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Ace of Face (EPyC Biweekly meetup)

Stuff happens. So check this page regularly to see if the event details have been revised, or if you need to update your RSVP. One thing hasn't changed though: it's still just AED 20 if you want to join us on the evening. With that out of the way, here's what we currently have slated for Tuesday:

Discussion Topic: Portrait Practice
Don't forget your cameras this week, because we will be shooting each other's portraits. After a quick introduction to the basics of portraiture, your organizers will divide you up so that some people shoot and others model - everyone with a camera will have a chance to try being on both sides of the lens. Feel free to dress up and/or bring props if you want pictures of you to be more interesting. Time will be limited, so we don't recommend bringing along more kit than a single lens and body, and possibly a speedlight. The best photographer and the best model will win prizes at competition being held during the following biweekly (April 29). Here are some shots of your organizers from the last time we tried this:

Member showcase (Eslam)
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.

The Tuesday tip (Ashraf Jandali)
Want advice on how to improve your photographs? Ashraf's here to help.

Photo Competition (Theme: Color)
Please send us two of your images by email ([masked]) by 5 PM on the day of the event, or bring your photos to the event on a USB thumb drive. 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. Please note that if you don't show up, or pass your photos to the organizers on time, your shots will not be eligible for a prize.

We will be meeting in Studio Attitude in Al Quoz, in the same series of warehouses as Botanica. If you need help figuring out how to get there, check out the location map, or make use of the GPS coordinates [masked],[masked]). More information on the venue can be found on their site or at 04 3384114.

We also have YouTube videos showing you how to get there from Sheikh Zayed Road, with detailed text directions posted underneath. This one shows the way if you are coming from the direction of the World Trade Centre and Dubai Mall, and this one depicts the way from the direction of Abu Dhabi, the marina, and Al Barsha.

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  • Shadi

    I uploaded some photos. They appeared fine on my screen. Do they appear dark on yours?

    April 19, 2014

  • Hani J

    Where are the photos... I want photos.. I demand photos.. upload.... I saw many many amazing shots during the session.. post any photo what you like it to be critiqued so we can share tips and ideas to improve..

    3 · April 19, 2014

  • Rajesh P.

    Nicely organised, great Meetup.
    Traffic jam on the main highway from ADH to DXB was the unhappy part.

    The whole session was fun... shooting the shooters :-)

    Commenting on others' work is so easy for us... [ ME !] ... when I saw my OWN work... truly disappointed ... there are literally 98 % marks.... to be earned :-(

    Just like Nader said... we DO need to practice...

    3 · April 16, 2014

  • Nader B.

    We need to practice from time to time, it was fun...

    4 · April 15, 2014

  • Micheline

    Sorry, I couldn't make it due to last minute task!
    Look forward to seeing the result of the portraits!

    April 15, 2014

  • Daniel H.

    I've changed my RSVP - need some down time. Cheers to all.

    April 15, 2014

  • Nilu

    So sorry, l wont be able to make it, changed my rsvp :( enjoy

    April 15, 2014

  • Premjith S.

    likes to join.........

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Gary E.

    Sorry Folks. I forgot i will be out of town so i wont be attending. Catch you next time.

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Tasneem

    Jason, you are looking so beautiful......hahaha!!

    1 · April 10, 2014

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