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Member feature #10 with VerticalDubai

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 22, 2012, 3:39 AM

Hello there

I'm dekorAdum, and my duty at Urban-and-Rural is to feature submitted artworks. We decided to change the way we do it, and instead of themes & Featured folders, we decided to pick only one Member and make a little interview with them to get to know our members a little more and I'll feature amazing U&R photographers every second week!

Here is our next Featured Member, VerticalDubai

First of all, thank you so much VerticalDubai for taking time and let me interview you!

#1 When did you start taking Urban & Rural Photos?

I started doing this kind of photography when I moved to Dubai in early 2008. Ever since, I have tried to improve my skills. I am usually a very relaxed person, but I become very active when it comes to taking pictures and editing them. I believe, one has to be picky and hard on yourself to achieve good results.

#2 What kind of equipment do you own for taking photos?

I use a Nikon D700 and usually all my shots are wideangle. You really can't ever have enough wideangle when it comes to architectural photography in Dubai... I use the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 lens for almost all my shots and it is just the best wideangle lens in the world. Apart from using a quality lens, though, equipment is not important at all. Neither are the settings... most of my pics have more or less the same EXIF. The secret lies in choosing a color temperature, making the right adjustments in Lightroom and applying the right amount of sharpening.

#3 Do you have a favourite Urban & Rural Photographer here on deviantART?

There are many awe-inspiring works here on DA, but I don't have any idols. Just check out my Favourites to see what stuff I like :)

#4 What are your favourites from your own gallery and why?

My favourite shots are the pictures of Dubai in the fog, because it really takes a lot of persistence to capture this. There are only 4-5 foggy mornings here per year and the whole show is always over by 9 AM when the sun becomes too intense. It took me four years to get these shots, so I am particularly happy with them :)

Greetings from Planet Bespin by VerticalDubai   Cloud City by VerticalDubai

#5 How or why did you start taking U&R related photos?

I got into architectural photography because of the great opportunities here in Dubai. I instantly fell in love with this vibrant place and its positive energy - although I actually prefer nature and vast landscapes over any city. I'd rather see myself getting more into landscape photography, but oh well, being able to do this sort of photography on a daily basis is fair enough :P

Thanks for interviewing me and best regards from Dubai!



85th Floor by VerticalDubai

Greetings from Planet Coruscant by VerticalDubai

A Maze by VerticalDubai

Curvature by VerticalDubai

Dubai Arch View by VerticalDubai

Rhapsody in Blue by VerticalDubai

Ocean Heights by VerticalDubai

Stay tuned for the next Volume!


Interview and Feature with *VerticalDubai who is a member of #Urban-and-Rural.
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aeroartist Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome work!
ZerberuZ Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
i love those shots ! great feature again.
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
eligit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great photos! well done.
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