Interview with Shanof Mohammed


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Photography has been a great passion for me since childhood. I love and appreciate all genres of photography, although my main interests are landscape and travel photography. I am always amazed by the beauty of nature, especially during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset, and photography is my way of capturing these beautiful moments.

I travel a lot and as a landscape photographer, I often venture to locations less visited by tourists to be able to capture the untouched scenes of nature. The beauty of nature is everywhere, and capturing it at the right angle, with the right equipment, is my obligation as a photographer.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

My image was published on National Geographic. The other big thing happened when Nikon approached me to be part of their MyNikkor photographer’s list for the lens Nikkor 28-300m. Today my works are displayed in all Nikon stores across the globe. I had also done some works for the World Wildlife Fund as part of the Caracal Challenge in UAE.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Be obsessed with your passion. Never ever give up, follow your dreams and work for it. Success is guaranteed.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I have lots of photography friends to thank for achieving where I am today. I have learned a lot during my trips with them.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I have started transferring my knowledge to people who are really passionate about landscape photography either through workshops or seminars. I feel fulfilled when I see happiness in them.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

Five years back I used to be a nobody in the photography field. Although I had this great passion for photography, I never had really ventured into this field. The quote is very relevant as it was through continuous hard work and persistence that I achieved excellence and fame in this field.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Please visit the Instagram page @shanofmohammed to see my works.


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