Photography

My journey started in 2005 with my father’s first camera phone – Nokia 3200, which had a tiny VGA camera.  I was fascinated by being able to capture abstract patterns from everyday objects. The low-resolution camera was perfect for this. My first real camera was a Canon PowerShot A430 point-and-shoot, which kept me company for few years. It was a great camera for macros. During this time I also learnt few digital photography techniques such as HDR, panorama and even a bit of 3D photography. Once I started travelling more, I moved on to Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35, which introduced me to manual adjustment of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.. During this time (2011) I also took a Digital Photography course at the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts that helped me with understanding the basics of image correction, composition, etc..  I finally got a DSLR in September 2012 – a Nikon D5100. I started exploring various genres of photography with this camera and I found myself enjoying nature and wildlife photography the most. I also upgraded my gear recently with a D7200 and a Tamron 150-600. I have started shooting RAW in the last year and I don’t think I will ever go back.

Staying overnight in a ground blind along the Platte River, Nebraska to witness the Great Sandhill Crane Migration. March 2017.
Staying overnight in a ground blind along the Platte River, Nebraska to witness the Great Sandhill Crane Migration. March 2017.

Almost all of the pictures I take nowadays are of wildlife(mostly birds). Being a wildlife photographer has made me appreciate nature and wildlife even more and has made me realize the importance of environmental protection.

Most of my recent pictures are posted on my 500px.com profile. Here is a gallery with my pictures:

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