About Samy Al Olabi

Multiple Award Winning Syrian/Egyptian Photographer based in Dubai UAE.
Inspired by his love for nature and night skies, Samy Al Olabi reaches for the stars from the dark corners of Arabia.

"When you go out and shoot the night skies from a dark remote location , the serenity of the place, and the peace you feel within yourself liberates you from the constraints of modern life, and you feel like you are finally back to real humanity, blending with nature and its beauty"



Awards

  • 1st Place Winner in UAE Environmental Photography contest 2014
  • 1st Prize Winner in Earth Photo Contest – PhotoNet
  • Nikon Photography Awards 2014 Finalist.
  • 4th Place Winner in UAE Environmental Photography contest 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner in Fujairah International Photography Awards 2016
  • “Celebrating the 175th year of Photography” 2014 Awards Finalist under the patronage of “Nikon”
  • Honorable mention and Photo published in Sharjah Award for Arab Photography 2014
  • Honorable mention and Photo published in “Black and White through Creative Eyes” the 6th Emirates Photography Competition 2011
  • Shortlisted and accepted Work in emirates photography competition and Hamdan International Photography Award 2010,2011,2012,2013 and 2014.

Publications &Magazines

  • Practical photography Magazine
  • NPhoto –Nikon Photography Magazine
  • Universe Today
  • Architecture & Design
  • Photopills Awards book
  • The National newspaper
  • Photography Live Dubai
  • Colors Magazine
  • Al Bayan newspaper
  • Al Etihad newspaper
  • Camerpixo Magazine
  • ArabPX.com
  • Photography Book “Lights and shades” 2016
  • Apple Moon Photography campaign published worldwide. 
  • Achieved several Editors Choice Awards in internationalphotography entities.

Exhibitions & Interviews

  • YearlyExhibition in American University of Sharjah 2014
  • PhotoWorldDubai 2014
  • EasternLight - Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival 2016
  • Bonyan- Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival 2016
  • Lightsand Shads - - Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival 2015
  • Interview  with Sharjah TV – Amasi – April 2017
  • Xposure- Emirates Photography Society 2017
  • InternationalAstronomy Day photographic exhibition – Dubai 2017/ permanent exhibition in theAstronomy Center
  • Achievedseveral Editors Choice Awards in international photography entities.
  • Interviewwith Dubai TV – November 2018


Workshops & Lectures

  • Speaker in Astrophotography Lecture & Workshop / DAG International Astronomy Day - March 2017
  • Nikon Astronomy Trip / Workshop – September 2017
  • Night skies – A prelude in Astrophotography Lecturer with Nikon at Xposure International Photography Festival – November 2017
  • Astrophotography Lecture - 18 December 2017 HIPA, in partnership with Nikon School Dubai, hosted a lecture on ‘Astro Photography’ with Samy Olabi
  • Shooting the Winter night sky - A Practical Workshop by Samy Olabi in partnership with HIPA – UAE & Nikon Mea - 21 December 2017
  • Astrophotography Postprocessing  - 03 January 2018 HIPA, in partnership with Nikon School Dubai, a lecture on ‘Astro Photography’ with Samy Olabi
  • NPM - Moon Eclipse
  • Astrophotography workshops part of Liwa photography 2018 trip , Organized by “Union of Arab Photographers”, “Emirates Photography Society” & Emirates Falcons club and sponsored by National Geographic and Nikon.  - 11-13 January 2018
  • GPP - photo week 2018 An intro to astro : How to photograph Galaxies far far away - 10 February 2018
  • Sikka – 2018 An intro to astro : How to photograph Galaxies far far away - 20 March 2018
  • Nikon School - Cairo - Egypt Heavens and earth - Astrophotography Lecture in the Greek Campus  - 14 April 2018
  • Astronomical Society of Dr. Mostafa Mahmoud - Nikon School - Cairo - Astrophotography Lecture - 17 April 2018
  • UAP - ورشة الفوتوغرافيا الفلكية  - Lecture and Practical Astrophotography workshop in UAE Mountains    -   20 April 2018
  • Astrophotography workshop in Muscat Oman Astrophotography workshop in Muscat Oman - 29 June 2018
  • White Desert - Egypt Astrophotography Trip / Workshop - Friday & Saturday- 13 & 14 July 2018
  • SHAWKA - UAE  - الحدث الفلكي الكبير - أطول خسوق كلي للقمر في القرن ال 21  -Astrophotography Trip / Workshop - Full Moon Eclipse - 27 July 2018
  • Photographing the Night skies –Astrophotography Lecture with Nikon at Xposure International Photography Festival – November 2018
  • Astrophotography workshop in Nikon School Cairo Egypt - 10 Dec 2018
  • Emirates Collage Astrophotography Lecture – December 2018
  • Monfarida Mountain - Western Desert - Egypt  Astrophotography Trip / Workshop - Friday & Saturday- 7 & 8 Dec 2018
  • Astrophotography workshops part of Liwa photography 2019 trip , Organized by “Union of Arab Photographers”, “Emirates Photography Society” & Emirates Falcons club - January 2019

Awards


Publications and Magazines


Exhibitions, Workshops & Interviews


Partnerships & Collaborations

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