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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

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Moon & Astrophotography Photography | Dubai, UAE

It’s exciting to get my hands on new photography equipment and experience the possibilities. Since Canon released the RF 800mm F11 and the RF 2x Extender this August, I got a chance to marvel at the universe and the waxing crescent moon as it welcomed in the Islamic New Year. As a result, I’m sharing one photograph shot from Jebel Jais Mountain outside Dubai with… Read More »Moon & Astrophotography Photography | Dubai, UAE

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.  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.

Peacock park photography, Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE by Shea Winter

Peacock Park | Emirates Towers | Dubai, UAE

I was recently hired by a peacock to shoot some headshots in Emirates Towers Park, Dubai, for his LinkedIn page. These portraits showcase the majestic peafowl with their eye-spotted “tail” of covert feathers, displayed with their courtship ritual.

Meliha desert in Sharjah with wild goats roaming freely on the terrain.

Mleiha Desert | Sharjah, UAE

Meliha is a historic and archaeology area in Sharjah that was once home to ‘anatomically modern humans’ from the Palaeolithic period between 130,000 and 120,000 years ago. Evidence points to the spread of humanity from Africa across the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf. Today the area is being developed for eco-tourism but you can still find wild goats roaming the terrain.