Gourmet Presentation – Steak and fries

As I was saying a while ago, I decided that when I don't have any shoots scheduled, I would still attend a photo assignment. Since Its extremely hot in Dubai these days (37 degrees in the morning before 9AM), the only photos I can take are the ones on my balcony. I'm setting up the … Continue reading Gourmet Presentation – Steak and fries

Photo shooting – Al Mamzar Beach

Went out and “tested” my latest location – Al Mamzar Beach and Park. One of my Romanian friend would like to start and sell some traditional Romanians items and we agreed to go out for a photo shoot. I did about 956 photos – I used the same camera and my old lens – Nikon D7100 with … Continue reading Photo shooting – Al Mamzar Beach

A bridge

A few days back I was walking to another possible location where I can take some photos for my incoming projects. I was walking in Al Wasl Area and went towards Safa Park over Dubai Creek. And then I stopped. There he was. The most interesting bridge I've seen in Dubai so far I took … Continue reading A bridge

Desert Safari – Dunes, seeds and fire

About 10 days ago I went in a Desert Safari with Arabian Adventures in a Reservation 1h driving from Dubai. I did about 400 photos (many of them are taken with my colleagues) - I used the same camera and lens – Nikon D7100 with AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR with and without a hood. I shoot … Continue reading Desert Safari – Dunes, seeds and fire

Souk Madinat Jumeirah – Colors,details and reflections

Packed my camera and went today to "make some mistakes" in Jumeirah District in a place called Souk Madinat. It was mostly cloudy outside with temperatures reaching 21-22 degrees C. I arrived on site around 10:30 - 11:00AM. The gear for today was the same as always – Nikon D7100 with AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR … Continue reading Souk Madinat Jumeirah – Colors,details and reflections

Fish,diamonds and star dust

What does all the above have in common? You can find all of them and much more in the old part of Dubai. Deira Fish Market, Dubai Gold Souk, Deira Creek. I went today on the other side of the Creek to learn more - not only about photography but also about Dubai. The weather … Continue reading Fish,diamonds and star dust

Indoor Sports Photography

I went recently to shoot an indoor soccer game in Dubai Sports City. I didn't know anything about indoor sports photography and boy did I learned a lot. I used the same camera and lens – Nikon D7100 with AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR with out a hood. I shoot in Manual Mode mostly only RAW format. … Continue reading Indoor Sports Photography

Flash / post processing standards / Variations

Since in the near future I am about to shoot during night conditions and I'm required to use the built in flash option, I decided to go out and make some tests. I used the flash full blast, I used it with the lowest intensity and I even took photos with no flash during night … Continue reading Flash / post processing standards / Variations

Al Bastakiya and the Souk

In the last month I took a longer break due to the holidays. At the end of December I decided to visit Al Bastakiya (a possible future shooting location). Same camera – Nikon D7100 with the same lens – AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR with a hood mounted on. I shoot in Aperture priority this … Continue reading Al Bastakiya and the Souk

Down-town Dubai

So I decided to take a walk around Down Town Dubai since it was a Public Holiday and the city s mostly empty. I grabbed my camera and head out to an area very close to Burj Khalifa. Again I used a Nikon D7100 with a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, with a … Continue reading Down-town Dubai