The RPS - Dubai Chapter - Field Trip: Understanding Nature Close up / Macro Photography

08 December 2017

05:45 - 08:00

United Arab Emirates


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RPS Member£0.00 

Nature Close up / Macro Photography interests many photo enthusiasts. This field trip to a nursery will help you understand how to take close up / macro images of nature. Whether it is a leaf, flower, fruit or an insect on a flower; the art of Nature Close up / Macro requires a specific technique and knowledge of certain essentials.

Three photo artists who have been passionately involved in taking such pictures and have achieved International acclaim and The RPS distinction will jointly lead this trip in an indepth practical session.

The Group Leaders for Nature Close up / Macro Photography

Shibu Mathew, LRPS, EFIAP

Shibu has a flair for nature photography and has been seriously focussing on macro subjects in the natural world for many years. His works have achieved international recognition with awards and distinctions encouraging him to further develop a distinctive style in the art. 


Manu Reghurajan, ARPS, EFIAP

Manu is a photo artist deeply involved in presenting the small world of insects with his quality imaging and in-depth natural history information. Having photographed a great variety of the species in the United Arab Emirates, Manu achieved international recognition, when he was awarded the Associateship of The RPS for his thematic panel on 'Insects of Dubai'.


Biju Varghese TK, LRPS

Biju has a passion for nature photography and his primary focus has been macro photography. Biju has exhibited his nature photographs in India and UAE and has won many awards on this subject in various International photography exhibitions. 

All the three photo artists have a common passion as well as subject preference for Nature macro photography.  They come together on the 8th of December 2017 to provide to The RPS members as well as Shutter Bugs Creative Forum bugs their thought process and methodology based on their rich experience on the field.

The Plan: The members based on confirmations will arrive at a Meeting Point mentioned below and then move towards the location for the workshop style session. At the location, the participants will be introduced to the basic concept of Nature Macro Photography. They will then be divided into three groups each one with a Group Leader.

Date: 8th December 2017

Meeting Point: ENOC Petrol Station on the E44 Dubai-Hatta Road (just after the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services; as shown in the map below)

Meeting Time: 5:45am (Early Morningat the Petrol Station.

Duration at Location: 6:00am until 8:30am (you can leave as per your convenience earlier or later!)


  • Intro on Close up / Macro Photography
  • Intro on the Three Group Leaders of the Day
  • Showcasing sample Photoworks by the Group Leaders
  • Group Photograph
  • Group formations
  • Practical session 

Note: It is not necessary to have a specialized macro lens for this field trip, though it would be ideal. The Moderators will show you the possibilities with the gear you have. It is importantly an awareness as well as a practical session.

Confirmations: Mandatory.

Confirmations by Telephone / Whatsapp with the Contact for this Field Trip.

Field Trip Contact: Bosckie Selarka Mobile Number: 055-9542809

Looking forward to see all The RPS Members for this field trip.

Good light,

Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS

Chapter Organiser


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Bosckie Selarka
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Chapter: DubaiGroup(s): Nature