Like clockwork, I would run into Nilofer every year at the RIS convention after meeting her through a mutual friend a few years back. I was thrilled when she asked me to cover her Nikkah and reception as it is always nice to work with people you know. We had the Masjid all to ourselves so that […]
Many people have ask me how I got into photography. To my friends, it seemed a bit strange, seeing that I am a mechanical engineer. The first SLR I bought was a Canon Rebel. I bought it simply because I wanted to buy a new toy. In the back of my head I figured I would play around with the camera for a little while and then eventually store it in a drawer somewhere and let it collect dust.
So, I took the Rebel with me to a couple events and posted the images on Facebook. My dear friends said that they loved the images and that I should keep shooting. I am pretty sure that the pictures did not deserve the praise that I was getting but fueled by the blind faith of my friends I continued to cover various events and I eventually realized that I truly loved being a photographer.
I consider myself very lucky to have found something that I love to do every day.
I'd like to thank everyone that has helped me on my ongoing journey. I cherish the pats on the head I get from my parents while editing, the encouraging words from my friends and all the high fives, props handshakes and what's up nods.
Wouldn't be here without you.