Improve your photography skills with Fawad Malik

Got your #Eyes2019 on becoming an AGORA Hero? Our latest Contest could be your chance! ๐Ÿ‘€

Meet this year’s guest judge and discover their ultimate photography tips so you can start preparing you best shots for winning this Contest! ๐Ÿ‘‡

“My Name is Fawad Malik. I’m a Pakistan based Dramatic Portrait Photographer. I started my photography career back in 2012 and have achieved several online photography qualifications and certification. I have also won several national and international Awards in my Professional career.

Fawad’s winning #BlackandWhite2019 photo – Thinking Eyes!

I discovered AGORA on social media, downloaded the app and immediately started participating in their contests! Shortly after starting I won #BlackandWhite2019! AGORA has always motivated me to keep improving and sharing my work I am very proud to beย part of this Community and so I’d like to thank the AGORA team so much for inviting me to be a judge for the first time, I’m so excited! Don’t miss my top advice for taking breathtaking photos of #Eyes2019 ๐Ÿ‘‡”

โ˜๏ธ Lighting is key!

“In order to capture stunning shots of eyes, whether it be of humans or animals having as much light as possible is ideal! In order to achieve this I recommend that you always shoot with a High Aperture, meaning that more natural light can enter and you don’t need to resort to the ISO. In the case of little natural light I also recommend using reflectors and modifies in order to catch the light in your subject’s eyes!”

โœŒ๏ธ Focus, focus, focus!

“Make sure you point your lens directly in line with and at the same level as the eyes, always select your single focus point on them. By not focusing and blurring the background you will also be able to make your subject and their eyes really stand out and impact the viewers.”

๐ŸคŸ Editing!

“Once I have nailed to composition, angle and focus, editing my photos in photoshop really help make my photos dramatic and impactful especially when I focus on editing the eyes. In order to do this I use the dodge tool to intensify shadows and darken areas and the burn to add exposure to and lighten the iris, enhancing the eyes and making them pop.”

๐Ÿ† Follow Fawad’s advice and you could win:

  • $1,000
  • 100,000 โญ๏ธs
  • Feature on the AGORA Review
  • Worldwide coverage of your winning photo through our social media

In addition, the Top 50 photographers will win:

  • 5 credits
  • 5,000 โญ๏ธs

Thereโ€™s no time to waste! Put Fawad’s tips to practise and start preparing your best #Eyes2019 photos for this Friday! ๐Ÿ‘

Questions for the Community:

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What tips would you add to those above?

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