Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Suvarnabhumi Airport is the most-instagramed place in 2012

Friday, December 28th, 2012

 

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Instagram announced most-instagramed top 10 list,  guess, Thailand travelers should be thanked. Many have expected typical iconic geeky cities to take 1st places but Bangkok has it it.

  1. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ in Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Siam Paragon (สยามพารากอน) shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California
  4. Times Square in New York City
  5. AT&T Park in San Francisco
  6. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  7. Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
  8. Eiffel Tower in Paris
  9. Staples Center in Los Angeles
  10. Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles

Let it rain!

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

rain

I got this picture from one of my whatsapp groups, i don’t where my friend got this picture or where was it taken but it so amazing how it’s raining on small part really woowed me

 

Rich kids of Instagram $$

Monday, August 20th, 2012

 

Rich kids of instagram is a web-site that displays picture from instagram app with rich people “Kids” for the pictures the display.

Some of the things in the pictures are way beyond belief. Check out the picture and tell me what do you see in common with the young rich brats :)

www.richkidsofthinstagram.com

Note: you will see some of my instagram pictures in that web-site :P :P

Thank you Taz!

Qatar Airways photography competitions results are out!

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

 

I posted about Qatar Airways photography back in May and i submitted 6 pictures representing different category. two days back i got the result of the winner they really have nice shoots check them out!

Number 5

Number 4

Number 3

Number 2

Number 1

5K Images Tell A Life Story

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

 

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About 5K images were put together to advertise Getty Images in an amazing video. The film is 1min long and tells a beautiful story without any text, pure pictures from Getty Images archives.

Qatar Airways photography competition Vote for me !

Monday, May 7th, 2012

I got on my personal email from Qatar airways an announcement about a photography competition they are holding.

Here is the link if you are interested:

Qatar Airways photography competition (Arabic)

Qatar Airways photography competition (English)

Please vote for me below are the pictures i’ve entered with

 

Wish me luck! :) and if you win were going to gather on Qatar Airways ;)

Getting Ready for GulfRun [WhatYouNeed]

Thursday, January 26th, 2012


Here we are, a day away from the Land of Burning Rubber and I’ve been head over heels trying to make sure I’m not forgetting anything that would help me create the ultimate video! (and shots)!

Disregarding all my natural instincts of making up my travel bag and putting together my clothes and hygiene necessities, I found myself assembling my photo/video equipment under the beats of Armin Van Buuren… so let’s see what we have here; the picture above simply sums up what I’m going to take with me so here we go:

1- Manfrotto 390 Tripod (Medium)
2- Manfrotto Modo 785B (Small)
3- Manfrotto Modosteady 585 (Portable Stabilizer)

4- Epson Multimedia Storage Viewer P-3000 (40GB CF/SD card reader and backup device; fill a card, put it in, back it up, empty card, fill it again and so on)

5- Wireless Mic set (Mic unit, Receiver unit and Mixer)

6- Canon Vixia HF-S10 32GB Camcorder + HD Wide Angle converter and Hood
7- Canon Mini Shoe / Mini Shotgun microphone
8- Extra Canon Long-Life battery
9- Vixia Remote Control
10- Camcorder Fisheye Lens
11- Bose IE2 Headphones
12- Camcorder Suction Mount Kit

13- Extra Rechargeable Energizer Batteries (For Flash)

14- GoPro Hero Kit (Cam and Mount + 8GB SDHC Class 6 Lexar Premium Series)

15- two Canon 7D Batteries + Twin Battery Charger

16- Canon 580EX Flash + Attachable White Reflector
17- Canon 7D / Canon 24-70mm 2.8L + Hoya Clear protective filter
18- Canon 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO
19- Air/ Dirt Blower
20- Canon 7D BatGrip
21- Canon 7D Shutter Trigger
22- 8GB / 16GB Lexar Pro 233x CF cards + Protective Case
23- Hoya Circ-Polarizer filters

Whew… of course taking care of the equipment is the job of a Lowepro Flipside backpack and a CaseLogic DSLR Sling Sling. I really believe that I won’t be using all of the stuff I’m bringing, but I haven’t the slightest idea on what to expect over there, so I’d rather play it safe than regret not having that tiny thing that would screw things on me.

All in all, I’m looking forward for this and looking forward to making one hell of a video out of the whole experience. Any soundtrack suggestions guys? :)

 

 

My favorite instagram photo till now

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

I love instagram and that app is becoming more popular, above is the picture i like the most.

Instagram is gaining importance as well where many companies are creating accounts on it like Zain and Viva in the new future i think CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera and many others will have accounts as well.

Ohh by the way if you wan to follow me on instagram my account is q8matrix :) see ya!

One last thing i think there will be a new frase called “instagram it”

GulfRun Gathering [GulfRun]

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

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Well, I’ve been slacking off lately in the posts department… heck in all departments to be honest. However, I firmly say it now: NO MORE!!

No More skipping events! No more staying away from my beloved camera!! and No more Caffeine!!! (Just Kidding!)

We’ve been invited yesterday By Marzouq from The z District and the good sponsors of Gulf Run to their annual gathering somewhere in some warehouse in Shuwaikh and I have to say I was impressed. The lighting made for some good photo shooting and I’ve been jumping hoops knowing that I brought my tripod along by sheer coincidence! (which helped me… A LOT)

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Anyhow, I’ve finally got to meet the guy behind the Z, Marzouq himself and I have to say it was an honor. Many friend-bloggers were there as well, including Kuwaitiful, His from His and Hers, N from UpTill1, 7aji and Dudette from 7ajiDude and many more… not to mention my two Instagram-Fanatic side kicks, the Sugar Man and the Good Man. (HA! felt gooood :P)

A wall of pictures was there to give the visitors a unique look at the Gulf Run society. Also, there were on display a rare breed of Gulf Run’s Porsche 993 Gemballa, a 599 Ferrari and a beautiful LS9 Camaro.

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No one was hungry at Gulf Run also (nor disoriented due to lack of smoke), there were Shawerma that kept us fed and Shisha (Hooka, hubbly bubbly… or whatever you call it at your side of town) that kept us focused! (I guess :D)

All in all, it was a great night and everyone had their share of fun. Enjoy the pics and thanks again to Marzouq and The gang of sponsors! Enjoy the gallery below :)

 

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Some of the Most Amazing HDR Pictures Around [Photography]

Friday, November 25th, 2011

 

These are just stunning examples of how HDR should be… I’m not much of  big fan of HDR’s excessive appearance, but with the right Composition and supportive elements are available, HDR could deliver stunning pieces of art!

 

 

HDR:

HDR (High Dynamic Range Imaging) is a post-processing technique to help soften the contrast of the darks and brights in an image, thus having a closer representation of real life scenery by combining multiple images of the same shot with different exposures. HOWEVER, recently excessive editing using the technique are currently being used to produce surrealistic image styles that serve more of an artsy statement than conventional photography.

I’ll try to dedicate a post to further explain HDR Photography and maybe add in a tutorial or two :)

Follow the source link below for more mind-boggling images.

Source: Humza – CrispMe