Hany Mah­moud

Loves to shoot the ar­chi­tec­ture and cityscapes of the UAE, both old and new

NPhoto - - Me & My Nikon -

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 [1] 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 [2], but cap­tur­ing good ex­po­sures can be tricky with the bright sun­shine; I usu­ally bracket my ex­po­sures, so my Benro tri­pod [3] is es­sen­tial, as is my Marumi po­lar­is­ing fil­ter [4] 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!

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