Dubai: Shooting it Like a Pro

Snow Cavern, Ski Dubai

dubai united arab emirates Lauren Lancaster / Veras for TIME
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Perhaps the most difficult aspect of photographing Dubai, Lancaster says, is that many locals discourage taking pictures of women, feeling that capturing a woman's face on film is disrespectful. In the festive environment of Ski Dubai, Lancaster felt comfortable training her lens on this young girl playing on a toy "ice bridge," but was still careful not to reveal the child's features. When in doubt, says Lancaster, it is always best to ask permission.

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