Bi-Weekly Photography Meetup. Theme: Food Photography

Thank you for your interest in this meetup. Please note that event details may be subject to change. Please check this page regularly for the latest information.

Our biweekly venue is The Change Initiative building in Al Barsha. Coming by metro? This video will show you how to head over to the venue from the Sharaf DG station. Traveling from the direction of Internet City? Watch this video. (You can skip ahead 1:20 if you are coming down Sheikh Zayed Road from the direction of Jebel Ali/Abu Dhabi.) Heading down SZR from Dubai? Watch this video if you don't mind paying for Salik, and this one if you want to avoid the toll.

We strongly suggest you scout out the location beforehand if you are unsure about finding it. If you need help, call the EPyC hotline ([masked]), but please note that the event starts at 7 PM sharp, and we may not be able to answer calls after that time.

There will be a minimum donation of AED 20 to cover club costs, including venue rental.

 

Agenda:

19:00 Announcements and introduction

19:15 Discussion Topic: Food Photography (Kirit Ramaiya)
In this session, member Kirit Ramaiya will talk about the rituals and reasons behind food photography, as well as methods and styles, and share with you some of the tricks of the trade. Expect a taste of something different!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


19:45 Break

20:15 Member showcase (Hani Jajeh)
For this section, members show us 10 to 12 of their best shots, and answer questions about them. Want to try your hand at this in the future? Talk to an organizer.

20:30 The Tuesday tip
Ashraf Jandali dispenses advice on how to improve your photographs.

20:45 Photo Competition (Theme: Product Photography)
Please send us up to two of your images by email ([masked]) before 7 PM the night before the event. To make our lives easier, please rename the files so that they have your name in them, e.g. Ahmed1.JPG and Ahmed2.JPG. We all vote on who has done the best job, and the winner gets a prize. We will not accept photo submissions on the day. If you don't show up, your photo will also not be eligible for a prize.

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  • Nilu

    Mr.Kirit, thank you for your beautiful presentation.You made it fun,I think to learn with the jokes&laughs always makes it a better learning,and you made it that way :))

    Hani, thank you for your short&clear, to the point headlines :)

    Jason, thank you for your useful tips&tricks :)

    Nitin, you are a great host!

    Epyc team, congs again for a very succesful meet up ! :)

    3 · June 19, 2013

    • Kirit R.

      Niluji, thank you for the 'understanding'­ - jokes help to divert the mind from those millions butterflies in tummy!!!! :-)

      June 19, 2013

  • Rajesh P.

    Meetup was good. Kirit Ramaiya was excellent; presented a complex subject in simple and honest words.
    Main theme got a bit diluted (my viewpoint, ready to face bullets) when Hany (Hany, you're sweet, honey) and Jason (Jason, you are a knowledge bank, dear) created a kind of diversion. If the same time had been utilized to take a few shots of real food, we could've learnt more about food photography, as I believe that "learning by doing" is more effective than 'learning by seeing'. Overall, a good Meetup.

    4 · June 18, 2013

    • Jason

      We can make such an event happen in the CI resturant... but getting 60+ people to concentrate around the table wil be difficult. Secondly booking the conference room for 4 hrs will be difficult... cos CI closes at 9 pm and people would need to turn up at 5pm sharp... rajesh I hope you are making note of the difficulties in organizing such an event... :)

      1 · June 19, 2013

    • Rajesh P.

      I genuinely appreciate all the efforts, Jason. But then, that is the sole reason why EPyC has reached and will remain in top position. We have no competition as of today :-)

      1 · June 19, 2013

  • Azizah C.

    inspiring. gonna try my hands on food photography now. :)

    3 · June 19, 2013

    • Kirit R.

      LOL Jason, you have some unique methods in kitchen..!! :-)

      June 19, 2013

    • Kirit R.

      Azizah, good luck - I know you will come up with something special :-)

      June 19, 2013

  • Amr

    Great turnout! thanks to Kirit and Hany for the inspiring presentations and thanks to everyone for showing up :)

    2 · June 19, 2013

    • Jason

      it was close to a record breaking event... :)

      2 · June 19, 2013

    • Kirit R.

      Perhaps it’s an appetite for food and Hani’s French-cut smile… Loved the audience they were so tolerant.. !! - For all who want to try their cams on food, please share your experiments - I am happy to help one on one in my capacities :P

      June 19, 2013

  • Jason

    All be aware, the humidity is on the rise...
    On the day of the event, if you take out your camera when it is cold, moisture will accumulate on the lens.

    Option 1
    It is cold because we tend to keep the camera in the car, and the cold air of the air conditioner cools the camera.
    Before getting out of the car put the camera in a air tight plastic bag, bring the bag / camera out into ambient temperature and wait till the camera warms up to the ambient temperature. Then bring remove the camera out of the plastic bag...

    Option 2
    If you want to know what I do. My camera is always in the car boot, and this way the camera is warm when i bring it out.
    That is why i am always ready to shoot the moment I park the car...

    June 18, 2013

    • Rajesh P.

      There's always a first time....

      June 18, 2013

    • Jason

      if your camera boils, because you kept it in the trunk... then someone has conned you into buying something that looks like a camera... :)
      The above statement is not applicable if you have a Nikon... :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Kuriakose S.

    It was my first meetup. It went well and was really informative. Thanks to Mr. Kirit and Mr. Hani for sharing their experiences. Jason's Lr tips were also helpful. Looking forward to meet you all again.

    3 · June 19, 2013

  • Ranjit M.

    It was very good. This was my first gathering with EPyC, it was a great experience where I got to learn a lot.

    3 · June 19, 2013

  • JZ A.

    Good to see many new enthusiasts joining us for this event, I feel like I'm back in college, except this time I don't have to worry about final exams:P Mr. Kirit, you Sir have done an amazing job utilizing household stuff for photography, very informative. Thanks for sharing many creative ideas with us and I wish you Good luck with your future projects.

    5 · June 18, 2013

    • Kirit R.

      Hey thanks mate, don't forget you are a part of the new project :-)

      June 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree with Jahan. You don t need to spend a fortune on the photography equipments to make good pictures. Thanks Kirit for showing us that great pictures can be made with a laundry bag from IKEA. (I have that one too, will tell my help not to put dirty laundry in that as that has become my expensive photography equipment from today ;) )

      2 · June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Foodelicious......:) Glad to attend.

    2 · June 18, 2013

  • Santhosh P.

    Awesome.. I felt very happy being part of this family..

    2 · June 18, 2013

  • Nader B.

    It was very interesting and new subject to me

    2 · June 18, 2013

  • Dino A.

    thank you so much for the additional knowledge, it was very helpful! :)

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • daLe A.

    im hungry afterwards..

    June 18, 2013

    • Kirit R.

      Your food shot was awsome daLe :-)

      1 · June 18, 2013

  • SHABBIR S.

    Excellent information

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Kirit R.

    It was wonderful experience to be among you friends !! Thanks for being so kind and tolerant.. :-)
    Oh, not to forget, a bunch of new friends, I am loving it..!!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Andrea

    Very entertaining. Thanks for a fun night.

    3 · June 18, 2013

  • Rajesh P.

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • Jason

    Please post your starting point and telephone numbers... it will help those who do not have a car... the metro station nearest to the venue is sharaf dg station

    June 16, 2013

  • Nadir

    i will come along with mywife.Is possible to bring my kid?

    June 12, 2013

    • Azizah C.

      I care.

      1 · June 16, 2013

    • Jason

      You are forgiven... cos you are maya's mommy ;)

      June 16, 2013

  • Reggie A.

    Bringing two additional friends

    June 16, 2013

    • Jason

      Just 2 ? :)

      1 · June 16, 2013

  • Kashif r.

    Em on !!!!

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Reggie A.

    Hello...I know it's uncanny to ask this question here but I'm searching for Jaysun's email...the guy who did the black n white photography...and btw I'm attending this event...so see you all here,...cheers !

    June 10, 2013

    • Jason

      Reggis i saw your email... you can reach me on[masked] 4600. we can meet at the meetup...

      June 13, 2013

    • Reggie A.

      Sure

      June 16, 2013

  • Zaki-turina Q.

    Gotta love the current RSVP number! Wow!
    We are all food lovers! :D

    1 · June 14, 2013

    • Santhosh P.

      Mr.Kirit has got lotta responsibility.. :-)

      June 14, 2013

    • Kirit R.

      Bon appetite!! :p

      June 14, 2013

  • Reggie A.

    Hi I'm getting bout 2 friends as well

    June 11, 2013

    • Nitin

      Please update your RSVP accordingly.

      June 13, 2013

  • Jason

    This time it seems that a lot of people are turning up... please come early to hold your seats :)

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Nisha

    where are yourll located in barsha.could you give me near by landmarks .im interested to come for the food photography workshop

    1 · June 8, 2013

    • Girish

      Hi nisha, you can check the video link posted in the description. . That helps you more.. !!

      June 12, 2013

    • Jason

      change initiative is in between Caesars bakery and Zahra hospital... it is right beside and in between IBIS hotel and Hackers kitchen... :)

      June 13, 2013

  • billy

    it will be my first meetup and i am looking forward to meet you all

    2 · June 12, 2013

  • sumair p.

    This is my first meetup

    June 11, 2013

  • daLe A.

    Anyone walking from SharafDG metro? hehe

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Kuriakose S.

    I'm interested.

    June 10, 2013

  • feliz

    Hello. Is there anyone who is is travelling from international city side?

    June 10, 2013

  • feliz

    i will be in..

    June 10, 2013

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