I am a wildlife photographer and a photography and post-processing mentor by profession. I started Wildlife Photography as a hobby in 2014, and took it up as a full time profession in 2020.
I was a commercial photographer by profession but passion of teaching took over which motivated me to take this step, backed by my family's support. My love and attraction towards photography was ignited by my grandfather with his collection of Minoltas, Yashicas and Rolleiflexes which I still posses as a fond memory.
I have taught over 400 students since April 2020 and love travelling and teaching on-field in the jungles and forests of India. I believe in 60-40 ratio of on-field photography and Post processing. With lack of any guidance and training during my learning days, I am a self taught and experimental photographer.
I strive that my students get the maximum out of their time and energy spent along with me on the field and in the digital darkroom.
I haven’t made my best photo yet…inspite being in this field of wildlife photography for past 6-7 years. Every-time I go on the field, my main aim is to document the nature in its best form and present it to you all in its full glory.
I often see sulking faces after safaris, if a tiger or a leopard is not spotted…So What ? For me Jungles are a way of relaxation and rejuvenation… Tigers and Leopards are a part of the ecosystem. And they contribute to only 2% of the entire setting you enter into.
There are so many things to see, explore, experience, and feel…if you stand 5 minutes in your vehicle, eyes closed, engines off…and just listen to the forests, you will come across a dialogue happening between your senses and the nature around you .
I always do this activity with my co-passengers. A thought always creeps my mind…
What if I am the only human in this vast forest ? Will I be spared ? We are such a minuscule dust particles in this universe… The earth started from forests…we are destroying them…encroaching on them…and owning them…
SAD but UNFORTUNATE…