According to MStar, tech giant, Apple recently reposted a photo taken by a Malaysian photographer, Muhammad Faris Danial Mohd Faizal on Instagram to share to its 23.9 million followers!
The chosen photo is a serene image of a paddy field in Sabak Bernam, Selangor and was taken on the last day of a family vacation that Faris went to last July.
The 19-year-old said that he was live-streaming himself playing video games on Facebook when he realised that his photo had been shared by Apple. He was understandably over the moon when he found out.
“Apple shared my photo at one in the morning. Even though Apple had notified me via email on September 15 that they were going to repost my photo, I was still surprised and overwhelmed. Many people have said that the sunset in Sabak Bernam is beautiful. While I was there, I saw some potential for an interesting photo at around 6.30 in the evening,” said Muhammad Faris, who used an iPhone XR to capture the shot.
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The caption, which was written by Faris himself, reads: “You could hear the wind blow through this paddy field. It was relaxing to hear the birds chirping and frogs croaking, an entirely different environment than I’m used to in the city”.
Faris mentioned that he started delving into photography at the age of 16 and has been practising it as a hobby ever since. However, he’s open to pursuing his craft as a career and often spends his free time learning more about photography and honing his skills.
“I don’t limit myself when it comes to genres of photography. I’ve experimented with everything including nature photography, portraits, urban photography, and more. My friends shared tips with me at the beginning and I continued by doing self-study and learning from other photographers”, he said.