Hi Suman! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
Hi! Born and raised in a small rural terai village of Dhanusha in Nepal, I am a simple person who is very much passionate about and addicted to photography. I'm also a corporate finance graduate and an account-assistant.
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
AThere's nothing specifically weird that I can remember, but in my village when I photograph insects they ask me if I am nuts for shooting insects with a DSLR. I was once chased by a troop of monkeys, for trying to photograph a mother and her baby from about one and a half meters away with a 18-55mm Canon kit lens. And I was also chased by a rural girl for photographing her washing dishes in a pond near her village.
QWhat do you shoot on? What's your favourite set up?
AMy first camera purchase was a Canon Rebel T3, funded by a childhood friend and my brother. Now I have a Canon 60D, an 18-55mm kit lens and a Canon 60mm macro lens. I also have a Ricoh GR. These are enough to cover my photographic needs for now, but I am planning to get a 70-300mm telephoto lens - just to be sure I am not chased by monkeys again!!! I capture anything that attracts me, but I mostly enjoy shooting street photography, insects and nature close up shots.
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
ANumber one tip…This is a tough one!! I, myself, need one. Keep your camera handy, shoot raw. There are photographs everywhere, you just have to learn to look and keep shooting.