It takes a special kind of temperament to be a wildlife photographer. You need the keenest eye, quickest reflexes, sharpest technical skill and limitless patience. Capturing Nature is the most difficult task ever because there are no second chances.
This is why we at The Uncommon Box are delighted to present our Uncommon wildlife photographer Srikrishna Das in our Be Inspired section.
A most gentle and well-spoken man, Srikrishna has already won quite a number of accolades for his incredible wildlife captures. The Uncommon Box presented him with our set of queries, which he responded to very graciously.
The beginning of this journey:
Srikrishna reminisces how he landed up buying his first dslr. An accomplished painter since his childhood, he literally walked into a camera store and bought the entry level Nikon D3200, which earmarked his beginning as a photographer.
Incredibly, he is a self-taught photographer, learning about every minute detail about photography online. He inspired himself to capture amazing moments from Nature that transformed him into a passionate photographer.
His first love:
Wildlife photography as a genre attracts Srikrishna the most as he finds it the most challenging and creative. Macro photography is also equally challenging, requiring generous doses of patience to capture as he says ‘an appealing frame.’
His preferred genre of photography:
I love to shoot the mood of people in streets, birds and mammals in their natural habitat…While travelling I do street photography in city areas, landscape in outskirts or where I see a good environment. I shootwildlifein forests. So this is how I click everything but love Nature and Wildlife photography the most.
His plans and dreams for himself:
I’m never happy with my images and I always try to take a better shot than the current one I’ve captured. My plan and dream is to keep taking good pictures and explore all wildlife areas throughout the world.
The hallmark of a perfectionist is that one never gives up till there is a sense of complete satisfaction. It is also this drive to keep improving upon the last shot taken that stands one in good stead, because literally the sky is the limit!
Srikrishna’s words of advice to aspiring photographers:
- Learn, learn and learn… it never ends.
- Follow senior and recognised photographers; keep checking their tutorials on YouTube or article/blogs in Google.
- Never think that a good image will come from a high-end gadget only. It’s never the high-end camera which creates outstanding pictures but the person behind it does.
- So be creative and try to make your images stand out.
If anything has always been common advice from all our inspiring artistes- it has been this- that creativity has no substitute. It is the key element that makes us Uncommon. Also, especially for photographers, the gadget used is not as important as the passion of the person using that gadget. That is the difference between a photograph and a photograph with soul.
And needless to say, Srikrishna’s photographs have plenty of soul in them.
On behalf of Team The Uncommon Box, we wish Srikrishna Das countless mesmerizing moments with his camera.
You can follow Srikrishna’s work on the following links:
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