Haytham Bhalo

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Mombasa, a Tuk-tuk Story

You always lock the bathroom and nothing ever happens. The day you forget is the day someone decides to enter while you are inside. It doesn’t matter …

Mombasa

Finding Your Passion is as Far as Passion Goes

If you are on a journey to finding your passion, watch the movie Forrest Gump if you haven’t. If you know what your passion is congratulations but if …

Finding Inspiration - 4 Places I Draw it From

This story is set in Nairobi’s CBD on a hot afternoon as the scorching sun approaches the equinox. At a time when Nairobi burns you without a bead of …

Seeing Different is Key to Acquiring Style

“Oh. . Is that white hair?”<p>The amount of white hair on my head corresponding with lack of wrinkles on my face leaves everyone asking me that …

Craft and Finding True North

Are you not glad the 365 days of January are finally over?<p>If there is one thing that is not ending anytime soon though, is the conversation about one …

Constraints and Creativity - A Lesson From My 5 Months Old Baby

Watching my daughter Maysarah growing up is a magical experience. She just turned 10 months old and tender as she may be, she has already taught me …

Creativity

Taking Stock 2016

2016 is almost over!<p>Choosing to be a good person, lose weight, worry less, enjoy life or travel more can be done any day under the sun but New Year’s …

9 Phone Photography Tips Every Phone Owner Should Know

A good number of my readers have four things in common. They enjoy photography, desire to be good in it, own phones with good camera capabilities and …

Of Africans, Photographers and Nairobi National Park

An average person in the first world imagines Africans live on trees.<p>Our only civilization is a landing strip in a shanty airport whose only exit …

Let Your Needs Depict Your Photography Gear

It has been a while!<p>Weeks have turned to months and this nagging voice at the back of my head reminding me I need to publish a post keeps getting …

Mediocrity is Not an Option in Photography

I am a vocal guy in any space I walk into. Except in a <i>matatu</i>. There, I quietly observe the drama that ensues. The kind of drama that feels like a …

Four Things You Should Never Say to Photographers

A video of a little boy getting an injection while in his father’s lap is making rounds on social media.<p>The boy screams as two doctors pin him down …

Photography Tips for Beginners That Worked for Me

After a couple of weeks in Mombasa it is back to Nairobi and what do I do? Get on the weighing scale. Bad idea!<p>You don’t shock yourself with 8 new …

This is Not Another List of Street Photography Tips

I mean it, this is not another list of street photography tips. Neither is it one of those annoying ‘Obama Caught Pants Down’ kind of titles that …

Old People, Modern World

What I thought about Mombasa’s old people:<p>Their offspring uphold them with pristine care and love, regarding them as a source of wisdom and …

Mombasa

Camera Ready, Set, Shoot!

Roughly a month after getting my hands around my DSLR camera, Donge la Mombasa Welfare Group (Donge) put together an event to get Mombasa residents …

Hello Photography World

My love for photography spans further than my memory can recollect but eight months after deciding to take the art seriously, I can say it has been …

The Old Town Fish Market in Mombasa

I wonder whether those in the first world brag about the third world after visiting it.<p>Where I come from, if someone visits say America, America is …