About SSP

Teachers have three loves; love of learning, love of learners and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
– Scott Hayden

Teachers and trainers shape the world! As learners
we look for inspiring teachers because what we learn with pleasure we never forget. And trainers learn from students too. So we aim to facilitate this process, purely for the love of learning!

Sudhir Shivaram Photography is a platform for photography enthusiasts, beginners and serious hobbyists alike, to take their photography skill several notches higher.

Sudhir Shivaram Photography offers a whole gamut of services targeted at photography learning via various platforms. Classroom-based photography workshops are aimed at beginners who seek a firm grounding in the core concepts. Typically spread over two days, the first day is dedicated to imparting the basic and some advanced principles of photography. During a short field trip on the second day, the theoretical concepts are reinforced with hands-on shooting lessons.

Photo tours are by far the most popular offering from Sudhir Shivaram Photography. These are held at some of the most popular wildlife destinations across India and Africa. These give participants a chance to shoot in the wild alongside Sudhir, under his able mentorship.

Video-based tutorials in photography are the latest offering from Sudhir Shivaram Photography. Combining cutting-edge web technologies and exhaustive content, these tutorials offer a comprehensive online resource that is accessible on any device – be it a computer, tablet, or a Smartphone. Use of state-of-the-art technology, however, doesn’t take away the human aspect, and this makes it a truly unique offering quite unmatched by any other existing service. Sudhir, along with team and other members of the community, is always at hand to address queries, clarify concepts, and offer constant support.

Numerous activities, assignments, and contests go on to make things more interesting and interactive while reinforcing theoretical concepts. Add to the mix, special events and image critiques, and what you get is a vibrant, thriving online community of photography enthusiasts for whom the learning never stops. And the fun never ceases.

•        “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

—Marc Riboud

If the above words resonate with you, then you are in the right place. For, Sudhir Shivaram Photography will help you do just that – savour life intensely. One click at a time. To frame a mood for posterity. To freeze a moment in eternity.

About Sudhir Shivaram

Sudhir Shivaram is much loved, recognized, and respected in wildlife photography circles not only in India but the world over. Engineer by education, photographer by passion, teacher by intuition, Sudhir is an inspiration to scores of people that aspire to break away from the mundane and chase their dreams. 

Sudhir Shivaram is one of India’s most respected and renowned wildlife photographers. A long and lucrative career in the IT industry did not diminish Sudhir’s passion for photography but on the contrary, ensured that he never lost touch with his wild side. So much so that he bid adieu to the corporate jungle to spend more time in the real one.

Sudhir’s pictures are noteworthy for their technically sophisticated and evocative character. This green evangelist campaigns for wildlife protection around the world and gives freely of his time and images to raise awareness about nature and wildlife. 

Sudhir was one of the brand ambassadors for Canon India and a Canon contract photographer. He recieved the Sanctuary Asia Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 award.

He has figured in Asian Photography Magazine’s Top Ten Most Influential People in photography industry in India for four consecutive years since 2015. He has been at fifth, second and third places during the 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. At the 2018 awards, he was awarded the top honour as India’s ‘First’ Most Influlential from among a chosen group that comprised top officials of global multinationals.

At 2013’s worldwide editorial awards held at the National Geographic Society in Washington D.C., National Geographic Traveller India’s September 2013 cover featuring Sudhir’s image won the Yellow Border Award for the best cover across 14 language editions of the magazine worldwide.

He also started a photography-related Facebook chats that have gone on to become hugely popular. In the last one year, around 3.5 million people over the world have viewed his various live videos broadcasts on Facebook, including the ones from various National Parks from around India and Kenya/Tanzania. He was the first person in the world to do a live broadcast of the great migration from the Masai Mara on Facebook in 2015.

Through his company, Sudhir Shivaram Photography Private Limited, Sudhir conducts photography learning tours to various wildlife destinations across India and Africa with plans to cover more international destinations in the coming seasons.

Sudhir launched his video-based online photography tutorials in a subscription model – the first of its kind in India. These tutorials have been received enthusiastically with over a thousand subscribers since its launch in December 2015.

Sudhir is a key influencer in the photography space, especially in India. He is often roped in by big brands to run their promotional campaigns for their new, niche products. Canon, Tamron, Samsung, Huawei, Profoto are a few brands whose products he has introduced/endorsed on social media.

Sudhir was invited as one of the guest speakers at Adobe MAKE IT, an annual global event held at Sydney, Australia. His session was about how technology aids in Wildlife photography. The overall event was attended by more than 2000 people and had an online viewership of more than 50,000 people from the Asia Pacific region. The event boasted some of the biggest international names in the design and creative imaging industry, and Sudhir was one of two Indians invited to participate in this as speaker.

He was part of Jaguar Land Rover’s (in collaboration with Condé Nast Traveller)  road trip across northeast India to highlight wildlife conservation and habitat protection issues.

Numerous educational institutes, corporations, government departments across India invite Sudhir to be a guest speaker during some of their prominent events. Sudhir addresses audiences of all ages and occupations and talks about his passion and his journey thus far.

All credentials aside, the thing Sudhir loves the most is to shoot in the wild and teach others how to shoot.