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Transformation I
"Stepping Sand" by Baber Afzal

Since I have received some queries on how my images look unedited, I decided to make an album dedicated to such photos to show the amount of effort that has gone into creating such images. smile emoticon 

The Left image is totally untouched while the right is after focus and exposure blending 2 images together. 

Total time taken to create the image? 
12 Hours

A lot of time is spent in bringing out the right tones but most importantly to create more light in the image since in reality due to the haze, the sun's light is not strong enough. 

The other reason why it takes a long time is because every time I come back to my image, I find it a bit off and then I have to make some adjustments again. That takes the most time in order to achieve the right tones and colour. 

At the end, one has to be satisfied with the result by making sure it is exactly how you perceived it when you took the shot. Pre-visualisation is the key to success.
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Fantastic... Thank you!!!
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My latest image! :) 
 
Stepping Sand - Photography by +Baber Afzal  www.baberafzal.com Here is another perspective I shot on the same day when I went out shooting with Daniel. This time I came across one interesting dune which had a step on it instead of a complete smooth slope downward. The texture on it is what really attracted me to it. The reason for me to choose such a perspective is because I wanted to highlight the step that existed on this sand dune along with the curves that complement it as well. - Baber Afzal

#desert #sand #sunrise
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Superb quality production!
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ENVISION

I have had this image in my archives for almost 5 months now and I guess it was time for me to work on it again. 

I felt blessed to have access to this location since its highly restricted but I saw a beautiful perspective from there of the Dubai Skyline and had to have a go at it. I leave it to your imagination where I took this image from since I can't really disclose it. 

The arch of that place really frames the skyline of the city majestically and I spent a good 2 hours shooting there. 

The sky however has been composited into the image to make it more dramatic as the sky on that day was pretty dull. 

I believe its one of my finest works of this year but I may reprocess it later again just to make more improvements to it. 

Hope you guys enjoy it as well & God Bless! :)

#Dubai   #UAE   #MyDubai   #Skyline   #Dramatic   #blackandwhite  
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+Baber Afzal agree
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Dubai PhotoWorld 2015
Baber Afzal - The Road to Inspiration: A Personal Journey
12th May, 2 pm - 3 pm 
Hall 1, Dubai World Trade Center


Its an absolute honour and privilege to be invited over to give a seminar this year at PhotoWorld Dubai!

I will be talking about my photography journey and how the personal events in my life inspired me to evolve with time. I will also be sharing some tips based on my personal experience on how you can be inspired too!

Mark your calendars and I look forward to seeing you all there! :)
Feel free to share this with your friends too!

‪#‎Seminar‬ ‪#‎Dubai‬ ‪#‎PhotoWorld2015‬ ‪#‎Photography‬ ‪#‎BeInspired‬
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+Marc B yes thank you so much! The projector sucked big time! 
I will have the video ready soon so you can view it properly again. :) 
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INAUGURATION

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Revival of a classic taken in 2010 on the inauguration of Burj Khalifa. I happened to find my way to the top of Souk Al Bahar that day and half an hour later was arrested by the police for being there with no proper permit. LOL 

Thankfully after 45 minutes of interrogation, they let me go with a warning but all I can is that, it was worth it! 

If I get the chance to go there again legally, I would! smile emoticon 

Hope you guys enjoy it too!

#Dubai   #MyDubai   #BurjKhalifa   #UAE  
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So much beauty ! 
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FREE DESERTSCAPE WALLPAPERS

Hey Everyone! I am giving away 3 of my Best Desertscape images for FREE as a wallpaper for your phones! :)

http://www.baberafzal.com/blog/2015/8/1/free-desertscape-wallpapers

Feel free to download them from the link below and share it with your friends too!! :) 

I hope you like them and Love you all! 
+Dubie Bacino +Eren Mckay +Steve-Maxx landeros +Julia Anna Gospodarou +Nathan Wirth +Olga Kafka +Jessica Lark +Andrea H +Hermine Ngnomire +Bethany DiTecco +Linda Dee 
Giving away FREE High-Res Desertscape Wallpapers for your mobile phones! 
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Amazing photos! :-)
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I feel truly humbled & honoured for my work to be published by +Dark Beauty Magazine! :)
 
“The Golden Gate” — 
Photographer/Retoucher: +Baber Afzal 
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Very good! Amazing! Congratulations!


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The Arabian Sunset

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I am processing this image after 5 years. I took this in 2010 from the Index tower and you could tell that there were fewer buildings back then too compared to now.
I feel blessed to be one of the first ones to be able to shoot from this perspective as well before this rooftop got raped in the years to come. smile emoticon

There was a lot of haze that day but am glad I could pull out as much detail from this image.

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it's beautiful
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Look Above

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This image was taken during a photowalk in San Francisco in the year 2013. Julia Anna Gospodarou was the one leading the walk along with Nathan Wirth and I was blessed to be a part of it too. Many other amazing photographer friends were a part of it as well whom I got to know at that time!

The following image is a composite of 2 images. The long exposure sky is a separate image merged into this image taken in San Francisco. Thought it was about time I worked on it. 

#SanFrancisco   #California   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #cityscape   #Dramatic  
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look at the skyscraper
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PhotoWorld Dubai 2015
The Road to Inspiration: A Personal Journey

Its finally here! Find below the video to the seminar I had on 12th May 2015!

I would like to thank the photographers who inspired me to become who I am now and who have been mentioned in the presentation too! There names are as follows:
+David Nightingale +Brian Matiash +Mitch Dobrowner +Joel Tjintjelaar  +Julia Anna Gospodarou Marc Adamus +Erin Babnik Photography  +Hillary Younger +Alexandre Deschaumes +Mark Metternich +Ryan Dyar +Michał Klimczak Michal Karcz and Ivana Stojakovic! 

Find out how and who inspired me as my photography journey kept evolving over time.  I hope you guys enjoy it and feel free to share it as well! Love you all! :)
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Cryptic Tide (Monochrome Edition)

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Taken at blue hour during the same day when the fog engulfed the city's skyline. I felt the need to produce a high contrasted black and white image in order to highlight the fog that existed and at the same time darken the buildings too.
Hope you guys enjoy it too! 
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Thank you +Dominique Dubied! 
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  • Photographer, Filmmaker and an Experimentalist. Also a portrait and HDR photographer with several images having been published in magazines and a book by Motivate Publishing in the UAE titled, 'Forty Three Photographers'
    Film Maker, 2011 - present
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    Architectural/Portrait Photographer, 2008 - 2012
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Film Maker, Experimentalist and an HDR/Portrait Photographer
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A graduate of New York Film Academy in Film Making and also a Portrait & Landscape Photographer
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While the ordinary world captures the ordinary, I am out there capturing the extra-ordinary
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February 2