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It was the first day of the 2010 Gulf Photo Plus workshops today, and I had a great time. I was down at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), who were kind enough to host our HDR location shoot and, although I haven't seen many of their images yet, I'm pretty sure my students got some great shots. Catalin Marin has already posted his first one, and I'm sure that plenty more will appear over the next day or so ... including some of my own.

In the meanwhile, here's a shot of one of my students, taking an exposure sequence underneath the DIFC.

On which note, I'm hitting the sack as I have a full day in the labs tomorrow: HDR post-production in the morning, and ‘enhancing portraits’ in the afternoon. It's going to be a fun day :)

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11.42am on 27/2/10
Canon 5D Mark II
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1x1 + travel [Dubai, UAE] + people [portraiture] + no print
comment by Jason at 06:25 PM (GMT) on 1 March, 2010

Cool composition and high key processing. You would never think this was shot outside. Looks like you all had a great day & I wish I had booked to go on this course...

comment by Catalin at 06:46 PM (GMT) on 1 March, 2010

Very cool and unexpected shot for today. I guess you took quite a few of DIFC until now so could focus on the people as well. I just kept pointing the camera up! :)

comment by Ben at 07:26 PM (GMT) on 1 March, 2010

Great image - very 'clean' looking - thanks!

comment by djib at 09:32 PM (GMT) on 1 March, 2010

Great exposure!

comment by Garry at 10:43 PM (GMT) on 1 March, 2010

So I'm not the only one to use that model of tripod!
Lovely crisp, bright shot and great detail in the reflection.
Weirdly when I use the black background I find the highlights a little too blown above the subjects head, but when I use the white background it looks fine...
maybe I need to get my eyes checked again...

comment by vz-nostalgia at 10:53 PM (GMT) on 1 March, 2010

to have students like this, Dave, I would travel farther than Dubai. :-)

comment by Tom at 08:41 PM (GMT) on 2 March, 2010

Taken outside? Really? That's really impressive. Heh at the comment about travelling far and wide for students like this.