Times of Youth: For those who don’t know about you and your work, can you tell us a little about yourself?
IvIr Roni: I am Muhammad Bilal alias IvIr Roni. I’m 21 years old & belong to Pakistan. I’m a nature photographer & it is my passion. I’m photographing since past 3 years, Macrography, Landscapes & Portraits are few of my favorites styles.
Times of Youth: What do you want your viewers to take away from your work?
IvIr Roni: I want my viewers to tell me, ‘if you want to be a photographer, then keep up the good work! If you can’t take any good photographs, then don’t blame to your equipment. Accept it.’ And just remember, an idea is more valuable than any equipment.
Times of Youth: Who are some of your favorite classic photographers, and how did they influence you?
IvIr Roni: My all time favorite photographers are Muhammad Azhar Hafiz, Atif Saeed, Muhammad Ehsan Junaid, Jake Olson, Etha Ngabito because these photographers’ images speak by themselves. I’ve been following their work and I learnt a lot of things from them. They are source of my inspiration.
Times of Youth: What are some tips/advice you would give to yourself if you started photography all over again?
IvIr Roni: Think before you speak. Think harder before you click. You don’t need to take a photo of everything. You won’t learn anything until you get out of the ‘Auto Mode’ of your camera. Upgrade your skills before you upgrade your camera. If you’re copying someone’s work, at least do a good job. Don’t Spoil someone’s hard work and concepts with your bad work.
Times of Youth: What is one question nobody has ever asked you— that you wish they asked you?
IvIr Roni: Well, that question is how much time & effort do you put in this photograph or how did you make this?
It’s easy to see a great image, and then click on the next, but behind every great image is a photographer, an actual human being. And they’re not always assigned to capture weddings and rooftop bar parties. Respect photographers!
Times of Youth: Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why?
IvIr Roni: Macrography, because there are a lot of things naked eye can’t see. With this technique, we get to know how great God is. We learn a lot of things from nature.
Times of Youth: Do tell us how can our Readers share their appreciation/feedback/suggestions.
IvIr Roni: Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/lvlr.r0ni.photography
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