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Hussain AlMoosawi

February 4 TO June 8

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Facade to Facade

Hussain AlMoosawi

February 4 TO June 8

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Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #FollowFriday · #Facade𝘵𝘰Facade⁣⁣⁣⁣
Hussain AlMoosawi · @hugraphy⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Currently on exhibit for 2 more weeks at GPP is 'Facade𝘵𝘰Facade', which is 'part of a larger ongoing project documenting the UAE's architectural heritage in public places. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Artist, photographer, and graphic designer, Hussain AlMoosawi, recognizes the contemporary is, by its very nature, temporary. His effort to photograph these designs, and the trends of the eras they represent, has taken him across the UAE, Emirate to Emirate, city to city, street to street.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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By focusing tightly on the building facade, eliminating external data such as geographic and situational context, forecourt streetscapes, proximity to adjacent structures or even a horizon, the viewer instantly syncopates to the rhythms presented by the architect. The symmetry and repetition of shapes and patterns keeps the viewer cycling over the image, floor by floor, considering the meaning of any variation found. Simultaneously, we are transported to a different decade. Each facade very directly speaking to the aesthetics of its time.'⁣⁣⁣⁣
—excerpted from text by Brian Kerrigan (@beakphoto)⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Prints from this series are available now via the link in our bio, alongside a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Starting at AED 350 for a 11.8" X 8.3" open edition, with the 39.4" X 27.6" closed/25 starting at AED 2500.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Images by @ismailnoor of @weareseeingthings⁣⁣
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#FollowFriday #architecture #GPP #GulfPhotoPlus #gallery #fineart #photography #photographer #feature #dubai #sharjah #abudhabi #ramadan #رمضان @ Gulf Photo Plus
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Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post Whether you’re traveling, or want to best capture your Iftar: learn how to use the camera that’s always with you.⁣⁣
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Take your smartphone photography to a new level by learning the tips and tricks used by photographers to achieve jaw dropping images with the camera in their pocket.⁣⁣
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Your smartphone is the camera that’s always with you, so you owe it to yourself (and your Instagram followers) to unlock its photographic potential! This hands-on workshop will equip you with the technical, compositional, and editing skills to tell stories through your images, while developing your own personal style. Most smartphone cameras are created equally, but the difference between dull and vibrant results lies in the knowledge of he who wields the lens.⁣⁣
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MAY 27 | AED 260⁣
Book now via the link in our bio.⁣⁣
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#GPP #GulfPhotoPlus #learn #course #mobilephotography #iphoneography #workshop #photography @ Gulf Photo Plus
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#TutorialTuesday | Where do you put your photographs? This week on #TutorialTuesday, Caleb tries out 3 different hard drives from G-Technology.

Deciding how to store your images can be confusing. With so many different storage solutions on the market, which one should you buy?

Caleb breaks down which of these three drives would be the most appropriate for you, considering speed, price, and capacity.

Here's a link to our blog for more in depth advice: https://gulfphotoplus.com/blog/990/TutorialTuesday-Where-do-you-put-your-photographs

Tune in next week for another #TutorialTuesday!
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Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #SuhoorStrolls · Your images! ⁣⁣
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Above are some of the great photographs taken by those of you that have joined us on a #SuhoorStroll! ⁣⁣
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For every Suhoor Stroll, we’ll soon be awarding a 256GB SD card from @SanDisk to the best image from the night. All submitted images will be in the running to win a 1TB Extreme Portable SSD from @SanDisk, awarded to the best image from this series of photo walks.⁣⁣
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Here’s the steps to enter:⁣⁣
1. Join us for a Suhoor Stroll! Follow the link in our bio.⁣⁣
2. Submit your images after your Photo Walk⁣.⁣
3. Post your image to your Instagram with the hashtag #SanDiskInTheCity, #SuhoorStrolls, and tag @gulfphotoplus and @SanDisk⁣.⁣
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We'll be announcing winners soon, so if you've attended a Suhoor Stroll, send in those images!⁣
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To book your slot, follow the link in our bio.⁣⁣
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⁣Image credits in order:⁣
Nicolas Champrenault · @nickcphotographer⁣
Emma Haylock · @_ejc_photography⁣
Antoine Mouaikel · @antoine_m10⁣
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#SuhoorStrolls #SanDiskInTheCity #photowalk #photography #photographer #streetphotography ⁣⁣ @ Gulf Photo Plus
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Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #FollowFriday ・Tasneem Alsultan・@tasneemalsultan⁣
#Editions—Curated limited prints from the region⁣

Born in the US and raised between the United Kingdom and Saudi where she is currently based, Tasneem Alsultan is an investigative photographer, storyteller and global traveller. With an inquisitive eye and camera at hand, she offers intimate and unique perspectives into the everyday lives of her subjects, telling their stories from her heart while striving to humanize and connect their realities to her audiences⁣

Her work largely focuses on documenting social issues and rights-based topics in Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf region through a gender lens, challenging stereotypical perceptions of the Middle East and portraying a region and people that do not conform to expectations. ⁣

Covering stories primarily for The New York Times and National Geographic, Tasneem documents ground-breaking developments in Saudi and the region, including most recently, the lifting of the driving ban for Saudi women and the lifting of the ban on Saudi women entering sports arenas.⁣

The images above are available as Open Editions at GPP, starting at AED 495 for a 10" x 15" print, or AED 995 for a 16" x 24" print, both accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity from Tasneem Alsultan.⁣

Follow the link in our bio to purchase a print now.⁣

#Editions are our curated collection of fine art photography centered around the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.⁣




#Editions #GPP #GulfPhotoPlus #TasneemAlsultan #Wedding #Weddingphotography #feature #FollowFriday #photography #photographer @ Gulf Photo Plus
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Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #SuhoorStrolls · More dates added due to popular demand!⁣

If you're keen to experience suhoor first-hand, join us on one of our Suhoor Strolls in Karama, a neighborhood full of delectable bites and fairy lights.⁣⁣
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After our stroll, which will include a special tandoori chai stop, lessons of local history, and an exploration of hidden gems, you'll have an image review with your guide, get feedback on your photographs, and share your best shots with the group. ⁣⁣
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The best image from these newly added Suhoor Strolls will win a 256GB SD Card from @sandisk! The best image of the month will win an award-winning 1TB Extreme Portable SSD.⁣⁣
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Suhoor Strolls are supported by Sandisk (@sandisk)⁣⁣
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Book now via the link in our bio! ⁣⁣
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#GPP #GulfPhotoPlus #SanDisk #suhoorstrolls #photowalk #ramadan #ramadankareem #photography #streetphotography #mydubai @ Gulf Photo Plus
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Not sure where to go next in your photography journey?⁣⁣⁣
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Portfolio reviews are a fundamental resource for beginners and amateur photographers who are keen to receive image feedback, advice and ask questions. Whether you’re a hobbyist, an aspiring professional or the designated family photographer, this is the perfect opportunity to kick-start your photography or get out of that creative rut!⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Your portfolio review will provide you with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a professional to share your work, receive feedback, advice, and exchange ideas.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Follow the link in our bio to book you slot with @carias ☝️ ⁣⁣⁣
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#workshops #courses #gulfphotoplus #gppdubai #learn #photography #portfolioreviews
Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #SpotlightSunday • #QamarSeries⁣⁣⁣
Altamash Javed • ALJVD Photography
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These images are from the #QamarSeries, an ongoing project by Altamash Javed. ⁣⁣⁣
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Altamash is a photographer and content creator based in Dubai, who initially began his career in finance right out of university. He kept his passion for photography going, even if it was just taking pictures from his Blackberry mobile (yes, a Blackberry). In 2013 he quit his banking job to focus on photography.⁣⁣⁣
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We asked Altamash for tips he might have for photographers going out this evening, eager to spot the ‘Hilal’—the crescent moon that signifies the new Islamic month:⁣⁣
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“Remember a full moon is basically a huge reflector. You can be hand held shooting at ISO 200 with a fast shutter and get great results. It’s all about having a plan and being adaptable. Most of the time when I’m shooting the moonrise, I don’t even use a tripod.”⁣⁣⁣
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When asked about what Ramadan means to him:⁣⁣⁣
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“A time for more reflection, than anything else. I like to isolate myself more in this month, and find myself staying in the mosque for longer.” ⁣⁣⁣
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From everyone at GPP, we wish you a peaceful and blessed month. Ramadan Kareem.⁣⁣⁣
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#SpotlightSunday #gpp #gulfphotoplus #moon #qamarseries #hilal #crescent #newmoon #ramadan #ramadankareem #feature #photography #photographer #astrophotography
Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post Wanna take portraits like the ones above?⁣⁣⁣
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This Friday, join @carias for Practicing Portraiture: Natural Light, and transform your portraits from snapshots to well-composed, dynamic photographs that evoke a story as well as a smile.⁣⁣⁣
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The focus of this workshop is on teaching you how to enliven your portraits in an outdoor or window-light setting. You’ll learn to apply creative thinking to your portraits through utilizing backgrounds and props, and how to interact with your subject to bring out their best side for the lens. ⁣⁣
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You will also receive a live editing demonstration, covering the best practices for post-production of portrait images. ⁣⁣⁣
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Follow the link in our bio to book!⁣
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#workshop #course #class #photography #learn #howto #portrait #naturallight #gpp #gulfphotoplus @ Gulf Photo Plus
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Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #SuhoorStrolls • If you're keen to experience suhoor first-hand, join Gulf Photo Plus on one of our Suhoor Strolls in Karama, a neighborhood full of delectable bites and fairy lights. ⁣⁣
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Although suhoor refers to the dawn and thus, the pre-dawn meal during Ramadan, here in the UAE, suhoor has come to refer to post-iftar late night activities that both observant Muslims and non-Muslim expats alike partake in during the holy month. While breaking the fast is a sacred moment, ending the day's strenuous obligation, suhoor allows one to relax and enjoy the celebratory spirit of Ramadan.⁣⁣
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After our stroll, which will include a special tandoori chai stop, lessons of local history, and exploration of hidden gems, you'll have a chance for an image review with your guide, where you’ll get feedback on your photographs, and share your best shots with the group. ⁣⁣
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Follow the link in our bio to book your spot online.⁣
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#SuhoorStrolls #ramadan #ramadankareem #gpp #gulfphotoplus #photowalk #event #chai #photography #streetphotography #nightphotography #suhoor @ Gulf Photo Plus
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Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #FollowFriday · Hesham Al-Ammal · @heshaaam⁣⁣⁣
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Hesham Al-Ammal is a Bahraini photographer interested in documentary, street, and contemporary photography. His work is concerned with documenting social and urban aspects of the Kingdom of Bahrain; including the folkloric, traditional, and vernacular.⁣⁣⁣
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As one of the 6 photographers that will be presenting tomorrow at GPP Slidefest | Bahrain, Hesham will be showing this series: The Myth of Um7mar, recreating the paranoia and fear arising from the Bahraini legend of a mysterious lady with the body of a human and the legs of a donkey. The myth tells a mysterious story that emerges in the winding and narrow alleys of Muharraq, with the dark shadows in the night. This mysterious creature used to hunt for unsuspecting ladies and kids, and her victims would disappear. The mythology presents a full story with a protagonist whose wife was a victim of Um Humar, and manages to destroy the monster in the final scene.⁣⁣⁣
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Follow the link in our bio to join us at GPP Slidefest | Bahrain tomorrow, Saturday April 27, to see Hesham present this work alongside 5 other photographers: Huda AbdulMughni (@takenbyhuda), Faris Algosaibi (@f_algosaibi), Hussain AlMoosawi (@hugraphy), Tamara Al Pachachi (@tsalpachachi), Salma Nassar (@salmanassar_).⁣⁣
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#Bahrain #Streetphotography #myth #gpp #gulfphotoplus #feature #storytelling #photography
Are you tired of your camera not doing EXACTLY what you want it to do?⁣
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Whether you’re a passionate enthusiast or an aspiring professional, this beginner’s workshop will help you take creative and technical control of your camera.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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In this workshop, you will break free of Auto mode as you gain a solid understanding of the essential elements in achieving a perfect exposure: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Click the link in our bio to book now! ⁣⁣
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#workshop #gulfphotoplus #gpp #learn #photography #manual #photographer #landscape #portrait #course #class #howto
#LightenUp! · Equip yourself with the technical savviness and the creative eye to enliven your photography through studio lighting.⁣⁣
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In this intensive (but enlightening) workshop, you will progress from a studio novice to a fledgling professional as you gain confidence with the lighting principles as well as the gear that will make your pictures pop. You'll put your new knowledge into practice for an extended hands-on session shooting in the studio, with a focus on portraiture. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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By the end of this workshop, you'll be ready to tackle everything from family portraiture to fashion! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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#studio #photography #gulfphotoplus #gpp #workshop #course #howto #learn #light #lighting
Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post So you know the settings on your camera, but what about those things that can't be done in-camera? ⁣

Join us this weekend, on April 26th and 27th, for our two-day intensive (but enjoyable) Introduction to Photoshop course. ⁣

Learn to comfortably navigate Photoshop's interface, menus, tools, and palettes with this workshop. Through in-class exercises on your laptop, you'll get hands-on experience with making both fine edits, like spot healing, as well as major ones, like creating composite images. Don't know what those things are? Don't worry! We're here to teach.⁣

Whether you're about shooting portraits of products, your newfound Photoshop knowledge will help you take your images from satisfactory to spectacular.⁣

Follow this link for more:
https://gulfphotoplus.com/workshops/4/Introduction-to-Adobe-Photoshop?si=1678
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Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post GPP Slidefest is coming to Bahrain!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
As part of Sheikh Ebrahim Center's Annual Day of Photography—Saturday, April 27th—this Slidefest will showcase 6 photography projects by artists from the region, followed by a vigorous Q&A from the audience. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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At this special edition of Slidefest, three Bahrain based photographers will present their work alongside three artists living in the Gulf region.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Here are the titles of the works that will be shown, along with the artists and their Instagram handles:⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Collective Wedding · Huda AbdulMughni⁣⁣⁣
@takenbyhuda⁣⁣⁣⁣
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the Myth of Um7mar · Hesham Al-Ammal⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
@heshaaam⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Abandoned · Faris Algosaibi⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
@f_algosaibi⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Facade to Facade · Hussain AlMoosawi⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
@hugraphy⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Takleef · Tamara Al Pachachi⁣⁣⁣⁣
@tsalpachachi⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Bodies in Space · Salma Nassar⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
@salmanassar_⁣⁣⁣⁣
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To register, email binmatarhouse@gmail.com.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣More information here:
https://gulfphotoplus.com/blog/988/GPP-Slidefest-goes-to-Bahrain-April-27?⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #FollowFriday · Muhammed AlJeally · @muhammed_aljeally⁣⁣
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"There is always a truth to be seen, and I'm doing my best to search for that truth through my photos." ⁣⁣
-Muhammed AlJeally⁣⁣
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Muhammed AlJeally is a 23 year old working video editor/photographer from Sudan. On his Instagram, he posts images taken with his smartphone from the recent protests, as well as shots featuring daily life in Sudan. ⁣⁣
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He usually considers his work in the Fine Art/Landscape category, however on his feed and with the recent developments in Sudan, his recent produce is more Documentary styled. ⁣⁣
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However, he chooses to place emphasis on the artistic experience of the viewer rather than technical perfection, and to "connect [himself] more within [his] surroundings."⁣⁣
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His advice for photographers:⁣⁣
"Whatever you're looking at, just remember that there is always something to search for. Just have a deeper look."⁣⁣
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And finally, his opinion on the media representation of his country's situation:⁣⁣
"Media in my country and mostly all the media is being manipulated by the corrupted government, it's our part now as photographers to show the world what's happening, and spread the message."⁣⁣
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#gpp #gulfphotoplus #photographer #feature #photography #everydaysudan #sudanuprising
Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #filmisnotdead · Attention all Analog lovers! We've just got in some interesting new stock. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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CineStill 800T is a Tungsten balanced C41 film, created by removing a layer from Kodak Vision film. This unique process gives an interesting red halation effect when framing light sources. "Film is dead" is definitely a lie when it comes to this stock, as it can't seem to stay on the shelf! ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The Ilford XP2 Super disposable comes pre-loaded with ISO400 XP2, which gives fine grain and high contrast B&W results. It's made even more lovable and convenient by the fact that this film can be C41 developed—the most common development service to be found in Dubai.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Kentmere PAN400 is another fine grain B&W film, developed with the traditional B&W process. Offering tack-sharpness and a broad tonal range, this is a forgiving film for beginners. Definitely a film worth learning the development process for. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Tomorrow we're running our Shooting & Developing Film workshop, so you can learn to develop these great stocks at home! ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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For information on the workshop, and to see the rest of our selection, follow the link in our bio. ⁣⁣⁣
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#analog #analogue #photography #c41 #blackandwhite #film #ishootfilm #gpp #gulfphotoplus @ Gulf Photo Plus
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Things to Do in Dubai During April 2019 Attention all foodies!
Don’t miss our Introduction to Food Photography and Introduction to Food Styling workshops on the 26th and 27th of April, as featured in Savoir Flair.

Book both workshops now and save 15% at http://gulfphotoplus.com/foodweekend
Discover this month’s best happenings around Dubai, from a creativity festival and indie film screenings to art-centric events, wellness workshops, and more.
Photos from Gulf Photo Plus's post #SpotlightSunday · Ahmad Al Rais · @aalrais⁣

"I always loved to document what we as people create, which is culture—and what we inherit, which is heritage."⁣

Ahmad Al Rais is an Emirati photographer originally from Bur Dubai, who graduated as a medical doctor, and who has become known for his mobile and drone photography.⁣

He finds labeling himself as a genre-focused photographer difficult. He sees the art form more as a sort of meditation that is characteristic of the photographer themselves: "We all have different fingerprints."⁣

His work focuses on aspects of the identity of the Emirates, highlighting local culture and heritage. ⁣

He advises photographers: "Be yourself, give yourself time, and try to add your touch. This is what makes photography unique." ⁣

Follow Ahmad Al Rais @aalrais to see more of his work. ⁣

#SpotlightSunday #gulfphotoplus #gpp #photography #photographer #landscapes @ Gulf Photo Plus
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