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Morning Babycakes!

brekkie: Australian slang for breakfast. Styled & Shot by Dina El-Hakim for The Music Issue #82 * * that’s right, the issue where Jim Jefferies and MY photo sit side by side, sitting in a tree…k-i-s-s-i-n-…erm, oops! tee-hee :)

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New Zealand

Mountains, fjords, rocky landscapes and beyond…here are my favourites from my trip to New Zealand last month. Oh and goofy/serious portraits with my friend Lamia and her soon-to-be family! ;) xo Dina   

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Whitsunday Islands

“You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in one drop.” – Rumi   

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café merci me

My last assignment for The Music (page 27) was cover all things coffee. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world *. Here are some of my current favorite places where I often do coffee runs, in typical Melbourne style… Tall Timber – simply awesome coffee quality & milk choices Duke’s Roasters – the one on Flinder’s Lane … Continue reading

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stopping for doughnuts

Extra extra…Issue #76 of The Music just got published. If this sends you down a sugary, slippery slope, I’m unapologetic.   xo Dina { @ Doughboys Melbourne } { @ Shortstop Coffee and Donuts }

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petit lesson : centered vs off-center photography

No doubt about it – placing a subject off-center is more interesting. There simply isn’t any energy in the center. Once I placed the purple star flower off-center, to the right, the flower vase became alive, three-dimensional and more interesting. Doing this with people is crucial as well. You want to place them slightly off-center … Continue reading