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A Post Graduate in Environmental Sciences from University of Pune, Swaroop adores nature and travel. After completing her Masters, she worked with Bharati Vidyapeeth University as an Education Officer. Her responsibilities involved travelling across Maharashtra and Goa, to spread awareness about nature conservation in schools and other institutions...
Vasudha comes with years of experience in the content domain as freelance writer, editor and proof reader. Presently a full-time home-maker and mom of two energetic boys, Vasudha manages hearth and home while contributing significantly to the content requirements of Sudhir Shivaram Photography...
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...
Dr Padmalakshmi J
Associate Director, Clinical Trial Operations / Bangalore
I have been with Sudhir on many Photo tours. As a Woman traveller, I find Sudhir’s Photo tours extremely safe and professional. The stay is very comfortable. The drivers and guides that cater to our safari tours are very knowledgable and know the forests and its animals well. The drivers and Guides are chosen by Sudhir personally to ensure the best experience to his tour participants. The Tours are well organised and adhere to all the norms of the wildlife tours. All care is taken to ensure that the participants respect the forests and the animals.
During the tour, Sudhir provides a one on one mentoring to the participants in his Vehicle. This mentoring is very valuable and has helped me in improving my skills. There are knowledge sharing sessions that are held post the morning and evening sessions, where Sudhir takes us through concepts in photography and critiques the pictures taken by us during the tour. I have been with Sudhir on the Bhandavgarh and Ranthambore tours on many occasions and the learning has been immense.
Thanks Sudhir, for being such a wonderful mentor! Looking forward to many more tours with you!
Anirban Roy Chowdhury
Senior Management professional at a multinational pharmaceutical company, Gurgaon
Sudhir’s photo tours are very carefully designed with a perfect balance of both theoretical and practical aspects of photography. The workshops are very interactive and Sudhir is always available to answer the questions patiently from the participants. He ensures that he accompanies all the participants equally during the safaris. To ensure best sightings and photo opportunities, Sudhir engages the best and most experienced drivers and guides at the parks.
During the intensive workshops he ensures there is enough comfort and fun in the learning process. Sudhir is very particular with the choice of hotels. Accommodations are arranged in nice hotels which provide comfortable stay and good homely food which is a must at the end of a hectic day of safari.
I am also a subscriber to the video tutorials. The tutorials are quite extensive and covers almost all the aspects of photography. Subscription to the video tutorials gives one access to the SSP community facebook page where one can post photographs for review and critique not only by Sudhir but also by fellow group members. The SSP community FB page is a great forum which brings many like minded photographers together and encourages peer learning.
I was an amateur in wildlife photography till I attended Sudhir sir’s workshop in Mumbai…Those two days transformed me from a person who just ‘’clicks’’ images to a person who ‘’makes’’ images…The knowledge I gathered from the workshop was immense…Firstly I was excited to meet one of India’s top photographers and to learn from him the nuances of photography was the most ‘’WOW’’ thing.
I got hands on experience in every aspect of photography right from aperture to Depth of Field to post processing. I also realised that it was necessary to click a good image and not purely depend on Photoshop to edit it. The post processing day was awesome where we all were glued to our laptops to see every aspect of the image which needed corrections. I understood that Photoshop was treasure trove software for processing and with Sudhir Sir’s help I mastered it.
The two days really helped me to understand that photography is an art and when combined with proper perception and perfect execution, the result is breath-taking images. Sudhir Sir’s images are a perfect combination of both art and passion and are therefore spellbinding. He is not only a great photographer but also a marvellous teacher too. At the end of the two days, I walked out equipped with better skills and deeper knowledge on the subject that is so dear to my heart. Thank you Sudhir sir!”