Featured Photographers

Digitalab Featured Photographer: Az Rehman

21st March 2014 by Alex Ingram

At Digitalab, we appreciate the power of photography, whether it’s personal or professional. We asked Az Rehman for one of his images and posed a couple of questions to find out exactly what it is he loves about photography and what he’d say to any enthusiastic photographer hoping to make a career out of their passion.


Tell us a bit about this image and why you chose it to be featured.

I chose this image of Gary & Marcus because it stood out at me when looking through some of my favourites.

Their civil partnership took place in an art gallery and I was really pleased with this shot.

Which styles of photography most interest/inspire you?

As a photographer, I am interested in lighting and love looking at images with hard and filtered lighting.

It’s not easy to work with and requires good technical skill, but the images always look amazing.

What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring photographer?

The best advice I can give to an aspiring photographer is to go with what you like and ignore what others around you are doing, and most importantly of all, be your toughest critic. Look at your work as if it was photographed by someone else – what do you really think of it? But don’t be too hard on yourself – I am still yet to be happy with my work, it’s the creative learning curve that keeps me excited.

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