A JORDANIAN DUBAI-BASED LANDSCAPE & CITYSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER.
My images are everyday stories told differently.
It all started with a Canon 550D, borrowed from a friend for a video project at work. That was the first time I handled a DSLR camera and I had no idea how to use it. But the challenge got me instantly hooked! Very soon I was lapping up the basics, and experimenting with different modes and settings on my very-own DSLR. In time, my curiosity turned into a hobby, and very soon this hobby blossomed into a burning passion.
Mother nature has so much to give us on a daily basis! There is no day like other when it comes to landscape photography. I usually enjoy arriving to the location 1 to 2 hours before the right light arrives to walk around and think stories and how I can translate them to actual photographs. I like to take my time and think of elements to include in my compositions from foregrounds to backgrounds and how I can make this final image more attractive and appealing. From the moment the sun rises till the moment it sets, capturing those moments is what I want to always do. Blue & Golden hours are my favorite and most magical hours in the day.
Landscape photography has become my passion. Sometimes, due to weather conditions, I end up going home without a single image but this is landscape photography, mother nature always has something better planned for me. One of the best places I’ve visited for landscape photography was Iceland.
I was never a morning person but now my passion for cityscape photography makes me want to wake up at 4:00 AM and be on location to enjoy the beauty of sunrises. There’s something about sunlight and how it behaves on architecture that is just absolutely stunning. The light is so soft in the morning that you can see all the details of the buildings and architecture in a way different from how you see it during the day where the light is harsh. Same goes for sunsets when the light becomes so vibrant, experiencing different gradients of colors in the sky along with beautiful clouds.
I’m so lucky to live in a city like Dubai where we see buildings being developed on a daily basis adding more interesting architecture. Shooting from rooftops is definitely my favorite but there are so many other places you can enjoy shooting on ground.
In 2018, I decided to enter the world of YouTube to document my photography journey and share my experiences with family & friends. I was inspired by so many YouTubers online who talk about their experiences and challenges they go through while taking their photos. I like the idea of sharing what’s on my mind when I arrive to different location and explaining how I am planning to take my shots.
Being an Arab speaker, I decided to produce Arabic content to share my experiences across the region however including English subtitles for non-Arabic speaking audience. I believe YouTube is a great portal to get my work exposed in the region and around the world.
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Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 Mark ii
Canon 16-35mm f2.8 Mark i
Canon 70-200 f4 Non-IS
Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod
Phottix Shutter Release C8
Pixel Pro Digital Camera 100M Wireless Shutter Remote Control
Lee Foundation Kit + Lee Filters + Lee Circular Polarizer
Canon G7X Mark ii
Zoom H1 Recorder
AZDEN EX503 Omni-Directional Lavaliere Microphone
Premium 3in1 Telescopic Pole
GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition