If you love music, and are in Dubai, then one of the things that you have to do this February is to attend an evening of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival. There will be 4 main gigs over the two weekends, (this time one of the artists being featured is none other than Carlos Santana), and 5 days at the Jazz Garden with reputed artists from all over the globe.
The atmosphere is just beyond description, you have to be there to actually take it all in. The music transforms you to another planet, as the artists encourage you (all the audience) to join in and have a good time. After a long hard days work, all the grinding through the traffic, one cannot ask for a better relaxation therapy than to spend an evening at the Jazz Festival.
If you need more information on this, go to their website at www.dubaijazzfest.com and you will get all details related to the event.
Its an evening that you will not regret…do mark the dates in your diary.
Sometimes we get too stressed out with “what we need to photograph” or “I need to find the right subject”. When you find yourself in this situation, the best thing to do is to just ease off a bit, take a few steps back and try to relax. The worst thing that can happen is to let yourself get stressed, because then you find a lot of frustration creeping in, because nothing seems to be going the way you want it to!
Felt this way before with your photography? Don’t worry, it happens all the time; the important thing is to find ways to keep yourself occupied, and still be on the lookout for something to make a picture with.
One of the things that allows us to relax, (and help us remain focused on our photography), at times like this is taking a walk on the sea shores; – walk bare foot in the water while the waves lap around your feet, feel the sand, water…just connect with nature. It is a total relaxation therapy; and in most cases, you always come out refreshed, and ready to start all over again. On more occasions than one, we have found subjects to photograph during these walks on the beach.
The above picture is an example of what we are talking about……give it a try!