Photo Course – Bring Your Photography To The Next Level!
Introduction and objective of the course
Introduction: An easy to access photography workshop dedicated to the newbie as well as the advanced amateur, with an emphasis on photography with smartphones and use of their apps as well as “traditional digital cameras” photography. The workshop will be both theoretical (a bit) and practical (a lot), with strong emphasis on hands-on experience. We will learn the ropes of photography and put your knowledge practice and complete the course with an exhibition of everyones’ works.
Objective of the course
Understanding the principles of photography, from the basic skill set to light, composition, object photography, managing your files, sharing them with the world and printing. We will cover the ground techniques that most people with a camera (pretty much everyone…) don’t have but should have, and help you become better at photography, as well as have more fun and reward doing it.
Photo: Ouriel Morgensztern
About the teacher
Ouriel Morgensztern was born in Paris in 1976 to parents born in France but
with roots in Poland, Belarus, Austria and Algeria. Ouriel studied Film Production and Photography at ESRA in Paris while active as an educator within the Jewish Youth Movement, Hashomer Hatzair. He settled in Israel where he joined Israel’s Army and completed studies as a youth educator in Jerusalem. While living in New York City, Ouriel enrolled in the SCPS program at the NYU School of Film Production and Photography. During his years in New York, he worked with fashion photographer Stéphane Sednaoui and contributed to Vogue Italia, Numéro, fashion labels, Gianfranco Ferré, Estée Lauder, and artists Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kylie Minogue, and others. In 2003, Ouriel moved to Vienna, and worked as a freelance photographer, assisting Austrian-born portrait photographer Peter Rigaud on many productions in Vienna and abroad. For the past 10 years, he has concentrated on art and commercial photography for private and corporate clients including Austrian institutions, The Belvedere, The Dorotheum and The Jewish Museum of Vienna. His special interest is in documenting the Jewish Community of Vienna and Europe. His unique journalistic approach beautifully captures the revived Jewish world of ceremonies, schools and children camps in today’s Europe.
Ouriel is on the board of the NGO “UN AVENIR POUR LES ENFANTS DU MONDE, AEM” which runs health, food and housing projects in Rwanda. Ouriel also plays basketball for the Viennese Jewish Sports Club Hakoah. He has two children aged 12 and 9. His Vienna-born wife, Dr. Jasmin Freyer, is a member of the Board of the Jewish Community of Vienna.