Loves to shoot the architecture and cityscapes of the UAE, both old and new
The click of my camera’s shutter has a therapeutic effect for me. If I’ve had a bad day at the office I’ll grab my camera after work, head out and shoot some photos, then come home and process them, and then I’m ready to face the world again! I started out with ‘point and shoot’ cameras, then one day I found my Nikon D7000  at a great price, and since then I haven’t looked back.
I’m originally from Egypt, and I moved to Dubai two years ago. I taught myself photography, and I’ve also learned a lot from photography communities here. Landscapes, cityscapes and architecture are my favourite things to shoot, and in the UAE there’s a great variety of subjects, from ultra-modern skyscrapers to intricately decorated mosques and old towns in the desert. My workhorse lens is my Nikon 18-105mm , but capturing good exposures can be tricky with the bright sunshine; I usually bracket my exposures, so my Benro tripod  is essential, as is my Marumi polarising filter  for retaining colour in skies.
I’m finally on a journey that I’ve always wanted to start. My only problem now is dividing my weekends evenly between my
camera and my wife!