Photography affords me the avenue to create something charming – Abdulganiyu


Abdulganiyu Lawal Abubakar is a young Kogis state born photographer that uses photography to express his inner thoughts and aspirations.

In this interview with Nigerian Pilot, Abdulganiyu tells us about his passion for the job, as he says every click of the camera is a chance to create something unique, meaningful and charming.

What has been your experience as a photographer?

My journey as a photographer has been an incredibly fascinating one, filled with memorable encounters with extraordinary and delightful individuals. Working with prominent figures from various industries has been an incredible privilege, including the likes of Regina Daniel, Joeboy, ObioJulius, Tonto Dikeh, Teni, Obi Cubana, Buju, and many others. Capturing moments behind the camera and immersing myself in the field has been an absolute joy, as it allows me to constantly learn, unlearn, and relearn in the most creative and inspiring manner possible. Each day brings new insights and experiences that fuel my passion for photography even more.

Tell us about your passion for the profession?

My passion for photography runs deep. It’s more than just a hobby or a profession for me; it’s a way of expressing myself and capturing the beauty and essence of the world around me. Through photography, I can freeze moments in time and tell stories that words sometimes fail to convey. It allows me to connect with people and places on a deeper level, and every click of the camera is a chance to create something unique and meaningful. I find joy in exploring new perspectives, playing with light and composition, and seeing the world through a creative lens. Photography is not just about taking pictures; it’s about preserving emotions, memories, and experiences that will last a lifetime. It’s a journey of continuous learning and growth, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have found my passion in this art form.

For How long have you been a professional photographer?

Professionally, this is my 2nd year. I have spent 3 years learning and interning for other photographers

Let us in on the interesting aspect in this profession?

To me personally the photography profession is rich and diverse, offering numerous interesting aspects that appeal to both amateurs and professionals alike. some of the most captivating aspects of the photography profession to me are

Creativity: Photography is a highly creative field that allows photographers to express their unique perspectives and artistic visions. We can experiment with composition, lighting, colors, and various techniques to create captivating and visually appealing images.

Storytelling: Photographs have the power to convey stories, emotions, and messages without the need for words. Photographers can document events, cultures, people, and places, preserving memories and history through their images.

Technical Proficiency: Photography involves understanding camera equipment, lenses, exposure settings, and post-processing techniques. Mastering these technical aspects can be challenging, but it offers a sense of accomplishment and opens up a world of creative possibilities.

Continuous Learning: Photography is a field that continually evolves due to advancements in technology and techniques. There’s always something new to learn, from mastering new camera gear to staying updated on editing software and post-processing trends.

Versatility: Photography spans various genres, including portrait, landscape, wildlife, macro, architectural, fashion, documentary, and more. Photographers can specialize in one area or explore multiple genres, keeping the profession fresh and exciting.

Interaction with People: Portrait and wedding photographers, in particular, get to connect with people from diverse backgrounds, capturing their personalities and emotions through photographs.

Recognition and Impact: Photographers who produce exceptional work can gain recognition and have a positive impact on others. Their images can evoke emotions, raise awareness, inspire change, and even influence public opinion.

Solitude and Serenity: Landscape and nature photography often take photographers to serene and remote locations, allowing them to enjoy moments of tranquility and contemplation while capturing the beauty of the world around them.

Community and Collaboration: Photography communities, whether online or offline, provide opportunities for networking, sharing knowledge, and collaborating with other photographers or creative professionals.

Entrepreneurship: Many photographers operate as freelancers or start their photography businesses. This aspect of the profession allows them to be their own bosses, set their schedules, and determine their creative direction.

Preservation of History: Photographs serve as valuable historical records, capturing moments and events for future generations to learn from and appreciate.

Therapeutic Value: Photography can also be therapeutic for photographers, serving as a form of self-expression and a means to cope with emotions.

Finally, the diverse nature of photography means that individuals can find their niche and pursue aspects of the profession that resonate most with their interests and passions. Whether it’s the technical aspects, artistic expression, storytelling, or the joy of exploring the world, photography offers a rewarding and exciting career path.

What inspires you the most?

Basically, everything that surrounds me. Most of the time it’s related to the people I work with, what’s happening at the moment, It also depends on where I am.