Urban Landscapes and Post-processing (THUR & FRI)

Elia Locardi | Photography - Intermediate

Dubai has one of the most fascinating urban landscapes in the world and this hands-on workshop is designed to give you the opportunity to learn how to photograph and post-process some of the great angles this city has to offer. 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 will be shooting a couple of different locations starting with an early morning and sunrise shoot, ending with a sunset and blue hour. Different in-camera techniques will be covered along with instruction on how to best compose and capture visually stunning cityscape photography.

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.

1.5 day workshop

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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


All locations are subject to final confirmation. Since you will be visiting 2 different locations please be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time on the road. Starting times are accurate but finishing time might alter depending on the traffic situation.
Because we aim to shoot sunrise and sunset, we will take a break for a few hours in between shoots.

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.

Limited Spaces

Thursday, February, 11 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday, February, 12 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Booking Closed
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  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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