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Rahul Nair

Name: Rahul Nair
Date of Birth: 17/10/2002
Nationality: Indian

1.Are you a photographer by profession?

No, I am a high-school student.

 


2.Do you do photography for a living?

No, but i occasionally do freelance photography.

 

3.Since how long are you in this profession?

I’ve been doing photography for almost 2 and a half years now.

4.What inspired you to become a photographer?

I started photography quite accidentally to be honest. I once clicked a portrait of my family and a week later realized that I was proud & grateful of having been able to capture that moment. I have since come to realize, access to the required technology to be able to shoot great photographs is an unrecognized gift that we must utilize as much as possible and its what i have been trying to do ever since.

 5.What Genre of photography do you do?

I mostly shoot landscapes and urban architecture. Portraits are also an area of interest.

 

 6.What is one known photographer you look up to?

That would be Peter McKinnon. He’s a self taught photographer who worked his way through life to be able to fund his photography and today runs a successful Creative Agency out of Toronto, Canada.

7.What do you think could be drawbacks of being a photographer as a profession?

The drawbacks would depend on each individual’s priorities. If you’re someone thats looking for a settled family life, securing a stable income stream through photography can be challenging. Opposed to this if you are an adventurous person who looks for new experiences rather than financial stability, I’d say this industry would be close to perfect.

8.Did you go to a photography school or are you self-taught?

I am completely self taught. Photography is a creative skill, and in my experience most creative skills, if learnt from own experience and mistakes allow you to develop a concrete skill set in the long run.

9.What helped you learning photography the most?

The act itself. What i mean is, you can Google about it all day long or talk to people as much as you want, at the end of the day, you are going to advance your skills only by action and in my case it has been no different.  Going out and shooting a variety of scenarios as much as possible has provided me with the experience to shoot great photographs.

 10.How passionate are you about photography?

Everyone looks at the world differently and photography has become an outlet for me to share my experiences. I am grateful for having discovered it.