Mohammed Al Ansari - Listen Carefully to Criticism and Feedback (Photographer)


Food Photographer, Stylist, Trainer & Blogger
Doha, Qatar

Through the years, I had the passion for Photography, and when I got the professional camera I wanted to try more options. I touched upon all types of Photography, then I found my passion for the Food and Products. 


1. Tell us about your background and journey.

First, I would like to introduce you to my academic background. I graduated from the Computer Science Department at Qatar University. I started my journey in Photography using a mobile phone only. 

Then due to my close friends’ encouragement, I got a professional camera. That was the spark of my journey when I got my first professional camera back in 2014.


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

Through the years, I had the passion for Photography, and when I got the professional camera I wanted to try more options. I touched upon all types of Photography, then I found my passion for the Food and Products. 

Since then I taught myself and learned from my mistakes, and excelled my experience in the specific field of Food and Products Photography.


3. What are some tips you would like to share with amateur photographers?

The golden advice would be “Follow your Passion!” and find more ways to excel in your hobby especially for beginners. Learn from all the available resources, and try all types of photography until you find the spark to lead your way in a specific field. Listen carefully to criticism and feedback.


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

Practice continuously, even daily and never stop! You always will find some mistakes to learn from and improve your experience.


5. What are various opportunities available for aspiring photographers?

With the availability of many social media platforms, it is a great chance to shine in all areas, specifically in the world of Photography. The recipient relies on extracting the news or information from the image and therefore opportunities are countless for photographers to show their experience. 

Also, the availability of social media platforms provides us with an interface to our work that is free of charge at any time and place.


6. Which is your favourite book and why?

In general, the search engine Google.



- Mohammed Al Ansari 

- Interviewed by - Nandani Gupta

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