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Michael R. Cruz Dubai Photographer Automotive Photographer Advertising Photographer

My Rental Car in Iceland

This is my rental car in Iceland, looking great isn’t she?!  Well, this is not actually the car I booked online but when I arrived, the rental company (Cars Iceland) told me they upgraded my car from a 2014 Toyota RAV4 Diesel (the car I booked)  to a brand new 2015 Mercedes GLK 220 CDI 4-Matic Diesel.  At first I was like, “Really? Why? Any additional Charge?”, they said no, same cost, same everything, it also comes with a free […]

FREE Car Photography Workshop! Sept. 27!

If you are in Dubai or in UAE, you can join me in a FREE workshop sponsored by Fujifilm Middle East and Fullframe Photography Magazine.  There are 4 workshop covering, portraiture, fashion editorial, car photography and product photography.   I myself will be doing car photography. I’ll be showing the participants : 1) How to properly light a car , showing different lighting techniques.  Lighting positions, light power, direction, etc. a) Using multiple lights (studio strobes) b) Using a single […]

365 Project : Day 328

Canon 7D + 16-35 f2.8 II f5.0 | 1/100 | ISO 100   Strobist info: 580 EXII pointed at the right bumper and wheels @ full power 430 EXII ponted at the left bumper @ full power YN 460II pointed on the side of the car @ full power (optical slave mode) YN 460II placed inside the car @ 1/2 power (optical slave mode)   Trigger: YN RF603C   This is a client shoot for Mr. Tariq Alateeq here in […]

Fujifilm X100S | Dubai, UAE.

There you go… X100s chillin’ in my bag 🙂 I am currently reviewing the new Fujifilm X100s.  I really love Fuji cameras and always a fan of its JPEG files.  Also, the design is just simply drop dead gorgeous.  While others doesn’t mind the looks of a camera, well… I do! If you haven’t read my Fuji X100 review, here it is:  http://bit.ly/ZuwW0i And for the XPro1, here you go: Part 1 : http://bit.ly/Y58fdS Part 2: http://bit.ly/YTGPGU I will be […]

365 Project : Day 327

Canon 7D + 8-16mm f8.0 | 30 secs. | ISO 200 This was taken at Dubai Marina

365 Project : Day 326

Canon 7D + 8-16mm f6.4 | 1/200 | ISO 100 (5 exp. DRI)

365 Project : Day 324

Canon 7D + 8-16mm f9.0 | 8 secs. | ISO 160 (4 exposures DRI) This is Dubai Marina Yacht Club, located in the heart of Dubai Marina.

365 Project : Day 324

Canon 7D + 8-16mm f9.0 | 8 secs. | ISO 160 (4 exposures DRI) This is Dubai Marina Yacht Club, located in the heart of Dubai Marina.

365 Project : Day 323

Canon 7D + EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II f5.0 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 2 x Elinchrom 400w + 14×63″ Strip lights with grid on camera left and right @ 2.0 power 1 x Speedlight + 22″ Beauty Dish + Grid in top front @ 1/1 power Trigger: EL Skyport

365 Project : Day 322

Canon 7D + EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II f5.0 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 2 x Elinchrom 400w + 14×63″ Strip lights with grid on camera left and right @ 2.0 power Trigger: EL Skyport Thinking of getting a low key shot here and the grids on the strip lights help a lot because it gives me control on which parts of the model I wanted to light. They also gives a ton of versatility since you can […]