FFIP, AFIAP, LRPS
I have been in the field of photography since 1998.
Started with analogue SLR, gradually shifted to digital and then to DSLR.
Attended several workshops, including secrets of photography, understanding exposure, studio lighting and portrait photography among others and got trained in different genre of photography.
Conferred with the distinction of Licentiate (LRPS) from The Royal Photographic Society, London.
A fellow (FFIP) with the Federation of Indian Photography.
An Associate (AFIAP) with the Federati
# 2 photos among 200 finalists in 'Place' Category at National Geographic's International Photography Contest 2008
# The first place winner of Better Photography iReboot Photography contest on 'Nature' 2009
# 2 Honorable mentions in non-professional category under architecture and people sub-category at The International Photography Awards (Lucie Awards) 2008
# 15 photos published in Better Photography Magazine (3 of them as Full page photographs)
# Featured as a creative photographer from India in Asian Photography magazine along with 8 photographs.
# Photo featured in National Geographic's 'Daily Life' gallery.
# Photo featured in National Geographic's video My Shot Minute: A Day in the Life
# Photo featured in Yahoo's 'Incredible India' gallery.
# 3 photos available as a wallpaper download at National Geographic website:
# Photo featured in Better Photography Pocket Guide on Beautiful Landscapes (June 2010)
# Being featured at Fotoflock.com in "My Best Shot" Section.
# A four-page feature titled, 'A Window in the Sky" , along with 6 of my photographs published in Better Photography (October, 2010 issue).
# 6 photos in 'Daily Dozen' section of National Geographic Online Edition
# 4 travel stories along with 13 photographs published in The Statesman, Kolkata (Travel Section)
# 3 photos published in DNA newspaper Bangalore edition
# 1 photo along with story published in Bangalore Mirror
# 46 photos in Flickr Explore with 7 photos appearing as Front Page Explore
# 4 exhibitions performed; participated in 6 other exhibitions where photos along with other photos exhibited (including Frames of Mind 2010)
# Photo selected at the 5th "Nazariya For Peace" Photography Festival. The photo exhibited with 14 other entries from different parts of India at Natrani, Ahmedabad on Nov, 2010.
# Photo got selected and exhibited at a photo exhibition organized by Alliance Française and Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad
# Photo got selected and exhibited at "Story on Canvas" organized by Detour , Ahmedabad
# Photo got selected for a photo exhibition, to promote dignity of work of the domestic workers, organized by International Labour Organization (ILO) and is exhibited at ILO office in New Delhi.
# Won 1st in the judges selection at The Thirsty Photo Contest with Theme: Architecture and 3rd prize in Theme: Light Sources.
# 2 photos in Earthshot's Daily Selections
# Twice won the "Photo of the Week" and got the photos published at The Newsweek Magazine (Europe edition)
# Nominated as finalist in the Eventful India Photography Awards, 2011 held at New Delhi in April, 2011
# on "Photography from Aircraft window" at FotoCamp 2010 , Bangalore
# on photography at "Open Show" launch event at India hosted at Lamakhan, Hyderabad
# on photography at Andhra Pradesh Photography Society, Hyderabad
Conducted series of workshops in photography at
(*) The Camera Club of Hyderabad
(*) Kalanirvana Art Centre, Hyderabad
(*) L & T Serene County, Hyderabad
(*) GVK One Mall, Banjara Hills
(*) Hindustan Unilever, Bangalore
(*) National Police Academy, Hyderabad
(*) L & T Infotech, Bangalore
(*) Radisys, Bangalore
# A Gettyimages Contributor: 244 images available for licensing on Getty Images
# A National Geographic Stock contributor: 6 images available for licensing on National Geographic
Apart from photography, I like music (got trained in Hindustani Classical – for 5 years); creative writing (254 published articles in leading English dailies including The Statesman, Times of India and HT)
Academically, I did my MTech (Biotechnology), MBA (Operations), MDP from IIM, Ahmedabad; PGD in Patent Laws.
Professionally, working as Technical specialist in an Intellectual Property Company.