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Photography classes go beyond Instagram

Interest in photography is booming, led by ubiquitous technology. Mobile phones are made bigger, better and more expensive, sometimes with three embedded lenses, so as to offer quality photography on the go. Cameras are becoming lighter and more compact, yet bulky lenses still prevail.

Despite all of us being exposed (no pun intended!) to more and more images through social media, learning the necessary skills for photography is a challenging task. No amount of Instagram ‘likes’ will improve your technique. The best way to go about it, besides picking up your camera, is to attend lessons.

Dimitrios Mina, a photojournalist from Athens who relocated to Larnaca in 2012, is holding a series of photography workshops in Larnaca this winter season. Classes will start on November 2 and will be held every Saturday until May of next year.

“The courses aim to familiarise participants with different photographic conditions such as street and portrait photography, as well as with techniques and tools such as framing, choosing the angle, and arranging the lighting for each photograph,” say the organisers.

Through a series of practical courses, participants will learn important elements and functions of the camera, as well as the creative potential of photography as a medium for artistic expression, and will be encouraged to create their own photographic journal. The classes will be held at the Three Dots Lab in Larnaca – and photos will be taken in the space itself, but participants will also take to the streets to photograph outdoor and public places.

The first phase of the course, from November to December, will include theory and practical exercises to provide a better understanding of the art of photography and to learn about the work and styles of important photographers.

The course is open to everyone over the age of 14.


Photography Course

Classes with photographer Dimitrios Minas for teenagers above 14 and adults. November 2 and every Saturday. 11am-12.30pm. Three Dots Art Lab, Larnaca. Tel: 96-590324

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