Earlier today, my sisters and I attended a one-day photography seminar organized by the Adamson University Alumni Association, U.A.E. chapter. This seminar was organized as part of the association’s fund-raising activity for the deserving students of Adamson University in Manila, Philippines. I’ve been taking pictures on and off with my Nikon for almost a year now but haven’t really attended any photography workshops, so I found this a good opportunity to learn from a professional.
This was a basic photography seminar, so most of the attendees were very new with digital SLR photography. In fact, some of them haven’t even shot anything beyond the ‘auto’ mode. In the beginning my sisters and I thought that we’d get bored quickly, but since we already know a lot of basic stuff, we ended up asking tons of questions! The lecturer, Mr. Luis Portugal, was very good (and patient) in answering all our questions. Not only did I learn a few more techniques today, but I also became comfortable shooting in ‘manual’ mode!
The seminar started at eight in the morning and lasted well until five in the afternoon. The venue was the Flora Creek Hotel in Deira, and they spread out the most delicious buffet for lunch! Food was really good, and there were so many dishes and desserts to choose from. And there were lots of snack options too. All inclusive in the AED 150 fee! Plus, we all got a certificate towards the end.