“Angles can make or break a photograph, sure you are taking the picture at the correct angle is definitely key,” Jacob ZawaQ a distinguished photographer from Morocco offers as a tip.
The professional photographer and artist of 13 years turned marketing and advertising executive heads the digital marketing team at SocialEyez, a global leader in social media analytics and management services, specializing in Arabic social media monitoring services.
When ZawaQ is not leading campaigns or taking epic shots of the Mawazine Festival, you’ll find him engaging with his extensive following: 343,000 followers on Twitter and more than 56,000 followers on Instagram about his experiences and travels.
On ZawaQ’s Instagram feed, you’ll be inspired by the beautiful spaces of Morocco, scenes from his daily media career, portraits of famous musicians, and a lot of concert photography.
Capital Lifestyle hooked-up with him to find out how photography and Instagram have impacted his journey in Mobile Photography.
What cameras do you enjoy shooting with and what do you like most about them?
I use a Canon 5D Mark III and 1Ds Mark III For photography, sometimes for my video footage I use my DJI Osmo. The 5D Mark III is such a great all round camera for capturing portraits and scenery and having an assortment of good lenses really makes all the difference. For my videos I often use the DJI OSMO for its perfect stabilization especially when I’m in a helicopter or in the mountains.
Where do you shoot most of your photos and what sort of photos do you like to take best?
Most of my shots are taken while i’m travelling or while on adventures during my spare time. I am extremely fortunate to be able to discover beautiful landscapes, so documenting these is a real bonus. I like taking all sorts of shots but my favorite has to be of wildlife/culture or action shots using Angel (my Canon camera).
What are your top tips for taking captivating Instagram photos?
Tip 1: When you are the model, make sure that your photographer gets as low as possible when taking a picture, it elevates your height and makes you look superior against the background
Tip 2: Angles can make or break a photograph, sure you are taking the picture at the correct angle is definitely key
Tip 3: Take multiple different pictures before you post one because it gives you a lot of options and choices
Which instagrammers do you recommend everyone to follow?
How has Instagram influenced your profession and your business?
Instagram is a funny way to share your life with friends and people who are interested in photography through a series of pictures or videos, since I like both photography and having fun with my friends, then for sure Instagram helped me. First by growing my fan base, now thanks to Instagram, I show my work not only in Morocco but all over the world.
5 Favourite @Jacob_ZawaQ Instagram Posts
I actually live in Casablanca city which is located in North Africa and I took this picture at the extreme south of Cape Town to show people that Africa is beautiful from the North to the South.
This picture was taken at the top of Table Mountain, I like this picture because it reminds me the breathtaking view of the Mother city from there.
This picture represent the patience, why ? Try to get the attention of a seal to take a selfie 🙂
I love this picture because it remember me the best sunset i’ve ever seen (until now^^).
Light painting is a kind of photographic technique I love and that I want to develop in my future works.