Sin City

Location: Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Camera Model: Nikon D7000

Lens: 50mm 1.8

Focal Length: 50mm

Aperature: 9

After weeks of making plans of a trip to the Palm Jumeirah, I was finally able to make the time and get to shooting. I arrived around 20:00hrs to a relatively empty boardwalk then set my gear up to shoot. I travelled quite light; Nikon d7000, 50mm 1.8, Sigma 105mm 2.8 and my tripod. In total I spent around 2 hours firing away, switching between lens and using various compositions and in the end I managed to capture this image, one which I am quite happy and contented with. Feel free to leave your comments!


Deep Thought

Location: The Old Souq, Dubai, U.A.E

Camera Model: Nikon D7000

Lens: 50mm 1.8

Focal Length: 50mm

Aperature: 1.8

I am quite a big fan of Henri Cartier Bresson so his style and philosophy was the main reason for me shooting this particular shot. In order to be as inconspicuous as possible, I made sure I had my camera settings already set from the time I saw this  guy walking coming towards me. After that I kept the camera just above my hip and when the time was right fired the shutter away, thus capturing that “spur of the moment-type” shot. I particularly like the way he is framed between the two other men giving that ‘ frame within a frame ‘ setting. His intense concentration also adds to the emotion and feel of the photo.

Living in Colour

Location: The Spice Souk, Dubai, U.A.E

Camera Model: Nikon D7000

Lens: Nikon 50mm 1.8

Focal length: 50mm

Aperature : f5.6

I literally had about 30 minutes of sunlight remaining when I reached the Spice Souk, and whats worse was that it was quite a shady area so I was forced to bump up the iso to around 800. Not my ideal shooting situation but had to make the best with what I had presented to me. 

The Souk was filled with tons of spices, all staples in the middle eastern pantry. The smells were amazing. Vendors were approaching from every angle just to get my fiancee and I to buy what they had to offer. We couldnt resist, we had to leave with something. 

For this trip to the Souk I used my 50mm as its a great walk around lens, its fast, its sharp and its light weight. Got quite a few nice shots on this day, so I was happy.



Location: Dubai, U.A.E
Camera Model: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 105mm 2.8
Focal length: 105mm
Aperture: f4

The amazingly talented Marinos Kosmas, Head Pastry Chef  of Morah Restaurant in the JW Marriott Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai. What a cool guy….. just don’t get on his bad side.

Absolutely loving my new Sigma 105mm 2.8. Quite a sturdy and well built lens, doesn’t feel cheap at all. Can be used for both macro or portraits, whichever suits you best.


Watercanal Fall.jpg

Location: Dubai, U.A.E
Camera Model: Nikon D7000
Lens: 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
Focal length: 18mm
Aperture: f20

I recently bought a  tripod and wanted to experiment with slow shutter speeds and motion at nights so hence the inspiration for this shot. Shutter speed was around 10 seconds to create that blur of the ‘waterfall’, against the backdrop of the towers and the bright street lights, this image was a personal favourite of mine. Finished with a high contrast black and white edit in lightroom.




Location: Sri Lanka
Camera Model: Nikon D7000
Lens: 50mm 1.8 prime
Focal length: 50mm
Aperture: f1.8

During what felt like nearly a six hour drive from Colombo International Airport, we managed to stop to grab some local food from a shop along the way. It was during this time that I managed to fire a few quick shots and I came out with this one. Love the way the lines in the street lead your eyes naturally to the subject, the ‘tuk-tuk’, prime example of leading lines. A personal favourite of mine. “Wanderlust!”