location-photo
camera
len
Canon EOS R5
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
Shutter Speed
1/640 sec
Aperture
f/8
Focal Length
24mm
ISO
100

Katara Mosque

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@harimaolee
By far, the Katara Mosque is the most beautiful in Qatar. Visitors are attracted to its outer surface garnished with turquoise and purple mosaics. It's definitely worth a visit!

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

Anytime

Fee

Free

Pack

  • Wide-angle lens (24mm)
  • Sunscreen

How to get there

N25° 21' 34.2396"E51° 31' 28.8984"
This image was taken in front of Katara Mosque in Katara Cultural Village in Doha. There are many ways to get here, but I recommend taking a car. Park in the main area at the Galeries Lafayette (25.360918, 51.522971) and then walk all the way through the center until you reach the Katara Opera House (25.359875, 51.524517). Continue right through the streets toward the mosque. Reference the GPS coordinates if you need any help locating the location.

Tips

When to go

Best season

All months

Best time

Morning, Mid-day, Late afternoon
The Katara Mosque in Katara Cultural VIllage can be photographed during any month of the year. If you don't want to deal with hot temperatures, then avoid the summer months (June-September).
For similar lighting conditions to my image, you'll want to visit in the when there's daylight. When the mosque is open, prayer times are at 11:49 and 15:04—it's a great time to experience and capture moments.

Field tips

Capturing a local while praying can be a powerful image, but don't overstep any boundary. Be respectful.
By using a wide-angle lens (24mm), you'll be able to incorporate a majority of the mosque.
There are so many ways to frame the mosque. I framed it straight on and was lucky enough to capture a passerby. Be patient and wait for that perfect moment.

Current weather

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Blue Hour

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Sunrise

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Golden Hour

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Sunset

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Do nearby

If you want to take more photos, you can climb the stairs and take a shot overlooking the mosque to get a different angle of the village.
Galeries Lafayette is a department store that is filled with retail shops. Spend the day window shopping or head inside the stores to treat yourself to some new clothes.
Walk over to one of the many cafes to grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. Some of the closest restaurants are Khan Farouk Tarab Cafe, Ard Canaan Restaurant and Chac'Late.

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