Dubai Creek, “Eid in Dubai”

Eid-ul-Fitr is the one of the most holy festivals celebrated by Muslims after Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayers. Most important rituals on EID are Giving Zakat,(charity), helping poor people, attending prayers, etc..During this celebration, meet friend and relatives, giving Edi to children, cooking variety of food. Below are few impression during EID in Dubai.

Dubai Heritage Village Mosque View

I waited for a subject for the foreground and taken this photograph, cloud formation, nice choice of subject in foreground, shape of the building like rectangle, triangle, semicircle, curves, lines etc…. and mainly evening light becomes slightly warmer, which add interest to the photograph. so I was impressed and composed.

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After the prayers, Muslims visit their relatives, friends and acquaintances, it’s a common tradition that during Eid-ul-Fitar

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High heat and humidity, during EID after prayer.

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Photographed during morning walk, my eye drag to subject shirt “MY EID WITH GAZA”.

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People hug with each other after Eid-ul-Fitar

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Friends and family celebrate Eid-ul-Fitar

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The occasion of Eid-ul-fitr is incomplete without Eid-ul-Fitr dishes, which Muslims cook on the Eid day with LAMB.

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Friends celebrating during EID

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EID Traditional festival , Heritage Village, Creek.

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Portrait of Old man watching traditional activity during EID

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No iftar / EID without these sweet fried dumplings,known as “Awamat”

Dumplings fried in Hot oil,heritage park, Yummy i tasted it

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Fried Dumplings coated with sweet syrup/dates

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Flavored with Til seed ,its hot and ready to serve,

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Batter looks similar to dumpling , tasted full plate with dates, amazing taste, arabic sweets are rich and tasty.

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Portraits of Dr.Prashant Nair

The Stranger #16 became a model, but here my stranger is already an actor.

The Stranger project which gives confident and inspire others to find their passion, this is the real success for me doing photography.

Dr.Prashant is very interesting person,specialist Orthodontist and actor, known for Thuppakki (2012), Arrambam (2013) and Diamond Necklace (2012),south Indian Movies and many movies lining up. One word for him is multitalender, happy that he is a good friend of mine and part of the project.

You can see Dr.Prashant with leading south Indian movie stars IMDB .

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One Light Setup – Indoor

Nidhi is cute,bubbly and talkative little girl, by profession she is Fashion designer and consultant and very passionate about her job. Below photographs taken at home only.

Simple and refreshing exercise, One light set up at 45 degree,above the subject and she was holding a silver reflector to cover shadow below the chin.

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One light set up at 45 degree,above the subject, without reflector.

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Photograph taken with Window Light , can see light falling from right side of her face.

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Silhouette Portrait with Strobe Lights

Silhouette Portrait with Strobe Lights, this technique the subject of photograph appears as a dark outline or figure against a bright background. we can create wonderful artistic effect according to the subject , an illustration of the effect below image, i have used only two strobes to create an image.

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Head Shot of Reg | Lighting : Two Point

Two light set up

Reg is a good friend of mine , working for HSBC bank, last evening, we had a head shot shoot for Reg, lighting assistant Reg wife Ann,Dubai.

Below I have used 43 inch parabolic umbrella as key light which is super big and very effective , fill light as reflector, and back light. We made it professional booth.

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One light set up

For the below image I used only Rogue Flash Bender 3-in-1 Honeycomb Stacking Grid System, with full power.

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