About Me 2017-07-08T18:14:51+00:00

Hi there!

My name is Shifaaz Shamoon, commonly known as ‘Sotti’. I am a full-time professional photographer based in the Maldives.

As a kid, I was fascinated with taking photos – for the diligence and constant learning it required, but also for the smiles it brought to my friends. With a lot of heart, I set out to become a photographer at the age of 15.

It has been over 8 years since I started working as a professional photographer. Today, I am primarily involved in weddings, commercial and lifestyle photography. Equally, I specialise in underwater and aerial photography. In the last 2 years, I have also ventured into videography in which I have found a lot of excitement in. I have a breadth of experience in these areas of work – please have a look at my online portfolio. Testament to this, I have a range of corporate clients with the tourism industry and governmental agencies, which I have maintained for several years. I am excited with new ideas as well – so contact me if you wish to explore a new or experimental area with me.

I try to understand not only your requirements, but also the context and your personality prior to undertaking any work. This way, I seek to give a tailored and personalized service and finished product that works best for each one of you. I will be happy to see you for a chat or coffee anytime.

I look forward to meeting and working with you.


Wedding Advertising
Commercial Art Journalism
Landscapes Fashion
Lifestyle Aerial
Underwater Portrait Videography

Software Proficiency

Adobe Photoshop (>4 Years)
Adobe Lightroom (>4 Years)
Adobe Premiere (1 Year)