Maker Workshop - Master Your DSLR

LEVEL 5, Bahrain
November 29 - 30, 2019

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Learn to leverage the power of your DSLR to capture the perfect image with Heather Meinen and Canon Middle East.

About this Event

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind

With the increasing number of high powered cameras entering the market, more than ever, people are purchasing DSLR cameras to capture those precious life moments. However, many don’t find they have the time or the expertise to utilize these powerful machines to full their capability.

During this workshop, you'll learn about the features common to most DSLRs, identify how to consistently capture quality images, practice using post-production tools to refine your work and understand how to curate the images you captured to tell the story that you want to share with your family, friends, and the world.


Who is it for?

  • Beginner photographers looking to better understand their camera and its functions
  • Casual photographers interested in building their skills with their DSLR
  • Anyone interested in photography and having a creative experience
  • Students 16 and older

What will you do?

  • Learn about the Exposure Triangle (shutter speed, ISO and aperture)
  • Explore the manual functions of your DSLR Camera
  • Shoot in multiple locations at LEVEL 5, outdoors, and throughout Bahrain
  • Learn to use natural and artificial lighting
  • Utilize Adobe Lightroom to enhance your photos
  • Collaborate with others who are passionate about photography
  • Test multiple lenses and camera bodies from Canon including their new mirrorless cameras.

What will you walk away with?

  • The ability to use your knowledge of the exposure triangle to create the images you desire
  • A better understanding of how to leverage your DSLR in manual mode
  • Recognize the best lens to use for the type of photo you want to capture
  • An understanding of various compositions
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Lightroom and how to use the program to enhance your photographs

BYO Camera and Laptop

If you have your own DSLR or Mirrorless camera, please bring it along. If not, Canon will have bodies and lenses for you to try out!

About the Facilitator, Heather Meinen

Heather is a photographer, graphic designer, and experienced educator who has taught in South Korea, Egypt and Bahrain for over 9 years.

Her photography utilizes available light and various compositional techniques to create simple, natural photographs that are often driven by a story. Her portfolio is comprised of a mixture of documentary-style photographs of her family and their travels and commissioned high school senior, family, maternity and child portraits. Her photography has earned awards in various competitions, and her work been published and sold on Minted and showcased on professional photography websites.