Good day, and let me start with a short introduction of who I am. Where do I come From My name is Anna Shtraus, I am from Russia (technically from USSR, but it is a long story) and I live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. One can describe me as a person who suffers from […]
Read More Who Is Anna Shtraus
The C|C Collective, a group of photography enthusiasts, went on a rather private photowalk in Al Ras, a bustling neighbourhood in Dubai known for its vibrant street life and cultural diversity. The main objective of the photowalk was to capture the festive spirit of Iftar, the evening meal that Muslims have during Ramadan after a […]
Read More Al Ras Iftar Photowalk With Ricoh Gr3 X.
The new Canon R5 feature that enables shooting 400-megapixel images is called the High-Resolution mode, which uses the camera’s in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system to capture multiple shots and merge them into a single high-resolution image. Sounds good, right? But of course, Canon being Canon they forgot to mention a few details to their users […]
Read More A Field Test Of The Canon R5 400 Megapixels update – Art Documentation
Yesterday we went to visit Abrahamic Family House – the architectural complex built in the Cultural District where all the houses of monotheistic faith are located in the same place. WHY DO WE FIND IT IN THE UAE The Abrahamic Family House is rooted in the UAE’s values of peaceful coexistence, diversity, and dialogue, and […]
Read More Abrahamic Family House, Abu Dhabi
Oh, the struggles of photography – I don’t know many people involved in this activity who never faces any struggles, therefore I have recently asked my Instagram friends what their struggles in photography are. Here is the list of what people came up with: Inspiration While all of us struggle with inspiration from time to […]
Read More 12 Photography Challenges and My Advice On How To Overcome Them.
Saudi Founding Day Today is the second time Saudi Arabia celebrates it’s Founding Day – a national holiday to celebrate the culture, heritage and traditions of the Kingdom. I have been to a few places in Saudi Arabia, and they all are different, even the people often look different and speak slightly differently but all […]
Read More The Kingdom Tower, Najd Oasis – Riyadh, KSA.
Today husband left for Riyadh early in the morning (and I didn’t (sad face)). But I decided to seize the day so to say, carpe diem out of the fact that I am up one hour before sunrise… and though there is nothing interesting in terms of weather outside, it is not the reason not […]
Read More Sunrise Beach, Dubai.
Walking around Riyadh feels different now. Still not easy, still not everything is accessible or working like it should, but people don’t look at you like you’re an alien any more. This time I spent 4 hours walking around looking at the front doors of residential area of Al Olaya Street… with a mix of […]
Read More Riyadh, KSA, Doors of Olaya Street.
The following chilly morning I did not feel so chilled anymore, maybe because I was more acclimated or maybe because of the large amount of food we consumed the night before… so I went to take a shower without my farwa (the previous day I went to the shower in a farwa, Uniqlo jacket, beanie, […]
Read More Al Ula Old Town, Maraya, Star Gazing – Day 2.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia, is a city in the province of Medinah, northwest of the country is a destination that has been widely promoted in recent years luring tourists in. One surprising fact is that you either are aware of Al Ula and you want to visit it, or you’re oblivious (Saudi is still a […]
Read More Al Ula Trip – Day 1.