Desert Nightscapes and Post-processing

Elia Locardi | Photography - Intermediate

While Dubai has one of the most fascinating urban landscapes in the world, it’s nestled in the center of a beautiful and sprawling desert landscape. This hands-on workshop is designed to give you the opportunity to explore the beautiful desert scenes while learning how to photograph and post-process them. Join Elia Locardi as he walks you through the technical and creative skills needed to create stunning imagery both in-the-field and in post-processing.

On Day 1, we’ll head into the desert surrounding Dubai and explore the unique photography opportunities. We’ll spend the afternoon shooting and discussing tips and techniques for better landscape photography. After we shoot sunset, we’ll prepare to capture the night sky over the desert. Various astrophotography techniques will be discussed and you’ll learn how to get the best images of stars possible.

On Day 2, we’ll head into the classroom and learn how to edit the images we captured in the field. This portion of the workshop will build on core photography principles, while focusing specifically on Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and post-processing techniques including Adobe Camera RAW editing, exposure blending, layering, masking, color correction, and detail enhancement.

One day and a half workshop

What you should bring

*DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
*Wide to Medium zoom lens(s)
*Memory Card(s)

*RAW files from previous day
*Your laptop with a copy of Photoshop CS3 or above (If you don't have a copy you can download a 30 day trial from Adobe here)  as well as Lightroom ( download a 30day trial here) and Nik Collection (download a trial here) Please make sure you don't download the trials too early as they only last for 30 days


*Astrophotography is subject to weather. If overcast clouds exist, we may only be able to shoot sunset.

Starting timings are accurate, however end timing for Day 1 is an estimate based on traffic and/or distance to location.

About the Instructor
Elia Locardi

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador and X-Photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 50 countries and flown over one million miles.

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Tuesday, February, 9 1:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, February, 10 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Who Should Attend

You are a very confident user of all the manual shooting modes for exposure control. You want to expand your photography into challenging creative, narrative and conceptual areas.

This session is limited to 16 students only


To take part in this workshop, you also need to have a good understanding of Photoshop basic tools as the instructor will not be able to give you personal attention if you are not at the right level for this class. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPP’s regular workshop Introduction to Adobe Photoshop or equivalent. A 10% discount on Introduction to Adobe Photoshop workshop is available for those who book this workshop - please contact us to avail of this offer once you’ve made your booking into this workshop.

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