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It is a hands-on, practical course is for beginners who want take up photography as a profession or amateurs who have a Digital SLR camera but are unsure of how to progress from the automatic mode. You’ll be introduced to the basics of how aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lighting and composition control the creative Process of capturing images.

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Documentary Wedding Photography | Talk by Rania Shereen

September 20, 2019

Meet Rania Shereen on September 20 in Documentary Wedding Photography talk. Rania will talk about the keys to finding your own style in shooting.

Off-Set Session: Open Talk with Ämr Ezzeldinn

September 01, 2019

We are delighted to host the fashion photographer Ämr Ezzeldin at Photopia on September 1.

He will come for an open discussion & an interactive Q&A session with photographers and the fashion community.

Stories Behind Celebrity Styling | Talk by Mikiel Benyamin

September 01, 2019

Meet one of USA's top celebrity stylists, the Egyptian Mikiel Benyamin ... another inspirational success story that is worth sharing with the fashion and photography scene.

Logic & Motivation in Film by Filmmaker Mohamed El Zayat

May 29, 2019

We are excited to host the award-winning filmmaker Mohamed El Zayat at Photopia this month.

"Logic & Motivation in Film" talk by Zayat will discuss what motivates you to make any aesthetic choice in filmmaking, the logic behind your choices as some of them are coincidences and feelings and not necessarily structures.. He will also discuss angles, colors & more.

He will share more about the language of film and those guidelines a filmmaker puts for himself and most importantly the code of visual ethics in the context of advertising, short films & others.

Sanduq el-Dunia’s approach to city history and culture was designed according to the award-winning project the Wall / Vaegen pioneered by the Museum of Copenhagen with Gibson Group, Denmark.

On this occasion, we are happy to host an artist talk where we can discuss street photography. The artist talk is moderated by Photopia and will feature Sabry Khaled, Mahmoud Khaled, and Manar Gad. Please note that the talk will be held in Arabic.

Afterwards, we will have a Sohour in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan!

Join us in at SOMA Art School and Gallery on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 pm and let's share the art and the experience.

Sanduq el-Dunia Artist Talk & Sohour

May 22, 2019

Sanduq el-Dunia - صندوق الدنيا, currently exhibited at SOMA Art School and Gallery, is a touchscreen installation that creates a dynamic relationship with Cairo’s heritage. By presenting photographs in the form of an interactive, virtual map, users are able to delve into aspects of the city’s past and present, and reflect on Cairo’s deeply layered history. You can browse through the digital photo-collection, and share a photo with us of how you see the city at (

Sanduq el-Dunia’s approach to city history and culture was designed according to the award-winning project the Wall / Vaegen pioneered by the Museum of Copenhagen with Gibson Group, Denmark.

On this occasion, we are happy to host an artist talk where we can discuss street photography. The artist talk is moderated by Photopia and will feature Sabry Khaled, Mahmoud Khaled, and Manar Gad. Please note that the talk will be held in Arabic.

Afterwards, we will have a Sohour in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan!

Join us in at SOMA Art School and Gallery on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 pm and let's share the art and the experience.

The Golden Hour: Photographic Stories from Delta by Abdelrahman

March 15, 2019

Abdelrahman Abou Leila, a young & emerging talent who will share with us some photographic stories from his Home city in Nile delta on March 15

What Happened Behind The Camera Talk by Salma El Kashef

March 09, 2019

Meet photographer & cinematographer Salma El Kashef at Photopia on March 9. Salma will share with us for the first time the making of her latest project. Showing the project exclusively for the first time..

Photography as Part of Interdisciplinary Artistic Production

March 08, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 8th of March to meet Anna Ehrenstein! Anna is an interdisciplinary artist from Germany/Albania. Her work is something of value and deep concept. She expresses her ideas through photography, video, installation or sculpture in a strong well thought of concepts. She is visiting Egypt for a brief time and we’re more than glad and excited to have her here with us! In her talk she will discuss the technical production of art works, as well as how to establish oneself without a steady income as an emerging artist, ways of getting the work seen & a daily routine of engaging with artistic projects or in other words your research as an artist.

All About Professional Jewellery Photography Talk by Ali Omar

February 23, 2019

To the photographers out there interested in Jewellery photography and wondering how to take it to the next level, this talk is for you. Meet Ali Omar at Photopia on the 23rd of Feb in a talk that is All About Professional Jewellery Photography to tell you about how to get the best results out of your shoot, with some tips and tricks about how to deal with the product

Beauty Insider Talk + Live Demo by Sherif Elbouhy

February 22, 2019

Beauty is the pleasure of the eye and for that exact reason we have Sherif Elbouhy with us this month in a talk + a live demo titled Beauty Insider. Sherif will talk about the beauty photography tips and tricks. Followed by a live demo shoot as a demonstration to what he discussed during the talk

How To Create a Personal Video Story by Abanoub Emad

February 20, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 20th of February to meet this well-versed video journalist Abanoub Emad all the way from Germany, here in Photopia for a talk about “How to create a personal video story” We’re very excited to have him with us for the first time ever. Abanoub have worked with major media companies in the field and proved his amazing abilities in telling stories. To all the people out there interested in telling stories through videos this talk is for you!

Perfect Light "Expectations vs Reality" by Ahmed Najeeb

February 15, 2019

We’re happy to have Ahmed Najeeb with us in February in a talk to tell us all about the Perfect Light and how it is to have expectations versus what you actually find in reality. He will also show us the exact technique behind his amazing dramatic studio portraits in a live demo shoot.

She Tells Exhibition Artists Talk

February 09, 2019

In collaboration with SOMA Art School & Gallery, Photopia is happy to announce an upcoming talk about the Photo exhibition “SHE TELLS” curated by SOMA Art in Cairo Photo Week.

We're very excited to have 6 of the 12 artists from "SHE TELLS" exhibition here in Photopia to talk about their projects.

“SHE TELLS” is an interdisciplinary photo exhibition created under the theme "Tell your visual story". This group exhibition is reflecting on the abstraction level and context of female Egyptian contemporary artists and demonstrated through their personal practices and stories.

The Story Behind The Shot Talk by Mohsen Othman

January 23, 2019

Meet emerging & inspiring fashion photographer Mohsen Othman at Photopia on the 23rd of January. A talk that’s all about fashion photography and all the stories behind his creative shots!

Psychology Behind The Camera Talk & Demo by Abdallah Sabry

January 18, 2019

Come experience a deeper psychological take on photography with Abdullah Sabry (Black Creative Studios) on January 18! He will be discussing all the key tricks of how to connect, understand, react and much more with the people you photograph! Some qualities that all photographers need so you don’t want to miss this out!

The MOST Creative & Inspiring TALK EVER or NOT by Shank

January 16, 2019

We’re very happy to host the exceptional Director Mohamed Fathy (Shank) at Photopia in January in a very creative & inspiring ..(or not) talk. A very important talk to all image-makers.

Interactive Talk + Meet-up with Felix Kunze

January 08, 2019

Talk + Meet-up with Felix Kunze

Renowned portrait photographer is on a short visit to Egypt and we are quite excited to have him at Photopia for two hours this Tuesday January 8 at 8PM.

He will pick some images to talk about his work and tell some stories for a bit and then we can do a Q&A and then hang out.

The Charm of Photography Talk by Hany Rashed

September 14, 2018

Meet the renowned photographer and multi-medium artist Hany Rashed at Photopia on September 14 in The Charm of Photography Talk
Hany will talk about using photography as a base medium for his collage & paintings.
His career story is inspiring on many levels. Highly recommended talk!

About Immigration & Belonging: Talk by Ebrahim El Moly

August 17, 2018

About Immigration & Belonging: Talk by Ebrahim El Moly During the talk Ebrahim will discuss four of his photography projects about Immigration & Belonging. He’ll share stories that happened during his 10-day stay at a refugees camp

Filmmaking Made Easy Talk by Salma ElKashef (Alexandria)

August 16, 2018

ALEXANDRIA people, we’re here upon the request of many!
This event will be held at The French Institute in Alexandria co-organized by Photopia, Fig Leaf Studios فيج ليف ستوديو & Cinedelta

The Art of Newborn Photography Talk by Passant Magdi

August 11, 2018

Newborn photography comes in many ways. Every photographer has a different style in doing it. Passant will show and discuss lots of tips and tricks that she has learned through the years as a newborn photographer.


LEGO Bricks Coming To Life: The Art of Stop Motion Filmmaking

August 10, 2018

Stop Motion Filmmaking: it's one of the earliest film making techniques being used to capture & create special effects in movies since 1897, although the technique has become partially usable in recent years particularly in the production of big Blockbuster movies, the Art of Stop Motion never faded and has re-flourished in commercials, Indie Videos & Oscar winning movies. In this talk, I will explain the basics of Stop motion Filmmaking from setting up your stage to shooting your scene and finally to the editing of you final version, the object that will be used for our example is the world's most famous toy brand of LEGOs

The Stories of AFAC Egyptian Photographers

July 28, 2018

Photopia is happy to host 7 Egyptian documentary photographers who won one of the most prestigious art & culture grants in the Midde East and whose photography projects were mentored and funded by the Arab Fund of Arts & Culture (AFAC). (Note: there are other photographers from Egypt who won this grant but couldn't make it to the talk). 

Humans of Upper Egypt Talk by Mahmoud Hawary

July 27, 2018

Aims and goals of Humans of Upper Egypt : To popularize values, culture, habits and traditions of Upper Egypt society with photography and every possible method. And to deepen the connection between different society denominations by spreading the culture of the eye. This is from our true belief that a photo is the main reason for society improvement

Fabric To Photo: Telling The Story Through The Eye of a Designer

July 25, 2018

Meet Mohanad Kojak the fashion designer but for the first time as a photographer. An intriguing talk that is recommended to photographers and fashion designers and maybe stylists!

Refugees in Egypt by Reem Akl

July 18, 2018

Documenting social issues and creating photo-essays based on a subject’s struggles or personal life is more than just taking the subject’s picture. It takes: research, conversations & body language and a lot more aspects in order for the issue to be documented. The audience has to visualize the subject’s story just by looking at the photograph, they have to get an inkling of what the photographer and the subject felt while capturing their photographs. 

An Interactive Talk with Abu Bakr Shawky: Director of Yomeddine

June 27, 2018

Meet AB Shawky - أبوبكر شوقي, the director of Yomeddine Film, nominated for Cannes main competition (2018) and is the first Egyptian debut feature to be in main competition. The film received a 10-minute standing ovation following its screening at the festival a few weeks ago.

Food Retouching: Techniques and Limits with Abu Ammar

June 11, 2018

Photopia is honored to host the master retoucher Abu Ammar to talk about the tips and limitations of retouching food photography 


Movie Night and Talk: Slumdog Millionaire with Salma ElKashef

June 13, 2018

As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks show how he got there. Part of a stable of young thieves after their mother dies, Jamal and his brother, Salim, survive on the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but Jamal scrapes by with small jobs until landing a spot on the game show.

Movie Night and Talk: Harag W’Marag with Abdel Salam Moussa

June 08, 2018

This is the story of lost love in a controversial setting. Manal, Zaki and Mounir are in there twenties, living in a confined community where basic needs are met yet chaos and disorder brew. The two boys are in love with the same girl who finds herself being the bet for a football match between them; the winner marries Manal. This story reflects a football and play-station youth and how they deal with their emotions in a community that is increasingly closed off and isolated.