Short course on Photography | HIBF Courses

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The course

Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF) is running a short course on photography on the 17th- 20th July 2017 in Hargeysa as part of the 10th Hargeysa International Book Fair. Places are limited to 10 students for the course and the deadline for the submission of application is before the 10th July 2017.

The course will cover:
– Brief history and principles of photography
– Technical training on manual camera settings: Exposure/Shutter
– Speed/Aperture/Depth of field
– Using natural light and using Flash
– Creative and professional development
– Simple post-production and editing

Requirements for applicants:
Each prospective student should write a short application stating why they want to do the course, and what their experience is so far, with 4/5 photos to support their application. Applicants must have access to a camera that works in ‘manual’ mode, preferably a digital SLR (but it can be a compact camera).

The successful applicants will have to present these in the class and explain what they would like to get out of the course.

Applications need to be submitted in person to the Hargeysa Cultural Centre (HCC) no later than Monday 10th July 2017, 14.30 (2.30 PM Hargeysa Local Time). The course subscription is free. Applicants are required to have HCC membership card which is available upon request at the HCC Office.

Course Lead:
Kate Stanworth is a professional documentary and portrait photographer and photo editor, from London. She has a degree from Norwich School of Art, and a Masters from the University of London. Her clients include many NGOs and publishers and she is working on self-initiated photography projects in Argentina, Somaliland and Europe. Her images have been published by the BBC, Time Out, The Guardian, CNN, International Business Times, High Life Magazine, TANK Magazine, Save the Children, Shelter and Mencap, among many others.


The Hargeysa Cultural Center was opened in August 2014 in Hargeysa, Somaliland. The Center was established by Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). Since its establishment, the Hargeysa Cultural Center has become an important feature in Hargeysa’s cultural landscape. The success of the center owes much to the respect that RCF has gained from its work on running the annual Hargeysa International Book Fair, which, now in its eighth year, has become one of the most admired cultural events in the region.

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