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I’m a Dubai-based senior digital art director, interactive designer and creative developer with deep expertise in interactive design, front-end development, 3D and photography.

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REY AMIO

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False Infrared Lightroom Presets

I’ve always been intrigued by the otherworldly character of near-infrared black & white landscapes—black skies and water, stark clouds and white vegetation. However, since I mostly do general photography, I couldn’t justify the expense of a camera conversion (which was more expensive than the market price of my backup Nikon D80), nor the long exposures and compromised focus accuracy associated with using a nearly opaque IR filter.

So I did the next best thing: create a RAW processing preset. Since the color data in a RAW file is still intact (unlike, say, in a JPG image), the latitude for image manipulation possible is much greater and allows for wild tonal deviations from the original shot.

Knowing the characteristics I wanted to emulate, I set out to create a preset that performs the following adjustments:

Sets the treatment to black & white
Boosts the green and yellow in the black & white mix to maximum, to turn foliage white
Cuts the aqua and blue to minimum, to turn skies and water black
Adds moderate noise reduction to compensate for processing noise

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Faux Infrared Lightroom 3.3 Presets (.zip | 4kb)

Ice and Fire

Music

My piano reduction of Ramin Djawadi’s “Ice and Fire,” the main theme music on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Performed, recorded and mixed using Garage Band on iOS.

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Singapore Chinese Garden

Photography

Singapore is a study in contrasts. Part ultra-modern and crowded, part old and sprawling. A young city by any reckoning, it nevertheless boasts pockets of local flavor, both real and artificial. One such place is the Chinese Garden, located…

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Black & White Mobile Photography

Photography

These days, when you hear the phrase “mobile photography”—especially in its iPhone-centric incarnation, “iPhoneography”—the first things that come to mind are retro filters and faux vintage processing. The results are generally tasteful, but are not infrequently reminiscent of a…

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Laguna de Bay

Photography

I recently came upon a stash of old photographs from 2007. I visited a lot of places that year, taking a lot of photos (mostly snapshots because of lack of planning), but thankfully I had the good sense to…

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Dubai Night Photography

Photography

Much has been said about Dubai’s skyline, but one thing is certain: things comes alive after dark. The desert haze and glaring sunlight mask much of the cityscape’s character, and with them gone the clustered buildings, architectural flights of…

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Hipstamatic Customization Guide

Photography

I love Hipstamatic. It takes ordinary scenes and imbues them with color, character and subtlety sorely absent from other, lesser camera applications. One can almost believe the hype wholesale—that the app is developed by artists. And, in suspension of…

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False Infrared Lightroom Presets

Photography

I’ve always been intrigued by the otherworldly character of near-infrared black & white landscapes—black skies and water, stark clouds and white vegetation. However, since I mostly do general photography, I couldn’t justify the expense of a camera conversion (which…

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The InteractiveSprite Class

Code

ActionScript 3 best practices dictate that when an item is no longer in use, all references to it, as well as all its event listeners, should be removed. This is done to aid garbage collection, as only unreferenced items…

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iPhoneography

Photography

A while back, photographer Chase Jarvis made quite a killing in the app market with Best Camera, a pioneering iPhone photography app that capitalized on a very simple premise: “the best camera is the one that’s with you.” The…

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