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Ochinka, along with many other pupils at the Dar al-Awad orphanage in Mansourieh, learned the fundamentals of photography at an on-site photo club led by American social worker Kahlil Pfaff.The class has evolved from humble beginnings three years ago.Pfaff, who took photography classes in college, has encouraged children to go beyond the basics of point and shoot.Abboud, who will be 10 years old next month, eagerly explains the "rule of thirds," a principle of photo composition. Creativity is not the only skill cultivated at photo club.The children's photos, which the orphanage sometimes uses in promotional materials, have given them a sense of pride.Pfaff posts his student's photos across social media and uses Web analytics to see who has viewed them.
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