After receiving a diploma from the New York Institute of Photography(NYI) in 1961, Shaikh Amin started his photography career in 1965. He served in different positions in the Photo Unit of Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) and retired as Chief Photographer in 1985. After his retirement, Aramco hired him as a consulting photographer for 10 years (1985-1994). It involved special projects, such as preparing Annual Reports of Operations for presenting to the Saudi Government.
Shaikh Amin, a PSA member for 49 years, has received many medals, honors and certificates for his photographic achievements during this period. These include 57 gold/silver/bronze medals from different Int’l Salons and Exhibitions and 3 awards from the United Nations. He also won 2nd place in color photography at the 1976 International Industrial Photography Competition in New York, NY.
In recognition of excellence and achievement in this field, a few of them are mentioned below, Shaikh Amin:
His accomplishments have also been recognized by numerous photographic societies the world over.
Shaikh Amin has been a PSA International Rep. (IR) in Pakistan since 1995. He rendered voluntary photographic services to Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI), University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (UAJK), Fauji Foundation University (FFU) and Tameer-e-Millat Foundation (TMF) to prepare yearly prospectus and other publications. He is also a vice president of Islamabad Camera Club.
Shaikh Amin, who holds three diplomas in Photography from the USA and Switzerland, resides in Islamabad with his family but frequently travels to shoot pictures and presents his digital photography work. He has had the honor of judging many International Photography Exhibitions over the last 10 years.