Shooting before and after Images

With interior photography shooting before and after images can be really useful for companies that fit out interiors or architects who do a lot of structural remodelling. Putting them on a web page with a slider is a great way of showing off the space before and after and these sliders are commonly understood throughout the web. Shooting before and after images presents a few problems and the purpose of this blog is to run over the biggest problems and …

Lens Magazine, June 2019

[dflip id=”1789″][/dflip] It was a great pleasure for my project ‘the other mosques‘ to be featured in the June 2019 edition of Lens Magazine. Use the controls above to scroll through the edition. A full copy of the magazine can be downloaded by visiting the Mag Cloud website.

Ramadan photography: a little different.

With Ramadan now fast approaching I wanted to look back at a shoot from last year for Red Tag and the Orangrie . The agency wanted to take a different approach to Ramadan photography avoiding standard cultural icons. It’s very easy to fall into a time and tested formula of ramadan photography. Instead of standing out from the crowd a brand may sit neatly within this genre and itself become a cliche. Ramadan is a festival which demands respect but …

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 in Arabian Ranches, Dubai by photographer, Duncan Chard

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 …

In interior photograph showing the 'Game Changer' First Class cabins on board an Emirates Airline Boeing 777 by photographer, Duncan Chard

Emirates First Class Cabins

It was amazing to see Sir Tim Clarke giving a slide show of images containing my latest photographic work for Emirates Airline at the launch the new Emirates First Class Cabins.

Behind the Lens – The London Underground

Photography is a journey, every experience brings depth to your work as it evolves and changes. As you try new things you learn from your mistakes as well as success and every now and then you make an image which is like a lightbulb moment. These are your ‘hook’ images because they change the way you think and you hang everything on them as you move forward. This week in ‘Behind the Lens’ I want to look at a particular …

Dogs at the K9 Friends animal shelter in Dubai

Behind the Lens – K9 Friends

Today ‘Behind the Lens’ is about an assignment for the National newspaper to photograph K9 friends the Dubai based charity that seeks homes for stray or abandoned dogs. I was given a tour first thing in morning by Alister Milne, the manager of the Kennels. K9 friends currently has some 120 dogs housed in the facility and Alister explains that there are a further 50 dogs on the waiting list. With an average of 20 dogs arriving each week K9 friends is struggling to …