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22 June 2017

Interview with Photographer : Auditya Venkatesh

Meet the man behind Audi Photography, always encouraged to create.

Auditya Venkatesh

 

Inspiro India: Tell us something about yourself and how did you start creating?

– Right from when I was a kid, I was always encouraged to create. Initially, I used to sketch and paint a lot. It was a lot of fun trying to put down the little thoughts I had on my mind on paper.

 

Inspiro India: How did you develop interest in this field?

– Back in the day, our families would only take pictures of important occasions or festivals, and those pictures would fascinate me a lot. I loved how you could relive one exact moment in the past with all those memories rushing back to you by just looking at one picture. So much in fact that when I was still too young to be trusted with a camera I would sketch people, a little negative along with it, put a time stamp on it, and then put it in an envelope like they used to back in the day. But I’d never thought it would’ve become a career.

 

 

Inspiro India: Did you face any kind of problems while pursuing this field? How satisfied do you feel after working in this field?

– As with anything there were definitely challenges, but in retrospect it made me stronger and made the journey more memorable.

From not knowing where to start because it was still “unconventional”, to having to convince everyone around while hearing negative things about your choices, people taking me for a ride in my initial days in the name of “opportunity” and a “platform”, there’s been a lot. But I think I’ve learnt from it, and that’s the most important thing. I love doing what I do! As long as I’m getting to learn, travel and interact with interesting people I’m a happy man.

 

Inspiro India: What is it about Travel-photography that interest you the most? What are your top three favourite photography locations? And Why? 

– My dad was in a job where he travelled often, and so whenever he’d come back to town he’d take us on a little trip, that is when I fell in love with travel. This is why any place I went to felt like home away from home. So when I took up photography, I looked to travel for inspiration because that’s how it all began. It’s really hard for me to put down just 3, but for me I’d say Kashmir, Sikkim and Gokarna so far.

 

Inspiro India: If not this, What would have Auditya been doing?

– I dropped out of CA to be a photographer, so I’d probably have been a not very happy auditor or accountant somewhere.

 

Inspiro India: What is typically in your camera bag while travelling?

– One camera body which is my A7R2, and 3 lenses, namely the 16-35, 55, and the 70-200. My hard drive, ND Filters, a mini tripod and a Rode mic make up the accessories.

 

Inspiro India: Could you tell our readers how to reach such excellent results in travel photography and wedding photography (both)?

– It works in 3 steps for me. Creating the narrative/story in your head, capturing it as best as you can on the camera which means being well versed with your camera and the technicalities, and then polishing it all up in post.

 

Inspiro India: Can you please explain how one should go for Mobile Photography?

– I love smartphone photography. It takes photography back to the basics for me and helps me create more with challenging restrictions.

We get very used to equipment we have and sometimes that may make us lazy without us realising, we don’t end up shooting if we don’t have a particular lens. But with smartphone you know this is what you have, so it makes you think as you create, you have one fixed lens so you move in and move out, and do everything you can to come away with a good image. As it must always be.

 

Inspiro India: Describe your post-processing work flow And the equipment that you use?

– I usually import all my images into their respective catalogues in lightroom, and then keyword them. If there needs to be more work done, I work on them in photoshop and then save them back on here. That simple. There is no specific equipment that I use for processing.

If I’m just posting it to social media though, a lot of the times I just transfer the files from my camera via wifi to my phone and just upload it directly.

 

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Photos by ©Auditya Venkatesh

 

Inspiro India: What advice would the artist inside you like to pass on to our readers?

– That you need to be happy doing what you are, and you get to define what that happy is. Because if you aren’t it’ll show on your work.

 

Check out his full feature in June’16 Edition of Inspiro India Magazine issue#29 – Download Free.

 

 

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29 March 2016

Interview with Landscape Master: Debraj Chakraborty

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Inspiro India: Tell us something about yourself and how did you get started creating?

– Nature has always attracted me with its vastness, vistas, moods, colours, extremities. It is an endless list and so in my early days I used to be a Landscape painter to express my vision and love for it in canvas. I started taking photos about 5 years ago as when I started my own business I found it difficult to devote time to paint landscapes. Later, when I again thought to start with painting, by coincidence the camera was the medium most available to me then as a medium of artistic expression so, I happen to be a photographer.

 

Inspiro India: How did you develop interest in this field?

– As i told before, I was initially a painter and liked painting landscapes a lot. This went on till I started my Business after studies which presented with shortage of time in nurturing the hobby further. Later, when I again thought to start with the same, by coincidence the camera was the medium most available to me for portal of landscape which i previously used to paint in canvases . I am into a Business of IT and sale of Electronic appliances and selling cameras is a part of my business. As i started to explore the possibilities that the camera can offer which will help me to be a better salesman on selling this product, I just got amazed by its possibilities and thought it can be a way of artistic expression which i was for so long doing in a canvas with paint and brush.

 

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Inspiro India: Did you face any kind of problems while pursuing this field ? How satisfied do you feel after working in this field?

– Though i have not faced any problem while working in this field but risks are always associated when i travel to some remote locations and that too in odd hours and in extreme weather conditions. I am very satisfied after working in this field as i love doing it for the memorable experiences it brings. I find myself really fortunate enough to listen to my heart’s call and pursue my dream.

 

Inspiro India: What is it about Landscape photography that interest you the most? What has been your favourite photo location in North East India?

– Well it is an endless list but constantly searching for those rare magical moments when the Perfect Light embraces nature in all its glory is what interests me in landscape photography the most. Even the dynamic character of Landscape that can me captured like movement of water etc. North East India is a treasure chest for landscape photographers and nature lovers alike and i keep on exploring it ,few places which I like near where i stay has always exited me to come back over and over gain is Meghalaya and two seasonal wetlands in South Assam Sonbeel and Chatla.

 

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Inspiro India: Please describe your post-processing work flow and the equipment that you use?

– Camera alone is not capable to replicate the scene which we have seen or experienced in the field. As it lacks such a wide dynamic range where we can see details in both dark and light areas of a scene unlike human eye. No one tool is perfect so a photographer has to take the help of Darkroom techniques and now with the advent of digital world, Its Digital Darkroom. The process in this pursuit of mine involves to pay a meticulous attention to details and technique in the field , along with some precision work in today’s digital darkroom. To further optimize, fine tune and adjust contrasts, colors, tonalities, luminosity, etc. of the picture, in an endeavour to better present the viewer the sense of being in the place. Regarding the equipment, I use Digital SLR with an ultrawide lens primarily apart from that Mid range zoom lens, telephoto lens and prime lenses depending on the situation. But i prefer to be in ultrawide while shooting landscapes. Regarding to accessories, i use a solid stable tripod along with remote release and depending upon situation use filters like Neutral Density and Circular polarizer.

 

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Inspiro India: What did you want to become as a child?

– As a child i always wanted to be an Artist-sometime creative like a painter or sculpture.

 

Inspiro India: If not this, What would have Debraj Chakraborty been doing?

– Artists will always find ways of expressing themselves by whatever means and skills are available to them. I would have been Businessman which i am still now and a painter painting landscapes to fulfil my passion for art and love for landscapes.

 

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Inspiro India: What advice would the artist inside you like to pass on to our readers?

– As a landscape photographer I believe whatever may be the photography technique or process, being at the right place at the right time to capture that perfect light and that stunning split second moment is the key to make a perfect picture. No photograph can ever be eye-catching unless it obeys the golden rules of photography which crafts the art in it. The rule of third is the most commonly used theory of composition in photography. Sometimes stunning images can also be created by breaking these golden rules too but knowing the rule first then breaking the same will set us apart. Shoot Shoot and shoot- the more time we spend on the field, the better we are in producing great work. Identify places near your residence which have great potential and visit them over and over again. Some of my best shots happened near my hometown.

 

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Inspiro India: What do you think about Inspiro India Magazine?

– At the onset, I must congratulate for this great job of bringing all the creative talent that our country posses under one roof. With the beautifully done layout and showcase of art and creative talent, this is definitely going to promote lots of Indian artists.

 

 

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Blog | Inspiration

28 March 2016

Landscape photos that capture nature at its best

Every photographer dreams of travelling the world in search for moments that can be captured to make your heart skip a beat in awe. Landscape photography takes a while to master and can have various elements added to it, in order to make it your own- from long exposure shots of the ocean to tilt-shift techniques you name it. Serene scenes where nature is at its most raw and untouched forms provides the best canvas for such shots, one can always add a human silhouette , a hut, a home for adding a subject of interest. Many photographers have been known to dedicate their entire careers for clicking stunning landscape pictures which usually end up as our desktop wallpapers; the most interesting factor is the perseverance it takes to click the perfect shot. It takes a whole lot of time and effort to find a moment that is simply flawless- the light is perfect, the subject is right and the landscape is in its finest form. So pack your bags and experience a journey when you look and appreciate these beautiful landscapes captured at their best.

 

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02 ©Chrystal Hutchinson
03 ©Tobias Meyer
04 ©Konsta Linkola
05 ©Alexandra Taylor
06 ©Rachel Jones Ross
07 ©Christopher Kerksieck
08 ©Ian Andrew Nelson
09 ©Sergey Bidun
10©Chris Anderson