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The Shargiya Photowalks

As some of you might be aware, I’ve been getting very involved in the photography around here in Saudi Arabia. One of the initiatives I took up a couple of weeks ago was photowalks with local phtoographers. Here’s a few pictures that I took on the walks in two locations: The AlKhobar Corniche and the KFUPM Campus.

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Architecture Shoot: Dammam Municipality Building

Who says the Saudi government doesn’t have a sense for aesthetics?! A recent shoot for an architecture firm took me to a REALLY good looking government building. Take a look!

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A little off topic: Make your own Album!

Ran into this on another blog, thought it would be fun to share it here. Lets see what kind of craziness we can come up with, I’ll put up the best ones onto the post with your names : )

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Saudi Arabia’s Duning Pastime

Sun, sand, cars and insanity. Saudi’s favorite pastime in pictures!

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(Not) Buying Photo Gear in Saudi

Taking pictures isn’t easy in Saudi Arabia. It’s not just the mutawwas patrolling the streets, detaining you for taking perfectly legal photos, or the culture, where taking a picture of a woman, even at a wedding, would lead to a lynching. We also have to deal with the ever present downsides of the Saudi consumer economy. Namely: Electronics are sold at an obscene markup.

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Demystifying Photography: Exposure

Let me just start off by saying that photography is a game of trade-offs. Any button or dial that you change on your camera affects your image in both positive and negative ways. Good photography is like finding good compromise.

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Pakistani Weddings: The Walima

With all the legal and cultural requirements of a wedding completed, there is but one final function remaining in the long line of wedding celebrations: PAAAAARTYYY!! Ahem, sorry, I meant: the Walima.

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Pakistani Weddings: The Shaadi

Finally, the one you’ve all been waiting for! The climax of Pakistani marriage celebrations is the day of the Shaadi, the one day that has parallels in most cultures in the world.

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Pakistani Weddings: The Mehndi

Ah, the beautiful night of Mehndi. Colors, clothes, rasms, all blend to make this easily the most cultural night at Pakistani marriages.

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Pakistani Weddings: The Dholki and Mayoon

So here we are. Planning has been done, the dates have been set. The families have now spent a few weeks shopping for clothes, gifts, jewelry and booking wedding halls. With just a few weeks to go before the wedding, its time to start having fun!

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