Emirates Photography Club
It’s more of a social group than a course, but it offers a great way to link up with other photography fans who meet regularly to go on shoots. They are an enthusiastic bunch and new members are always welcome.
Gulf Photo Plus
One of the city’s leading photography centres, GPP has a huge range of resources available to budding and professional photographers. As well as signing up to courses covering the basics of operating a camera, you can also take introductory classes in photo editing software such as Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. The more experienced can expand their skills with courses on studio lighting, shooting on location, night photography and more.
Prices vary. Warehouse D36, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).
The four-week short course offered by SAE Institute will provide you with the fundamental basics of photography so you can make the most of that DSLR camera you bought but never learned to use.
Dhs5,000 (four weeks). Block 16, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.sae.edu (04 361 6173).