“One Should Have a Goal in Life” - Ameen Ilyas




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1.Tell us about your background and journey.

My name is Ameen ilyas, I am a professional Photographer in dubai. I started photography as my passion, I used to capture nature photos the first time I started to capture them from 2012 onwards. I like to capture the best moments of people, nature, and the street.

 I believe that there is a different beauty in everything which the human eye can’t see but which we can see through a photograph. My main aim is to capture the best moments of people that live forever. 


2.How and when did you realize your passion for photography?

In 2012 i was going through some websites, facebook then i saw some nature photographs i really loved it. Then I also started to capture some natural photos with my phone ( samsung).

 I used to go out and find some good locations and take photos. I used to give life to every photograph I take.  I didn’t do any course for Photography, i did self learning by referring google ( trusted website & youtube videos of famous photographers ) 


3.What are some tips you would like to share with amateur photographers?
  • Use a tripod when possible 
  • Learn to love the rule of thirds
  • Experiment with light ( natural & artificial light, early morning & afternoon light, overcast daylight  & direct sunlight, flash & without flash ) 
  • Should have good focusing skill 
  • Shoot first & crop later 
  • Should have good practice of taking photos, random photos, should have a good relationship with a camera like a human being. 

4.What are the important skills one should have to be a successful photographer?

  • Creativity
  • Technical photography skills
  • Patience and concentration
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong networking skills
  • Team working skills

We should have a goal in life, then it is easy to achieve anything. and if we have a passion we should follow it. 


5.What are various opportunities available for aspiring photographers?

There are many opportunities available for photographer, 

  • fashion photography 
  • food photography 
  • cinematography 
  • event photography 
  • portfolio photography 
  • magazine 
  • news 
  • landscape photography 
  • portrait photography 

Like that many opportunities available, but we should know in which category we are good.. and do that more and more to get a perfect one.


6.Which is your favourite book and why?

 I don’t read books, i prefer google ( trusted website articles, youtube videos ) 


 - Ameen Ilyas

Interview By - Anshika Sharma

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