architectural photography-Mosque in Ras Al Khaimah

Don’t stop shooting just because its summer

In the UAE the summer is excessively hot and the sky glazes over with a veil of dust and humidity. As photographers we usually avoid landscape or architectural photography at this time as the light is rarely good. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t opportunities to make photographs in the summer.

Interior photography of a Boffi kitchen

Natural light interior photography

With Interior photography it’s so very important to understand the objectives of a client. For example an architect will want their clients eyes to float around an entire space, to not be preoccupied with small details but to be immersed in the entirety of the design, the light the structure and its form. An interior or furniture designer on the other hand may be more interested in creating an environment of rich detail, with the eye naturally falling on key …

The Graffiti Wall at the MAD nightclub on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Behind the Lens, the MAD Graffiti Wall

When I first received the brief for the project I pretty much scanned the email, Photographing artwork is mostly just a fairly straight forward technical exercise so I wasn’t expecting anything too challenging with photographing a graffiti wall. The client wanted to produce a reproduction of the graffiti artwork for the entire wall of their office; ok no problem, we need to make it really high resolution. The building is 15 meters high; ok it’s a little tricky to get …

The Armani Hotel meeting room in the Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Interior Photography: a technical photoshop walkthrough

In this post I will walk through the process of editing interior photography by looking at the workflow of a fairly simple photograph and the process of bringing together the final image to a stage where it can be delivered to a client for publication. To download a low resolution photoshop file for the image used in this tutorial click here. One of the roles of a photographer is actually to make things look really easy and this is especially …