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My Story!

I have had a roller coaster experience following my passion for art and photography.

 

I grew up in Gulbarga, which is a small town in north Karnataka, India. From my childhood, I had a passion for

drawing and painting (water paint). During my school and college days, I regularly participated in many competitions

and won several awards.

Soon after my graduation in 2002, I moved out of Gulbarga to settle in Hyderabad, which is one of the big cities in

India. I soon started working in a corporate company and at the same time enrolled in a post-graduation course.

Life became increasingly hectic and I had very little time to pursue my passion; I could not find time for drawing and

painting. After a year, I moved to Bangalore, where career opportunities were much better. In 2010, I moved to Hong Kong for a few years and as I was away from my family and friends, I had more spare time. Due to space constraints at home, I changed my focus from painting to digital art and bought my first DSLR camera; a Canon 550D with an EF 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens.

 

I started learning photography by reading a lot of articles & watching videos, but then I decided to start practicing it regularly, like "on the job training"! In the beginning, it was difficult to understand the terminologies and learn the techniques, but after a few years of hard work and regular practice, I managed to overcome all challenges. In 2017, I managed to sign up for community work organised by my company in association with WWF. The assignment was to visit a wet-land near Bangalore to photograph different bird species. It was an excellent opportunity for me to get back to my passion.

 

I love to capture Architecture, Cityscape, Nature, Landscape & Wildlife Photos. I use a "Canon 7D Mark II" as my primary camera and my 4 favourite and frequently used lenses are "Canon EF-S10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM" Wide Angle Lens for Architecture Photography "Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM" Lens for Macro Photography and Reverse Ring on 10-18mm Lens "Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM"  Telephoto Lens for Wildlife Photography "Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM" Telephoto Lens for Bird Photography. In the last few years, some of my photographs (more on award)

 

  • Won both National and International awards. 

  • Exhibited in Chitrakala Parishad (CKP) in Bengaluru and in other places including Goa, West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Turkey and Bangladesh. 

  • Featured in National Geographic and in a few other magazines & newspapers.

  • Published as a cover page of a "Religion TextBook" in the US with 99k copies of prints available from March 2020.

 

 

"I believe in capturing moments forever with my creativity & art in the digital form, which are the true moments of my life!"

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