Amateur to Confident Photography Course Introduction

EPyC - Emirates Photography Club is proud to announce its first training program designed for amateur photographers to develop a creative approach to the complete imaging process.

- The training will cover almost all technical aspects of
photography, from capturing an image to post-processing it.

- Useful to anyone with a camera, from a DSLR to a point and shoot ... and even a phone camera.

- The training is structured with the idea of developing your creative abilitird and then using whatever basic tools you have to create the image you want.

- The goal of the training is to make you creative and to encourage the creative side of photography.

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  • Jason

    The 8th Training Session (Lights & Speedlites) has been posted...
    Sunday 21st April 2013.
    To RSVP click here...
    http://www.meetup.com/EmiratesPhotoClub/events/114831282/

    April 20, 2013

  • Jason

    Please note the 6th Training session is on Monday 1st April, at More Cafe, DIFC

    The training will start at 7 pm and end at 9 pm... I have mentioned the time in the meet up as 6 45 pm - 9 15 pm... the additional 15 mins for those want to come early or stay late to ask questions related to photography...

    We believe the location More Cafe is a preferred location for training, but to make it feasible for the Cafe, please do order food and coffee, or we will not have such a wonderful place for long...

    We also know the projected image from the projector was small and those sitting at the back, were having difficulty hearing me... both these issues will be rectified in the next session.

    We will be heading into compositions... If you all have any images that you aspire to click some day, send it to my email address [masked], and we will talk about the pictures...

    To RSVP click here.
    http://www.meetup.com/EmiratesPhotoClub/events/111371502/

    March 31, 2013

  • Jason

    The 6th training session scheduled for 1st April 2013 @More Cafe, DIFC has been announced on meet up, click here to RSVP...
    http://www.meetup.com/EmiratesPhotoClub/events/111371502/

    March 28, 2013

  • Jason

    Important!!!...

    Please note that the 5th Training session will be held at More Cafe, DIFC (Dubai Investment and Financial Center) on Sunday 24th March 2013, between 7 - 9 pm.

    It took a lot of effort and cost to secure this place...
    Please do not miss it...

    By far this will be one of the most important training sessions...

    To RSVP, please click on the link below,
    http://www.meetup.com/EmiratesPhotoClub/events/109230372/

    March 21, 2013

  • Jason

    We have covered basics concepts of photography and from the 5th session we will be talking about application and creativity.

    For those who missed sessions, we will be talking about the core concepts and its applications... so do come... Please dont forget to Rsvp for the 5th session which is on thursday 14th march. Click on this link to goto the event... http://meetu.ps/zP7b8

    For all future sessions, bring your cameras (fully charged)... Please!!! :)

    March 11, 2013

  • Jason

    The next Training session 10th March 2013, has been posted, click here to RSVP...
    http://www.meetup.com/EmiratesP...

    Depth of Field is the most important thing to master for a creative photographer...

    Every future sessions, we will be coming back to DoF again and again... so those who missed this event... you will catch up...

    What say!!!... let us show all those proud pro photographers, that what they do is not Rocket Science... we are as good as they are... :)

    March 2, 2013

  • Jason

    Anyone can reach me on twitter using this handle @epycJason

    February 26, 2013

  • Jason

    Rules for the next meetup... shout the following

    Bull shit!!!!: In case I use a jargon without explaining it first...

    And I am bringing with me something I am addicted to... Box of Quality chocolates...

    Here is an open challenge to all off you... You have to take as many chocolates from me... trust me... it will not be easy... :)

    Every VALID bullshit shout (all participants excluding me should unanimously agree that the bullshit is VALID)... You earn a chocolate...

    Every right answer gets a chocolate...

    Here is a clue to get the right answers... i will be talking Light and lens... Come prepared !!!! ... :)

    4 · February 19, 2013

    • ASHRAFKA

      I missed this message, my suggestion is mix the chocolate with some "super glue" so they will not the mouth again

      1 · February 24, 2013

  • Rajesh N.

    Dear jason,
    let me first thank you all for the brilliant presentation giving details abt the basics of photography. Appreciate all your efforts.Am looking forward to the next session. Keep up the good work.See you all soon.

    Raj

    February 21, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank You Raj... I will be ooking forward to see you in the next session. :)

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The speaker was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and presented the topic in an interesting manner. I enjoyed the course and look forward to future sessions.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank You Joyce... I hope you have read the new rules of the training... I am sure it will spice up the sessions... :)

      February 21, 2013

  • Fatima M.

    Sorry couldnt make it due to metro problems.. Would love to attend the next session though..

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Fatima, we have a long way to go. 10 weeks is a long time, and more participants will only make it interesting. Please do come for the future sessions.

      February 18, 2013

    • Rajesh P.

      With you at the helm, 10 weeks will just glide by, Jason. I don't mind betting 10 to one... people will shout for more, more, more. Maybe even ONCE MORE !

      February 20, 2013

  • ASHRAFKA

    If you guys wants the ride from Ras Al Khor to EPyC and return back to Sharjah King Faizal Street , please book in advance, it's free service , but the car will stop at the petrol station, don't pay the petrol charges but you have to buy the snacks, agree ?

    February 18, 2013

    • ASHRAFKA

      Jason thanks

      February 18, 2013

    • Rajesh P.

      snacks for whom? sounds like a Capricornian talking...

      February 20, 2013

  • Ravishankar K.

    Jason,

    It was really informative not only related to photography. I was only having interest in photgraphy, never tried technically. But now I will.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Jason

    Everyone... Next session is on Sunday, 24th Feb 2013.

    It helps us to know before hand, how many people are coming for the next training session. To RSVP for '2nd Session - Amateur to Confident Photography Course Light and Lens' please click here...
    http://www.meetup.com/EmiratesPhotoClub/events/105129262/

    February 19, 2013

  • Jason

    You guys are adorable... I appreciate the positive comments... and now I getting messages from people who heard about this training. You guys are making me famous... I dont know how to thank you...

    4 · February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Rajesh... now you are scaring me... :)

      February 19, 2013

    • Rajesh P.

      Scaring ? You are a great teacher, so I'll try to be as good a student...

      February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kudos Jason....was impressed by the depth of your knowledge and the passion you explained things ...super glad i joined this group...
    yeah and the next meetup i am sure to be shouting "Bullshit" all the way through just in case...

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • Rajesh P.

      GOD ! When will this world begin to accept n welcome so so sober guys...

      February 19, 2013

    • Rajesh P.

      Like me, ofcourse.

      February 19, 2013

  • Zeeshan Q.

    its a good start , looking forward to upcoming sessions .

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank you Zeeshan. I can faintly recall the tag heuer ad on SZR for which modelled and must say you look better in the ad then the picture on meetup profile... :)

      1 · February 18, 2013

    • Zeeshan Q.

      Thank you ,Jason :) . i'll update the picture soon

      February 19, 2013

  • Jason

    For the next session...If you guys cannot make it (even at the last moment)... please change your RSVP to 'NO"...

    We understand that everyone has so many priorities in life and you will not be able to make it...

    After rearranging the whole place to accomodate 65+ people who RSVP(ed) - YES, 55 people turned up...

    Please respect our effort and simply RSVP - No if you cannot make it... it will literarily save our lower back... :)

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Jason

    Few things to note... for the next session.

    Get your camera, notepad, empty memory in the camera, flash stick and loads of curosity... :)

    Yes we are charging a minimum AED 20 per person every session... If you do not have change... we need all the funding we can get to run this club... we will be happy to keep the change... :)

    If you feel the session was worth more than AED 20, please feel free to be generous...

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Charbel

    carefully prepared, and beautifully presented. was a good intro session.
    well done JaySun ;) ;)

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank u...

      February 18, 2013

  • Raju S.

    Hi Jason, sorry couldn't make it but will be there next session. Good hear good comments.

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Cool

      February 18, 2013

  • Azizah C.

    Love it. Altho, there were some jargons used which I wasn't sure of. hehe. Don't worry. I got it in the end. Can't wait til the next one. :D

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      I totally agree there were jargons. I will make it simpler hence forth. I think we should a jargon alert. Something like... if anyone doesnot understand a word they should just shout out... 'bullshit'....­ this way I know I should be careful of the way I say and ofcourse we will have some fun as well.

      February 18, 2013

    • Azizah C.

      ok.. i'll shout bullshit next sunday ;)

      2 · February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    After more then an hour waiting for a taxi just give up. So sad couldnt make it :( :(

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Do come for the next one...

      February 18, 2013

  • Saumya N.

    Sorry couldn't make it due to metro problem. Would definitely attend coming sessions.

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Your most welcome...

      February 18, 2013

  • Noel

    I see from some of the posts some could not make it due transport issues. I would be happy to accomodate as i come from shj. Anyone on the way jst hola at me. [masked]

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank you Noel.

      February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      The 2nd day training has been posted on meetup. Please post this comment under that event page as well...

      February 18, 2013

  • Kishore A.

    was very informative , will be able to make some sense of the technical words by the mid of the session . waiting for the next .
    thanks Jason and team

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank you Kishore... point noted and will be applied

      February 18, 2013

  • Nader B.

    It was very good session, I will definitely attend the rest. .

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Nader I am glad u could make it. Thank you for your support.

      February 18, 2013

  • Ravi M.

    Hi Jason, it was a good start. Can't wait for the next session. Just one suggestion, since we have one week between each session, you could give us two things to do: some reading tasks, topics which will be covered in very next session because then all of us will be able to grasp things much faster. And second ofcourse taking pictures. Reading not enforced but some hate it but some would love to be prepared and do some homework.

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      I agree and I have a similar plan. The first session was more like a prelude...

      1 · February 18, 2013

  • Viren B.

    I must say that this requires a great effort on the part of the organisers to arrange this course. Hats off the Jason who has taken the initiative to act as an instructor taking time out of his normal duties. The number of members who attended is really encouraging as well as motivating to attend further meet ups. Keep up the good work

    February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Wow. Thank you Viren.

      February 18, 2013

  • Amr

    amazing feedback on the first session... hats off to Jason for his efforts

    February 18, 2013

  • Jason

    I had fun...

    February 18, 2013

  • Adel

    Cant make it this time, i will assist next time Jason.

    Apologies

    February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Cool

      February 18, 2013

    • Jason

      Please can you text me your mobile no[masked]

      February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good session to set the context and set the tone for the forthcoming sessions

    February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank you

      February 18, 2013

  • Jason

    Next session please bring your, Camera, empty camera memory card, full charged battery, flash stick with assignment and notepads.

    February 18, 2013

  • Russell D.

    Good Experience..... Cheers EPyC n Jason....

    February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank you

      February 18, 2013

  • Aman W.

    nice ... interesting insights of the basics !! well done Jason and team EPyC !!

    February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank u. This is the beginning. Got loads work to do...

      February 18, 2013

  • vimalraj

    Great start to a good Training program... Presentations were informative.... cheers.

    1 · February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank u

      February 18, 2013

  • ASHRAFKA

    very useful, learning new views of photography,
    but we have to rotate the seat who is sitting in the bunch and chairs, its really paining at back

    February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      I agree. I ll try and get in more chairs. Short breaks every 15 - 30 mins will help the cause as well.

      February 18, 2013

  • Ahmad Al H.

    amazing presentation Jason :)

    1 · February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank u

      February 18, 2013

  • Rajesh P.

    Jason, you were like always : An Excellent Orator ! The Meetup was rocking and fantabulous. Now time to take off.... beyond the Stratosphere :-)

    February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Thank u

      February 18, 2013

  • Sebastian K.

    i thought i would be able to make it today but till now i am stuck with my workload. Hopefully i will be able to attend the next session. Thanks.

    February 17, 2013

  • Jason

    Metros are not working

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Ifty S.

    Is there any1 going from sheikh zayed road, nxt to crown plaza? I need a ride, plz call me on[masked]

    1 · February 17, 2013

    • Nader B.

      Did you get a ride, or shall I pick you up?

      February 17, 2013

  • Jason

    Everyone please note, this is a 10 week program... 1 session per week...

    These sessions will include training, workshop, exercises, assignments and live demonstrations...

    We will start at grass root levels, from basic physics and organically grow into complicated aspects of imaging and the last few sessions will be dedicated to post processing, using Lightroom and Photoshop...

    To know more about the program goto our FB page... Link is given below...
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=509724602399141&set=a.319007944804142.77425.261282350576702&type=3&theater

    1 · February 13, 2013

    • Noel

      This gonnab so awesome

      February 16, 2013

    • Rajesh P.

      Wish we could inform ALL the wannabe photographers about this fab initiative... These sessions are really gonna ROCK :-)

      February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For the first session today, do we need to bring our cameras? Anything else that we need to bring along? Notepads, papers???

    February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Yes camera and notepad will always help. Today is the first day if anyone doesnot have a notepad or camera with them it is fine. In this session you will be informed about what you need to carry in the next session.

      February 17, 2013

  • Raymund

    Cant make it.

    February 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Please change your RSVP to No

      February 17, 2013

  • Jason

    To reach me u can call on 056 6824600. The mobile phone will be not reachable after 7 pm. Inorder to get directions and be there before time. Plan to be there early and call me earlier than 7 pm.

    February 16, 2013

  • Nader B.

    It will be my first Event for me to attend..

    February 16, 2013

  • Jason

    I will be travelling from Al Barsha (leaving barsha at 5:50pm)... and will be at First Guld Bank Metro station from 6:00 to 6:10pm...

    Sorry guys, I have to be there early...
    Please call me on[masked] if you want a ride

    February 13, 2013

  • Zaheer A.

    Is there any one going from international city? My car has some problem

    February 12, 2013

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