We had the good fortune of connecting with Muhammad AbdulWassay Siddiqui and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Muhammad AbdulWassay, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
A few habits that helped me succeed and improve in photography and editing are consistency and learning new things every day. I keep myself consistent because photography is a discipline that gets better when you keep working on it, and I aim to make this hobby my side hustle in the future. Photography is one of those things that opens your mind and improves your visualization when taking a photo or editing. It is a discipline in life that eventually helps you reach the goals you have set in life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I always loved taking photos; seven years ago, I bought a DSLR and started to take pictures at family events which allowed me to learn more about camera functions. Everyone says, “Equipment does not matter,” but to some extent, I agree, but not certainly. In the beginning, you need a cell phone camera and good editing software to build your foundation, which I did too. Moving on, when you see improvements in your work, it is worth investing in a professional camera as it enhances the quality of your work. Everything I learned in these seven years of doing photography was self-taught, I never watched a tutorial or someone taught me. It was all figuring things out with trial and error as I like to learn it that way. I must say, in the starting, I was not pleased with my work and thought of giving up, but the idea of consistency helped me realize that if I kept working and kept on getting inspired by other creators’ works, I could make something out of it, which is precisely what I did. The proudest thing about my work is that I learn everything on my own to this day, I still use those essential skills, which helped me a lot to produce beautiful finished products in the beginning. On my Instagram, I still have not removed any older posts with terrible editing and composition. Whenever I look back, I realize that you always have to trust the process as great things take time, but eventually, your efforts pay off. Lastly, never get disheartened if people do not appreciate your work because it will only hold you from putting in effort and doing better. Photography is my hobby, and I have a long journey to learn more about it. Currently, I am on my journey to become an automotive engineer, so combining photography and automotive vehicles makes the perfect combo for me, and that is how 3AWS3 was built.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friends visit me, I will definitely take them around downtown as the vibe of that area is unmatchable, especially on weekend mornings when there are car meets. Houston has very diverse food choices as there are several places to eat that belong to different parts of the world (Asian Middle- Eastern, French and etc), and the food is fantastic; because of that, I cannot pick a single spot.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The most deserving shoutout goes to my family and friends for being so supportive regarding photography as my hobby. Furthermore, I want to shout out to all aspiring content creators who do the same work as me. It motivates me to see their work and improve because we have several talented artists out there. Last but not least, I would Thank God for all the blessings and skills he has given me, you always have to believe in him and put in your efforts, which will be worth it.