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Beno Saradzic
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'Magma'
I love getting lost in the little alleys of The Old Town at Downtown Dubai but it wasn't until I flew over this development which really made me appreciate its incredibly inspired architecture and in particular, its lighting design. What an impression it made on me! Those glowing warm lights are incredibly inviting and the whole project feels like Arabian Nights magic, straight out of the Disney cartoon. It was incredibly rewarding to take my camera over there!
Technotes: I knew I wouldn't have another chance to take this shot so I had to be absolutely sure to get it right the first time. It was night and chopper was heading back to the airport, pretty much in a straight line. We were going fast and I knew motion blur was going to be a a real challenge. I guessed that shutter speed of 1/60s would be just about fast enough to freeze the action. Barely just. Once I set the shutter speed, I opened the aperture of my Canon TS-E 24mm lens all the way to f3.5 and then I kept raising ISO until the exposure was right. It read 4,000! I didn't know how good the picture would be at such high sensitivity. I was worried about excessive grain and highlight/shadow clipping which occurs with cranked-up ISO. There was nothing to be worried about though. Canon 5dmk3 pulled it off without any issues. Picture is sharp and exhibits very little noise even at 100% magnification. Very happy with the result!
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'Dubai Helicam'
There aren't any tall structures in this part of Dubai. There are, of course, quite a few ways one could capture this view. I did it from a helicopter. To me, there's no better way to shoot from the air.
Helicopter and camera were invented over 200 years ago. I often wonder if their amazing inventors knew how people would be using them one day, especially their purposes intersect each other. Helicopter and camera were meant to be together.
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1 of my favorite things about looking at your pictures is searching for the watermark!!! hehehe
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"No matter how bad I'd mess up as a young man, all I'd get from my mother as a consequence of my actions was love. Unconditional love." - Beno Saradzic​.… - 500px - ‪Google+‬‏
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Spare the rod and spoil (love) the child - literally speaking. Just my opinion and I also have very spoiled - totally and respectfully loved - young ones in my little family...life is hard enough to get by without fear from unloving family members who for their own reasons - cannot fathom that...sad but not true...
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'The Trunk'
Featured in this photograph is the trunk of Palm Jumeirah, one of the modern construction wonders of the world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Jumeirah
Photographed from a recent open-heli door session with Canon 5DMk3 and Canon TS-E 24mm lens.
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'Rain of Light'

I took this shot beneath the incredibly intricate dome structure of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. I stood on top of the scaffolding structure approximately 25 meters above the ground. I was told this temporary structure will be removed starting from next week because the construction of the dome at this section is nearly complete. I'm probably one of the first and last people to take a shot from this vantage point.
I could tell you more about this engineering marvel but there's a wonderful article on The National which tells the story much better than I ever could.
Read all about it here: http://www.thenational.ae/arts-lifestyle/stars-align-louvre-abu-dhabis-rain-of-light-roof-takes-shape

#louvre #abudhabi #uae #rainoflight #jeannouvel #louvreabudhabi
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Awesome dome museum..great construction..;)
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Another big win for 'ABU DHABI THE CAPITAL' film produced for the General Secretariat of the Executive Council; it just won a Gold World Medal for best cinematography at the New York Festivals 2015. I shot all time-lapse and aerial sequences. Congrats to the whole team! Here's the link to the film on Vimeo:https://vimeo.com/100030625

http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/winners/2015/pieces-mobile.php?iid=479768&pid=1
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'Magma' I love getting lost in the little alleys of The Old Town at Downtown Dubai but it wasn't until I flew over this development which really made me appreciate its incredibly inspired architecture and in particular, its lighting design. What an impression it made on me! Those glowing warm lights are incredibly inviting and the whole project feels like Arabian Nights magic, straight out of the Disney cartoon. It was incredibly rewarding to tak...
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'Ring of Fire'
I always wondered what Downtown Dubai would have looked like at night from bird's perspective. When I finally got a chance to fly above it, I wasn't disappointed. The amount of light and colours as well as the detail or architecture and the intricacies of the urban planning were a joy to behold.
Photographed with Canon 5dmk3 and Canon TS-E 24mm lens. 
Note: I thought it would be impossible to get a sharp shot in near darkness from a moving chopper. My camera handled this difficult scene with ease.
EXIF: ISO 4000, 1/60s, f/3.5
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INCREDIBLE!!! WOW!!!  .... here i go again searching for the Watermark ...
(oooop, there it is!!)
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We love how Canon Ambassador, Beno Saradzic, transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary through time-lapse and creative cinematography.  © Beno Saradzic, Canon Explorer
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Almost a futuristic and sci-fi scenario!! 
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'Venezia d'Arabia'
One of the most visited Dubai's tourist attractions is unquestionably the Madinat Jumeirah Souk. It's the little Venice of Arabia. If you visit Dubai, you can't afford to skip this architectural marvel.
From Wiki: Madinat Jumeirah the Arabian Resort - Dubai, is a luxurious 5 star resort in Dubai and is also the largest resort in the emirate, spreading across over 40 hectares of landscapes and gardens. It is designed to resemble a traditional Arabian town. The resort comprises two boutique hotels (Al Qasr and Mina A'Salam) and a courtyard of 29 summer houses called Dar Al Masyaf. The resort has over 40 restaurants and bars.
I took this shot with Canon 5dmk3 and Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L lens. Tilt-shift effect was achieved in post and I'm quite impressed with the way Photoshop CC 2014 renders the output.
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We love how Canon Ambassador, Beno Saradzic, transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary through time-lapse and creative cinematography.  © Beno Saradzic, Canon Explorer
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Небоскребы а я маленький такой но слепота спасибо
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Photographer and Time Lapse Cinematographer and Producer
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All forms of photography and cinematography, 3D computer animation and 2D matte painting, film production and editing
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  • Timesand Studios
    Executive Producer, Photographer / Filmmaker, 2008 - present
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Beno Saradzic

Photographer | Emmy Nominated Time Lapse Cinematographer | Visual Artist

Biography

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.

Bragging rights
Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for BBC's 'WILD ARABIA' TV series, 4x International Photography Contest winner in 2012, three major awards and recognitions in 2013 and 2 awards in 2014. Time lapse photographer on Discovery Channel's 'Passage to Abu Dhabi' and BBC/Animal Planet 'WILD ARABIA' TV series. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p014yv4z
Education
  • University of Life
    present
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