- Use of Special advanced gear and advanced Camera techniques.


5- Basics of post processing skills to better impact. 


6- Skills of Story editing, arranging, archiving, selecting and sequencing. 


7- Familiarising attendees with the technicalities of their cameras, Mastering Exposure triangle through practicing in real life situations, undergoing changes under limitations.


8- Getting inspired by being exposed to great Photographs and great Photographers, Brain storming ideas, exchanging visual material and experiences. 


9- Building and Strengthening a comprehensive visual identity and vision.


10- Adobe Bridge is a Must.

Course Requirements:
- DSLR Camera is a must (preferably Canon or Nikon)
- Personal Laptop 
- Post Processing and Viewing softwares (Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc ..) 

Certificates & material included.


Sabry Khaled is documentary photographer and filmmaker basedin 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 PostCNN.


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:


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