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Experts to host photo workshops in Dubai

Dubai, February 14, 2008

Gulf  Photo Plus (GPP) 2008, the region’s only experiential photography event, will be held at Knowledge Village in Dubai Internet City.

The event, from April 29 to May 4, has attracted 14 leading international photographers and image software experts to Dubai to provide a full programme of workshops.

According to chief organiser and Gulf Photo Plus founder Karen Hook, interest in digital photography has mushroomed in recent years with everyone, from mobile phone users, point and shoot, beginners and advanced enthusiasts, to those keen to earn extra money from their hobby and wanting to know how to take better photos, fully utilise editing software, the different printing techniques available and how to use the web and new media to share their shots and promote themselves as photographers.

“We have developed a programme which is all encompassing and meets the varying needs of photographers of all levels and interests.   With over 50 workshops and the very popular ‘Photo Friday’ lectures, participants will not be disappointed,” Hook added.

The event offers topics ranging from Kick Start in DSL, Studio Lighting, On and Off Camera Flash Photography and Portraiture to Fashion and Wildlife Photography. There is a topic, expertise level and scheduled time and date to suit everyone.

Workshops run for half days to three full days but for those who cannot afford the time for these can come along to the  ‘Photo Friday’ event and top up on tips and techniques from a choice of more than 20 different lecture topics, mini-workshops and live demonstrations from instructing photographers and brand experts, said Hook.

The highlight of ‘Photo Friday’ will be a special presentation on using New Media which will be especially appealing to advertising, public relations and marketing professionals.

Prices range from $15 at Photo Friday to  $720 for a place in the three-day advanced commercial workshop with renowned photographer Chase Jarvis. – TradeArabia News Service




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