I am portrait, travel and wedding photographer based out of Bengaluru. I hail from a small town called Ettumanoor in Kerala.
My photographic journey started around in March 2011, when I was inspired by the photographs I saw on Facebook in the last few days of My Engineering college. I had a Nokia X6 phone back then with which I experimented and put up photographs on my Facebook page.
I continued to take pictures with a DSLR (Canon 550d) from 2012 September onwards when I was doing my IT job. I was regularly shooting – posting pictures, in the hobby photography form there called SLRBB, which played a pivotal role in laying the foundation of my photography basics.
I learned that traveling would give me more opportunities to make better pictures. Moving out of my comfort zone/ known places would give me better frames and different stories to tell. I tried to travel to a new place at least 3-4 times a year with my camera. The more pictures I shot, I could get better with my composition- framing, lighting, emotions. The practice is the key.
I always try to add the human element in my pictures which, I believe gives a better connection with the audience. I try to create simple compositions with a good background, subject(preferably human) and a foreground. I like to shoot during the golden hours for the best light and experiment with angles, perspectives, reflections, patterns, lines, curves, and shapes. Contrasting colors are something which I look to create in my travel photographs.
After 6.6 years working in an IT job, I left to pursue photography full time in Feb 2018. I have been conducting workshops, partnering photography expeditions, and shooting weddings and other paid assignments to fuel my love for travel and photography since then.
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