Geumosan Mountain in Gumi, South Korea by international travel photographer Shea Winter Roggio

Geumosan πŸ” Gumi’s Hidden Gem πŸ’Ž

Between Seoul and Daegu is the industrial city of Gumi, South Korea. Often overlooked by foreign travelers, the export city holds one of Korea’s most hidden and off the beaten track gems: Geumosan Mountain. The peak, 976 meters above sea level, will take around 3-4 hours to reach if you start at the bottom. For those interested in a less vigorous hike, you can take… Read More »Geumosan πŸ” Gumi’s Hidden Gem πŸ’Ž

Travel photography in Gyeongju, South Korea by international travel photographer Shea Winter Roggio

A Travel Guide To Gyeongju πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“ΈπŸŒŽ

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš” ν•œκ΅­! Gyeongju, a coastal city on the far eastern corner of South Korea, was the capital of the ancient kingdom Silla. After ruling most of the Korean Peninsula for over a thousand years (57 BC – 935 AD), you can imagine the vast number of architectural sites and cultural treasures that remain in the city. Here are my TOP 10 BEST LOCATIONS TO VISIT… Read More »A Travel Guide To Gyeongju πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“ΈπŸŒŽ

Dubai Hot Air Balloon By Shea Winter

20 BEST PHOTO SPOTS IN UAE πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ“ΈπŸ’₯

A lot of people ask what are the best locations to photograph in UAE. The answer is simple, but long. After living 4 years in the country, I wanted to share my 20 best locations to photograph in UAE. Below are must see locations for all photographers. All assessable from Dubai, the most popular tourist destination in the Middle East. ???????????? 1. Balloon Adventures (Dubai… Read More »20 BEST PHOTO SPOTS IN UAE πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ“ΈπŸ’₯

Black-and-White-Portraits-Dubai-Shea-Winter-Photo

Black and White Portrait Shoot

Black and White fine art photography (B&W) is one of the most preferred genres for portraiture. The lack of color allows light, expressions and emotions to be intensified. And by styling the subjects in dark outfits, the eye can flow through the frame and negative space freely. This requires careful planning, from camera settings, lighting, backdrop, props, wardrobe and posing. In conclusion, here is one… Read More »Black and White Portrait Shoot

Peacock feathers Photoshoot by Shea Winter

MASTERCLASS FOR ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHERS

7 Elements That Create a Standout Portrait Photograph: ???? 1. Location ????: Outdoor shoots may require carrying added equipment, which incurs additional time and costs when transporting. Local weather conditions should also be considered when shooting outdoors, unlike indoor photoshoots that can push through whatever the weather is like. 2. Time of Day ⏰: Aim for before sunset or after sunrise because of the soothing… Read More »MASTERCLASS FOR ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Rixos Premium Dubai, a stylish urban hotpsot located in the heart of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence where iconic design meets contemporary luxury.

Hotel & Food Photography | Rixos JBR

Rixos Premium Dubai, a stylish urban hotspot located in the heart of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence where iconic design meets contemporary luxury. Featured below are samples of the stylish rooms with panoramic views overlooking the Dubai Eye, the lobby featuring a 500,000 AED crystal piano, the infinity pool looking out towards the Arabian Gulf and lastly Ammos, which brings all the incredible charm of Greek… Read More »Hotel & Food Photography | Rixos JBR

Still life and product photography of souvenirs in Dubai.

Still Life Photography | Dubai, UAE

The pandemic and loss of work has given me time to photograph and archive some of the intriguing mementos I have picked up on my 3 year journey in Dubai.Β  If souvenirs could talk, or better tell a story, here are a few of my favorites that would begin piecing together mine: the marble handcrafted elephants from Mumbai, a hand-painted ostrich egg from Petra, a… Read More »Still Life Photography | Dubai, UAE

Dubai Creek Harbour Photography

Dubai Creek Harbour | EMAAR | UAE

The always fashionable Dubai Creek Harbour (a residential and commercial project developed by Emaar Properties) with deserted concrete during the covid-19 pandemic and Ramadan 2020.