Gulf Photo Plus attracts 12 top snappers
Dubai, January 10, 2011
Twelve of the world’s most acclaimed photographers will share their secrets through hands-on workshops and lectures at the Gulf Photo Plus, to be held in Dubai in March.
The event, now in its seventh year, will be organised from March 7 – 12, at the Dubai Knowledge Village.
“The team of photographers we have assembled for the 2011 event are the very best in
their field and we are delighted to have five new faces joining us,” said Mohamed
Somji, director, Gulf Photo Plus.
Rarely would photography enthusiasts find all of these people teaching and sharing their
career experiences in one place at such affordable prices, which is what makes Gulf
Photo Plus so unique and a must-attend event, he said.
“Our aim is to keep photography workshops affordable. In comparison to photography
workshops in the US or Europe, our fees are significantly lower while maintaining high
quality and international standards.” he said.
The photographers will impart their knowledge of different areas of photography from fashion and post production Photoshop techniques to portraiture,
studio lighting, conceptual and documentary as well as everything in between catering to
beginner, intermediate and professional photographers.
The spotlight is on new names such as: Gregory Heisler, a renowned New York-based
photographer known for his technical mastery and more than 70 TIME magazine cover
portraits; Claire Rosen, a fashion and fine art photographer who is inspired by fairy tales
and fables; David Tejada, one of Colorado’s most highly regarded location corporate
photographers who is recognised globally for his dramatic and innovative lighting
techniques and graphic style; Manny Librodo, who has an uncanny ability to spot ambient lighting on set and render it artistically onto his images. His style is so unique and
compelling many professional photographers the world over have flown to Bangkok to
spend time learning from him; and finally, Farah Nosh who has worked throughout the
Middle East and is recognised for her award winning photography of brutally wounded
Iraqis taken as she covertly moved around Baghdad in 2006. She was most recently
seen on CNN’s Inside the Middle East segment entitled “Someone You Should Know”
which features personalities making an impact in the region.
Back by popular demand are Joey Lawrence, Steve Simon, David Nightingale, Zack
Arias, Bobbi Lane, Robin Nichols and Chris Hurtt.
Classes and workshops will cover topics such as landscape photography, Photoshop,
studio lighting, portraiture, commercial/advertising photography, documentary and
Gulf Photo Plus 2011 will offer more than 50 workshops with prices ranging from Dh50
for a seminar through to Dh 2,000 for more advanced workshops. The extremely
popular ‘PhotoFriday’ event is back and will be held on March 11, featuring an array of
lectures, workshops, product demonstrations, huge discounts and exclusive promotions.
Mark the dates on your calendar now!
New this year is the first Photography tour arranged by Gulf Photo Plus. Keen
photographers can hit the road and take a three-day “People and Places” photography
workshop in Oman with visiting international photography gurus Bobbi Lane and David
Nightingale from March 17 – 19.
For more details about the courses available, their content, required skill level and
bookings visit www.gulfphotoplus.com or telephone +971 4 360 2365. - TradeArabia News Service