23 April 2016
It was an eventful photography outing for the RPS members of the Dubai Chapter and Shutter Bugs Creative Forum members on 22 April 2016. A convoy of 30+ cars reached the designated location outside the city of Dubai in time before sunrise at 5:52 am. The members photographed the camels in silhouette as the blazing sun rose challenging their exposure metrics.
Dr. Afzal Ansary, FRPS, ASIS, RPS Distinctions Advisory Board Member and Regional Organiser for the North West, UK presented an interesting short talk on the importance of RPS Distinctions. He deliberated on the important aspects to be kept in context while preparing the panel.
Dr. Afzal then reviewed a proposed LRPS print panel by RPS member Andrew Rockford. Dr. Afzal mentioned that this is the first time that he is reviewing a panel in such unique situations and found the experience interesting.
The Weekly contest in progress......
The Monthly project was judged by Dr. Afzal Ansary, FRPS, ASIS, Mrs. Sharifa Khatri, AICS, APSI, FFIP, and Mr. Simon Young, RPS Member and Hon. Member SBCF.
The winners with the jury......
Dubai Chapter members who have been awarded RPS Distinctions with Dr. Afzal.
A token of appreciation for our eminent guest of honor, Dr. Afzal Ansary, FRPS, ASIS.
Our guest Mrs. Sharifa Khatri, AICS, FFIP, APSI, who flew down from the USA the previous evening in time to attend the event; sharing her experiences......
Mr. Simon Young, RPS Member and Hon Member SBCF presenting the Shutterbugs badge to Mrs. Sharifa Khatri, AICS, FFIP, APSI
Good Light to all,
Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS
Photographs © Jeevan Nambiar & Zahooruddin Khan