Category : Photography

365 Project : Day 025

I took this around 7:00am, it has been foggy lately here in Dubai.  I have to hurry taking the shot before the sun gets too bright, so I didn’t have the chance to change my lens to a wider one, at that time it had the Canon EF 100mm f2.8 macro lens on, which made a nice tighter crop.  It a bit hazy but I like the colors of the sky. How I took this shot: Gear: Canon 7D + […]

365 Project : Day 024

This is what I take every morning, Triple Omega 3-6-9.  As they say, health is wealth! How I took this shot: I put the fish oil capsules in a small tupperware to diffuse the light coming out of the speedlite 580exii placed on the top. Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 Macro lens Settings: f13 | 1/250 , 580exii @ 1/64 power Strobist Info: Bare 580exii with the built in diffuser @ 1/64 power on top Trigger: Built-in wireless […]

365 Project : Day 023

I’ve been posting a lot of colorful stuff lately, time to tone down things a little bit 🙂 These are the Emirates Towers, which were once the beacon of Dubai.  Somehow, despite their architectural brilliance they are slowly being forgotten.  Sorry for being a little dramatic today, I just felt sad about these buildings when I was taking my shot.  Just sharing… Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 Post Processing: DRI’d two exposures on Photoshop […]

365 Project : Day 022

I confess, this was a last minute shot.  It’s weekend here and this idea just came out of no where.   So, I got my speedlite 580exii and attached the Lumiquest softbox III, slid the wireless phottix transceiver on to the flash and popped my trusty lumix LX3 together with the phottix transmitter.  Went straight to the sink and with an improvised background and there you go! Day 22! Here’s the rest of the technical yada yada.. Gear: Lumix LX3 + […]

365 Project : Day 021

After more than a week of waiting from ebay… it finally came!  Spyder3 Pro Display Calibrator.  The concept behind this is that, I want to give a colorful background since it is after all a color calibrator, but then I wanted to have the white balance correct by making the fonts white, simply because they are in fact white. And if you are wondering where I took this shot, well, it’s inside our washing machine! Really, I’m not kidding!  Now […]

365 Project : Day 020

This is the Deira City Center Metro Station.  I took this right after I purchased my new lens 🙂  Tokina 11-16 f2.8.  This is the first photo from this lens (apart from my testing shots from the store). I haven’t been inside the Dubai Metro, I’m planning to go soon though.  It is only a few months old… Anyway, here is how I took this shot: Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f2.8 | 1/30 + 1/20 -1EV  […]

Project 365 : Day 019

This is the food court in our building (at work).  It’s been six years that I have been in this building and they have renovated this 3 times — it always looks good.  I really am going to miss this place once we moved out.  This is how it looks at around 5:30pm, it’s almost empty. For some strange reason this picture reminds me of Christmas, maybe the colors? The lights that look like xmas lights? Hmmm could also be […]

365 Project : Day 018

This is one of the most useful things in my workflow.  It was a gift from my birthday last year… oh man, that’s almost a year now… Grrr! Anyway, moving on… Here is how I took it: Gear: Canon 7D + 50mm 1.8 + 430exii + 580exii Settings: f7.1 | 1/160 | ISO 250 Strobist info: 580exii + umbrella on the left @24mm, 1/32 power 430exii + red gel @105, 1/64 power Triggered by built in Flash Transmitter of Canon […]

365 Project : Day 017

Inspiration… This is the reason why I purchased this book. Joe McNally is one of the photographers I really look up to.  He’s done it all… in other words, he’s the man! Ok, I guess I have some reading to do over the weekend 🙂 How I took it: Gear: Canon 7D + 50mm 1.8 + 580exii + 430exii Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 400 Strobist info: 580exii + umbrella on top left 430exii + red gell zoomed at […]

365 Project : Day 016

This is Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on Earth.  Together with the world’s tallest dancing fountain. I decided to go back there and shoot the Burj at night since I’m getting a lot of hits from the day version, which can be found here. I, like many others, was surprised when it was named Burj Khalifa since everyone is already used to calling it Burj Dubai.  Anyway, it’s their building so they can name it whatever they want to.   I […]