1.Are you a photographer by profession?
Yes, I am a Freelance Photographer. I run a Freelancing Photography Firm in the Name : â€˜ Ijas Muhammed Photographyâ€™ in Doha.
Â 2.Do you do photography for a living?
Â 3.Since how long are you in this profession?
I started around 2009 when I was a student. Back then I was having a Digital Point and Shoot Camera. I use to capture images for local news papers back in School days.
Â 4.What inspired you to become a photographer?
I am a documentary director too. I started using camera regularly for the documentary shootingÂ back then. Camera was always around me, so gradually I tried to focus on Photography too.
Â 5.What Genre of photography do you do?
I am basically a Travel Photographer. I think travel Photography is more like a platter. There is Architecture, Street, Food, Portraits, Nature.. every kind of Photography in Travel Photography.
Â 6.What is one known photographer you look up to?
There are so many of them. Reputed Professionals to Mobile Photographers in Instagram. Now there is a lot of excellent talents out there in the air. It is hard to name one or two.
7.What do you think could be drawbacks of being a photographer as a profession?
I donâ€™t see any drawbacks. but I feel sometimes I miss the moments to enjoy, thinking how can I capture it beautifully.
8.Did you go to a photography school or are you self-taught?
I have been to Photography Schools, but I firmly believe I my school is Internet. Most of my knowledge is through internet.
9.What helped you learning photography the most?
Definitely Youtube! Then I might say my first lens. 50mm. I was not having any lens for so song. That prime lens forced me to move around as it doesnâ€™t have zoom. Moving towards and away from the objects helped me to get better perspective and angles
10.How passionate are you about photography?
Photography has been my way of expressing. I get so excitedÂ for the moments when all the stars align. I think this one is the biggest fuel to my passion. I have a big heart and nothing lights me up more than when all the circumstances in a situation line up perfectly, from the lighting, to the natural emotion emanating out of my clients faces, to the overall ambiance and the intense surge of inspiration it all gives me.
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