Meet Siddhartha, an Industrial Designer by profession and a full-time traveller and photographer.
Inspiro India: Tell us something about yourself and how did you start creating?
Siddhartha Joshi: I am an Industrial Designer, travel blogger and a photographer, pretty much in that order. I guess I started my creative journey from the time I started my master’s education in Design from NID, and have since expanded beyond products to many other things like writing, visual storytelling and so on.
Inspiro India: Can you talk a bit about your travel shots and way of working?
SJ: I rarely plan for my shots, and depend on a lot of spontaneity. This doesn’t always work, but I enjoy working this way more. I rarely, if ever, take stress while taking pictures, and if they don’t work out as I would like them to, I focus on other aspects of travel – interviewing people, explore hidden experiences and so on.
Inspiro India: Did you face any problem while pursuing this field? How satisfied do you feel after working in this field?
SJ: The only problem I face is the lack of time. There is way more work available than what I can possibly take up, especially with a full-time design job.
Inspiro India: Which genre of photography interests you the most and why? What are your top three favourite photography locations?
SJ: I like street photography the most, followed closely by travel photography. I love clicking people in their natural states, so both these styles work well for me.
Favourite locations – streets of any town or city, Kashmir and street processions.
Inspiro India: If not this, what would have Siddhartha been doing?
SJ: I guess I would pursue some other creative field, maybe write full time.
Inspiro India: How would you describe your photography style?
SJ: I think it’s very mixed, I try and expand my area of interest all the time. Especially when you travel, there is always a need to learn something new and I really like that.
Inspiro India: What did you want to become as a child? What dream is still on your bucket list?
SJ: I wanted to be a scientist as a kid, a physicist to be precise. It’s no longer my dream but I would like to take up research projects in future.
Inspiro India: Out of all the photographs you have ever taken, which is your favourite and why?
SJ: I am yet to take a picture that I can call my all time favourite. I think I am still a few years away from it.
Inspiro India: Describe your post-processing workflow? What camera do you shoot with? Your favourite lenses or any other equipment, if any?
SJ: I shoot with Canon 6D, and sometimes a GoPro Hero 4, and my favourite lens is a 50mm prime lens. I also use a 24-105mm lens, especially for travel photography.
As for post-processing, I don’t really have a standard workflow. I don’t use Lightroom (yet) and edit with Camera Raw and a bit on photoshop.
Photos by ©Siddhartha Joshi
Inspiro India: What advice would the photographer inside you like to pass on to our readers?
SJ: Click, observe, click, observe and repeat. Also, identify what is it that you like in the pictures that you like.
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