I’m Samir Belhamra, and since I was a child, I have been fascinated by art… Creativity. I was born into a modest family, in a small neighborhood, with buildings as the only landscape.
I started drawing, making graffiti’s and inventions when I was a kid, then the internet, photography, and tools, such as Photoshop, opened an endless horizon to travel through graphic universes. They allowed me to develop my ideas and launch my computer graphics business, in other words: my main tool!
Before starting, I prefer to say it right away: I am not a professional photographer! I do not have this ambition and I do not feel at all level.
But I learned the picture on the job and I think that my simple language will be useful for all the insiders who want to progress.
I would also like to point out that these tips apply to all types of devices, be it cameras, laptops, drones, or even tablets (dedication to my mom who uses her tablet for vacation photos).
No need to have a 3000€ SLR… I used and am using my Sony A7 and Nikon D750 (not expensive gear) because they do the job and they are easy to use, light, small in my bag.
If you’re thinking about spending thousands on new cameras and lenses, think twice.
People often end up disappointed that their shiny new toys aren’t producing that “wow” factor they were expecting.
You can take stunning photos that you’ll be proud of, even with a modest digital camera fitted with its standard zoom lens. But you need to have a solid understanding of the basics.
That’s why it is critical to master composition and light, before spending anything on new gear
Cameras + Lenses
Sony Alpha 7 + Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 + Samyang 85mm f/1.4 E-Mount
SIRUI Tripod -AM-254-10R with ball Head and Center column
Benro Mach3 Aluminum Tripod with Ballhead
Haida M10 Holder Kit + ND10 Stops + ND 6-Stops Red Diamonds + Clear Night Filter + CPL Filter
WANDRD Prkve Bag 31L Blue
Lume Cube Light and Air (x4)
ASUS Desktop computer + BenQ PD2700U Monitor Special Designer
PaletteGear Expert Kit – XP-PEN DECO Pro Medium
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
Big advice I can and I need to give is: BE YOURSELF. This can look “Cliché”, but… Try to find a place between copy and inspiration… between your vision and what you see every day… Don’t block yourself into a BOX!
Break the rules and don’t run about the “likes” on social media, people will come to you naturally if you do what you love!