Days and days in Dubai

This internship is actually starting to pick up speed; I’m spending my days either shooting, getting to a location to shoot, editing, studying photography books, or eating/sleeping (usually not so much of that though). So, unlike the day-to-day updates I imagined, here’s a quick wrap-up of the past few days. Be sure to check my Flickr page for more photos and more regular updates.

Day 3: Arab dress and architecture, this might be my favorite photo of the internship so far.

Day 4: I was supposed to be taking sunset photos of the Burj al Arab, but a sandstorm and low visibility turned it into a swimsuit shoot.

Day 5: Focus on architecture at the Abu Dhabi Mosque and the Emirates Grand Palace hotel (no photos of the hotel because I wasn’t happy with them, but I did get to drink a camel milk cappuccino while I was there. It was obviously the highlight of my day.)

Day 6: Back to the desert (it’s just so abundant out here) to shoot the models in “rock star” clothes on quads. Nope, doesn’t make sense to me either.

Day 7: To the top of the Burj Khalifa (the tourist floor, anyway) to focus on patterns and geometry. Hello, fear of heights!

Day 8: “Western” outfits with real horses. The horses were totally indifferent to the photographers’ wants and it seemed that only Adelina (pictured) could get one to stay still long enough to capture a few shots.

Day 9: Yesterday. A trip to the Abu Dhabi Vintage Car Museum. I’m not much of a car person, and some of the vehicles were actually pretty busted, but I enjoyed having the whole place practically to myself (who else goes to a car museum at 11am on a Wednesday?) and being able to scoot around on the floor to get some interesting shots.

There was another shoot last night where the models painted themselves for a “body art” themed indoor shoot. I’m still going through those, and in the meantime I have three (!!!) photoshoots planned for today; macro, architecture (again, sigh), and something involving the models and their reflections tonight. Busy busy busy!

I hope you are enjoying the photos, despite how ridiculous some of them may be (quads? really?). I still don’t feel like this is “my” type of photography, but it’s all a learning experience. Or that’s what I keep telling myself.

6 replies on “Days and days in Dubai”

  1. I got past the Quad thing, but not the orientally looking model with a cowboy hat & horse thing! lol

  2. Hey, at least you’re trying new things, right? 😉

    Also, heads up! I just nominated you for the Tripbase My 7 Links project 🙂 Get yo’ archiving on!!

    1. Ahh you! All the stuff you wrote about being surprised is applicable to me x10! Thanks 🙂

  3. The models remind me of Native Indian girls around here… actually the quads remind me of life around here too…

    1. Somebody once tried to tell me that Native Americans were descended from Kyrgyz people… maybe there’s truth in that after all! (just kidding.)

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