Born and raised in Petaling Jaya, Nik Muhammad Hafiz, better known as Nik among his peers, is an avid, versatile and passionate photographer for many years. He is the principal photographer for Applemint Studio but he enjoys collaborating on photography projects with Full Circle.
He is also the founder of a group, called “Phondok Photography” which he created in Facebook as a channel for other photographers to share and exchange knowledge, at the same time creating more opportunities for themselves. The group currently has 800 members and is growing rapidly. What started as a hobby 8 years ago, he has now built into a career.
Nik has had the experience of taking photographs for numerous important events such as weddings, religious ceremonial events, private and corporate functions, tertiary education convocations, product shots, food shots, musical events, modeling and many others.
Due to his deep passion for photography, he is keen on sharing his knowledge and experience with others. To date, he has conducted 2 photography camps organized by Perbadanan Putrajaya – Basic Photography and Wedding Photography, each a 2 days 1 night event for a total of 200 participants. In November 2010, he will be conducting a 3rd camp under the same organizer due to the overwhelming response and feedback from the first 2 camps.
He had also conducted a 2 days ‘Basic Photography’ workshop at University Malaya and for the high school students of Sekolah Menengah Bandar Tun Husin Onn. He believes constant coaching can help new photographers to grow therefore he personally conducts regular revision classes with his former students from his camps including one on one personal coaching from time to time. Through “Phondok Photography” he also conducts online coaching for his former students and also for other photographers.
Twice in year 2010, he was invited by Perbadanan Putrajaya to be the judge for “Appreciation Biodiversity Lake and Wetland of Putrajaya” and “Floria Nature Photography Competition”. His work has also been published by a local newspaper ‘The Star’ for photographing food.
Here is just some of his best work. Enjoy!