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Date:
Friday/Saturday 13.04. – 14-04.2018

Coast:
280 CHF (Without Flight, Hotel and Car)
230 Euro (Without Flight, Hotel and Car)
280 USD (Without Flight, Hotel and Car)
1000 AED (Without Flight, Hotel and Car)

Participant:
10-12

Location:
Al Qudra Oasis

Program:

South East of Dubai begins the vast and fascinating desert of the United Arab states. And this is exactly where we will be able to take in the most beautiful light moods for the sunset. The Al Qudra oasis is perfect as it is easy accessible and is far from extream light pollution.
We will start taking photos during the sunset with the beautiful sand dunes and dreamlike oasis and we will provide assistance to photographers if needed. The blue hour is also great for timeblending with the milkyway so we will use that time to get forgroud photos for our Milkyway shots.

When the night falls, we will first have an essential theory on astrophotography for 2 hours, a large Camper RV will be available to us, with a large LED screen to support the theoretical part with many sample pictures. Refreshing beverages and snacks will be provided and a bathroom will be available as well.

During the theroy session, the food will be prepared and served right after where we will sit comfortably to a barbeque around a fire place and dine together according to traditional Arabic tradition. There will be plenty of time to relax and photography related discussions/conversation.

Until the Milky Way emerges, we will also try some light painting and let our creativity run wild.
Toward midnight, the Milkyway rises slowly above the horizon, and the immense arc arch stretches over the entire desert. We will be able to photograph the stars for 3 hours before the astronomical dawn breaks in at 3 o’clock in the morning.
For the sunrise we will also integrate fantastic spots and capture the best light.

Sleeping Possibilities:

Inflatable Matresses.
Limit sleeping possibilities in the camper.

Provisions:

Snacks and drinks (Theory).
Barbeque and drinks after the Theory Part.
Breakfast on site after the sunrise.

Inclusive:

Use of the camper facilities (Toilet, kitchen, beds).
Intensive attendance by the workshop management Fabio Crudele & Saadi Kawkji.

Requirements:

Basic Photography knowledge.
Highend Mirrorless Camera or SLR.
The widest possible Lense and luminous intensity.
Steady Tripod.
Filters (Lee / Haida etc.)

Detailed Program:

15:00 Meeting next to Last exit in Qudra and driving to the location.

15:00 – 16:00 Meeting and check-in.

16:00 – 17:30 Sunset and blue hour photography.

17:30 – 19:30 Theory Part with Snacks and Drinks.

19:30 – 20:30 Dinner TimeFood in traditional Arabic tradition, with barbeque on the campfire.

20:30 – 00:00 Practical Introduction in Lightpainting.

00:00 – 03:30 Milkyway and astrophotography.

03:30 – 05:00 Blue hour and sunrise photography.

05:00 – 06:00 Meeting and open questionsWorkshop end.