I’m an ardent Nature lover and a self-taught photographer from India, specialising in Wildlife and Nature Photography.I’m the 1st prize Winner of Natgeo Nature photographer of year 2016. My works have been featured on Natgeo thrice and I have been on an expedition with Natgeo to Costa Rica and Panama as a result of winning a contest conducted by Natgeo in 2013. My photos have embellished book covers, jigsaw puzzles and the walls of several offices and homes.
Vibrant, sometimes under exposed and artistic photographs are my preference. For me, composition, self-satisfaction and photos that convey a story are imperative. I strive hard to wring out satisfaction out of every picture. I also try to bring out the beauty of nature which would please your eyes and also appeal to anyone willing to adorn your walls. Many photographs, photographers and also Cinematographers from movies and documentaries inspire me every day to do more. Creativity, perspectives and story-telling has no end !
I started in 2011 and have travelled across several of my favorite places like Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, Costa Rica and many national parks in India. During these years, I have witnessed, experienced and learnt the behaviors of animals, which are absolutely essential for wildlife photography. I experience an astounding connection with nature and photography.
I also teach photography on field by conducting wildlife expeditions/photographic tours in India and Africa.
Of course, I do post process all of my images to retain its originality. I love playing with the image to bring out its artistic features, if the picture demands.
I use Adobe Lightroom CC for post- processing and sometimes the retired software Apple Aperture and rarely Adobe photoshop for removing the dust spots from the photographs. I also Plotagraph for animating my photos.
A photograph has the power to trap the attention of the viewer and lets them ponder for at least 10 seconds. Getting such a photograph can only happen if it contains a story behind it. And this will be my tip too ! Photograph a Story telling image consisting of unique composition and idea !
Check this website often, as I update regularly.
Varun Aditya 2017
I use Nikon Gears.
Nikon D4s and Nikon D800E | Nikon 600mm f4 FL | Nikon 200-400mm f4 | Nikon 16-35mm f4 | Nikon 105mm f2.8G Nikon 35mm f1.4 | Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 | TC 1.4 III | TC 2.0 III | Nikon 10.5 f2.8 | Hoya 77mm ND 400 Filter | B+W 77mm ND 3.0 Filter (10 Stop)