new work and special video tutorial for Fishtail & Loose Rope braids

It's been a while since i update, and let's hope I will post more, but it's very hard to update both twitter, facebook, tumblr , deviantart and now google+!

I'm trying to update my work for the 2011-2012 in my free time, and now as you know i do videography and guess what it's cool and fun. so the team and I were trying to make tutorials that we can include in our videos at ladydesign channel! yay yes we can channel now subscribe!!

The idea about the tutorial came from friends around me when i used to make special braids like fishtail braid and Loose Rope braid and they kept asking me how did i do it, i told them youtube! they said why don't you make us one in your own way and we will make it as well.
we gathered the team and the makeup artist did a wonderful job in the eyeshadows and makeup too. so we filmed with Ksyusha : my muse! and it turned great.

I added the new tutorial on youtube and i got great feedbacks from my friends, family and it makes me happy that they are trying to do the braids now by themselves!
we will add more tutorials in the future and more surprises. If you would like to add more suggestions what you want to see in the next videos please share :)

please do enjoy the photos and the watch the video.


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and here is the video tutorial, enjoy :)

Portfolio for 2011

I have been away for months for holidays, talking about my book, joining projects and made some commercial work, I got macbook pro and now i have the time finally to update my portfolio, with better quality and new things with it. I started doing videography along with photography for clients, models. 
We started to do our first work with my first model Ksyusha, Farah was the makeup artist, she did a great job in the makeup and got this amazing foundation. The idea of the video is really great for people who sometimes think the makeup is photoshoped.
we didn't use any photoshop at this one, I felt that I should leave them that way. 
please enjoy the video and i hope you will like it, subscribe if you are in youtube, and wait for more work.
We used aluminum foil for the background which gave the glowing effect and reflections.
you can try it yourself and you will see how it gives the special atmosphere for your photos.

Model: Ksyusha
Makeup Artist: Farah AlShohomy
Assistant: Royenna

formspring for cameras & photoshop questions

Ask me anything related to cameras / photoshop / photography & i will do my best to answer, also I can help u choosing your first camera, I will do my best to guide you.

heritage and colours

heritage and colours, originally uploaded by ladydesign.

Via Flickr:
Model: Andrea

Hair & Makeup: Farah Al Shohomy



Judging Photography Competition at Murdoch University

It was a great honour to be one of the judges for Murdoch University Dubai Photography Competition.
We went to the university 2 week ago to to see students' photographs from high schools & universities around UAE and to select winners for each category.
I just wanted to say that all of them did great job and I loved their photographs.
Keep shooting because you are doing it right and directly from your heart.

Their Third Annual Student Photography Exhibition was last week on Wednesday.

For more information please check this to read more about it and to check some of winners' photographs.

I know I don't post like I used to but you can always find me on tumblr or Twitter

There is one more post coming very soon :)

Wesgreen lecture and the book tour

First of Feb, I had a lecture at Wesgreen School for Design & Art department students to talk about my career and my photobook "Movements".  The faculty & staff  were very welcoming and I would like to thank Mr Asif Mehmood the senior head of Art & Design at Wesgreen for helping and organising it for me. Also for Mr Yamam for  preparing and helping me out on the day of lecture.

the School is really good. It was such a wonderful experience to meet the wonderful students who some of them have really promising future and I'm proud of them. It's really nice to meet young fresh people who also have great sense of humour. I enjoyed the most the Q&A, some of the students' questions were really smart and actually good.

I'm have more plans to visit some Universities & Schools for the tour of the book / talking briefly about my career, Q&A. whenever i have time, if you are in one and would like me to come you can send me an email and I will try my best to be there. It's always great to meet new people^^