Kuwait is the most popular country on Instagram

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According to Kuwaitiful, #kuwait is the most popular country hashtag on Instagram with around 8.2 million photos while #usa has around 7.7 million photos. The population of the United States is around 300 million while Kuwait is around 3 million. Nuff said. Check out Kuwaitiful’s post [Here]


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Red Bull 5 Pics Virtual Tour

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In case you missed the Red Bull 5 Pics exhibition at 52 Degrees, photographer Alex Dennis Bolado created a virtual tour of the exhibition that took place there a couple of weeks back. Red Bull 5 Pics was a competition in which each photographer using just 5 photographs had to answer the brief “Kuwait through your eyes”. Check out the virtual tour [Here]

Once you’re done with the tour you can check out all the submissions including the winners on the Red Bull website [Here]


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In Pictures: Kuwait’s people ‘without’

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Al Jazeera is featuring some great black and white photos of the bidoon community in Kuwait with all the photos taken by award winning photographer, Greg Constantine. Check them out [Here]


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22 Breathtaking Views From the World’s Tallest Buildings

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Gizmodo have a post on views from the world’s tallest buildings and a photo by Pedro Dashti made the list. It’s the photo above taken from the top of Al Hamra Tower. Check out all 22 photos [Here]

Thanks Nasser


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Under the bridge

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A reader (Alex) is starting a series of 360 landscape shots which he’s calling “Landscape in Motion”. The first of the series starts off under a bridge outside Kuwait City and you can interact with it by clicking [Here]

Make sure you click the “Stand Here” icons when you see them to be transported to a different location. And yeah Kuwait does look really beautiful in these shots.


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Sami Alramyan on EyeEm

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Sami Alramyan, a photographer based in Kuwait was recently featured on the photography blog EyeEm. Sami does a lot of black and white street photography and recently represented Kuwait for the second year running in “The 24 Hour Project“.

You can check out his photos [Here]
You can check out the feature on him [Here]


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Take a peek inside the VVIP Terminal

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I’ve never seen the terminal up close but based on the photos it’s a lot bigger and nicer than I imagined it to be. I’m also surprised there aren’t even more photos online… or at least I couldn’t find any. Check out some photos of the terminal [Here]

Note: First photo from [Here]


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Star Trails Session IV

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Calling all photographers, if you’re interested in taking part in a group activity then this is a good one. Star trails photography involves long exposure shots of either the sky or landscapes where the movement of the stars in the sky form light trails in your shots (similar to the shot above). Not only will you end up with some interesting shots but its also a great way to meet new people.

Here is a list of gear you need to bring:
1. A DSLR
2. A tripod
3. Bring extra batteries or at least fully charge yours
4. A high capacity memory card
5. Shutter release
6. Food
7. Flashlights
8. Mat or chair to sit on

The meetup point will be the Mishref CO-OP parking lot on March 15th at 6PM. For more details check this [Link]

Photo above taken by Saleh AlRashaid

Thanks Kim


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Mutla Ridge in 360

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If you’ve never been to the Mutla Ridge up in the north of Kuwait you can now view it online in a 360 virtual tour. It was created by Alex, the same guy behind the Ahmadi Lights in 360 last month. [Link]

Thanks Alex


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360 Virtual Tour of the Ahmadi Lights

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Ahmadi currently has a beautiful light display up and one of my readers took it upon himself to create a 360 Virtual Tour of some of the displays. It’s a great way of experiencing Ahmadi at night without having to go there so check out the 360 shots [Here]

Thanks Alex


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