Ashraf Saleh

Ashraf Saleh



I'm a doctor with a passion for photography: portraits, landscapes, weddings, events, and everything else photoworthy. I have been an avid Pentaxian since 2005. I seek every opportunity to photograph in my own unique way and look to create art through photographic techniques rather than post-processing. I started off with a K-mount Ricoh XR10 film SLR camera and a fast fifty in 2005, then went digital with a Pentax K100D which sparked my interest in photography exponentially. I have since used the Pentax *ist D and K10D cameras before progressing to the K20D, and then the K-5. I have won several awards in local photography competitions but am primarily self-taught in the vocation. I hope to continue developing my skills and enjoy the vocation both professionally and leisurely.
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax K-r
  • Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited
  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
  • Pentax DA 40 XS f/2.8
  • Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Pentax DA 12-24mm f/4
  • Pentax FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited
  • Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited
  • Manfrotto 190PROB Tripod
  • Manfrotto 486RC2 Ballhead
  • Pentax AF540FGZ Flash

Reason to Grow

Published May 4th, 2012

Photography was not an inherited love for me, but it was an inherent love that blossomed swiftly. It crept up unawares in the dawn of a new era in my life when both finances were available and the family unit was to expand. I also had no idea I would want to pursue it so fervently as to learn the business of professional photography, but it would become a part-time pleasure to practice.

It was not a difficult decision for me back in 2006, but being an dSLR newbie at the time I realised the virtues of backward lens compatibility with some research and appreciated the solid build in the K100D, prompting me to pick up a twin lens kit to start off with. Prior to going SLR, I’d only ever been shooting with compact film cameras but enjoyed being able to frame and compose images from a viewfinder. I even went back to a film SLR camera (the Pentax ME) and manual fast fifty for an overseas trip that I wanted to sharpen my basic skills with. Digital SLR photography opened my horizons on being a ...

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