Don’t touch the DSLR challenge! * Abu Dhabi Photographer

Sometimes working for yourself can be pretty solitary so it’s always fun to take part in photographer challenges. This one on Two Photogs was perfect for me because I just got a Fuji Instax for my birthday – yippeeeee!

So the weekend of my birthday we headed up to Dubai (hubby was working up there and wasn’t going to be around for my b’day – but that worked perfecly cos he treated us to a night at the Atlantis to make up for that – whooopppeeeeee!!).  These first three pics (which are my challenge submission) are at the Lost Chambers – which I LOVED!!  Let me tell you, taking pics in a dark chamber, filled with glass and bright silvery fish, with a camera that you can’t turn the flash off on, that you can’t change the ISO of, or f-stop – well it’s a challenge – my total fave is the one of all the fish on the right – it was just so surreal – and it was a one shot photo – yes, I brag, but I’m very proud of myself!!!! 😛  KLinstax01

And here are some more of all of us mostly over that weekend – this is SUCH a fun camera – I love that, just like my Holga, it makes you think more before  you press the shutter – you can’t just fire off a dozen photos in case one’s good – and yet, you care less about perfection and let the moments just be… KLinstax03

You’ll see some of them were taken by my girls – who equally loved it. I think I’m going to get a HUGE canvas and some funky drawing pins and start making these into a big collage for our home – I’ll post pics once it’s done!

Have a great weekend, and go out and snap some photos – just for fun, Kirsty x

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Hi, I'm Kirsty, a lifestyle photographer and photography educator who lives in India. My approach to photography is to capture real life – with a little sparkle on top fueled by my obsession with pretty light. I want to treasure the moments that need to be remembered.

Grab a cup of tea and have a roam around my blog to see my photography style and ideas. (Check out the Details section up there on the menu bar, and the FAQ's for lots of info too). I post pictures on here from recent photo sessions, as well as some personal photo projects and some ramblings about life in general. Leave some love, check my page out over on Facebook to stay up to date, and come back again soon,

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