Let’s face it, capturing photographs that represent a historical era is a challenge. Not only would you need to stay true to the styling, makeup & hair, but also to the aesthetics, props, colours, tones & overall photographic mood.
With our talented Fashion Stylist handling the wardrobe styling, and our Makeup Artist’s team handling the makeup & hair, it was my task to focus on the other remaining elements, mainly location, scenarios & lighting. This shoot revolves around t
Adobe Photoshop & the power of camera RAW have brought about possibilities that never existed before. In the days of old, you were limited to what you can achieve with retouch / photo enhancement. But now, with powerful tools existing within Photoshop, it is all made available; nothing is impossible as long as you possess enough knowledge & are willing to put in a decent amount of effort into post processing. Now what I'm about to share today is not something I'd recommend, n
If you find yourself getting into serious people photography, you will at some point consider shooting beauty or fashion portraits. Of course the words beauty & fashion imply the involvement of a professional / aspiring Model & perhaps to some extent a Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist & Wardrobe Stylist. Before we get any further, let us stop for a minute and explain what those roles / titles refer to: Model: A person whose role is to promote / advertise / display a commercial pr
There was one concept I had been planning to shoot, the only thing holding me back was that I didn't possess the right resources to execute. I wished to create a towering character, one standing high & proud on ground. I already had an idea of how to achieve this effect, however I was still looking for a long gown, with fabric that stretches beyond the feet. I also needed a location that adds more depth & interest to the image. A disussion with my preferred model bore fruit;
Capturing compelling & strong images doesn't come easy; it requires planning, education, experimentation & sometimes going out of your way to achieve what you envision. When I captured this following image, I was residing in Jazirat al Hamra - RAK. There was this patch of long wild grass that was growing a short walk from my building entrance. It had caught my attention, and I knew it was a matter of time before I came up with a concept that works for the location. At a shopp
When you get inspired, and you find yourself in the drive gear, you better hit that gas & go with the flow. I was experimenting with different ideas, themes, moods ... however, there was always one question on my mind: "What is my subject going to wear for this shoot???"
Unfortunately, I reside in a city which doesn't provide creative folks many options when it comes to outfits & props; you want something, you gotta shell out some money. Yep, hardly anything comes cheap her
As your passion for photography grows, you'll find yourself surrounded by many like-minded people; photography enthusiasts. Naturally, you create groups for socializing further. You meet, talk photography & on occasion, you organize events & friendly competitions. Our group decided to create an event with a special theme; freezing motion. We as photographers had to come up with a concept that involves freezing time / action. For my concept, I got my inspiration from the many
Isn't it fascinating how much Adobe Photoshop has advanced since its first release? Well, we now hear the word 'photoshopped' quite often ... and for good reason. Images are manipulated, composited and retouced in all various manners; some to alter reality & some to add an element of fantasy. But regardless of our stand on the ethical use of manipulation & altering of reality, I would say the elements of fantasy, surrealism & imaginative editing are limitless & beautiful. As