7 Outdoor Photographers to check out in the Middle-East

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Photography Published: 26 July 2019


With more than 1 billion monthly active users on Instagram constantly sharing photos these days, we can say that anyone nowadays can feel like a photographer. Despite this, we can still find some talented people that stand up from the crowd. With so many images sprouting all over this ephemeral field, it is quite impressive to still find some folks that are able to keep us glued to our screens in a never-ending scrolling mode.

 

Architecture, Landscape and Travel Photography are among the most popular photography genres that reign plenty of Instagram accounts. These all three are not mutually exclusive and can be adopted by one single photographer.

 

Keeping a highly curated Instagram feed is highly beneficial since it helps us as a way of consuming high-quality visual content. We can’t escape from the fact that everything we consume (in a cultural sense) will have an effect in our photographs. Positive or negative equally, the choice is on you. Do you want to keep repeating the same photos others had already made strenuously, or do you want to make meaningful photos that matter?

 

Therefore, we want to share with you just 7 outdoor photographers from the middle east that will keep you inspired and well nurtured as well.

 

Dany Eid

He is a Dubai based photographer with a keen eye for both nature and urban settings. He has been specializing over the years in architecture (both interior and exterior) as well as cityscapes and landscapes. He is basically portraying the best out of the modern world and is giving it to us in pristine looking photographers filled with aesthetics and awe.

 

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As many photographers he has a strong artistic related background. He studied interior design and painting, so there’s the origin of his love for architecture. He has been roaming since quite a while and since 2014 he became a full time photographer. He has a strong relationship with photography as Carl Zeiss ambassador and as an educator from the Nikon School program. As many photographers he started slowly and has developed a solid style and world vision which he shares with the world via his workshops.

 

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Watching his portfolio is a pleasing experience since he has been able to capture the beauty of the outdoors in a balanced way. You can watch his photos here and you can follow him as he dwells around the globe here.

 

Huda Bin Redha

The lawyer/photographer combination is indeed a common thing in photography, and Huda Bin Redha is one of these examples. That is actually one of the biggest beauties of photography, it can be a full-time profession, or it can easily cope with other disciplines. It is a lifestyle, and a great life companion too.

 

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She is highly known for her travel photographs, but with a slight (or high if you wish) twist. She has focused on aerial landscape photography, and all her compositions have a mesmerizing canvas feeling due to the aesthetic she has.

 

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Her drone photography is a true eye-opener, and will take you to familiar places but in a different way. That is the great deal about Huda’s, you might actually have come across these places before, yet she knows how to get the god-like angle that goes even deeper than her pictures demonstrate many cases of preparation ahead.

Huda is a true inspiration, and you can watch more of her work here.

 

Faisal Aljerifani

If you want to get out of the city feeling, then Faisal’s photographs will blow your mind. He is strictly a landscape photographer with little (if none) focus on the human footprint around the world. He is a Saudi photographer from a small town called Hail, and maybe that has something to do with his passion towards the outdoors.

 

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You can feel that his photos have been taken in Mars or just another place in the galaxy. All these places that we can see here are far, far away, and in fact it can take several hours and even days to reach to them. There is little information about his background, which makes this account an absolute jewel in any feed.

 

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Alia ‘Coucla’ Refaat 

Here you’ll have a different taste since she is a commercial photographer beyond anything else. She started her journey as a photographer in 2005, and hasn’t stopped since then. This profession has led her to more than 30 countries so far and is another great inspiration, especially if you are in the western hemisphere since you can get another vision of the world with her productions.

 

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Specializing in advertising and creating original photography and video content on digital platforms for all brands and entities, Coucla managed to have exhibitions in several countries, published her own book, taught, and led, photography expeditions in Asia.

 

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In 2010 she was named as Egypt’s Arts Ambassador, just 5 years after grabbing her camera in a professional way. She has developed solid styles in commercial and travel photography and has started tickling with documentary photography as well. You can watch more of her work here, and you can follow her around the world here.

 

Shadi Nassri

If you like to often watch the skies, then you’ll love this account. Shadi is currently based in Spain and has a huge passion for astrophotography. He also shoots landscapes on a regular basis, but that extra notch you can watch from his stargazed night photography is simply mouthwatering.

 

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There is an extra caring feeling towards details and an obvious fine art aura in his photographs. He rarely shoots from within the city, but when he does he blends architecture and buildings in an exquisite way. His work is the best proof we can show you that landscapes aren’t simply waiting there to be captured, they need to be sought, and patience is most in these cases.

 

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Ayesha Abassi

She has a professional background in the field of digital marketing, however, her true passion is landscape and travel photography. She has one goal in mind, capturing the beauty of the world, and she has definitely achieved it in a splendid way. She started devoting more and more to photography in 2007, and with the years she has developed a unique style.

 

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It is said that she uses a achieves a mesmerizing level of hyperrealism in every shot she crafts, and as you look more and more deeply in her work, you can feel all the skills she has developed through the years. The great think about her work is the vast diversity that you can feel at first glance. There are plenty of colors under a generous array of temperatures. Also, you can feel the whole greatness of time in her shots. Her latest two trips (Ethiopia and Finland) is something to watch!

 

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Abdelrahman ‘Koree’ Gabr

Always dwelling between Egypt, the US, and Dubai, Koree is a photographer that seems to be various in one. Highly successful as a commercial and as a landscape photographer, he has been featured in CNN over three times and has been seen multiple times in social media as well.

 

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He loves to document people and places, but Egypt has won his heart. He tries to capture all the magic he can find in it in order to build a deeper patriotism in this chaotic and ancient civilization that has marveled so many people around the world. He tries to capture a very specific spirit that only Egyptian cities have through his unique cinematic style. His portfolio is considered to be a time capsule that has the power of blending modernity with the historic value of his beloved country Egypt.

 

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He is an official Sony Alpha Photographer, and he keeps expanding his work in both hemispheres. You can see more of his work here and you can follow him around the world here.

 

We have spoken about Instagram feeds of course because plenty photographers use it and has become a very common place. However, we encourage you to take your time, and enjoy their work at their websites. There is where they usually publish the best curated selection of their photos, and just a few manage to get through. It is nice to have a curated Instagram feed that will meet your needs as a photographer, but sometimes, you simply need to sit back and relax in a slower paced format like websites.

 

If you are starting to take photography seriously in your life, and you want to become a more committed photographer, then you should do the following. Try having two Instagram accounts, one for the social stuff, and one exclusively for photography. This will allow you to separate things out, and trust us, you’ll see the difference between watching selfies and cats on a daily basis and watching only serious photographs. The next step will be to build a website for you to showcase the best of the best of your shots


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