Hi Anupam! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
Hey all, myself Anupam, I am from India but reside currently in New Zealand, having a great deal interest in the art of landscape photography. I am an IT Techie by profession but live in my dreams pursuing my hobby and passion in photography (my works can be found at my page).
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
AFortunately most of my experiences were memorable in a good way, but there's one isolated incident I can recall which is worthy of a mention. I went to an indoor event named ‘Armageddon Expo’ held in Sept 2015 at the ASB showgrounds, Auckland. This event is attended by more than 25k people, and most of them are dressed in costumes and makeup. One beautiful and lovely lady posed for me, but to my dismay my flash malfunctioned and I ended up with completely dark shots. It was really embarrassing and I was too shy to ask her to pose again.
QWhat's your favourite thing to shoot?
AAs a beginner I tried to learn how to emphasise the subject by capturing candid moments and portraits, but gradually as I managed to learn many new techniques, the beauty of mother nature in the form of landscapes, macros, and celestial subjects gave a new dimension to my love of the art of photography, and so I am trying to enhance my skills in this area. Observing others' works is the most important part of my learning curve and has inspired me greatly. I love my Canon 6D and dependent on my Samyang 14mm Aspherical lens and Canon 24 - 105 mm lens for landscape photography. I also use my Canon 50 mm F1.8 plus Tamron 70 – 200 mm for portraits and candid photography. I am inclined to use my ND filters and CPL filters which have been a great asset for my landscape photography.
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
AThere is no single tip to become a perfect photographer, but one lesson I learnt and I want to share is ‘practice makes a man perfect’ - so the more you spend time with the camera, the more you learn. There is no alternative to hard work and patience, and, as one wise man rightly said ‘Your first 10000 photographs are your worst’, so I am yet to achieve the best.