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Our pick of the best talks, tutorials and more at annual photography summit

Thursday 6

50 Portraits: Gregory Heisler
The iconic US portrait photographer, whose images have been used for over 70 covers of Time magazine, will be exhibiting 50 of his famous works from his new book to coincide with GPP2014. Heisler, who has photographed Mohammad Ali and Julia Roberts, as well as a famously controversial snap of President George W Bush, where he used a pioneering technique to capture two faces of the former American leader without his knowledge, he was banned from The White House for two years as a result. Heisler will also be conducting workshops, talks and seminars as part of the festival.
7pm. Until April 19. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

Friday

 All About You: Great Food
Writing and Food Photography For Bloggers American food blogger Matt Armendariz will be conducting a practical 90 minute seminar about the art of food writing in association with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The event will range from conveying a unique point of view to how to write with authenticity and perspective. The evening will close with a Q&A.
Free. 6pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).

How To Make Delicious Food Photos
With Your Smartphone Los Angeles-based food photographer Matt Armendariz and author of acclaimed blog www.mattbites.com will be hosting a seminar on how to create striking images of food, covering props, lighting, surfaces and current trends within the genre. Dhs51. 11.30pm-1am. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).

Saturday 8

Introduction To Fashion Photography
New York fashion photographer Lindsay Adler’s one-day course will provide all of the information you need to get yourself started in the world of fashion photography. It covers everything from getting your work published and how to build a compelling portfolio to studio lighting techniques and retouching.
Dhs1,010. 9.30am-5.30pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).

Mixed Media
Italian photographer Sara Lando will be hosting a fun, one-day class, where you can learn how to create mixed media photography and blend techniques.
Dhs1,010. 9pm-6pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).

The Passionate Photographer – 10 Steps To Becoming Great
The Canadian photographer Steve Simon will be teaching participants in this course how to use a ten-step approach to taking your photography to the next level. The workshop will include Simon’s philosophy and deconstruction of the elements that make a photographer great.
Dhs918. 9.30am-6pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).

Sunday 9

Discover Your Unique Voice In Street Photography
This three-day workshop is offering lots of one-on-one time with LA-based street photographer Eric Kim, who will be developing your ability to create substantial, long-term projects. Participants will be expected to work on one specific project throughout the course, which will culminate in you presenting your project to the other members of the group.
Dhs2,755. Today 8am-4pm, Mon 9am-5pm, Tue 9.30am-5.30pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).

In-Depth Food Photography
Matt Armendariz, the LA-based food blogger will be conducting a two-day course about food photography, covering equipment, props and colour balance to capturing images of food that is challenging to shoot as well as current and past trends and retouching techniques.
Dhs2,993. Sun 9am-5pm, Mon 9am-5pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).

Shoot the Street
The man behind influential blog www.chromasia.com, David Nightingale will be teaching a hands-on workshop designed to give you the skills needed to shoot compelling images of the streets of Dubai. The first day of the course will cover how to get the most out of your camera, including covering challenging light conditions, working with exposure, depth of field and how to shoot a coherent sequence of images. The second day of the course will cover post production techniques. To participate in the course, you will need to own a digital SLR as well as having experience of using Adobe Photoshop.
Dhs1,084. Sun 7am-3.30pm and Mon 2pm-5pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).

Tuesday 11

Fine Art Photography
The Arizona-based fine art photographer Brooke Shaden specialises in creating new worlds through photography. Her special two-day workshop will commence with a lecture on finding your style, followed by creative exercises before heading out on location and then returning to the review the participants’ portfolios.
Dhs2,388. Today 9am-5pm, Wed 9am-3pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).

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