Shoot the City is a hands-on workshop, designed to teach you the technical and creative skills you need in order to create technically excellent and aesthetically stunning images of Dubai.
On Day 1, we will all meet at the first location and will start with a short briefing session, a discussion covering both the technical and aesthetic skills you'll need for this workshop.
During this shoot we'll be concentrating on how to create unique and compelling images: images that convey both the scale and detail of the fascinating architecture of this location.
For our second shoot we'll be heading over to the Palm Jumeirah to shoot the sunset, twilight, and the beginning of night, and will concentrate on how to make the most of the available light and how to create images combining both ambient and artificial light.
For our final shoot, from the rooftop bar of the Four Points Sheraton hotel, we will work through a range of techniques you can use to create stunning night shots: how to photograph architecture at night, how to incorporate movement into your images, and how to capture and convey the magic of Dubai at night.
Finally you will have the choice to cap the night with David and the rest of the group at the rooftop bar for a drink or you can opt to be dropped back to your cars at the first location (DIFC).
Please note that the all locations are subject to final confirmation. Since you will be visiting 3 different locations please be prepared that you will spend a considerable amount of time on the road, starting times are accurate but finish time might be slightly altered depending on the traffic situation.
Day 2 will be a critique session and a discussion on what worked for you, what didn't and why it didn't. This is where a lot of the learning is usually sealed. If time permits David will also show you a few post processing tricks.
Who Should Attend
You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure. You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently.
You have a basic understanding of the basic image adjustment features of Photoshop and can apply basic painting techniques to your work. You can open, save and retrieve images.
You are looking to consolidate your understanding, increase your repertoire of tools and learn some more creative techniques.
One & a half-day workshop.
What you should bring
* Digital SLR
* Lenses (Ideally Mid to Zoom Lenses)
* Memory Cards
* Camera Manual
* 3 images taken on day 1 that you want critiqued
We would like to thank '4 Points by Sheraton,
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai' for providing the
venue for this workshop.
I agree to provide all photographs I took during the FotoWeekend 2012 workshops to the GPP representative who will collect them IN CLASS and I agree to the following:
Strict Cancellation Policy:
Early Bird tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged for other FotoWeekend workshops. All workshop transfers are subject to availability and prior agreement with Gulf Photo Plus.