Monday, 28 October 2013

Dubai Photography Walk About and #Sony #Snapathon

I would like to say a big thank you to everyonen that participated in todays photography walk about down at Heritage Village. I had a great time and from what I have heard from the participants so far they did too! Which I like to hear of course. These walks are all about learning how to use your camera for its best ability and to start thinking creatively. Today we talked a lot about composition. How do you best compose the ultimate photograph? Well join me at my next one and find out!
The next Photography Walk About dates are:
11 of November, 15th of November 24th of November and 5th of December.
Send me an email with the one you would like to attend. They will all be at different locations around Dubai so you can attend more than one if you like and join me capturing Dubai frame by frame.
As some of you know already I am this week testing out the yet to be released Sony QX100 smart phone camera. So of course I brought it along with me this morning and snapped a few frames with that one as well. I have had it for 4 days now and it is very impressive what such a small device can do. I am most impressed with the ability to shoot in Aperture priority just like you would a dslr camera! Lots of potential for such a small camera and lens all in one. It is small enough to fit in your pocket unless you are wearing skinny jeans then you will have a tuff time. I have been walking around with it in my diaper bag, since I rarely leave the house without that one I now always have a full fledged camera with me all the time that takes no space what so ever. Super cleaver.
Over and out for now. Please leave a comment if you have any questions about anything. If you want to sign up for my Photography Walk Abouts send me an email to:
Looking forward to see you all again soon.
Helen xx

Saturday, 26 October 2013

A fun filled family photo shoot in Dubai

This family is one of my regulars I photograph them every year since the little ones were born. I just love to see how the children grow up and change in between the times I see them.
They were both such sweet hearts during our photography session. We did it outdoors since the weather has started to cool down a bit now but it is still quite warm if you are out for a long time.
When you are photographing children it is always a good idea to bring in an element in the photographs that they enjoy and like such as the bubbles they also create a very fun photography prop.
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Friday, 18 October 2013

Dubai Photography Walk About

Back by popular demand are my Photography Walk Abouts.
The first one will take place on Monday the 28th of October between 09.00-11.00 in Dubai.
I only have a few spaces for each Photography Walk About to make sure that we are a small group so everyone get the assistance they need. We will walk around in Dubai and capture its beauty as we see it. I am at hand to help you to capture the photograph you have visualized in your mind that you want to take. I will help you out with taking your camera off the Automatic mode and start using the creative modes that you have available for you. All you need is to bring your own camera, comfortable shoes and plenty of water it is still warm out there. I charge AED 80 per person for the walk about.
If you would like to sign up please send me an email to
I will put together a schedule for all the photography walks and they will be at different locations so you can attend more than one if you like and capture Dubai one frame at a time.
It will be a fun filled morning for sure. I will start it off by just giving you some hints of what you should be thinking about when you photograph in order to take a better photo.

Hope to see you on the 28th of October 2013 at 09.00

All the best.
Helen Shippey xx

Monday, 14 October 2013

Halloween is upon us

Hi everyone,
Hope you are all well. I have meant to blog more often but it is so super hard to find the time. But don't give up on me just yet I am trying hard to do it more often. It is not that I have nothing to show you I have loads I am working very hard at the moment with so many different projects at the same time which I love so photography for me does not get boring for sure or mundane since I am photographing so many different things all the time.
Yesterday I photographed for my Make-Up Artist, Magdalena Alexandersson, she is such a super great make up artist I am so thrilled to be working with her on my photography shoots.
She did this for a Halloween themed make up contest.
What do you think? She went for a scary Prom Queen look. I loved it. The blood really looked like it was oozing out from her forehead.
So what are you up to for halloween? Any particular scary plans? Me I will be working there is a PGA golf tournament going on that weekend here in Dubai so will be a busy one for me. I take bookings for Halloween themed photography shoots if you would like to have one for your self or for your children. just let me know. Mob. 055 107 89 88
Ta ta for now.
Helen xx