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Playing aldama in Doha

Shooting a few photos at dusk to Doha’s stunning technicolor skyline. Seen from the top of a small hill of this pretty public garden, distant downtown Doha looks like a large expanse of shining and colorful skyscrapers packed against the horizon. Under a dramatic red orange sky all this vertical architectural splendor in front of me symbolises the Qatar’s fast growth and massive investments.

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Photographing a religious building

The first thing every photographer should keep in mind when photographing a religious building is to fully respect the sacred function of the temple and not causing offence while worshippers are praying. A bad behavior held inside a religious building, like a church, a mosque or a buddhist temple, just for shooting photos, is morally unacceptable and it can even put yourself in danger in several countries.

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Photographing Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Photographing Sheikh Zayed Mosque is really a pleasure for your eyes. The lavish and bright white Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a perfect place for shooting photos if you visit the United Arab Emirates. Located in Abu Dhabi but easily reachable also from Dubai being just one hour and half drive away, this modern mosque is one of the biggest in the world

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Rome photo gallery

Rome is the most fascinating city in the world. I have no doubt. Its astonishing artistic heritage can not rival with any other place on earth. The Italian capital is an incredible urban result of 3,000 years made up of layers of history and artistic development. Epicenter of the Roman Empire and then home of papacy, Rome is a city awash with priceless and wonderful artistic treasures under your eyes at every street corner.

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Creative workflow in photography: a few tips

Taking a photo should be the final fruit of various technical and creative decisions that bring us to shoot the image we have in mind and not just the classical point and shoot. The creative workflow in photography is made of several important steps related to technical and creative decision every time you want to shoot a new subject with your camera. 

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Photographing Spanish windmills

Spanish community of Castilla-La Mancha is worldwide famous for its iconic white windmills. In the last few years, these windmills caught also the interest of more and more photographers.

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Drone photography for beginners

In the last few years, drone photography has revolutionized the way photographers document the world they see through their images. Nowadays, more and more photographers use drones as a tool to diversify their shots and express themselves in new creative ways.

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Desert photography

The most significant rule in desert photography is: deserts need to be photographed in the early morning or late afternoon light. This because much of their detail and texture is subtle and can be lost if you take pictures when the sun is higher in the sky and consequently light is much stronger. 

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Best Matterhorn views for shooting photos

Since the 19th century Zermatt has starred among the most glamorous ski resorts of all Europe. This pretty Swiss car-free town ended up also with attracting plenty of hikers and adrenaline addicts from every part of the world. 

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Colorful Cabanyal

The colorful seaside neighborhood of El Cabanyal is well worth a photo shoot if you visit Valencia.
Once an independent fishermen’s municipality, El Cabanyal became part of Valencia at the end of the 19th century while maintaining a mix of working-class and residential atmosphere.

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Stefano Politi Markovina