Aamir Rasheed is a freelance portrait and wedding photographer as well as a videographer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He has been working in the industry since the last eight years. Starting off in 2011 he focused only on wedding photography and eventually by 2012 expanded into videography. HELLO! had a quick chat with him.
How did you become a photographer?
After completing my education from St. Patrick’s College, I started working nine to five in a multinational company as an assistant project manager. One day my younger brother (Danish Rasheed) informed me that there’s a photographer looking for a intern and just to gain some experience, I decided to give it a shot. That was a life changing decision. I got the privilege to work with one of the best photographers in Pakistan Ali Khurshid from Lighthouse Photography. I also learned short films from his beautiful wife Noor Ali. To be honest, I’m grateful to them for my success and it was a good experience working with them; those two are my all time favourites.
What was your first ‘official’ photography job?
It was a Nikkah Ceremony.
What do you love most about your job, and why?
What I love most about my job is being able to express myself in a creative way; I love the freedom my job offers me because I own the business, I am the boss and I get to plan my work hours around my family and personal needs; I also get to meet new people and the amount of love and appreciation that I receive from my clients is unbelievable.
What’s been your biggest challenge as a photographer?
My bank account. A camera is costly — and so do all the future cameras that you’ll want to buy when you realize that the one you currently have isn’t quite good enough. Then there are lenses and gears that you’ll need to fully explore your art. Once you’ve bought all the equipment, you might think that your bank account will finally have some time to grow. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, you’ll suddenly find yourself shelling out money on software’s, workshops and more. In other words, when you’re a pro photographer, the spending never stops.
Any big events covered?
As a photographer I dont differentiate or label events as big or small. Photography is my passion and I cover all events with same interests.
Any specific type of photography you would love to shoot?
Commercial shoots and product photography.
What kind of gear do you use?
Which lens is your favourite? And why?
85mm is the ideal portrait length because it maintains closeness to your subject without showing any distortion and has the most gorgeous bokeh and is super sharp.
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What are you waiting for? Get in touch with Aamir Rasheed to book him for your photography and videography needs.
Contact Details: 0333 6161702