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Michael R. Cruz Dubai Photographer. Cloudy Dubai

Cloudy Dubai!

Yesterday was one of the best Dubai skies I’ve seen.  There are massive clouds and surprisingly clear too, not so much haze.  Dubai is not really known for cloudy skies but as we enter the cold season, we are getting our fair shares of clouds. I took this photo from my balcony at around 7:30 to 7:45pm.  From there, I can see the Dubai skylines and Burj Khalifa standing out of that crowd. Gear used: Nikon D810 + 85mm f1.4 […]

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 […]

365 Project : Day 327

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

365 Project : Day 315

Gear: Canon 7D + 10mm f2.8 Fisheye Settings: f 6.3 | 5 secs. | ISO 200

365 Project : Day 314

Going back to my roots now, Cityscapes/Landscapes.  It’s that time of the year where the weather is getting cold and the sky is clearing up giving a rich blue tone.  This was taken early morning at the Downtown Burj Dubai.  Getting a nice old and new architecture at this vantage point. Gear: Canon 7D + 8-16mm Settings: f8 | 8 secs| ISO 100 ( DRI / Digital Blending of 3 exposures) Post processing: 3 exposures DRI Curves adjustments

365 Project : Day 269

Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 85mm f1.4 Settings: f1.4 | 1/2000 | ISO 100 Post process: Just dodged and burned 🙂   Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 264

Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f2.8 | 1/250 | ISO 125 Post processing: Dodge and burn Curves adjustment Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 263

Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f2.8 | 1/125 | ISO 200 Post Processing: Curves Adjustments Dodge and burn Cheers! /Mike  

365 Project : Day 240

This is one of my favorite shots among all the photos I took recently.  Timing is really a big key when taking photos like this.  You cannot really predict when is the best time to take a picture, you just go there and pray for the best.  This was shot at dawn, just before the sun rises. It’s really challenging to take a picture of the Burj Khalifa, simply because it’s very tall.  I mean, it’s not the tallest building […]