As an avid photographer, I create a list of places to capture during the weekends. Recently, visiting the Aspire Zone and the Souq Waqif gave me some unique picture opportunities. The Aspire Zone has so much to offer to a photographer, so I spent almost 3 to 4 hours walking around the park. During this time and just before sunset I saw a beautiful sight of a mother strolling with a pram across the water bridge and the ducks moving freely in the foreground. I thought I was at the right place at the right time.
There were many instances like this where I was able to capture a particular scene just because I happen to be there at the right time. Photography is all about the timing and composition. Therefore, it’s not always that I need to have my DSLR camera to capture a moment. Some of the new mobile phones have very good capabilities to capture pictures even under low light conditions.
I travelled outside Doha with my friends who are photographers to places like the Al Zubarah Fort, Film City in Zekreet, Irkiya Farm, camel racing in Al Shahaniya, Pearl-Qatar and even did a desert safari, which was full of fun.
I use a Nikon D7100 with the 18-200mm lens which is suitable for any situation. However, I have few prime lenses which are used for specific photography projects. My favourite lens is the Nikon 85mm f1.8, which gives me very sharp pictures almost always.
I will continue my photography journey and still have many more places to visit with my camera like the new National Museum in Doha.
— Text and photos by Rizny Ismail @riznyismail
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