Photo Walking Experience - Al-Karama: People & Places

Photo Walking Experience - Al-Karama: People & Places

by Gulf Photo Plus

280 AED

(VAT inclusive)

Photo Walking Experience - Al-Karama: People & Places

280 AED

(VAT inclusive)

by:
when:
Sat, 19 Feb 2022 4:30PM
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where:
Dubai - Al Karama
level:
All Levels
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to course start with full refund
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Description:

Experience the history of one of the oldest residential areas of Dubai with the assistance of a professional photographer!

Karama is the destination to visit for a wide array of culinary offerings, retail bargains, and those classic neon-lit signs. While practicing your street photography, you’ll learn techniques for difficult lighting conditions, all while taking in the history of Karama from your guide and your surroundings.

This 3-hour Photo Walk runs from pre-dusk until night, giving an opportunity to learn how to take successful street photographs that work with the available light, regardless of your camera or mobile phone. But there’s more to a successful photograph than a correct exposure, as your instructor will demonstrate!

In addition to the focus on photography, you’ll experience a route that is laced with this community's culture and history, and learn how it has changed throughout the decades in a journey that symbolizes Dubai's transformation itself.

What you will learn:

  • How to overcome technical obstacles when working in unfavorable lighting conditions, regardless of the camera or mobile phone in use
  • What to seek out when composing images that go beyond a ‘snapshot’
  • How to navigate asking ‘strangers’ to pose for a photograph, and how to take portraits that do justice to the subject
  • The history of Karama, from the building of the Sheikh Hamdan Colony in the 1960s until today

This workshop is suitable for all experience levels. Those who have taken the Photography Level 1 or Photography Level 2 workshops prior to attending will benefit most fully from this workshop, as you will be better equipped to inject your storytelling with creative photography techniques.

Agenda:

  • Due to traffic and very limited parking, it is strongly recommended that you do not drive to the meeting point yourself and take the metro instead. The Photo Walk starts promptly on time and it is highly to reach the meeting point 15 minutes early. Once the walk begins, the group will not be reachable by phone and will not be able to coordinate with latecomers.
  • Please pack light and bring all of your belongings and gear in one small camera bag. Large camera bags and lots of gear will be inconvenient as you are constantly moving. You’ll learn how to take long exposures using the legs you already have, so leave your tripod at home!
  • Please note that photo walks are done on foot, so expect lots of walking.

About the Instructor

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Raz grew up in the UAE. After spending some time in Cape Town, Raz is now embedded in the UAE's art scene.

Raz is a working photographer, exhibition producer, marketing consultant and graphic designer, not to mention GPP's resident analogue photography fanatic. He also shares his extensive photography and marketing knowledge with his students through teaching at GPP.

His personal and professional work is largely focused on lifestyle and documentary photography, most notably having his work featured in digital publication, OkayAfrica. Raz has been shooting and developing film for 6+ years, gaining a wealth of experience whilst co-managing the UCT darkroom.

He loves to discuss the philosophy associated with photography and has helped put together a number of exhibitions, all the way from the curation and design stages to hammering the nails into the wall!

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Skill Level:

All Levels

Materials:

Participants must bring:

  • A camera with a fully charged battery, either mobile phone or a DSLR
  • If you’re shooting with a camera, it is recommended to bring one lens with a focal length of around 35mm or wider. If you don’t have a lens that wide, bring one that you do have; your instructor will teach you how to work with it. 
  • A spare battery (or battery pack charger if using phone)
  • Water

Cancellation Policy:

48 hours prior to course start with full refund

Age Requirements:

16 and older

Additional Info:

  • You must have Whatsapp installed and working as this will be the primary way of communicating locations to the group. You will be added to a Whatsapp group shortly before the walk 
  • Due to traffic and very limited parking, it is strongly recommended that you do not drive to the meeting point yourself and take the metro instead. The Photo Walk starts promptly on time and it is highly to reach the meeting point 15 minutes early. Once the walk begins, the group will not be reachable by phone and will not be able to coordinate with latecomers.

Location:

Meeting Point: Pizza Hut (opposite Centrepoint Burjuman)
Al Karama
Dubai

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