Mohamed Mekhamer
Hello,
I'm a freelance photographer based in Istanbul, Turkey.

I shoot Wedding, Vacation, Lifestyle, Fashion, Commercial, Events, Conferences, photography.

I'm also interested in photographing Landscapes, Music Concerts, Street and Travel Photography.

More about me:
My passion for photography started more than ten years ago. I received my first digital camera to capture photos of my family during our summer vacation in a seaside city.

I didn't stop there. I took my camera with me wherever I go and start to capture the landscape of my city "Cairo" and portraits of my friend and some street photography.

I wanted to dig deeper into photography and learn the basics, 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 photographer.

Back in 2011, as The Arab Spring rises in my country Egypt, 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, Turkey in 2016.

Starting from scratch in a new country that you don't know the language was very challenging, but now after working for more than four years in Turkey, I can say it was worth it.

I love Istanbul and Turkey in general. I like the nature, the people, the culture and the food :)

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."
During various photography workshops I hosted