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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 Adobe Photoshop Basics, Portraits & Landscape Retouching

Join our exclusive course in Abu Dhabi to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop for portraits and landscapes Retouching With: The Photographer and Retoucher Mr. Wissam Zein 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 Durartion: 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 300 for 2 hours session. ADDITIONAL INFO: Join us for this lesson to enhance your basics of photo retouching and take the next step in becoming a better photographer. Please visit our studio (Located: Office # 1704 ADCP Business Tower C, Behind Honda Showroom, Zayed the 1st (Electra) Street, Abu Dhabi to reserve your spot for this session. If you have any questions or need more details, please feel free to call or email us. Email: [masked] Anuj Taylor:[masked] Abdul Aziz Samson:[masked] Shahid Saeed:[masked]

Introduction to Photography 101 (PASM for Beginners)

Strap Studios

$82.00

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. We do not rent equipment. THE COST: We always try to keep the costs of our workshops as low as possible. The fee for this workshop is AED 300 for 3 hours session. ADDITIONAL INFO: Join us for this lesson to learn the most basics of photography and take the next step in becoming a better photographer. Please visit our studio (Located: Office # 1704 ADCP Business Tower C, Behind Honda Showroom, Zayed the 1st (Electra) Street, Abu Dhabi to reserve your spot for this session. If you have any questions or need more details, please feel free to call or email us. Email: [masked] Anuj Taylor:[masked] Abdul Aziz Samson:[masked] Shahid Saeed:[masked]

Introduction to Photography 102 (Manual Exposure for DSLRs)

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. We do not rent equipment. THE COST: We always try to keep the costs of our meetups as low as possible. The fee for this meetup is AED 300 for 3 hours session. ADDITIONAL INFO: Join us for this lesson to enhance your basics of photography and take the next step in becoming a better photographer. Please visit our studio (Located: Office # 1704 ADCP Business Tower C, Behind Honda Showroom, Zayed the 1st (Electra) Street, Abu Dhabi to reserve your spot for this session. If you have any questions or need more details, please feel free to call or email us. Email: [masked] Anuj Taylor:[masked] Abdul Aziz Samson:[masked] Shahid Saeed:[masked]

Outdoor Portraits

Strap Studios

$82.00

Outdoor Portrait If you want to practice your outdoor portrait photography skills, or just experience what outdoor portrait lighting is all about. Outdoor photography helps your creative possibilities by allowing you to try positives of natural light. This workshop will begin with an introduction to outdoor photography and how to set up your camera. We will demonstrate lighting techniques with live model. Members will then have the opportunity to build their own lighting setup and photograph the beautiful model. This workshop will cover: Outdoor lighting terminology, lighting equipment, strobe lighting, speed-lights & Light modifiers (umbrellas, soft-boxes, etc.), Reflectors. Camera settings for outdoor lighting, light metering, Cable and wireless sync for strobes. Outdoor lighting white balance, Light setups for 1, 2, and 3 light portraits and Lighting tips & trick. Recommended Prerequisite We recommend that all members attending this workshop have a good understanding of manual exposure. If you do not have a good grasp on manual exposure, we recommend that you attend our Photography 102 (Manual Exposure) Workshop before attending this workshop. What to Bring For this workshop, members should bring their DSLR camera, lenses (50 mm or higher is recommended), fully charged batteries, memory cards, and a notebook to take notes. The Cost: We always try to keep the costs of our workshops as low as possible. The fee for this meetup is AED 300. Please RSVP for this meetup if you plan on attending and confirm your RSVP by paying the cost to any of the organizer. If any member failed to confirm their RSVP by the provided date will not be entitled to join the workshop. This workshop requires a minimum of 8 people to commence. If 8 people do not confirm their RSVP for this meetup, the meetup will be canceled. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to call or email us. Email: [masked] Call/Whatsapp:[masked]

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Introduction to Photography 102 (Manual Exposure for DSLRs)

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