Top Product Photographers In The Middle East, Dubai, And Israel

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Top Product Photographers In The Middle East

A sophisticated photograph of a product that captures its distinctive sites can make it 10 times more desirable to customers. And the individuals that make it happen are the product photographers. The result of their dedication and hard work is the photos and images we see everywhere from magazines to internet platforms.

So, let’s take a look at some of the most prominent and leading product photographers in the Middle East, Dubai, and Israel.

Bader Alwazeer (Bahrain)

The very first entry on our list is Bader Alwazeer from Bahrain. Bader Alwazeer is the perfect example of doing what you love and loving what you do. He was just 6 years old when he held his first camera and it was then he realized his love for photography. 

Over the years, Bader’s passion for photography only grew bigger which led him to pursue this profession wholeheartedly. He secured his Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Art and Technology from the UK’s Leeds Metropolitan University and finally started his career in the photography field in 2009.

From the early stage of his career, Bader proved his potential with his high-standard photography skill that helped him secure deals with many local and international brands like McDonald’s, Costa Coffee, Booking.com, Microsoft, Zain Telecom, Jawad Group, LBC Group, Daneh Fashion, Magic Wok, Rotana Magazine, Almajdouie Group, New York Coffee, AKS Design, Saatchi and Saatchi, Pet Arabia, Toffee House, Burger Lounge, ANB Insurance, Amal Almulla Design, and Aryaf Bakeries.

Bader Alwazeer (Bahrain) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Bader Alwazeer (Bahrain) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Bader believes that taking great pictures requires both passion and good equipment. This is why he tries to use only the best of the equipment for his works. He also believes that beauty, adventures, and inspirations are the core of photography that gives them life. Even though he is based in Bahrain, Bader likes to travel around to get unique inspirations for his work. He also excels in multiple photography genres including fashion, advertising, food, and nature.

Donna Douda (Cairo, Egypt)

Donna Gouda is a very talented product photographer from Cairo, Egypt. She wanted to be an artist in her early stage of life and started her career as a painter. While working as a painter, Donna started photography to add more textures and feels to her artwork that led her to engage in the creative process of photography. 

Later she realized her love and passion for photography and wanted to pursue it further. But instead of impulsively jumping into a new path, Donna went on to study media design to know more about the field and finally started her career in media design. 

Donna Douda (Cairo, Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Donna Douda (Cairo, Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Despite being relatively new in her photography career, Donna gained attention from many artists and photographers in a very short time. She believes that her passion and professionalism along with her unique artistic touch played a major role in her success in this field. 

Donna considers photography not just her profession but a way to feed her artistic mind. Over the years, she has worked with many respectable clients like IDENTITY MAGAZINE, MEMA EL SHAFEAY JEWELRY, Citystars magazine, La Nuova Vista, etc.

Ahmed Osos (Egypt)

A trusted name in the food marketing part of the photography industry is Ahmed Osos. Ahmed has been in this field for over three years. But in this very short span of time, he has worked with some big and well-known agencies, food companies, and restaurants. His client list includes brands like Hathout, HAppy Sweet, Badawy Pastry, and Zucca.

Ahmed Osos (Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Ahmed Osos (Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.

One of the many reasons behinds Ahmed’s popularity is his ability to capture the unique perspective of each brand he works with. He is very professional in his work and offers a broad range of professional photography services regarding any food-related business. Besides food, Ahmed also works in the area of fashion and horse photography. 

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Tarek Salah (Egypt)

Next up, we have Tarek Salah, A freelance commercial photographer from Egypt with over years of experience. Instead of going for the stereotypical and over-the-top product photography, Tarek likes to take on exceptional projects. He believes that he can fully portray his intuitive and innovative styles through such projects, and inspire people about different outlooks. 

As for education, Tarek finished his studies at the Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University, Egypt. He was in the Department of Photography, cinema, and TV. After graduation, he started his career in the photography field and quickly built up a name for himself. 

Tarek Salah (Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Tarek Salah (Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Tarek is famous for capturing the distinctive sides of a product that grabs the attention of the customers with ease. But he doesn’t only depend on his skills regarding his works. Only the best equipment is used for his shoots which answers his professionalism and the result is extraordinary. 

Tarek’s professional experience covers working with many large and small companies’ production houses and advertising agencies such as Strategies, Animation, Hama Film Production. Some of his biggest clients include BMW, Baraka Bank, Someday, Iwan Developments, Marina Home, Kempinski, Pirelli, Badie Architects, L’Oreal, Telecom Egypt, and M2 Developments. 

Sherif Tamim (Cairo, Egypt)

“A seasoned and skilled food photographer with the heart of an artist”- this is the perfect sentence to describe our next photographer, Sherif Tamim. Tamim is an Egypt-based professional Food, Lifestyle, and Travel photographer from Cairo. It wasn’t his initial intention to take up photography as a profession. But his childhood and family played a great role in driving him on this route.

Tamim’s family grew up in Italy among unique cultures and lifestyles. Growing up in a family full of artists, Tamim grew passionate about the different flavors and aspects of life as well as his authentic Egyptian culture. Upon finishing his studies at a school of architecture in 2001, he started to do some small-scale photography but it was more of a hobby than a career at that time. However, after his first-ever exhibition about Siwa oasis, a paradise in the North of Egypt’s western desert, Tamim realized his passion for photography and finally decided to pursue it as a career.

Sherif Tamim (Cairo, Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Sherif Tamim (Cairo, Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Tamim has been always attracted to the different lifestyles and unique cultures of people around the world. He considers food as one of the pillars of cultures which was the main reason for him choosing food photography as his career. Tamim tries to capture the essence and aspects of people’s lives through their culinary details that make him one of the best in this profession. 

With a team consisting of talented individuals, Tamim has been working relentlessly to leave his signature artistic touch in the industry and reach where he is now. He has worked with many big clients over the years that includes brands like Chivas, Vodafone, Hyundai, Chevron, Siemens, Caviar, and many more.

Batool Al Daawai (Egypt)

Batool Al Daawai, the founder of Blow Creative Studio has been active as a product photographer since 2011. Batool attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and was always highly interested in the fashion industry from an early age. Later in life, she got to work with some of the most renowned fashion individuals in New York that made her realize her passion for photography.

Batool continued to pursue photography further and quickly made a name for herself in the industry. Her studio, Blow Creative Studio mainly excels in fashion and art but she and her team are working consistently to expand their specialty further into other forms of visual artistry.

Batool Al Daawai (Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Batool Al Daawai (Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Batool has worked with brands like Coca-cola, ZED, Vodafone, Palm Hills, Etisalat, etc. Some of her works with famous celebrities, designers, and brands have been showcased in many advertisements and magazines because of their artistic and unique value. 

Coucla Refaat(Cairo, Egypt)

Commercial, Travel, and Documentary photographer Coucla Refaat was named the “Ambassador of Arts in Egypt” for her extremely artistic photography exhibition at the Indonesian Embassy. The exhibition represented the Cremation rituals in Bali and gained attention from many experts in the photography world. 

Council was always drawn to the feeling of traveling around the world, meeting amazing people on her way, and capturing their incredible rituals. She considers her life as a long mission of living through the amazing experiences life has to offer and present them to the world through her works. 

Coucla Refaat(Cairo, Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Coucla Refaat(Cairo, Egypt) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Her very first photography book “Dance of Life” shows the journey of a young woman through Thailand. It was commissioned by the Royal Thai Embassy in Cairo to portray the Royal Kingdom of Thailand in Egypt and the middle east. Aside from commissions, Coucla’s long list of clients includes G Native, Vodafone, Marassi Golf, Le Petit Marseillais, Arena, Palm Hills, etc. 

Adam Bader(Jordan)

One of the big guns in the industry, Adam Bader has been active as a professional photographer since 2001. He started his career as a Dubai-based photographer, then circulated back to Jordan through Europe. 

Adam has been always distinctive about his photography work. Despite the photography norm shifting towards immersive images, he decided to show his skills with interactive imagery by combining skill and technique.

Adam Bader(Jordan) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Adam Bader(Jordan) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Eventually, with the idea of creating realistic product images, he started his own production studio MagicMedia. The agency focuses on 360º & 3D Product photography and 360º virtual tour creation for different business locations. Adam has worked with many well-known companies like are HP, Renault, Radisson, Mazda, Kawar, King Hussein Foundation, etc.

Issa Saleh AlKindy(Oman)

This list is incomplete without Issa Saleh AlKindy. Despite being born in Oman, Issa had to move around a lot in his childhood. He spent his childhood in the midst of many different cultures across the Middle East and North Africa. So, naturally, he grew an interest in different traditions and ethnic heritages from an early age. 

Issa considers his upbringing and boyhood an inspiration for his professional life. The elements in his photography portray his passion for experiencing newer things and inspirations from the past.

Issa Saleh AlKindy(Oman) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Issa Saleh AlKindy(Oman) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Issa has collaborated with many high-profile organizations like Panamera, Damas, Royal Jet, Forbes are some of his clients. Marie Claire is one of the regular publications that publish his work. He has also been featured on Forbes multiple times. 

JEAN-PIERRE TARABAY(Lebanon)

JEAN-PIERRE TARABAY is the master of creating technical and artistic photography. He was born in Byblos, Lebanon, and attended school at the University of Holy Spirit Kaslik majoring in photography. He was naturally drawn to photography because of his studies and started his career as a professional photographer later in the process. 

Jean likes to merge his business knowledge with his photography skills which is one of the most important elements of being a good product photographer. His experience and personal techniques have landed him numerous deals with many major clients like MEa airline, Mercedes Benz, Mastercard, Provoc, etc. Needless to say, he focuses intently on the customer’s needs without losing his personal touch which really says everything about his professionalism.

JEAN-PIERRE TARABAY(Lebanon) - Vector Design US, Inc.
JEAN-PIERRE TARABAY(Lebanon) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Apart from shooting business deals, Jean has organized many photo exhibitions locally and internationally of both his personal works and group exhibitions. He is also often invited to various universities to give lectures.

Ansel Adams(Oman)

Another seasoned photographer on our list is Ansel Adams. Ansel was originally born in Kerala, India. Soon after his family moved to Muskat, Oman where he was raised and currently lives in. Despite being an Oman-based photographer, Ansel loves to travel around the world for inspiration and capture whatever catches his eye. He believes that not everything has to be unique to stand out and sometimes simplicity is the key.

Ansel Adams(Oman) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Ansel Adams(Oman) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Throughout his professional life as a media photographer, Ansel has collaborated with numerous marketing agencies, companies, and brands. It’s his quality of works that makes him one of the most sought out photographers in Oman. Publications like Auto-Oman, Cuisines Oman, Tech Oman are some of the issues where his works are featured regularly.

Ansel’s area of expertise includes products, food, Auto, events, corporate, fashion, architectural interiors, still life, landscapes so basically almost everything. But he has stated many times to have enjoyed advertising and marketing the most.

Al Raza(Qatar)

Based in Qatar, Al Raza is one of the leading names in the list of affordable product photographers in the middle east. Throughout his entire career, Al Raza has been offering various photography and videography services at a very cost-effective rate. But despite being taking less money than many professionals in this field, his work is nothing but pure arts. 

Al Raza(Qatar) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Al Raza(Qatar) - Vector Design US, Inc.

From capturing the raw images to making all the possible edits and modifications, he always makes sure to deliver the best possible products for his clients. platforms like BigCommerce, Shopify, Amazon are some of his regular clients throughout the past years. 

 Al Raza marvels in presenting white background photographs in such ways that they are appealing to the eyes. His services also include providing different sizes of images so you can use them as both high-quality pictures and web prints. 

Musthafa E.K(Dubai, Kuwait)

Musthafa is more of a creative person than just a photographer. Consistently connected to the creative field, he experimented with a vivid spectrum of creativity before devoting himself to full-time photography. Although Musthafa completed his BA (Hons) Photography Degree very recently, it is his 15 years of experience in the field that makes him stand out. 

Musthafa E.K(Dubai, Kuwait) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Musthafa E.K(Dubai, Kuwait) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Musthafa has great passion and dedication for photography and worked on a wide range of projects. His understanding of the purpose of a shot allows him to create images that can appealingly showcase a product. Moreover, his attention to detail and vision can get you the image you desire. Working from both Dubai and Kuwait, Musthafa has worked with Baraka, Hollinger, Volvic, BeanFields, and many more in his long 15 years. 

Mazen Abusrour(Dubai)

One of the most prolific photographers in the middle east, Mazen Abusrour, is based in Dubai, UAE. Mazen Abusrour and fashion photographers go hand in hand in the UAE. He has worked with some of the biggest studios and celebrities all around the world. Having worked with celebrities like PRINCE, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Shah Rukh Khan, Lindsay Lohan, Deepika Padukone, Mazen is ranked amongst the top celebrity photographers worldwide.

Mazen Abusrour(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Mazen Abusrour(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Apart from fashion and celebrities, Mazen is equally great with portrait, advertising, and commercial photography. His work has been published many times in renowned magazines like VOGUE, L’OFFICIEL, ELLE, and many more. Companies such as Dior, CHANEL, GUCCI, Dolce & Gabbana, KODAK, and Samsung are only a few of the clients that Mazen worked with. His wide range of expertise and experience with such big clients make him one of the most sought-after photographers in the world.

Yunus Özkazanç(Istanbul, Turkey)

Yunus Özkazanç, the owner of Yunus Özkazanç photography studio is a renowned photographer from Istanbul, Turkey. Yunus believes that sophisticated product photography can change the way how customers are interested in that product. With this vision, he tries to capture the unique points that separate the product from others. His clients are his first priority and he tried to keep an eye out for what the clients want while not losing his personal touch as well. 

Yunus Özkazanç(Istanbul, Turkey) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Yunus Özkazanç(Istanbul, Turkey) - Vector Design US, Inc.

His studio mainly offers services like Corporate Photography, Industrial and Construction Photography, Annual Report Photography, Executive Portraits, and Product Photography. But clients can also ask for after-shot services like editing and retouching to prepare them for the final publishing.

Elham Tashkandi (Jeddah)

Elham Tashkandi completed his bachelor’s in marketing from Jeddah. During his academic life, he realized the importance and product photography in marketing. It fascinated him to the point that he decided to pursue product photography as a career. In the process, he got his master’s degree with a specialization in commercial and product photography.

Elham Tashkandi (Jeddah) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Elham Tashkandi (Jeddah) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Elham likes to explore the different sides of this field and continues to experiment with all types of photography gears and related software. From digital cameras to large/medium format cameras, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, and Adobe Premier, he has worked with them all. 

Most of Elham’s clients are restaurants, confectionary, and companies like Lexus, Boga, Rolaco, etc.

Hassan Hajjaj(Morocco)

Hassan Hajjaj is not what you would call a traditional product photographer. Rather he is more like a multi-disciplinary artist who likes to use photography to create pop with prominent and distinctive photographs. Even though he was born in Morocco, Hassan currently resides in London from where he operates his career. Despite growing up in two different places, Hassan’s work is highly inspired by both cultures. 

Hassan also works as a fashion designer and likes to merge both of his careers as one. One of his very noticeable works was of confident young women posing on a motorcycle wearing bright-colored veils with sparkling patterns. The way he framed the soulful women breaking the preconceived concept of Arab women and still maintaining the cultural outlook truly phenomenal. This is just one example of the many remarkable works he has does throughout his career.

Hassan Hajjaj(Morocco) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Hassan Hajjaj(Morocco) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Almost all of Hassan’s works and collaborations portray the blend of western and middles eastern cultures. Many of these works are held in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Lazaar Foundation in Tunisia.

Nir Slakman (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Among the many inspiring photographers in Israel, Nir Slakman is a renowned name. The very 1st camera he got was a gift from his aunt at the age of 9. since then, he was always drawn to the idea of capturing a moment inside the frame and giving it eternal life. 

In 2014, Nir finally left his job as a software engineer to pursue photography as a full-time career. He had studied commercial photography at studio Gavra for two years back in 2009 so he wasn’t exactly unfamiliar with his new taken profession. Besides that, his ultimate focus and devotion towards his works earned him recognition as 1 of the 15 promising fashion photographers by the Israeli magazine ‘SIGNON’. His client list is full of high-end fashion brands like H&M magazine, Belletto Jewelry.

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Nir Slakman (Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Katie(Tel Aviv, Israel)

Katie is another professional photographer who left their previous profession to follow their dream career. Before getting into the photography scene, Katie used to be an architect. With her family’s support and own willpower, she was able to leave his 5 years of career to found ‘dg designs & photography’.

Katie(Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Katie(Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Katie believes that her experience as an architecture and interior designer has influenced her photography profession in many great ways and she likes to consider it a blessing to be able to do what she wants. Her images are mostly vibrant and bright and cover the diverse aspects of life. 

the correspondent magazine, U.S. Embassy Kuwait, Schools, and Hospitals are some of her clients. 

Omri Meron(Tel Aviv, Israel)

Omri Meron finished his education at the School of Visual Arts in New York. There he met had the chance to work with some of the very notable photographers of the industry. This experience gave him the push he needed and he finally moved back to Israel and started his own studio based in Tel Aviv.

Omri doesn’t like to confine himself to just one area. He has so far excelled in product photography, architectural interiors and exteriors, food, people, cosmetics, jewelry, campaigns and catalogs, and more. He has also worked as a guest teacher at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and the College of Painting and Sculpture in Ramat Gan.

Omri Meron(Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Omri’s very rich client list includes many major Israeli advertising agencies, design studios, industrial companies and manufacturers, and architects and interior designers.

Shlomi Bernthal (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Shlomi Bernthal founded his own photography studio back in 2005. Before that, he had considerable experience in commercial and documentary photography that helped him a lot in managing his studio in its initial phase.

Shlomi gained a reputation as one of the leading product photographers in Israel with his skill and unwavering focus. Brands like IBM, Penguin group, 3M, and Coca-Cola have worked with him so far. Besides brand deals, he also had his works published in different national advertising campaigns, newspapers, journals, book covers, brochures, packages, and on internet sites.

Shlomi Bernthal (Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Shlomi Bernthal (Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Toufic Araman(Dubai)

Toufic Araman has a unique style of photography that has been called poetic, mischievous, unpredictable, and mysterious over the years. Yet, Araman produces images that are simply elegant. Based in Dubai, the Araman Studio or popularly known as ASTUDIO has a long reach across the Middle East. Apart from Dubai, Araman has worked in Beirut, Cairo, and New York.

Toufic Araman(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Toufic Araman(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Additionally, Araman is one of the most awarded photographers on our list as well. He and his studio have won more than 10 awards all around the world including the IPA and Lucie awards. Clients like HSBC, Vogue, Marie Claire, Nike, L’Oréal Paris, Qatar Airlines, and Emirates Airlines easily make him one of the best and recommendable photographers in Dubai.

Sameer Belvalkar(Dubai)

Like Muzen, Sameer is another top-ranked fashion photographer in the UAE. Starting back in India, Sameer is now an internationally recognized photographer. What makes him stand out is the elegance and difference found in his photographs.

Sameer mostly works in Dubai, Mumbai, and Pune. Packed with 17 years of experience and a robust team, he has dozens of regular happy clients. Some of them are Johnson & Johnson, Bajaj, Ford, Filmfare, Nikon, Tata, and Visa which clearly shows his value as a product photographer. 

Sameer Belvalkar(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Sameer Belvalkar(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Atif AbuSamra(Dubai)

Atif’s passion for photography came from wanderlust. He spent his life living in different places around the world which played a big part in steering his career into the current direction. Having been born in Sudan, Atif lived in Belgrade and then moved to London and studied engineering there. Although he had a great career in engineering, his passion, however, was in photography.

Atif AbuSamra(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Atif AbuSamra(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

In 2010, Atif left his engineering career to become a full-time photographer and that was probably one of the best decisions of his life. His creativity and talent helped him become one of the best photographers out there. Now Atif’s work includes fashion, beauty, lifestyle, portraiture, architecture, urban spaces, and aspects of life that surround our daily life. However, despite having traveled all around the world, Atif’s photography is now based in Dubai. 

Kamie(Dubai)

Kamie is a very well-known name in the Middle East and South Asia wherein only 6 years, he established himself as one of the best commercial photographers in that whole region. Kamie studied film, photography, and TV during his educational years. Mixing this institutional knowledge with his unique perspective has helped him climb the ladder very quickly. And today, Kamie Photography is a brand name that’s associated with elegance and class.

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Kamie(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Despite having been based in Dubai, Kamie has also worked in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Egypt. He has a great reputation for E-Commerce, Fashion, and food photography which secured him a portfolio full of global celebrities and international brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Kenwood, etc.

Alex Jeffries(Dubai)

One of the most experienced entries in our list is Alex Jeffries with over 25 years of experience. He is also one of the only two photographers in the UAE Associateship qualification from The British Institute of Professional Photography.

Furthermore, he also happens to be a member of the X-rite Coloratti Group of Professionals which is basically a group of some of the best photographers in the world dedicated to understand and implement good color photography. 

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Alex Jeffries(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Looking at this work, anyone can assume that Alex is in and out a professional photographer. His skills and experience make him one of the best and desired photographers in the whole world. Over the years, Alex has worked with almost every aspect of commercial photography.

The British photographer has been a resident of Dubai for over 15 years and operates from Dubai. Apple, Philips, ANZ, Cartoon Network, American Express, Uniliver, Nike are only a few of his hundreds of clients. 

Maha Nasra Eddé(Dubai)

Having been born in Beirut, Maha’s journey began in Canada where she worked as a Designer and Art Director for several years. She moved to Dubai in 2002 and has been living there ever since.

Her life in the Emirate inspired her to explore her inherent talent for photography. Maha produces imagery by blending composition with light, fusing content with the story, understanding trends past and present to imagine and interpret ideas in new creative directions. Her understanding of the commercial needs of her clients gives her an edge in the field of commercial photography. This also earned Maha a diverse and extensive client list. Dior, Vogue Arabia, Marie Claire, Makeup Forever, Bvlgari, Emaar, Oberoi Hotels, P&G, Nestle, and Pepsi are only to name a few.

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Maha Nasra Eddé(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

In 2012, Maha started her own studio with the vision to change the whole idea of how a studio should be. So far, her studio, the 8th Street Studios, has gained positive feedback in that direction. 

Issa Saleh(Dubai)

Originally from Oman, Issa was raised in several countries across the Middle East and North Africa. His exposure to different cultures and ethnic heritage has helped him to develop a unique style of photography. As a result, appreciation for both ethnic heritage and modernism is often found in his photographs.

Issa Saleh(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Issa Saleh(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Currently, Issa works as a commercial and editorial photographer. Some of his work has been featured on several covers of Forbes. He is also amongst Marie Claire’s best contributors. As a photographer, Issa wants to portray the significance of fleeting moments and capture the human condition.

Jef Anog(Dubai)

The next entry on our list is Jef Anog. Jef is a trained photographer and theater actor in his professional life. His love for photography began from the theater. A photo with unique compositions, beautiful lightings, a bit of drama, and multi-layered meaning is always Jef’s goal in taking a single image. His style helps both individuals and commercial clients alike. 

Over the years, Jef’s work has been featured in many magazines and campaigns like Forbes Woman Magazine, Eluxe Magazine, MUSE Arabia, Zara’t Al Khaleej, MONA AL MANSOURI, etc.

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Jef Anog(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Pankaj Shah(Dubai)

Pankaj Shah is one of the most experienced photographers in the world right now. He has been in the commercial photography business for over 43 years!

Pankaj moved to Dubai in 1998 and has been operating from there ever since. He is also one of the most sought-after photographers in countries like the USA, UK, Singapore, Japan, etc, for obvious reasons.

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Pankaj Shah(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Pankaj started his career when there was no digital camera or post-capture editing. This led him to obsess over perfection. Capturing the best picture possible in-camera. And with the emerging technology, Pankaj only got better at this.

Now, throughout his long 43 years of career, Pankaj shot over 250 magazine and book covers. His skills and experience make him a very worthy inclusion on our list.

Oliver Marshall Doran(Dubai)

Oliver Doran is a Dubai-based professional photographer with 15 years of experience who is also equally praised overseas for his work. His work mainly includes commercial, editorial, and portrait photography. Oliver’s style of photography has a mix of cinematic and theatrical vibe. Also, his use of natural light and flash creates vibrant and cinematic images, making a product more appealing to the eyes.

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Oliver Marshall Doran(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

In 2011, Oliver formed PhotoSolutions with carefully selected and passionate experts. Since then, they have worked with big names like Dior, GQ, D&G, Vogue, Emirates, and Forbes. Oliver’s work experience also includes working for the royal families in Bahrain and Dubai, which he considers as an honor on his part. 

David Vaaknin(Jerusalem & Tel Aviv, Israel)

With a seasoned portfolio and over a decade of experience, David Vaaknin is one of the most sought-after photojournalists in Israel, Tel Aviv. Many major publications worldwide are regular platforms where his works are published on a regular basis.

David Vaaknin(Jerusalem & Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
David Vaaknin(Jerusalem & Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

As an independent commercial photographer, he has a rich history of working with many magazines, newspapers, travel companies, creative agencies, and content marketing agencies. After years of being active as a professional photographer, David believes that his decision to leave Physics to go after photography has really paid off. 

Yaal Herman(Jerusalem, Israel) 

Yaal Herman From Jerusalem, Israel was mesmerized by the art of capturing moments from an early age. A considerable amount of his childhood he spent in the darkroom. Later in life, he took professional education in different institutions such as Bezalel, Concordia University, The Israel Museum, Panorama Laboratories, and The Jerusalem Print Workshop. He also owns his own photo gallery at the Jerusalem Hutsot Hayotser Artist Colony. 

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Yaal Herman(Jerusalem, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Yaal likes to capture the everyday life that he sees around him every day and give them ab unique perspective. His unique approach of perceiving a regular moment and capturing it in the frame is what makes stand out other photographers. He also has a successful work history with clients like Airbnb, Aol, Glassbox, Remax, etc.

Charles Verghese(Dubai)

Charles was introduced to the camera at a very young age and quickly developed a knack for it. Realizing his passion for photography and working toward it for years he finally started working as a professional product photographer in the USA. Since then he has been in the industry for over 16 years. 

As for diversity, Charles can capture a story in the form of an image at a world-class event to an intimate family portrait. Using a particular set of cameras, lighting, and related gear he can turn any environment into his workstation in the blink of an eye.

Charles Verghese(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Charles Verghese(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

In 2011 Charles opened the Charles Verghese Photography studio with a bunch of experienced photographers. Together, they have become one of the best studios in the UAE.

Dubai Photographers(Dubai)

Our next entry is not an individual but rather a professional photography studio. Dubai Photographers is a full-fledged Advertising Photography service provider in Dubai. They have a team of talented photographers who excels in different aspects of photography. 

The Dubai Photographers has a variety of services. Their main focus is commercial photography, industrial photography, and fashion photography. They also have a separate team to cover events and weddings. Their professionalism and talents make them one of the best studios in Dubai.

Dubai Photographers(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Dubai Photographers(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

The Photography Co(Dubai)

Another professional studio on our list is The Photography Co. Based in Dubai, The Photography Co. has been providing top-quality service for over a decade in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Their team of highly trained professionals specializes in almost every aspect of photography. They also work closely with a talented hair and make-up artists, luxury event planners, creative directors, and professional editors to tell your brand’s story through beautiful and engaging imagery. Their creativity and reliability have gained them a well-deserved reputation.

The Photography Co(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.
The Photography Co(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Yoram Aschheim (Jerusalem, Israel)

There are very few photographers who are as prominent and innovative as Yoram Aschheim. Yoram with his studio, which opened in 1984, is a pioneer of digital photography.

Yoram is not only a photographer but a visual storyteller. His understanding and experience along with his professionalism enable him to capture the soul of the product, brand, or person. Producing images that create a seamless connection with the audience.

Yoram Aschheim (Jerusalem, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Yoram Aschheim (Jerusalem, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

As a photographer, Yoram’s expertise spans almost every aspect of commercial photography as well as personal and artistic photography. His attention to details and the use of light is said to be magical. 

Moreover, Yoram’s efforts earned him recognition from top advertising companies and in numerous award-winning reports. Motorola, Coca-Cola, American Express, Hebrew University, and Sony are only a few of his long list of clients.

Arie Avitz(Tel Aviv, Israel)

Like Yoram’s, another of Israel’s oldest and most developing studios is owned by our next entry, Arie Avitz. Arie runs a studio by his own name in Tel Aviv, known for jewelry photography, simple and commercial photography, and industrial product photography. Over the years, Arie has worked with the leading companies in Israel like Zaban, Rad, Pazgas. 

Arie Avitz(Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Arie Avitz(Tel Aviv, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Arie is a talented photographer having great mastery of techniques and a sharp vision for commercial photos and marketing. He is a graduate of the photography program at the Technion. Also, he further studied still photography and cinematic photography at Beit Zvi School.

In short, Arie is a package deal of talent, knowledge, and experience.

Regev Kalaf (Hagor, Israel)

Moving away from Tel Aviv, we have Regev Kalaf from Hagor, Israel. Regev has been working as a freelance photographer for over 10 years. Apart from product photography, he is also known for Architectural photography.

Regev believes that well-mannered service, reliability, and personal attention are the key to ensure customer satisfaction as well as mutual growth. Being in and out a professional, he pays great attention to details and mainly to the subject in front of his lens to capture the best results possible. 

Regev Kalaf (Hagor, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Regev Kalaf (Hagor, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Regev has some very satisfied customers like Toren, 770 Furniture, Rugs & co., Sheinfeld Architects, and more. Samples of his previous work can be found on his website.

Lilac Uzan (Petah Tikva, Israel)

Lilac Uzan started her career in the USA. While living in the USA she studied digital photography, studio photography, practical lighting, and Photoshop at various institutes and studios under experienced photographers. She also worked with two studios during that time.

Upon returning to Israel, Lilac opened her own studio named Luv Photography in Petah Tikva. Since then, she has worked with brands like Racheli, Bandita, 222 studio.

Lilac Uzan (Petah Tikva, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Lilac Uzan (Petah Tikva, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Lilac’s strength lies in her understanding of the client’s expectations. She can produce images that are both attractive and pleasant to watch. Her experience and unique perspective secure her a place on this list.

Allon Zaslansky(Ra’anana, Israel)

Born in South Africa, Allon Zaslansky is an Israel-based product photographer. Allon graduated from Hadassah College in Photography tech. Along with his academic knowledge of photography, Allon also has 15 years of experience in this field. 

Allon’s expertise extends from product photography to Portraiture, Interior designs, Conferences, and event photography. He has great experience working with designers, products, fashion, and medical institutes. 

Allon Zaslansky(Ra'anana, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Allon Zaslansky(Ra'anana, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Over the years, Allon has acquired a deep understanding of different aspects of light and composition. He is able to use this knowledge with his skills to bring forth the sophistication of the design into the photograph and create the best visual presentation. 

Pandora Productions(Israel)

The next entry on the list is not a specific photographer but a studio named Pandora Productions. Pandora production is a small, multi-skilled team that has been in operation since 2008. The team consists of professionals from photographers to cinema and media. Working with a team of 

professionals allow Pandora to provide a higher level of service, tailored specifically for the clients’ needs.

Pandora Productions(Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Pandora Productions(Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Pandora provides a range of services like Promotional Photography, Product Advertisements with Informational Videos as well. They work with businesses and internet sites to create a better social media presence. Their variety and consistency have made them one of the best production houses in Israel.

K.Riez(Jerusalem, Israel)

Hailing from Jerusalem, Vadim. K.Riez is a versatile and experienced photographer. Vadim deals with commercial projects, product photography, and various visual solutions. He has got a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and photography. Moreover, he is also a certified Tamron GmbH and Nikon BV servicing technician.

K.Riez(Jerusalem, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.
K.Riez(Jerusalem, Israel) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Vadim is a vastly experienced photographer with over 10 years of experience working with cutting-edge technologies and large photography gear retail networks. He can create complex images using lighting, complicated productions, and photoshoots. All his skills and experience combine to provide distinct, daring, and aesthetically neat visual solutions for his clients like Philips, Gamla, Strongbow.

Get Captured(Dubai)

Our last entry on this list is another studio named Get Captured. Over the years they have become a dependable name for the top UAE-based companies for photography. 

Get Captured has a wide array of services including Wedding Photography, Portrait & Fashion Photography, Food Photography, Products Photography, Events Shoots, Kids Photography, and Architecture Photography. They are versatile and detailed with their work. Moreover, keeping the consumer’s perspective in consideration has helped their clients get the best out of them. 

Get Captured(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.
Get Captured(Dubai) - Vector Design US, Inc.

Conclusion

Product photography is at the forefront of digital marketing and the center of business marketing and the product photographers are the most important individuals in this scene. All of the photographers listed here are active and working devotedly to date. Hopefully, this article will help you in taking a short glance at each of their lives and appreciate them more.

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