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An All-day Cantonese Dining Experience at Yauatcha – Photobook Photography Article

An All-day Cantonese Dining Experience at Yauatcha Yauatcha (pronounced as: “yow-atcha.”) is the latest chic Chinese concept by the Hakkasan Group in partnership with Al Khozama Management company. Tucked inside the AlFaisaliah Mall – Mode, Yauatcha is a contemporary dim sum tea house that combines two great things; dim sums and cocktails. This place is seriously stunning and has a relaxed vibe despite being a fine dining restaurant. The menu features an array of dumpling creations along with soups and…

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We must hire on merit, not on nationality – Photobook Photography Article

We must hire on merit, not on nationality How can any health authority hire a comms head based on nationality, especially during a pandemic? A couple of days ago, I was triggered. Someone shared a role with me, and asked me to have a look. The position was responsible for managing all communications and outreach at a health authority in the Gulf. The write-up was fine. What got me riled up was the requirement that the person be a national.…

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What I Learned from Capturing My First Total Solar Eclipse – Photography Article

Last week I made the long trip from the UK to Chile in the hopes of capturing my first total solar eclipse. I had experienced a cloudy total solar eclipse from the UK in 1999 but back then I was just 9 years old and certainly no photographer. Now that I’m apparently a professional landscape astrophotographer, a total solar eclipse was a gaping hole in my portfolio. Total solar eclipses are of course a rare event. They occur once every…

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My Three Years Without a Photography Agent – Photography Article

In September 2016, my photography agents, Vaughn-Hannigan, abruptly closed their doors after 10 years in business. Since then I have been without an agent, representing myself, and I thought I would look back and ask the question which has been lingering with me through this time: to agent or not to agent? After the news broke of Vaughn-Hannigan’s closure, there was a flurry of activity. Art Department, a major Photo Agency in New York, offered to take on all the…

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My Nightmare with USPS Insurance in Shipping a Camera Lens – Photography Article

Photography is amazing, but it does require gear. I recently moved from Canon to Sony, so I had to offload a camera body, lenses, flashes, and triggers. I purchased out-of-pocket insurance on all of my gear packages just to have some peace-of-mind. I sent the last piece of my Canon kit, my awesome Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (a009), on January 10th. This was my first serious photography lens (costing over $500), which I originally purchased used. I rolled the actual lens…

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