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Lighting experiment with 2016 Audi S3, Dubai, UAE.

The past few months have been really tough to shoot.  Temperature is rising every week and slowly reaching its peak recently.  Temperatures of 47 – 50C is no joke especially when paired with crazy humidity.   Weather is bearable at night though, so I geared up and decided to shoot my own car, 2016 Audi S3 with an Audi Exclusive Color called, aventurine orange mica. The paint being a mica contains some pearlescent properties meaning it changes the shade depending […]

Michael R. Cruz Dubai Photographer Car Photography Workshop Nikon School

Car Photography Workshop at Bahrain and Oman for Nikon School

If any of you are at Bahrain on May 21, 2016 and at Muscat, Oman on May 22,  please free to check out my Car Photography Workshop with Nikon School.  This is going to a FREE workshop!  Absolutely free of cost.. so please drop by and say hi 🙂 I will be sharing: composition tips essential equipment used in car photography camera settings different lighting techniques post processing workflow BAHRAIN: Register here: https://nikonschool-bh.com/workshop/Essentials-on-Car-Photography OMAN: Register here: https://nikonschool-om.com/workshop/Car-Photography-Workshop

Jeep Wrangler Dubai, UAE, Automotive Photographer Michael R. Cruz

My Jeep Wrangler in Dubai, UAE

Feb 16, 2015, I sold my 2013 BMW X5 x35i and got this… A Jeep?!? Let me backtrack, before I purchased the X5, I was driving a 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser for 4 years.  I loved the FJ Cruiser, its a no-nonsense car that can go anywhere and I loved it; helped a lot with a lot of photography projects and shoots.  Since it doesn’t have a lot of “luxury” features, I guess, you always crave the thing you don’t […]

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 […]