Back to GPP in Dubai



Waiting in DBX
Waiting in DBX


Later this week I’ll be at GPP 2015, that’s Gulf Photo Plus for those uninformed. It’s a yearly workshop series and photo festival in Dubai, where the best-of-the-best meet for 8 days of photography-related mayhem. 

I attended last year in an effort to jump-start my creativity and get back into shooting, With classes by Zack Arias, David Hobby, Joe McNally, David Nightingale, Peter Hurley, Lindsay Adler and a host of other superstars it is an amazing event. This year will see me there in a more professional capacity, my workshop participation as a photographer will be limited. I am hoping to attend RC Concepcion’s seminars on website development. 

I have always managed to shoot great photos in Dubai airport. This year was no exception. On my way to WPPI in Las Vegas, I had a 4 hour layover in good old DBX. Using my Fuji X-T1, 28mm f/2.8 pancake and the Fuji Remote Camera app I managed to grab some cool images (sample above). Please see others in my Flickr photostream.

If you’re going to GPP 2015, I hope to see you there. Mark it on your calendar and plan to be there in 2016 if you can’t make it this year. 

Travel Photography: Dubai Airport Lounge

Waiting at Dubai Airport
Waiting at Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport – how did I get here? You wake up and have no idea where you are. This happens to me often. I travel a lot, this happens. You don’t know where you are or how you got there. Once upon a time I saw a jet setting career as one that was super-cool. Now that I have it? Not so much. Be careful what you wish for…

Ah, Dubai Airport. I shoot a lot of photos in airports. Mainly because I spend a lot of time in airport. I don’t shoot in security or customs, I don’t want to end up in a jail cell. Airports are an international melting pot, a huge social experiment. People from all over the world, lost in their own little world. Dubai Airport more so than many. As Emirates hub it a bustling airport – as busy as the city itself. Continue reading “Travel Photography: Dubai Airport Lounge”

GPP and Getting back into the groove

Colorful wall in Mongkok
Colorful wall in Mongkok

I’m using GPP as a spring board. Getting back into the swing of things, photography-wise, is a challenge. I pick up the camera then put it down for a month. Regaining that passion, that drive, isn’t easily done. I have been reading The Passionate Photographer: Ten Steps Toward Becoming Great by Steve Simon. I was lucky enough to meet Steve at GPP in Dubai two years ago. Wonderful guy. I am hoping his book of wisdom will assist in getting me back on the path. Continue reading “GPP and Getting back into the groove”