You photograph something for two reasons – for what it is and for what else it is — Minor White
I began photographing for the first reason and hope to transition to the other, sooner than later.
Late entrant to serious photography. For a vast majority of my life and up till 2008 I was not aware of its existence. It all began, 4 years ago, when, one rainy weekend in Hyderabad India, I undertook a week-long Bike (motor ) trip from the east(almost) to west coast of India (Hyderabad to Goa). The Monsoons were in their full flurry in India then, when it really pours, when the earth is green and everything is fresh and rejuvenating to senses.I had borrowed a pocket point and shoot camera from a friend,attached it to the strings of my ID card and put it around my neck. For the next few days I took photos of the places I saw as I drove into the heart of India passing through countless villages and towns and vast open fields and valleys and hills. Most of the photos were technically crappy. My technique and skills might have improved today but the passion and inspiration continues to be the same. That trip I think roughly marks my transition when i first began to look at photographs as something I would like to have more to do with.
I purchased a used Canon XTI DSLR and a couple of lenses and armed with the knowledge acquired by reading a few thousand books I embarked on a new journey. I went out, took a ton of photos, came back disappointed, read some more , went out some more and this cycle continues to date. Most of what i know today comes from good old-fashioned trial and error.
At the time I began this blog, about a year ago I had no idea on what type or genre of photos I would be interested in and that is still true to this date. I’ve always loved travelling and a camera in my bag gives me all the more reasons to continue doing so. Join me in exploring this visual journey captured here in this blog. Feel free to drop in your comments, critique or email me questions or suggestions. I am always curious to know why you liked or did not like any photo and learn more about life and photos.
Nature and landscape photos were always close to my heart, but capturing Street and Life in general has got me very interested at the moment. I also understand that in this genre, I will end up posting photos of ‘real’ people in the Street and most of them without taking their explicit permissions. I intend to present my portrait subjects with the same dignity that I would any of my friends or known ones but if you happen to see yourself up here (or somebody you know) that you are not comfortable with, just let me know and I will take it down. Street photography is a subject that a lot of people have strong opinions on. I don’t have any hard and fast rule yet. If you disagree or have an opinion on something, I would love to hear them
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