Jaffer Shadiq [jaffer]
Do you have an online gallery where one can view your photos?
For how long have you done photography? How did you begin?
I don't know when I purchased my first camera
What has been your education as a photographer?
Actually I studied engineering, its completely opposite to photography. So I didn't studied anything professionally but learning everyday from different sources
Please list any exhibitions in which you have participated.
My Ramadan Photography Project in Dubai (2011)
Please list any awards for your work.
My photographs published in print magazine, brochure & greeting cards.
What is your favourite type of photography?
What do you try to express through your photography?
My view through my eyes.
My taste, My interest
How do you choose your subjects?
I don't want to limit the subjects
What type of preparation do you do before undertaking the photo session?
If battery is ready, then that is enough
Do you normally photograph with a purpose already in mind, or do you let yourself go with the flow?
Depends on the situation. I doesn't have any plan for natural pictures, but always have some ideas for rest other things
Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sigma, Olympus, Sony, Pentax...which do you place your bets on and why?
Describe your current equipment: cameras, lenses, computers, accessories...
Cameras: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 550D, Sony DSC-W360, Panasonic HSC, iPhone Camera
Lens:Canon 18-55mm, Canon 18-135mm, Sigma 70-300mm,Tamaron 55mm
Windows 7, Windows XP
Extra Batteries, Extra Memory Cards, Extra Chargers, 2 Tripods
What software and plug-ins do you use to retouch and manage your photos?
What measures do you take to protect your work against Internet piracy?
Watermark on the pictures
Are you a good salesperson of your work? In what should you improve?
Nope , But needs to improve in everything
Which past masters of photography do you most admire?
It depends on every picture
Are technology and digital retouching reducing the gap between professionals and amateurs?
What is your team of habitual collaborators like?
With which other photographers do you normally team up with or do sessions with?
Every clicks which comes to my eyes
Do you consider yourself more technical or more artistic?
What have you learned about the art of framing and composition?
its makes uniqueness
How does one develop the instinct of knowing when to press the shutter release button?
Only with experience & experiments
When should one use film, and when should one use digital?
film is too much complicated & its difficult for experiments. So I totally skipped it
Does photography have the recognition that it should have in contemporary art museums?
Which websites for photographers do you frequently visit?
Is there any particular technique that you could share?
Keep experimenting every ideas