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!"