Dubai Night 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 fancy, and iconic structures start dominating one’s eyes and imagination. Of course, the stifling heat of a desert summer also abates after sunset, making nighttime photography a much more inviting proposition.
I shoot most of my night photographs using a Nikon D700—a camera known for its excellent noise handling, a very important consideration when shooting at long exposures. White balance is usually set to fluorescent to neutralize the green tinge of building lights as well as to give the shot a nice “blue hour” feel.