My Story as Photographer

My journey as photographer dates back in 1995 when I finished my high school and shifted back to Lahore from Doha, Qatar, where my father worked as Engineer in Govt. Electricity Dept. During my sister's wedding, I took the point and shoot film camera and took some pictures. The result was appreciated by my family and they asked me to do it as I am good at it. 

In next 2 years, I saved some money and bought my first Canon EOS 3 Camera from a second-hand market. But I was still confused what to do now. I knocked every photographer's door I could reach and tried to learn things. But soon this dream vanished with an accident in which I lost my camera.

After 7 years I was able to buy my first dSLR Canon 400D and restart my passion again. This passion came to a true learning when I shifted to Malaysia in 2012, where I got to meet some wonderful photographers who not only taught me a great deal about photography also guided me.

Today, I feel lucky that I have had a chance to work with some good people and photographers and learn from them.

Now I own Canon 7D and Canon 5D Mark III and try to experiment every single opportunity I get.

Being A Photographer

One of the most difficult thing is being a photographer when you enter this field. You find people in two categories. "Professional" and "Amateur or Hobbyist". Now technically there is no difference in the two except the later one doesn't earn money essentially from photography, that is all.

When I entered into this field practically in 2012, I faced many questions regarding my photography.

  1. Why do I do it?
    (Because it is my hobby and passion)
  2. Why portraits only?
    (When I started it as hobby actually that time I had my close and
    extended family around me and I started by taking their pictures so technically portraiture was my first experience to photography)
  3. If portraits then why mostly women?
    (Well for years human body has been primary target of art and in human body women are the most targeted ones. Also nature has put a kind of beauty and artistic touch in female body that gives more attractive poses and emotions to be captured. Also when I actually started my hobby I found more women agreeing to getting photographed then men, at least to me)
Some times you face questions regarding camera. Especially when you are capturing an event solely related to family, then you have to actually recommend a camera to many of your family members, who then come up with different with weird questions like "why Canon? why not Nikon? But Sony has better interface and options ... Now days OMD-1 is more famous etc.".

And if actually don't name any specific company or give multiple choices by saying choose as per your budget then some of them think you are not serious in recommending one.

It is true that you can not make every body happy. But it is also true no body wants to to show satisfaction on your answers also.

Who am I? an introduction

The most difficult task is introducing yourself. You have to join a lot of bits and pieces in a manner that you can sell yourself. Though this is also true that your work speaks for yourself. But still you need something to say for yourself and you are clueless what to actually write.

So, the thing I like in this website system was that there was actually no link for Introduction and saved me from getting into this trauma. So, for your quick knowledge I am a photographer and you can see my work on this website.

Colors of Sky

Colors of Sky as I saw during different days from my condo during my stay in Malaysia ...