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4 - 6 May 2017

FESTIVAL ARENA, DUBAI

Calendar

Reem Falaknaz - The Place of Perpetual Undulation

Date: Exhibition runs from January 7-31, 2016

Time: Opening night - 7pm

Location: GPP in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Talk and Exhibition opening: Jan 7 at 7pm | Guided Tour by Artist: Jan 18

Reem Falaknaz’s exploration of small Emirati villages began several years ago when, struck by the drastic developmental changes these villages and their landscapes faced, she decided to capture the shift through the lens of her camera. This laid the basis for the long-term project that became “The Place of Perpetual Undulation”. Concentrated on the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, the exhibition showcases the life of the local people and the surrounding mountains – a constant source of stone and raw construction material for an emirate with a rapidly developing and ravenously demanding infrastructure.

 

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Yasser Kassem - Studio Light Advanced Workshop

Date: January 8, 2016

Time: 2:30 - 9pm

Location: Fo2art, Al Quoz Ind. 1st, First Al Khail road, Dubai

Price: AED 500 (should be payed prior the workshop)

Studio Light Advanced Workshop for confident and enthusiast amateur photographers. If you would like to learn how to use light (up to 5 lights) in a professional way then come and join us.

1 Day, 6 Hours including 4 hours live shooting with model.


Content and Time Table:


2:30 - 3:00pm – Welcome to our studio.

3:00 - 4:30pm - Theory
- Sources, Quality and Direction of the light.
- Light shaping & modifiers.
- The inverse square law.
- Light meter.
- Camera & light settings.

5:00 - 9:00pm - Live shooting with model.
- Main light and reflector.
- Main and fill light.
- Main, fill & rim light.
- High key setup.
- Low key setup.
- 4 lights setup.
- 5 lights setup.

Instructor: experienced professional photographer Yasser Kassem.

Limited to 10 seats, Call now to book yours: 050 14 72 894

* Special discount for groups

*Terms and condition applies

 

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EPyC Photowalk - Hankook 24H Dubai 2016

Date: January 15, 2016

Time: 1:30pm

Location: Dubai Autodrome

Hankook 24H Dubai 2016 runs from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th January, 2016. This is a 24 hour endurance race that pits drivers against time and each other to last through the entire race. Held at the Autodrome, Dubai Motorcity for the first time back in 2006, it has since, been hosted each year with this being the 11th series. A wide variety of ‘tin top’ touring cars, GTs and 24H-Specials (e.g. silhouette cars) are eligible to race, from ‘hot hatchbacks’ up to proper GT3 machinery and purpose-built race cars.

 

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Daniel Cheong and Beno Saradzic - Real Mirage - Photo Exhibition Opening

Date: January 16 - February 28, 2016

Time: 11am - 9pm

Location: Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai                                                

You are invited to the all-day reception for the opening of Daniel Cheong and Beno Saradzic new joint photo exhibition: "Dubai from Dawn to Dusk - a Real Mirage", celebrating the majesty of Dubai's architectural achievements.

Meet the artists, discover their works, learn about their experience and tips, and get a personalised signed art print. The event is free to attend and visitors can enjoy discounts kindly offered on the day by Sofitel The Palm on their restaurants and beach access.

 

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EPyC Meetup - All Things in Time

Date: January 19, 2016

Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Location: Al Barsha 1, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai

Discussion Topic: Time Lapse Photography (Sebastian Opitz)

At this meetup, Sebastian Opitz will be speaking to you about how time lapse filming differs from regular shooting. He will share with you basic concepts like shutter speeds and intervals and explain how time lapses work in different environments, such as cities vs. nature. He will also go into what you need to do to post-process your work. Don't be shy to ask him questions afterward!

 

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Roland and Sabrina Michaud - MIRROR OF THE ORIENT

Opening Reception:
Date:
January 20, 2016
Time: 7 – 9pm
Location: DIFC

The Empty Quarter Gallery in association with Alliance Française Dubai and Aramex are proud to present the new photographic exhibition 'Mirror of the Orient' by French artists Roland and Sabrina Michaud.

The idea behind “Orient in a mirror” is to reflect the beauty of Islamic culture and to prompt reflection on it. The result is a fantastic dialogue between art and life, past and present, oriental miniatures and photography.

“My fascination with the idea of mirrors dates back to my trip in Persia sixty years ago, I was amazed to discover that the Palace of Forty Columns in Isfahan had only twenty but the reflection of these in the water made them appear double this number. The world of miniatures is an enchanting world of light, color and transparency” Roland Michaud highlights.  Roland and Sabrina have a deep interest in miniatures and old illustrations for different cultures. While travelling the Orient, they wanted to re-discover this authenticity and genuineness of this particular culture.

This exhibition is a reflection of Beauty and the Islamic civilization. These images reflect a spiritual message, and together, they talk and we question their resemblance.

Probably 700 years separate a picture from its illustration, but the essence of culture remains. Roland Michaud, French born met a Moroccan born girl called Sabrina in the late 1950’s and began their life together traveling through the mystic lands of the Orient discovering and documenting its wonders. 

They made their way by car and by horseback, by boat and on foot; crossing the dramatic landscape of the Orient and documenting its rugged charms. From ruined cities covered with desert sands to the Pamir Mountains, where caravans of camels walk across frozen rivers in winter, to the Turkestan bazaars along the old Silk Road, Roland and Sabrina travelled and came to love this exotic paradise and its proud people.

Roland was born in France in1930; Sabrina in the city of Rabat, Morocco in 1938. In 1960, the couple began on a photographic journey in their Citroen car to Ethiopia and North Africa where they acquired their first images later published in the French press. They published twenty-three books, and their monograph summarizes their unique experience of genuine travellers in love with beauty.

This art exhibition is organized in partnership with Aramex Art, a logistics management entity within Aramex specialized in freight art handling and exhibition freight forwarding services for artists, dealers, museums, collectors and galleries across the world.

The Empty Quarter
Gate Village, Bldg 02
P.O.BOX 506697
DIFC, Dubai,
UAEinfo@theemptyquarter.com
www.theemptyquarter.com

Gallery Opening Hours
Sunday to Thursday - 10am to 7pm
Tel: +9714-3231210
Fax: +9714-3231524

Kinokuniva Book Store “Dubai : Behind the Scenes” Book Launch

Date: January 22, 2016
Time: 5 – 6pm
Location: Kinokuniya (Bookworld), The Dubai Mall

Book Launch, Photographer talk and book signing of “Dubai : Behind the Scenes” at Kinokuniya BookStore.

Kinokuniya would like to invite you to the official book launch of "Dubai: Behind The Scenes" (DBTS) from 5-6pm January 22nd , 2016 at Kinokuniya (Bookworld), The Dubai Mall.

 

Baber Afzal - From Vision to Execution Workshop

Date: January 29-30, 2016

Location: Emirates Training College, Building C - Room 511, Garhoud, Dubai

Price: AED 1199 (each student should have their own laptop and gear)

A 2 day workshop which will help improve your photography skills by taking you through Baber Afzal's personal workflow and the techniques he has used in enhancing his images.

Course Level: Intermediate/Advance
Applications: Adobe Camera RAW, Adobe Photoshop & Nik Software

Day 1: Envision
Location Scouting & Shooting, The art of framing

Day 2: Execution
Focus Blending, Understanding Luminosity masks, Compositing, Creating the right mood & feel. Best filters to use in Nik Software

For Bookings, contact: Sherouk Magdy
Tel: +971 501686158
Email: Sherouk@brandimpact.ae

For all other enquires: info@baberafzal.com

Managing Partner:
Photowalk Dubai

Supporting Partners:
Photography LIVE
Emirates Group Photography Club

 

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EPyC Meetup - Six Sharp Shooter (Round-Ups)

Date: January 30, 2016

Location: Ras Al Khor Industrial Area - 128 Ras Al Khor St, Dubai

What are “Photo Round – Ups”?  Small groups of six photographers mossy on over to a place in and around town and wrangle some interesting images for the Possy.

At least once or twice a month, Six Sharp Shooters sponsored by CPE (Meetup Group). EPyC come up with some idea for a place to photograph and practice our techniques, in small groups of six (6 limit) photographers.  They will have a bunch fun, no pressure, no stress.  Go ready to learn from other photographers AND share what you know with others. Most likely a coffee break, too.

Each “Round-Up.” It will be first come first served and these six (Max.) photographers who choose where and when they’ll round-up here on the Meetup.com event space page. So, make sure to hand over your suggestions once Ya’ll have joined a gang for the current “Round-Up.”

Note: There are no “Wanted Posters.” here, anyone can join in on the fun! Please, do not let the Meetup event name suggests they are looking for highly experienced photographers, all photography levels welcome. – The logo, name and the concept are just meant to be a new way to have Photowalks in a small group.

EPyC "Round Up." has 3 main principles that guide our way:

1.  Fun and Safe (they want you to have a great time, and not rush).

2.  Honor the amateur photography groups that came before us.  Their enthusiastic interest in photography paved the way for the technology evolution that allows us to capture light today.

3.  Education, of ourselves, each other and the community.  You learn your best techniques from each other, and they teach the non-photography community that photographers aren't jerks, criminals or terrorists.

Finally, if the "Round-Up." event is popular and full please request the Admin of this CPE event page to add extra Sis Sharp Shooters "Round-Ups." If you want more they can add additional Meetups to the schedule.

 

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GPP2016 - Dubai Photo Week

Date: January 5-12, 2016

Location: Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai

GPP2016 brings the world's best photographers and instructors to Dubai to share their knowledge and experience with the Middle East and Africa's professional and amateur photography community.

More Than Just Workshops

While people flock to GPP from all over the world for our renowned and budget-friendly workshops, GPP2016 offers far more than classes. Throughout the week they be running seminars, product launches and a myriad of special events many of which are completely free of charge!

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EPyC Meetup - Phoning It In: Instagram Success

Date: February 16, 2016

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

Location: Al Barsha 1, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai

Price: AED 20

This month, EPyC will be joined by not one but two successful photographers who use Instagram.

Debbie Fortes will tell you about how she has attracted tens of thousands of followers on Instagram by covering a variety of different subjects, and share tips on what works there.

Next, they will have a question and answer session with Fathima of Table for Five Dubai. They will go over a wide range of topics, including why she started to shoot food, the advantages of taking pictures with a phone, and how she uses Instagram to promote her work. Don't be shy about coming with your own questions!

 

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EPyC - Time to give back!

Date: February 20, 2016

Time: 11:00am (To be confirmed)

Location: Motor City labor camp (more information to follow)

As part of "Think Big, Start Small" campaign, an event will be hosted by Heptagon Multimedia in partnership with the Royal Charity food drive for workers at a camp with 200 laborers. The event revolves around the simple idea of giving workers the opportunity to socialize whilst being served light drinks, tea, snacks, pastries and so forth. EPyC would like to invite photographers who want to capture the smiles and happiness of the event by donating their time and efforts towards taking pictures there.

EPyC will need to confirm your presence by February 5 if you are interested. Please click on the link below to visit the event page. Include a link to your portfolio of portraits (including environmental portraits) by February 1 if you would like to be considered for inclusion as one of the ten photographers who will be participating in this event.

 

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Fashion Photography & Lighting

Date: February 26, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Light House Studio Dubai. Coordinates: 25.117106, 55.216452.

Price: AED 50 each (limited to 40 participant only).


Why use big lights?

Theory and Shoot. The workshop will start with a session for theory, then move onto a discussion around lighting theory and why light acts on a subject the way it does. This session will include using/placing light modifiers, balancing ambient and strobe light in an indoor setting and working with your subject.


Who should you attend?

• If you are a passionate amateur photographer, aspiring professional, or even a photographer's assistant aiming to sharpen your skills.

• If you want to be introduced to new techniques that challenge you both technically and creatively and have an opportunity to work with professional grade equipment.

• If you are  interested in being introduced to the process of professional photography from planning to the finished image.

 

What to bring

Your DSLR. Lenses that cover the range of 14-200. Eg: 50mm, 85mm, 105mm macro lens, 70-200mm.

 

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EPyC - Spartan Race Dubai 2016

Date: February 26, 2016

Time: 6:00am - 5:00pm

Location: TBC

***Please read the detailed photowalk description below; the time and itinerary might change***

EPyC need 20 photographers, 2 on each obstacle in shifts including the start/finish line.

Every photographer should submit the best 100 shots by within 3 days (original unedited shots).

Spartan race organizers will be providing food and water for all the photographers including the single time use camera cover.

Once all the photographers selected, EPyC will schedule a group meetup with Spartan Race team to introduce the brand, discuss how to take pictures for Spartan, maybe a site visit and other items.

What to bring?

• Wide Angle lens

• Medium Telephoto

• Dust Cover (optional)

• A Hat.

What will you get?

• Media Access

• Certificates to participating photographers

• Food vouchers (free)

• A lot of experience and photos to add to your portfolio

• For this year, Spartan race is offering 3 prizes for the best 3 photographers

1st place: AED 1,000

2nd place: AED 750

3rd place: AED 500.

 

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Time: 10:00am

Location: Emirates Aviation College

Do you fear Photoshop? Or simply want to learn some nifty tips & tricks to enhance your images? Then this course is for you!

Learn the basics of the tools used in Photoshop and how some of the best artists in the World capitalise on it.

Required: Laptop with Photoshop CC
Course Level: Beginners

Topics covered:

The Essentials:
Learn the most basic and frequently used tools in Photoshop for enhancing your images.

Selective & Channel Masking:
Have more control over your image by learning simple selection & channel masking techniques.

Sharpening & Denoising:
Learn several techniques to sharpen your image and how to get rid of unwanted noise.

 

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EPyC Meetup - Lightroom Express

Date: March 5, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Location: TBC

Price: AED 600 (maximum of 20 people)

Lightroom Express

At the end of Ashraf Jandali's course, you will be able to…

Feel confident when using Lightroom, import all your images to Lightroom, retouch your images and get the most out of them.

Who should take this course?

All beginners at photography who want to know how to start retouching their images, but don’t have time to spend hours on courses to learn the basics of Lightroom. This content is basic but very powerful. This course is not designed for advanced users.

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?

-A basic knowledge of photography
-Install Lightroom 6 or CC

Curriculum

Course Introduction
A description of Lightroom its benefits

Quick Tour
A full view of all the options available in Lightroom

Library Module
Learn how to import, keyword and select your images

Develop Module
After this section you will be able to master editing your images and produce stunning results.

Live Practice
In here you will start live practice together, and try out what you have learned.

The course will last for seven hours, including a one-hour break in the middle.

 

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Beno Saradzic - Abu Dhabi Photo Exhibition Opening

Date: March 16, 2016

Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm

Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Abu Dhabi: Embracing the Elements

Join us at the opening reception of Beno Saradzic's latest photo exhibition entitled "Abu Dhabi : Embracing the Elements", on Wednesday 16 March, 7 to 9 pm, at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi.

Beno Saradzic will be exhibiting a selection of 20 of his best Abu Dhabi pictures, comprised of outstanding aerial views, citiscapes of popular landmarks and skylines that will resonate with the residents of the emirate, as well as landscapes from rarely visited corners of the emirate.

Slovenian born, Beno is a multi-specialist visual artist who made the UAE his home in the early 1990’s. Internationally awarded and Emmy nominated, Beno is known in professional circles as a film director and producer, editor, conceptual and pre-visualisation 3D artist, and photographer – among others

In UAE public circles, Beno attracted tremendous public attention through his virally shared Abu-Dhabi time-lapse movies, and is increasingly known as a photographer successfully conveying his love for his host country through ambitious, unique and effective photo shots of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and the UAE at large.

Limited edition prints of the pictures exhibited will be available for purchase online at www.MondaGallery.com.

A preview of some of them can be seen now at www.MondaGallery.com/pages/beno-abu-dhabi.

In Abu Dhabi, limited edition prints can be ordered, picked-up and framed at Art Central (Boutiq Mall, Reem Island) - www.facebook.com/artcentraluae.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the opening reception!

 

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Bryan Peterson | Photowalk Dubai - Learning To See Creatively

Date: March 24, 2016

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

Location: Emirates Group HQ Auditorium

Price: FREE

They have done it once and are excited to do it all over again. On demand, Photowalk Dubai is glad to host one of worlds most respected photographer and author of 9 best selling photography books - Bryan Peterson.

If you think you seen it all, think again. Bryan will be giving a never before seen presentation, which will run through his 35+ years of photographic journey and will reveal some of the never before seen images and the stories behind them, which guarantees to tickle your creativity. Known for his sense of humor, you are guaranteed to have a good time throughout the session.

The seminar will be as much about creativity and art of seeing, as it is about the technical aspects of photography. Be there, get inspired.

What’s more... They will be giving away 3 of his autographed books through a raffle draw.

They have also arranged for some of Bryan's best selling books to be available to purchase on the event night and yes, you can get the books signed by him in a ‘Book Signing’ session at the end of the event.


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