Updated: Mar 18
It has been almost nine years now that I have started my macro photography. I am proud to say that so far, it has been majorly a self-taught journey. As a beginner, when I used to roam around in the deep greens, I had no idea how beautiful this world of insects could be. Most of us are actually scared or rather ignorant of these little creatures. To us wildlife means tigers, elephants, lions or at the most the birds…but come out of the shell to think of it, even these little insects that form a part of the Universe are also a part of the so called wildlife.
Like all photographers, the initial wish to display my captures and my frames was the main factor for me to showcase my work on my Facebook account. It was the place where I would post my amateuristic (yes like an amateur) photographs. Slowly, people started liking them and that provided me a constant motivation and support to do better. Some were critical and some were mentoring me. I started following the seniors in the field and discovered that macro was an important branch of the Wildlife photography that had immense potential to be explored. Thanks to the technology, Internet helped me in all ways and I started observing, watching, reading and learning from the best in the field. Choosing and arranging right gear was not an easy task either. While I did my homework, I had to constantly visit the forests and other locations in search of my subjects. It was tough; I had to develop my eyes and my vision to find them at those places where people most ignore. And trust me, as they say, Slow and Steady wins the race….no it was no race but the hunger for finding the unique little creatures kept me focused and I developed myself slowly.
Thanks to Facebook, people from across the world started to have a view of the macro pictures that I captured and encouraged every occasions. I wanted others to enjoy and learn about this beautiful small world. Their colorful and eventful life is equally interesting. Unless one gets to know about them, the fear for them will not disappear and till then, the little creatures would remain hidden and ignored. While I kept thinking what could be done best, my friends suggested me to start a website or something similar. The idea suited my likings and I kept it fresh in my mind while I visited the jungles and kept focusing on my subjects.