Mohamed Mekhamer is my name I'm a freelance photographer based in Istanbul, Turkey .. Weddings, Vacation, Lifestyle, Fashion, Commercial photography also photograph Landscapes, Music Concerts, Events, Conferences and Street Photography. More about me:
My passion for photography started more than ten years ago when I received my first compact camera to capture my families happy and important moments like vacations and birthdays. However, I didn't stop there I took my camera with me wherever I go and start to capture landscapes of my city and portraits of my friend and of course street photography this made me want to dig deeper in photography and learning basics and even advanced photography techniques.
With self-study "thanks to the Internet" and financial support from my family I got my first DSLR Then I decided that I'll not pursue a career with my college degree instead I started working as a photojournalist for a while back in 2011 as the Arab Spring rises in my country "Egypt" and I was there to document the Egyptian revolution through my lens.
I start working as a freelance with some advertising and media companies covering events related to Cinema and TV like Movie premieres and Cairo international film festivals until I decided to shoot Weddings and did it for more than five years before moving to Istanbul in 2016. Awards:
2012 - 3rd Place "Bronze" in Jordan 10th International Photography Festival.
2013 - One of top 10 Finalist in Scott Kelby's Photo Walk "Leader Competition."
2013 - Honorable Mention in Sharjah Award Photo and my photo get printed in the award catalog.
2014 - INDIAFRICA Photography Contest 2014 Top 20 Winners.
2014 - 1st Prize in Nikon MEA #IAMAMOVEMENT Motion Themed Photo Competition.
2016 - First place "Arab Cup Award" in Sharjah Arab Photo Forum "Egyptian Team."