What we're about

Abu Dhabi Photographers initiative is to help improve your photography skills.. it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, amateur or professional photo passionate. ADP supports its members by organizing training meetup’s based on photography, organizing photography exhibitions and photography field trips.

Abu Dhabi Photographers also hosts several photography competitions with honoring and rewarding the competitors and exhibiting the winning photos.

Membership Benefits:

Free entry to regular group meetup’s.

Free entry into 3 themed photography Competitions, run throughout the year, where winner’s will have their winning images printed & displayed at a photography exhibition hosted by ADP.

Entitlement to enter ADP’s ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year’ Competition (small fee applies), giving you a chance to win some great prizes.

Photography Group Only Events: some are free; some may incur a small fee.

Terms & Conditions:
By joining Abu Dhabi Photographers you agree to the terms and conditions laid out below:

You are over the age of 14 years old.

You abide by the rules at every group meetup.

While taking photos at group meetup, consideration to the other members of the group is more important than your photography. All members just have as much right to be there as you do. Being polite and courteous can go a long way.

During our regular meetup’s you must be aware of UAE Law for photographing people, buildings & places. Abu Dhabi Photographers will not be responsible for any causes & damages.

Abu Dhabi Photographers membership card is limited within group activities and it does not take accreditation of press value.

If you enter any photography competition organized by Abu Dhabi Photographers, rules of the competition must be strictly adhered to.

Any breach of these terms and conditions may result in the termination of your membership and associated benefits. If this action is deemed appropriate, no refunds will be given.

Membership is not transferable.

Upcoming events (5)

Introduction to Photography 101 (PASM for Beginners)

Strap Studios

$136.00

Introduction to Photography 101 (PASM for Beginners) This beginners workshop introduces the fundamentals of photography as a group session. If you just bought a camera or are new to photography and want to learn how to take beautiful photos, this workshop is for you. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of exposure and composition techniques that will open the door to endless photographic possibilities. This is a hands on learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to capture beautiful photos under the instruction of experienced photographers. This workshop will cover: • How cameras work • Camera controls and functions • Lenses • Filters & Accessories • The importance of light • Using shutter speed to control motion • Using aperture to control depth of field • White balance • Basic composition techniques Don't forget to bring your camera, lenses, tripod, charged batteries, and memory cards. We recommend that you have a DSLR camera or an advanced point and shoot camera with shutter priority and aperture priority modes. You can also rent a Canon basic DSLR camera during the workshop for AED 50/only. The Cost: We always try to keep the costs of our workshops as low as possible. The fee for this workshop is AED 499 which can be paid by cash or card. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO BOOK THIS WORKSHOP: https://www.strapstudios.com/product/photography-101/ If you have any questions or need more details, please feel free to call or email us. Email: [masked] Shahid Saeed:[masked] Anuj Taylor:[masked] Abdul Aziz Samson:[masked]

Introduction to Photography 102 (Manual Exposure for DSLRs)

Strap Studios

$136.00

Introduction to Photography 102 (Manual Exposure for DSLRs) Manual Exposure This intro workshop is designed to get you familiar with the manual exposure mode on your camera so you can take complete control of your camera and be independent of automatic and semi-automatic modes. This workshop teaches the fundamentals of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how they work together and balance each other to achieve a properly exposed image. You will learn how to adjust each of these functions independently and use your camera's built-in light meter to properly balance them for an optimal exposure. If you have already taken our Introduction to Photography 101 Workshop, this class is the perfect follow up and will include some review and a lot of new information to get you moving forward in your photographic journey. This is a content rich class, so we recommend bringing a notebook and a pen. This workshop covers: • The DSLR camera & recommended accessories • Viewfinder features • Understanding manual exposure • Metering light to achieve a proper exposure • Shutter, Aperture, and ISO in depth • Controlling motion and depth of field • White Balance Don't forget to bring your camera, lenses, tripod, charged batteries, and memory cards. We recommend that you have a DSLR camera or an advanced point and shoot camera with manual mode. You can also rent a Canon basic DSLR camera during the workshop for AED 50/only. The Cost: We always try to keep the costs of our workshops as low as possible. The fee for this workshop is AED 499 which can be paid by cash or card. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO BOOK THIS WORKSHOP: https://www.strapstudios.com/product/photography-102/ If you have any questions or need more details, please feel free to call or email us. Email: [masked] Shahid Saeed:[masked] Anuj Taylor:[masked] Abdul Aziz Samson:[masked]

Introduction to Smartphone Photography

Strap Studios

$136.00

Your smartphone is the camera that’s always with you, so you owe it to yourself to unlock its photographic potential! This hands-on workshop will equip you with the technical, compositional, and editing skills to tell stories through your images, while developing your own personal style. Most smartphone cameras are created equally, but the difference between dull and vibrant results lies in the knowledge of you who wields the lens. Students must bring their own fully charged camera smartphones and a notebook & pen to take notes. This workshop will cover: -Essential camera controls -Focus and exposure lock -Using light and shadow -Composition, storytelling -Developing a personal style -In-camera editing (apps) -Accessories The Cost: We always try to keep the costs of our workshops as low as possible. The fee for this workshop is AED 499 which can be paid by cash or card. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO BOOK THIS WORKSHOP: https://www.strapstudios.com/product/smartphone-photography/ If you have any questions or need more details, please feel free to call or email us. Email: [masked] Shahid Saeed:[masked] Anuj Taylor:[masked] Abdul Aziz Samson:[masked]

INTRO TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: PORTRAITS & LANDSCAPE RETOUCHING

Strap Studios

$136.00

Join our exclusive course in Abu Dhabi to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop for portraits and landscapes. Course Topics: • Setting the Photoshop Color and Preferences. • Using basics Photoshop tools “Selection tools, Layer mask, brushes, Healing and Clone tools, Adjustment Layer and Filters” • Resizing and Liquifying tool. • Editing, Cleaning the skin and removing the wrinkles. • Softening the skin through using Frequency of Power Separation technique. • Giving a depth of field to photo through using Dodge&Burn technique. • Coloring, Editing and sharpening the eyes. • Retouching the lips. • Stylizing and Color Grading. • Editing Landscape. Course Duration: 2 hours. The Cost: We always try to keep the costs of our workshops as low as possible. The fee for this workshop is AED 499 which can be paid by cash or card. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO BOOK THIS WORKSHOP: https://www.strapstudios.com/product/photoshop-basic/ If you have any questions or need more details, please feel free to call or email us. Email: [masked] Shahid Saeed:[masked] Anuj Taylor:[masked] Abdul Aziz Samson:[masked]

Past events (751)

Intro to Outdoor Portrait Photography (Natural & Strobe Lighting)

Strap Studios

$136.00

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