The RPS Exhibition Stand at Photography LIVE 2017

10 May 2017

Chapter: Dubai

The 3-Day Photography-Videography-Imaging Exhibition Photography LIVE 2017 was opened by H.E.Lt. General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Chairman of Emirates Talent Association.

The Chapter Organiser of Dubai Chapter of The RPS, Mohammed Arfan Asif welcomed the Chief Guest and briefed him about The RPS, Dubai Chapter and the Exhibitors at The RPS Stand.

The RPS Stand D26

The RPS Stand featured 6 members: Christina Fernandes, ARPS, Biju Varghese, LRPS, Tom Clarke, Abbas Kapadia, LRPS, Simon Daniel and Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS.

Eminent photographer David Tay Poey Cher, FRPS from Singapore presented the Exhibitor Certificates.

Christina Fernandes, ARPS

Biju Varghese, LRPS

Tom Clarke

Abbas Kapadia, LRPS

Simon Daniel

The RPS Stand had a good response from the photography enthusiasts enquiring about membership and its benefits. A Taster Issue was distributed emphasizing 20% Membership discount. The stand also presented the 12 benefits of Membership. A video highlighted The RPS; its history and activities while another video presented the activities of the Dubai Chapter of The RPS. The Chapter currently has 24 members.

Abbas Kapadia, LRPS, representing The RPS and Shutter Bugs Creative Forum presented Far n' Near - Abbas Travels. The presentation was well attended and received.

The RPS Stand was visited by many eminent photographers including Riccardo Bussi, President - FIAP, Freddy Van Gilbergen from Belgium, Ioannis Lykouris from Greece, Pierluigi Rizzato from Italy, Qasim Al Hammadi, LRPS, from the National Media Council and Emirates News Agency, Robin Whetton, Managing Director PermaJet, Saeed Al Shamsi, Governing Board Member, Global Photographic Union, Bader Al Nomani, FIAP Liason Officer for UAE, Ahmed Abdullah Al Busaidi, Director of Photographic Society of Oman, Rafal Makiela from Poland, Abdulla Al Mushaifri from Qatar, Gulf News Photography team, Martin Grahame - Dunn from UK and Ralph Busselot of Color Byte among many others.

David Tay, Saeed Al Shamsi and Bader Al Nomani with Chapter Organiser.

Riccardo Busi, President - FIAP with Chapter Organiser.

Abdulla Al Mushaifri from Qatar with Chapter Organiser.

Simon Young, Exhibition Manager, Photography LIVE with Chapter Organiser.

The RPS was also a Partner of the Show.

On behalf of The RPS, I thank Informa, Simon Young and his Team for their support and cooperation which helped showcase The RPS to the photographic community of Dubai and the region.

Also thanks to Shutter Bugs Creative Forum members for helping organize the stand and special thanks to Dr. Michael Pritchard, FRPS, Director General, The RPS for his support to Dubai Chapter of The RPS.

Thanks and Good Light,

Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS

Chapter Organiser

Photographs (C) Seher Asif

Also our special thanks to Dr. Michael Pritchard, FRPS, Director General, The RPS for his support to Dubai Chapter of The RPS. Thanks and Good Light to you all, Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS Chapter Organiser - See more at: http://www.rps.org/regions-and-chapters/chapters/uae-dubai/blogs/2016/may/the-rps-at-photography-live-dubai#sthash.DdqkxImj.dpuf