It's getting harder and harder to find an original viewpoint to feature the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa.
This one, shot from the boat which traveled along the old Dubai Creek is a pretty interesting one. I loved the juxtaposition of the old world and the looming of the new one in the distance. The golden sunlight was particularly dramatic to top it off.
Shot with Canon 5DMk3 and Canon 24-105mm lens. Processed with Lightroom CC 2015, Photoshop CC 2015 and NIK Collection
One of my favourite shots from the recent trip in Lebanon was captured in a dreamy Basbina, district of Batroun. It's an enchanted piece of land, as old as the Bible, drenched in sun where milk and honey flow. And wine, sweet, sweet wine.
This imposing olive tree, perched on a hill beyond hills is probably thousands of years old, guarding its fertile land. It's a shepherd of the while clouds. Dozens of generations of people have walked past it, in the wars and peace, through the storms and droughts. Imagine the stories it could tell if it could speak. They are in its roots. Its olives are the sacred wisdom. The essence of Lebanon.
Glorious Emirates Palace Hotel in the early morning light, obscured by the shadows of the mighty Etihad Towers complex.
Photographed from Bell 412 helicopter. I was using Canon 5Dmk3 and Canon 24-105 f4.0L. Although this is just a kit lens, its range of focal lengths, optical and build quality are super. This is one excellent and inexpensive lens which makes it a perfect tool for aerial photography.
I named this image after one of the most impactful disaster movies of the Eighties, 'The Day After' (1983). I still vividly remember the catalysmic visuals in that movie which frightened and disturbed the audiences worldwide. It's funny how I remembered this specific movie when I saw this eerie sunrise.
This is a panorama, stitched from 4 individual exposures. No HDR or blending here, just straight-up photography with colour correction.
I used Canon 5DMk3 and Canon TS-E17mm f4.0L lens with a Gitzo GT5541LS tripod and RRS BH-55 ballhead.
#mydubai #burjkhalifa #sunrise
Shot with Canon 5dmk3 and Canon 70-300mm lens. Processed with Photoshop CC 2015 and NIK Collection suite.
Photographed through the open door of the Eurocopter AS350. I used Canon 5DMk3 and Canon 8-15mm fisheye f/4L lens.
Spherical distortion produced by the fisheye lens was corrected with Photoshop CC 2015 and graded in NIK Collection suite.
Abu Dhabi downtown, photographed from the 92nd floor of the World Trade Center Tower which is today known as Burj Mohamed Bin Rashid Tower, the tallest structure in the capital of the UAE.
This shot was taken in Jan 2013 when the North tower was still under construction.
Photographed with Canon 5DMk3 and Canon TS-E17 mm f/4.0 L
- University of Lifepresent
Photographer | Emmy Nominated Time Lapse Cinematographer | Visual Artist
Beno is a Slovenian born time lapse cinematographer, photographer and visual artist. He is currently based in Dubai, UAE.
For 18 years, Beno has trained his eye in the art of seeing as a 3D Computer Animation and Architecture Visualization specialist. As a veteran digital artist, Beno won numerous accolades and awards such as the rank of 'Autodesk Master' as well as the winner of the prestigious 'Tektronix International Design Visualization Competition' in 1993. For his continuous contributions to the art of architectural visualization, Beno was given a 'Special Merit of Excellence' award by Kinetix / Autodesk in 2005. Beno's 3D generated art was published in several international architectural visualization publications and books such as the '3DS MAX 2008 Foundation'. Beno was also a contributing consultant for Michigan State University at the Department of Forensic Science.
In 2008, Beno started exploring new creative avenues which lead him to discover the world of photography and time lapse cinematography. Having a solid foundation and decades of practice in related types of visual arts, Beno’s transition to his newly found passion was a swift one. By 2011, he had dozens of photographs and time lapse films specially featured across local and international media and publications. His body of work is recognized for its use of light and composition, drawing strong influences from the classics of cinema and traditional art.
Beno's comprehensive portfolio is defined by his profound love for architecture, engineering, science and the beauty of nature. His vast knowledge of digital imaging technologies is evident in every photograph. As an individual accustomed to dramatic profession changes, Beno believes in the power of a life-long learning process and feeding the child-like curiosity throughout adulthood. He tirelessly experiments with fresh styles of photography while refusing to box himself in any particular genre. Keeping the broad and diverse subject matters in front of his lens is the secret sauce to creative liberty and inspiration.
His list of clients include BBC’s Natural History Unit, the Discovery Channel, Canon Middle East, Emirates Airline, Abu Dhabi and Dubai Governments and many others.
He has recently been nominated for an Emmy for his achievements in cinematography. He is also a Silver Dolphin Award winner of the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.
Beno shoots for major image libraries such as Getty Images, Alamy and Trevillion Images. As a photo educator, Beno frequently hosts photography workshops and inspiration seminars on time lapse photography, fine art photography and digital image post-processing. He is a frequently featured artist and has made numerous appearances and tutorials on various blogs such as 500px.com, Scott Kelby One, Trey Ratcliff's Variety Hour, Topaz Labs Blog and many others.
- Timesand StudiosExecutive Producer, Photographer / Filmmaker, 2008 - present