Category : Strobist

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 […]

365 Project : Day 251

This was from one of the portrait sessions I had before with my buddy Eugene with our model, Katya Jones. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f2.8 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 580exii + umbrella on camera top left @ 1/64 power 52″ silver reflector below to fill in some shadows 7D’s built in transmitter Post processing: Cleanup in Photoshop CS5 Dodging and burning Color balance Curves adjustments Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 235

I had a tough weekend; I injured my right foot and was not able to go to office for 3 days. Everything is getting better now, luckily. This is one of the image I processed during those days, I can’t really sit down longer than 30 minutes since I can’t put too much pressure on my foot so I did this in sessions. Anyway, I wanted to create that “poster” look on this image. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 […]

365 Project : Day 231

One of the best new year celebrations I had. We spend a coupe of days in a large private villa in The Cove Rotana Beach Resort in Ras Al Khaimah. The villa includes 3 big bedrooms, a large hall, cool dining area, balconies, equipped kitchen and a fantastic infinity pool. It is located on top a small mountain overlooking the beach. and to top it all, we had a ‘ferrari-red’ buggy to roam around the resort! This shot is from […]

365 Project : Day 226

As I said on my previous post, finding interesting angles is not easy; You really need to work it, you need to go around your subject and work your shot. It’s hard but its a lot of fun and that’s what matters I guess 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f2.8 | I/100 | ISO 100 Strobist: 580exii + umbrella @ 1/16 power on camera left gold reflector on the left to fill in some […]

365 Project : Day 225

Finding an interesting shot in portraiture is quite different compared to landscapes. The thought process is different when composing; I myself find portraits more challenging because you need to capture a specific look which can happen at any moment, compared to landscapes in which you have more time to compose and get that perfect shot we want. But, both are very rewarding once the image in your camera matches the image you have in your mind. Gear: Canon 7D + […]

365 Project : Day 224

This particular shot was one of the first shots taken during our shoot. I wanted a simple / clean look. The lighting setup was pretty simple, one flash with umbrella and a silver reflector. If you are in Dubai and would like me to arrange a similar workshop for you, please get it touch with me here Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f2.8 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 580exii + umbrella @ 1/32 power […]

365 Project : Day 223

Me and my friend went for a fun shoot yesterday and I did a small one-on-one workshop (for details regarding my workshops click here) regarding portraits and lighting.  Our model’s name is Katya, who’s really nice & kind throughout the shoot. It was a small setup. We only used one light (580exii) and a reflector for the entire shoot. I actually planned for a 3 light setup but because of the space constraints I decided to use only one light. […]

365 Project : Day 218

This is probably the last from set 2. The place has got a lot of potential and it’s a lot of fun to take pictures of… I want to thank Alika for being a nice model throughout the shoot. Cheers! Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f5.0 | 1/200 | ISO 320 Strobist: 430exii + umbrella on camera right @ 1/4 power Trigger: 7D’s transmitter Post process: Curves adjustments Dodging and burning Did some cloning on […]

365 Project : Day 217

As the sun was setting, I was waiting for clouds but… somehow they went away; they would have been a good background. Anyway, there’s plenty of interesting background in this place. A close up shot this time. Again, using one light and the sun as a mild rim light. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f5.0 | 1/250 | ISO 320 Strobist: 430exii + umbrella on camera right @ 1/2 power Trigger: 7D’s built in transmitter […]