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.