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365 Project : Day 255

One thing I learn about doing an environmental portrait is that,  when you do your composition, you have to already take note of what post kind of process you’ll do.  Knowing the look you wanted before taking the shot will help a lot in post production. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 580exII + 60″ umbrella collapsed on Camera top left @ 1/16 power Post process: Curves Adjusments Hue […]

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365 Project : Day 253

This was shot in one of the abandoned villa in Ras Al Khaimah. It was a fun shoot and I would like to thank our model, Alexandra Lyubimaya, who’s very fun to work with. She’s our model, our stylist and make up artist! Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 8-16mm Settings: f6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Srobist: 580exii + 60″ umbrella (collapsed) on top camera right @ 1/4 power Trigger: 7D’s built in transmitter Post processing: Clean-up in Photoshop (clone […]

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365 Project : Day 257

Finding a good angle is not easy; you have to constantly move and work with your model. I was lucky that Alex (model) is such a great model and knows how to improvise 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f4 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 580 exii + 60″ collapsed umbrella on camera right @ 1/16 power Trigger: 7D’s built in trigger Post process: DRI’d 2 exposure for the background Dodging and burning Blending […]

365 Project : Day 249

We went to Tiesto’s concert in Yas Island Abu Dhabi, it was an awesome show.  This is the first time I’ve seen Yas Island and it is really an amazing place.  It is perfect for concerts, I find this new venue better than what I have seen in Dubai so far, so kudos to Abu Dhabi for that.  It was really tough to snap a decent picture because of the people getting crazy for the music and all but, I […]

365 Project : Day 256

I really like the model’s stance and look here together.  I composed this shot thinking of showing the viewers what the place look like and get the feel of the grungy textures as well. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f5.6 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 580exii + 60″ reflective umbrella on camera right @ 1/8 power Trigger: 7D’s built in trigger Post process: Dodging and burning Color balance adjustments Curves adjustments Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 254

This portrait was taken in a very unlikely place, anyway… those three holes are broken windows which nicely frames the surroundings of the place. This place offers a lot of grungy textures. This was shot in one of the abandoned villa in Ras Al Khaimah. It was a fun shoot and I would like to thank our model, Alexandra Lyubimaya, who’s very fun to work with. She’s our model, our stylist and make up artist! Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma […]