If you are new to Dubai, new to photography, or new to both and you want to meet other photographers in Dubai out here, you might be wondering how and where to find like-minded individuals. Well, luckily there are a great many good photographer hangout groups here. I have picked three of the most happening photography groups here in Dubai which you should get involved with:
Photowalk Dubai – Facebook Group
Photowalk Dubai is a well-known Facebook photography group that organise photo walks to some of the best photo spots across the emirate. The group includes many experienced photographers, but also welcomes those of all standards. If you’re a novice, you may be able to pick up some tips from some of the better photographers in the group, while becoming familiar with the best spots .
One of the nice features of this group is that you are able to upload your best shots to the Facebook group to showcase them to the other members. You will get appreciation, feedback and criticism from your peers as wellas advice on how to improve. It’s a great place to meet photographer friends.
To find out when the next walk is organised, check their Facebook page here
EPyC (Emirates Photo Club) – Meetup Group
EPyC is a social photography group created on meetup.com, and is actually sponsored by Fuji. On most walks, the group will actually provide high-spec equipment for everyone to use. The group is on every week, and as they say: “we work hard to make it enjoyable yet beneficial.”
There is a regular group meeting twice a month, held on alternating Tuesdays, with a rotating agenda.
Check the main page for upcoming events, details are always listed along with maps, directions, and so on.
Creative Photography Events – Meetup Group
Another group borne from the well-known Meetup website, Creative Photography Events welcomes photographers of all levels. So long as you’re interested in one or more of the following, you’re in!
- Studio Photography
- Photography Events
- Photography Training
- Photo Workshops
- Did we mention, photography??
The group was introduce to allow the growing number of camera enthusiasts in Dubai to meet other like-minded people. You can check out the next arranged meeting here.
Inside Tips :
There are many photography groups, meetups and communities here in Dubai, all you need to do is gather up your gear, meet up with some, and then capture some amazing shots that Dubai has to offer.
To learn more about the best places to take photos, read “The top 6 accessible photography spots in Dubai”