Samer Awf chats with 716 Live

Samer Awf is one of the best photographers we have seen! From concept to delivery, you can rest assure that your moments will be captured with beauty and poise. Check out his Instagram to see what all of the excitement is about. Let’s dive into the interview!


Jasmine Reed The Author: What made you want to become a photographer?

Samer Awf: l love photography! When I was kid, they called me the family photographer. My father encouraged me to develop this hobby. He bought me a very famous Russian camera called Zenit. I stopped photography because I was busy with my studies in UAE in 1998. However, I officially reentered the photography industry in 2012.

Jasmine Reed The Author: What was it like working with Tijana?

Samer Awf: Tijana is really amazing and professional just like another international Russian model I know named Lana. I realized Tijana has many different walks and poses. She trusts in herself, I could see it in her eyes.

Jasmine Reed The Author: What is the best camera to use?

Samer Awf: My Current camera is a 5D Canon with 2 lenses: Canon (70-200 2.8 II & 24-105 4.0). The best I have ever used!

Jasmine Reed The Author: How can new photographers gain connections?

Samer Awf: They have to work very hard, follow their senses and participate in a lot of events (even free) to let the people know them. That’s what I’ve been doing so far. 

Jasmine Reed The Author: Can you recommend any fashion designers?

Samer Awf: There are a lot of creative fashion designers here in UAE. Some of them very famous and some them still new like Walied Attallah, Sara Bint Mohammed, Junne Couture, Dar Al Alaa, Sura Designe, Mina Adel, Juliet Fashion, Limitless_beauty, Marwarabah, and many more.

Jasmine Reed The Author: Why is enjoying your job important?

Samer Awf: I am thinking of it as a future big business which is my big dream! It has allowed me to meet many people from different cultures and countries.

Jasmine Reed The Author: What’s next for you?

Samer Awf: My only dream now is the photography project I am developing. I will increase my culture and knowledge of photography and lighting techniques.



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