365 Project : Day 280

This is one of the first photos I took during the fun shoot with Alexandra.  This was shot early morning to get better light and less people on the background. Gear: Canon 7D + EF 24-70 f2.8 L Settings: f4.5 | 1/1000 | ISO 100 Post process: Added more dramatic clouds in the background Dodging and burning Curves adjustments Blending modes Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 279

Gear: Canon 7D + 24-70 f2.8L Settings: f5.6 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Post process: Curves adjustments Dodging and burning Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 278

Gear: Canon 7D + 24-70 f2.8L Settings: f5.0 | 1/100 | ISO 100 Post process: Dodging and burning Colorized using hue and saturation Curves adjustments Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 277

Probably the most iconic building in Dubai or probably the world, the Burj Khalifa; currently the tallest building on Earth.  Took this early morning and even though it’s really hard waking up… it’s worth it. This is a single exposure shot, I did a multiple exposure but the light was great and great dynamic range was captured in one single exposure shot.  Sometimes you get lucky I guess 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 8-16mm Settings: f11 | 1/6 | […]

365 Project Day 276

This was a fun shoot with Alexandra; this was taken in Jumeirah open beach in Dubai.   I have been shooting portraits for a while now and I have been missing shooting landscapes, it shows in this picture 🙂 Once the temperature goes less than 48C (YES!) in Dubai, I’ll probably go out and shoot landscapes again…  Tried to do some of my landscape workflow on this picture 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + EF 24-70mm f2.8L Settings: f4.5 | 1/800 | […]

365 Project : Day 275

Another shot of Ms. Lili Green.  Trying out my first canon L lens.  Well, it is really worth the price, however it is darn heavy!  Trying some new post processing workflow, need to experiment to get some new look 🙂 … My Windows Photoshop CS5 is acting crazy again 🙁  I guess I’ll have to use my Macbook pro on the next one… Gear: Canon 7D + Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L Settings: f4.5 | 1/200 | ISO 200 Another shot […]

365 Project : Day 274

This is probably the quickest photoshoot I had in a while, but probably the most the most fun…. very relax atmosphere and the model is really excellent to work with, thanks Ms. Lili Green! Gear: Canon 7D + Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L Settings: f4.5 | 1/200 | ISO 250 Strobist: 580 exii + Lumiquest softbox III on camera left @ 1/8 power 430 exii + Lumiquest softbox III on camera right @ 1/16 power Trigger: Canon 7D built in trigger […]

365 Project : Day 273

Purely experimental post processing.  Trying to get the “painting” look 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f2.8 | 1/100 | ISO 100 Post processing: Dodging and burning Curves adjustments Pixel bender in Photoshop CS5 Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 272

I was invited by a local photography group called CCD (Camera Club of Dubai) as a mentor in one of their photo shoot in my favorite location, the abandoned village in Ras Al Khaimah.   I was not actively shooting since I have to help a few other people with their camera settings  but it was really a nice experience. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 85mm f1.4 Settings: f1.4 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Post process: Dodge and burn Hue and […]

365 Project : Day 271

Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 85mm f1.4 Settings: f1.4 | 1/1000| ISO 100 Post process: Cleanup in Photoshop CS5 Curves Adjustments Dodging and Burning Cheers! /Mike