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Mado El Khouly

γ€° πŸ“Vancouver, BC πŸ“ΈPhotographer ✍🏽Visual Artist πŸ“©print/collab The world as I see it through my lens www.mekphotos.com πŸ‘‡πŸΎMy @artofvisuals Preset Pack

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Lion king is one of my favourite cartoons, I still find myself looking up to the skies and lose myself in memories. From time to time, I whisper, β€œMUFASA!” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Original photo Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 f4 ZA OSS ISO 50 f11 30s @ 70mm Auto White Balance β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + @lightroom . To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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How did I edit this, you ask? I was wired in good coffee. I like good coffee. @beachcombercoffee is good coffee. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 50mm f1.8 ISO 320 f4 1/40s @ 50mm White Balance: Daytime β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + @lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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I’m trying to step away from dark tones, but I’m in to deep now. Out chasing low clouds w/ @amk_images_ + @farweezi β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 f2.8 ISO 50 f10 1/125s @ 70mm x 1 digital zoom White Balance Daylight β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my OPUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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Sunday Story Time. I’ve been thinking about moving out of Vancouver. I might do so, or I might not. It came to me that what I really need was an escape. Since I haven’t seen Izzy in a while, I figured we’d go away for a couple of days and shoot. Sounds like a good idea until you ask Google Maps for assistance. We reached a point where it’s either we keep going or scratch that let’s go to the next destination. Stubborn as always, I decided to keep going. I mean what’s a lil snow gonna do? I was up at Lilloet and drove on some snow and made it back just fine. BLOODY HELL. It was a good foot of soft snow! Your feet dive in. No grip! I went head in! Couldn’t reverse back because it was a hill and well... Mia couldn’t handle it. Called the tow truck guy (misquoted me but w/e) and while we waited, we figured we’d do some drone shots. Damn drone isn’t connected to the phone. It’s ok though! We got the proper directions from the tow truck guy. So we went back, and again, my dumbass missed the turn because it’s not really a turn. I stopped in the middle of the highway and literally started reversing back. I then quickly realized that I’ve been doing a course of idiotic things, I should probably just drive the extra 15 clicks to be safe. Anyway, got to our first destination to only realize that the misty, moody clouds we’ve been chasing are gone! We were mentally tired so couldn’t figure out this composite that I’ve been trying to create for a client. My knees (they’re icing right now) were achy! We didn’t pack snacks or drinks. So we did what smart folks would do and packed up some tobacco in a pipe and just enjoyed the view. Had lunch, filled up our stomachs and went to Bridal falls. Maybe I’ll stop here, and I’ll let you ask Izzy how cold are his feet right now. @sam.abadi Thinks I suck at story telling. I don’t disagree. Terribly planned yet somewhat unplanned trip with @isaiahkim_ . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii 50mm f1.8 ISO 50 f22 1/4s @ 50mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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Small Moments. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 f2.8 ISO 50 f11 1/160s @ 34mm White Balance: Daylight β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + @lightroom using my OPUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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A typical conversation between Tony and I. *Phone rings (Tony calling)*. Tony: Low tide. Come collect me. Me: ahhh it’s late. I got work tomorrow. Tony: You $% #=+>€}*\>_!~Β₯~^\>_Β£\Β₯€|!| Me: Be there in 15. This went on for a week trying to shoot Lions Gate! We’ve been scouting a certain shot (not this one) for a while and we’ve yet to actually capture it. All we managed to successfully do is ruin my shoes! Never missing a low tide w/ the privk @amk_images_ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 f2.8 ISO 250 f7.1 30s @ 24mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my GRAVITY preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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My favourite part about this passion is how one can express themselves through their photographs. My second favourite part about this passion is how one can perceive such an expression. My final favourite part about this passion are the people that you meet throughout your journey in photography. It’s absolutely astonishing how this community brings people together. Anyway chasing Wednesday waterfalls w/ 🐐 @amk_images_ + rookie photographer @farweezi β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 f2.8 ISO 50 f11 0.80s @ 24mm White Balance: Daylight B+W Polarizer Pro filter β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my OPUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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Stay with me; this isn’t a phase, but rather something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. This is β€œ25%” w/ the incredibly talented @alessandravitozzi + People director @courtney.quin In frame: @courtney.quin . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 f2.8 ISO 1600 f2.8 1/250s @ 42mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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Sunday Story Time. If you ask me if I’ve ever been to Jasper, I would say yes. If you ask for proof, I’d say I don’t have any physical proof, but I do have one good story to tell ya about my trip to Jasper. A friend had a rental which he gave to his friend. His friend drove to Jasper with the rental then left the rental at Jasper and flew back east. Me being the better friend, I volunteered to drive my friend to Jasper, where he can pick up the rental and drive back it to Vancouver. If I lost you, that’s ok. Long story short, I drove 11 hours from Vancouver to Jasper through a snowstorm, had Subway (took us about 45min) then drove another 11 hours through another (or is it considered the same πŸ€”) snowstorm back to Vancouver to help my friend return a rental. Gosh, that was a rough day for me. Would I do it again? Idk do you need me to drive you to Jasper? Let me know. Anyway! @sam.abadi thinks I suck at story telling. I don’t disagree. Out shooting w/ @amk_images_ . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 f2.8 ISO 800 f4.5 1/80s @ 24mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This a combination of eight photos that were merged and edited in @photoshop + @lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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98% Lightroom. 2% Photoshop. @alessandravitozzi does this meet the portrait standard? All jokes aside, check out Aless’s portrait work. She amazing. Her lighting, editing, emotions, doodles, and all that portrait rocket science stuff is bite the back of your hand, amazing. (I’m just doing this because she said he’ll help me with my portraits πŸ˜…) Throwback to good times with Visual Outlier, @thxmvsc . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @nikoncanada D7200 @sigmacanada 10-20mm f3.5 ISO 100 f3.5 1/50s @ 20mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + @lightroom using my OPUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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If you’re feeling a bit sad from the overcast skies and rainy forecast that’s hitting Vancouver, just remember that it ain’t getting better any time soon πŸ˜…. Ok bye! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @nikoncanada D7200 @sigmacanada 10-20 f3.5 DX ISO 100 f3.5 1/30s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my ATLAS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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Sunday Story Time, when I was a teenager, I tried my best to avoid conflict and even more so getting into trouble with the law. So one night, I was cruising in the streets of Cairo and on my way to meet some friends. When suddenly, BOOM! I got rear ended by a cop motorcycle! Looking back at things now, I know I’m not at fault, but as a trouble making teen, I was scared shitless and thought I’d be going to jail... so I saw the cop approach me (through my side mirrors) probably to see if I was ok and apologize? But my idiot self panicked and drove off! I went straight to a local body shop because I didn’t wanna get an ass kick from me mother. Who knew that some boiling water and a gentle rub can fix dents in bumpers (that’s not a tip so stay away from trying to fix your bumper with boiling water). Anyway, @sam.abadi says I suck at story telling, and I don’t disagree. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-240mm 3.5-6.3 OSS ISO 200 f/22 1/80s @ 87mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + @lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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Ayah β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 16-35 f2.8 GM ISO 100 f9 1/125s @ 35mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was manipulated in @photoshop and edited in @lightroom using my LOTUS + STROBE presets. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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A year ago, @cpiotrowska took a chance on me. One of the few portrait shoots that I’ve been a part of. I’ve said this before, but I’ll try to actually stick to my word this time, this year, my goal is to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. This year, I’ll shoot more portraits. In frame: @cpiotrowska β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @nikoncanada D7200 50mm f1.8 ISO 100 f1.8 1/100s @ 50mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my STROBE preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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Closed-**FREE PRESET GIVEAWAY!** - Most of my presets names are inspired by a few of my favourite songs. All you gotta do to win my preset is like this post and comment your current favourite song! That’s it! Done! Thank you. - Everyone that participated will be contacted directly with a download link. Be patient please! I’ll get back to y’all shortly. - Out escaping the city w/ @amk_images_ . - (copied this next bit off of @curiocityvancouver 🀫) As per Instagram’s rules, this giveaway is no way sponsored, administrated, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 f2.8 ISO 50 f22 1.3s @ 24mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my Strobe preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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STORY TIME! SFU Confessions is a Facebook page where you can confess to things you did when you attended SFU. This was my confession: People watching is my favourite thing to do. It’s been 3 semesters so far that I've attended SFU and the same thing tends to happen with two individuals who attend multiple classes with me. I should mention that they are a couple. It started out with them sitting next to each other. The guy puts his arms around the girl. Sometimes she rests her head on his shoulder. Other times he plays with her hair. It's kinda cute. ALL OF A SUDDEN, TENSION! One day I come to class, and I see them sitting right IN FRONT OF ONE ANOTHER. Their rows occupied you say? NOPE. Empty rows. No one sitting next to one another. So what? They fought or argued. It happens. It doesn’t stop there though. It’s HILARIOUS as it is always changing from ONE CLASS TO ANOTHER ON THE SAME DAY! One class, they sit next to each other, while the other they sit away from one another. I’ve started noticing them a lot more often since I’m always running late to class, and I sit in the very back. It’s awesome! I always get front row seats to their relationship. It became even more apparent about the fights these two have. They would both sit away from one another and start texting each other (I know because when he hits send, he looks at her until she responds). Then, one person would all of a sudden get pissed off, pack their bags, and walk straight out of there filled with anger and stomping their feet along the way. Another day, they would also sit away from one another and again text each other, but something nice would happen and one of them would get up and sit next to the other (usually it’s the girl that gets up). Anyway, to keep this short because I probably lost you by now, my confession is that I started to write a fan fiction about them, and now I always look forward to going to class to write a new chapter to my fiction. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 2.8 ISO 200 f14 1/125s @ 24mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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Brighter days ahead of us. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii FE 24-70 f2.8 ISO 50 f20 1/4s @ 24mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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March 22nd, 2016, is when it all began. 2 years have passed, and I’ve yet to fall out of love of photography. It’s been a great, fun ride. It wouldn’t have been fun without you! Y’all are the ones that have been keeping me going! Sometimes I may not respond to your messages right away, but I promise you I take every word of love and/or critique you say to heart. That’s what pushes me to get better, so thank you! This is β€œzooming through” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7riii @sonyalpha FE 16-35 f2.8 GM ISO 200 f8 1/125s @ 21mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + @lightroom using my OPUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bioπŸ“

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