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Friday, 4 February 2022

Fear not newbies, we have many photography courses to go around:

Fear not newbies, we have many photography courses to go around: For those just starting out and looking to learn the ropes of photography there are a bunch of in person courses happening around the city that can help you hit the ground running. Whether you’re looking to nurture a new hobby or expand your professional horizons, one of these local organizations will have something for you.

Photopia: At the heart of Cairo’s photography education landscape is Photopia. The 2012 founded photography hub offers aspiring photographers of all skill levels a wide range of courses that include things like storytelling, food photography, fashion photography and photography for kids. Photopia is also the host of the increasingly popular annual photography festival Cairo Photo Week and offers studios for rent at their Heliopolis location.

Cairo Photography Club: From the moment you first decide to swap your phone for a DSLR camera the 2011 founded Cairo Photography School (CPC) will likely have all your photography needs covered. Located in Maadi, CPC offers tons of courses for beginners and more specialized professionals alike. You’ll find everything from workshops on portrait photography to editing and lighting. CPC also hosts events, offers equipment rental services, studio time and even sells new gear.

Contemporary Image Collective: Head downtown and you might be able to learn something interesting at the 2004 founded Contemporary Image Collective (CIC). Although the organization primarily offers printing services and a darkroom for processing analog photographs they often host talks, exhibitions and workshops where there is a wealth of information for photographers to absorb.

Dark Room Cairo: Want to ditch your fancy new DSLR camera altogether and go analog? The Dark Room Cairo can help with that. Dark Room Cairo mainly sells, develops and digitizes film (Dark Room East even delivers developed film to Maadi, New Cairo, Nasr City and Heliopolis) but the organization hosts at least one workshop every month. Past workshops have included experimental printing with old negatives, black and white printing and astrophotography on film.

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