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Samyang XP 14mm f2.4 Review | Dubai, UAE

Samyang is one of the lens manufacturers that offers affordable lenses with top notch quality.   I have personally owned 3 Samyang lenses and I never regret it, in fact I recommend them.  So far, they have never let me down.  The Samyang 14mm is an ultra wide angle lens, if you haven’t tried an such focal length, it can be overwhelming to use.  This super wide angle can easily introduce distortions, but once you get the hang of it, you […]

Sony RX100 V Review – Dubai, UAE.

  Have you been asked a question many times and you gave a different answer all the time?  As soon as my alarm clock (which is also my phone btw) buzzes with that annoying tone, the first thing I do is check my messages.  Instagram, Facebook, E-mail, whatsapp and so on.  Out of all the messages I get, I get this question a lot:  “What is a good everyday camera you can recommend which is better than my phone?” or something […]

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 […]

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 320

Canon 7D + 70-200mm f2.8 II IS f3.5 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 1 x Elinchrom 400w + 14×63″ Strip lights with grid on camera left @ 3.0 power 1 x Elinchrom 400w + 14×63″ Strip lights with grid on camera right @ 2.0 power 1 x Yongnuo 460II pointed on the BG at 1/2 power Trigger: EL Skyport

365 Project : Day 318

Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 + BW ND1000x Settings: f6.3 | 30 secs. | ISO 200 ( 4 exposure DRI) My first image for 2012 🙂 Using my B+W ND110 (10 stop ND Filter) to get a slow shutter speed even in daylight. This is composed of different exposures digitally blended (DRI). 30 seconds exposure for the sky; 8 secs. exposure for the rocks and the fishing guy; 1 and 2 seconds exposure for the waves hitting the […]

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 313

Gear: Canon 7D + 70-200 f2.8L IS II Settings: f2.8 | 1/1250 | ISO 100 Post process: Dodge & Burn White balance adjustments