Based in Dubai. Traveling everywhere. All photographs by Catalin Marin.

First of all, apologies for no updates over the last week or so. I have been busy with a couple of blog “housekeeping” issues, moving the site to a new hosting company, as well as installing a caching plug-in and changing all the permalinks to something more inteligible than /?p=5555. All these changes should mean that the blog will load faster and will allow for some additional features and other exciting changes. More on that soon! Also, with changes, usually coding bugs manage to sneak in, so if you notice something out of place or not working the way it was intended, do let me know either in the comments or by email.

Moving on to today’s image, this was taken a couple of weeks ago from a new location within the Business Bay area and I think it really manages to show very well the scale of Burj Khalifa when compared to all the other buildings around it. If you don’t live in Dubai you problably won’t know this, but most of the “smaller” buildings are actually 50-60 stories tall towers.

Shot with NIKON D800 | 24mm | ƒ/10

Upcoming workshops

Blue hour and night photography

This is an ongoing workshop that I've been running with Gulf Photo Plus for the last three years and I will keep updating this post when new dates are announced. Following a short briefing session – covering both the technical and aesthetic skills you'll need for this workshop – we'll he...

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Random posts from the past

Layers of sand #2

Photographing the desert is always a surprising endeavour as you're never quite sure what you'll find. Although the desert is by its definition an empty place, sand dunes always look different from one day to the next as they are constantly moved by the wind. Every time I go into the desert, I always get fascinated ...

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Commercial work

Just doing traveling photography does not always pay for the rent so here is a look at the other side of my photography. I am an award-winning commercial and corporate photographer based in Dubai, UAE, specializing in architectural and interior photography as well as corporate and environmental portraits.

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