Our Story

Dany Eid & Daniel Cheong landscape photography workshop concept

The story began when Daniel Cheong and I started our successful rooftop photography workshops in Dubai. We then decided to expand our business globally by conducting several successful workshops in Iceland, Germany, Lebanon, Netherland, Jordan, Namibia, South Africa, Czech Republic and many other destinations.

During our workshops we take you to amazing locations. We are passionate about our work and your dreams. Our aim is not only doing  photo tours but focusing on the educational part by enhancing your photography skills. We will coach you during the trip, share many tips & tricks with you and teach you different techniques.

We will help you to understand your gear, do your preparations, scout the location, pre-visualise the image, understanding composition, chase the light, dealing with filters and many other technical aspects including post production. During our workshops we take care of all logistics including accommodation, transportation & food. Our trips are carefully planned, and the locations, which have visited prior to the workshop, have been well researched and scouted. You focus on photography and to enjoy a vacation. We will take care of all the rest. All our workshop are supported by  trusted global brands in the photography industry.

 

Meet the instructors

Dany Eid photography

Dany Eid

www.danyeidphotography.com

Dany Eid is a photographer based in Dubai, UAE. He was born and raised in Lebanon, studied interior design and painting. Years ago he left his home country and became an expat, moving to different countries in the Middle East. Moving from one city to the other and the big diversity that the Middle East offers along with his passion for travel exploring the world as well as the homesickness to the place where he grew up had a big influence on his photography.

He left his executive career and followed his passion to become a photographer. Dany believes that nothing is better than doing a job that you love & pursuing your dream. He specializes in landscape, cityscape, architectural, corporate & travel photography. He also conducts his own workshops around the world.

A full time professional photographer since 2014, Dany  has also been working closely with major brands in the industry. He is a ZEISS Ambassador & a Nikon School Educator in the Middle-East & a global ambassador for 500pxFstopGear & NiSi

Daniel Cheong photography

Daniel Cheong

www.danielcheongphotography.com

'Straight out of the camera' is a concept which I am not familiar with. I don't pretend to show reality, but an idealized version of it.

I was born in Mauritius, originally of Chinese descent, and French by nationality.  My job in the telecom industry requires that I travel frequently to multiple destinations including France, USA, Japan, Singapore, though I live in Dubai now. I've always loved photography, but only became serious about it when I bought my first DSLR in Singapore, back in 2006. I joined Flickr around that time, where I discovered the world of High Dynamic Range photography.

I then aimed to perfect the technique of Digital Blending, which consists of manually blending multiple bracketed exposures in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range, while trying to keep a very natural look and avoiding the common mistake of many 'overcooked' HDR images. This slight element of the surreal, or hyper reality often found in painting is what I am trying to achieve.

I am a "rooftopper", I find the city most appealing when it is shot from the highest vantage points, and specially at the 'Blue Hour'.

 

What we teach?

  • Compositional techniques

  • Pre- visualisation

  • Chasing the light

  • Manual focusing

  • Aperture settings

  • Depth of field

  • Master night photography

  • Using filters: ND, Grad & CPL

  • Adobe CS6

  • Adobe LR CC

  • Digital blending

  • Understanding your gear

  • Setting up your tripod

  • Exposure Triangle explained

  • ISO settings

  • Bracketing technique

  • Histogram explained

  • Long exposure technique

  • Vertical & Multi-Raw Pano

  • Stacking focus

  • Hyper focal distance

  • Reading the composition

 
F.A.Q

+ Are flights included in the price?

No. Flights are not included in the photo tour / workshop price. depending on the Photo Tour / Workshop, domestic airfare during the trip may be included, and will be specified on the Photo Tour / Workshop page. .

+ What forms of payment do you accept?

We currently accept only Bank Transfer. Contact us for further details

+ What is the payment policy for your photography workshops?

Payment policy may vary for different destination. Please refer to the information listed on the specific Photo Tour / Photography Workshop page you’re interested in joining.

+ Is travel insurance included in the photo tour / workshop prices?

No. Participants are required to purchase international medical and travel insurance coverage

+ How can i register in the workshops?

You can check the future workshop page & sign up or send us email to info@danyeidphotography.com and we will get back to you

+ How many people will be in my workshop?

Nearly all of our photography workshops have a maximum of 8 participants

+ What should I bring with me to one of your workshops?

will receive a workshop welcome kit within 45 days of the start of the workshop you are registered for that will contain detailed information regarding bringing the proper gear with you and also we will add you to a WhatsApp group to disccuss everything there.

+ Do I receive any discounts on products from your sponsors?

Yes, we are willing to provide you with discount up to 15% on certain brands from our sponsors

+ Who can take your workshop?

Anyone with passion to photography and willing to learn

+ What happens if the weather is bad?

Bring on the clouds, Turbulent & storm.. weather is what often makes for the most spectacular photos

+ How good do I need to be as a photographer?

Most of our photo workshops are suitable for photographers of all levels. This means that you can be a pro or an absolute beginner. Since our groups are small, we tailor-make the tutoring to everyone’s individual level, and make sure we cater for everyone.