Shea Winter Photo https://sheawinterphoto.com American artist Shea Winter Roggio is a documentary and fine art photographer currently living in Dubai, UAE. His clients have included EMAAR, Arabian Adventures, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Atlantis The Palm, Warner Bros. Studios, The New York Times, ABC News, National Geographic, The Red Cross and beyond. Mon, 07 Sep 2020 09:48:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 Black and White Portrait Shoot https://sheawinterphoto.com/black-and-white-portraits-dubai-uae/ https://sheawinterphoto.com/black-and-white-portraits-dubai-uae/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 09:47:26 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=1526 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,… Read More »Black and White Portrait Shoot

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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 of my favorite images from a recent shoot with Dubai Influencer @MrMoudz. The art is to tell a story with a minimalistic, yet engaging capture.

Dubai Photographer Shea Winter Roggio for Shea Winter Photography LLC

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MASTERCLASS FOR ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHERS https://sheawinterphoto.com/masterclass-for-aspiring-photographers/ https://sheawinterphoto.com/masterclass-for-aspiring-photographers/#respond Wed, 26 Aug 2020 07:50:38 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=1499 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… Read More »MASTERCLASS FOR ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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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 temperature and absence of hard shadows.

3. Light ????: Stunning portrait photos can be taken in natural light with reflectors and diffusers.

4. Color ????: The blue shade of the sky can provoke a tranquil, peaceful feeling, while vibrant hues like yellow, orange, and red can convey cheerful stories.

5. Composition ????: Keep an eye out for lines, shapes, patterns, textures, colors, curves, and negative space, and use each to come up with brilliant photos.

6. Moment ????‍♂: Try to create as many elements as possible to create a stronger moment – but don’t overcrowd.

7. Distance to the Subject ????: Consider what you want to accomplish and how range will make the final output look and feel for your viewers.

For more on how to develop an engaging portrait that conveys your subject’s unique features, follow me on Instagram & DM with questions ☺

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A Portrait Photo 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 in transporting these. Local weather conditions should also be considered when opting for an outdoor setting, 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 temperature and absence of hard shadows. 3. Light????: The most stunning portrait photos are taken in natural light with several reflectors and diffusers. 4. Color????: The blue shade of the sky can provoke a tranquil, peaceful feeling, while vibrant hues like yellow, orange, and red can convey cheerful stories. 5. Composition????: Keep an eye out for lines, shapes, patterns, textures, colors, curves, and negative space, and use each to come up with brilliant photos. 6. Moment????‍♂: Try to create as many elements as possible to create a stronger moment – but don’t overcrowd. 7. Distance to the Subject ????: Consider what you want to accomplish and how range will make the final output look and feel for your viewers. . . For more on how to develop an engaging portrait that conveys your subject’s unique features, check out my guest post on: http://onlinearticles.com/2020/07/7-elements-that-create-a-standout-portrait-photograph/ & DM with questions ☺ #SheaWinterPhoto #SheaWinterPhotography #streetphotocollective #CanonMe #LivefortheStory #YourShotPhotographer #justgoshoot

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Moon & Astrophotography Photography | Dubai, UAE https://sheawinterphoto.com/moon-astrophotography-photography-dubai-uae/ https://sheawinterphoto.com/moon-astrophotography-photography-dubai-uae/#respond Sun, 23 Aug 2020 08:01:44 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=1485 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… Read More »Moon & Astrophotography Photography | Dubai, UAE

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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 the Canon R. Here are the settings @ 1/80 sec, f/22, ISO 1600 and infinity focus.

Moon photography by Dubai Photographer Shea Winter Roggio for Shea Winter Photography LLC

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Hotel & Food Photography | Rixos JBR https://sheawinterphoto.com/rixos-premium-dubai-hotel-food-photographer/ Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:25:32 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=1041 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… Read More »Hotel & Food Photography | Rixos JBR

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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 cuisine to the Middle East.

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Ford Automobile Photography | Dubai, UAE https://sheawinterphoto.com/ford-automobile-photography-dubai-uae/ Fri, 08 May 2020 17:23:06 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=1012 Built Ford Tough. Automobile photoshoot of a Ford Raptor in Margham, Dubai Desert, at sunset during a supermoon.

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Built Ford Tough. Automobile photoshoot of a Ford Raptor in Margham, Dubai Desert, at sunset during a supermoon.

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Still Life Photography | Dubai, UAE https://sheawinterphoto.com/still-life-photography-dubai-uae/ Wed, 06 May 2020 12:55:45 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=999 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… Read More »Still Life Photography | Dubai, UAE

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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 Royal Selangor cup from Kuala Lumpur, a mother of pearl divider from Seoul, a rock from Al Faya Mountain, a 500 gram can of tuna from Torino, a wood carved reindeer from Dresden, the dice from Italy, an archeological stone from Wadi al-mujib, a bar of honey soap from Mauritius and my favorite, the GoPro after falling 40 stories off my balcony.  Quite an amazing time these past 3 years have been in this majestic place.  

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Dubai Creek Harbour | EMAAR | UAE https://sheawinterphoto.com/dubai-creek-harbour-emaar-uae/ Sun, 03 May 2020 11:40:10 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=995 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.

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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.

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Ethan Hawke | The New York Observer https://sheawinterphoto.com/ethan-hawke-the-new-york-observer/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 21:49:44 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=844 A tear sheet and a few portraits from my shoot with Ethan Hawk and The New York Observer in Manhattan, NYC. .

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A tear sheet and a few portraits from my shoot with Ethan Hawk and The New York Observer in Manhattan, NYC. .

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Peacock Park | Emirates Towers | Dubai, UAE https://sheawinterphoto.com/peacock-park-emirates-towers-dubai-uae/ Fri, 20 Mar 2020 11:56:00 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=788 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.

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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.

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Mleiha Desert | Sharjah, UAE https://sheawinterphoto.com/mleiha-desert-sharjah-uae/ Fri, 20 Mar 2020 02:23:00 +0000 http://sheawinterphoto.com/?p=800 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… Read More »Mleiha Desert | Sharjah, UAE

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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.

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