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No permission for any foreign photographer in Maldives – MED

Posted in information, News, Photography, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on August 25, 2016

Foreign PhotographerMinistry of Economic Development (MED) has said that there was no special permission for any foreign photographer to operate in Maldives, warning that it will be put a stop to.

Speaking to “Sun” on Wednesday, Registrar of Companies, Mariyam Wisam said that the photography industry was specialized only for locals, but that some foreign photographers were still working in the country.

“Some big resorts are speaking in a way which is creating misunderstandings. They insist they have special permission. There is no special permission. We want to say clearly that no special permission has been given to any business or any party involved in tourism for any foreign photographer to make any agreement with a photography agency,” said Wisam.

Wisam said that complaints regarding foreign photographers sent to Ministry of Economic Affairs were being looked into in association with Ministry of Tourism and Immigration.

She noted that banning foreign photographers from working in Maldives was directly beneficial to the Maldivian youth.

Foreign photographers have earned MVR 11 million within the first six months of this year alone, despite the ban.

Source: Sun Online

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How your world would look if you were a bird

Posted in Daily Life, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on May 25, 2016

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Awesome 25 images of 25 places, including a photo of Male’ the capital city of Maldives. The photo is by me.

Source: http://www.earthporm.com/aerial-birds-eye-view-world

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Where there is love there is life

Posted in Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on January 17, 2015

Save your memory through photography with maldivesphotographer.com

25 Of the best award-winning wedding photos taken in 2014

Posted in Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on January 9, 2015
Photo Credit : Chris Huang

Photo Credit : Chris Huang

Photography contests are great because they tend to attract the best of the best to submit their photos. The International Society Of Professional Wedding Photographers, for example, holds a quarterly competition among their members that collects their best wedding photos for the world to see.
There are 20 different categories that highlight all the different features that can make a wedding photo great – from lighting and composition to dynamic movement or raw emotion. Check out some of their best photos from 2014 below!
More info ispwp.com

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Save your special moment forever…

Posted in Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on August 4, 2014

Photo shoot in Maafushi

Posted in Photography, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on July 16, 2014

IMG_0367 IMG_0356 IMG_0230IMG_0372Maldives photographer http://maldivesphotographer.com

Your wedding in Maldives

Posted in Flickr, Photography, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on June 12, 2014

Best Luxury Romantic Hotel at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Posted in Flickr, News, Photography, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on November 4, 2013
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Royal Island Resort & Spa wins Best Luxury Romantic Hotel at World Luxury Hotel Awards, a photo by m o d e on Flickr.

Royal Island Resort & Spa has been awarded as Best Luxury Romantic Hotel at the World Luxury Hotel and Spa Awards 2013.
http://www.luxuryhotelawards.com/listings/royal-island-resort-spa

Bandiyaa Jehun Dance

Posted in Culture, History, information, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on April 16, 2013

DSC_0358 DSC_0368 DSC_0377 DSC_0379Bandiyaa Jehun is a popular dance form that takes place in the Maldives Island. Though, western pop and Indian music are becoming increasingly popular, but this traditional Bandiyaa Jehun folk dance of Maldives has its own importance. It is like the Indian pot dance, in which the women carrying metal water pots sing and dance to the tune of music. While singing, they tap the pots with their finger rings. Read on to know more about the Maldives Bandiyaa Jehun folk dance.

There is no specific dress for the performers, but definitely they all dress up in uniformity. Usually, women wear a long skirt and a blouse called ‘Dhigu hedhun’. In the present times, many new things have been incorporated like the use of a number of instruments like drum and harmonica. Even as far the music & apparels are concerned, lots of modifications have been made to keep up with the changing trends.

Your wedding in Maldives

Posted in Flickr, People, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on December 31, 2012

Your wedding in Maldives