Waheed is a professional photographer, running a successful studio in Lahore. With no formal training, Waheed has turned his passion for good photography and a love for cameras into a brilliant portfolio. His studio offers a variety of retail photography services to individual and corporate clients.
Tell us about yourself, your studio and the kind of photography services you offer?
I’m a photographer from Lahore. My studio, “Studio Q” offers a wide range of photographic services. At Studio Q, we have photographed nearly everything under the sun. Studio Q is a premier provider of professional retail photography services to both local and international clients.
What would you say are your unique traits as a photographer, or what sets you apart from other professional photographers?
I like to experiment and not restrict myself with rules or limitations of conventional photography. Everything is evolving, so is photography, and so the photographers MUST evolve too!
What are some of your shoots you are especially proud of?
The festivals in Lahore – music and arts festivals – all thanks to the brilliant performers; sessions at Masjid Wazeer Khan; and some of my experimental work.
Have you formally studied or trained in photography or it a natural interest and talent?
Never studied photography formally, but always felt drawn towards good pictures and had a thing for cameras.
For our readers interested in photography, what are some of the tricks you can share for making people pose without looking stiff or just plain weird?
Just catch them candid, a natural smile is a natural smile; or talk to them before taking their pictures try to know them whatever little you can; relax and let them relax!
Are there many opportunities in Pakistan for pursuing photography as a career? Or do you feel that there are too many photographers out there already?
There can never be too many photographers here or anywhere. I believe there are many opportunities here for pursuing photography or any other art as a career.
If someone wants to engage you for a commercial shoot, how should they go about it?
Just call and make an appointment; I like to keep it simple.
What would you say to our readers about living and working in today’s Pakistan, in creative fields like professional photography?
Do what you love, love what you do!