Hi Maizurah! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
I am a travel enthusiast based in Kuala Lumpur. A self-taught photographer, whose learning mostly comes from joining group outings and interacting with other photographers via social media, such as Instagram and Facebook. I view the world around me as a gift and believe that pieces of it can be shared through photographs.
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
AHaving to climb a tree. Me and a friend were at the bottom of U-Bien bridge in Myanmar and spotted some fishermen throwing their fishing nets from their boats, realizing it would be an amazing moment to capture an aerial shot. With the help of the locals, we climbed a 15-foot tree as a short cut to the top of the bridge, all in the name of aerial photography.
QWhat do you shoot on? What's your favourite set up?
AI have always shot with a Canon camera and my favorite lenses would have to be my wide angle and telephoto lenses. I started with a 650D and upgraded to a full frame camera the 6D which I'm loving. I love capturing nature and landscape, it's my forte.
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
ALearning is a life time process, always have patience. Never stick to only one angle in a shot, creatively play with natural lights. Above all, love what you do and be passionate. It's helpful to know some technical points on how your camera works. Blend that in with passion, and eureka, you will create beautiful images.