I remember reading somewhere that 'When passion hits, you feel no pain'. Photography hit me when I was 28 years old and till then owning a camera was big thing. Bought my first camera on the Thanksgiving of 2009. It was Nikon D5000. I had no idea on how to use it. I hardly knew photography jargon.
I opened my ears to the people around me who are good at it. I got inspired by their work. I asked questions. I read books, lots of them.
Later, I bought Nikon D300s.
I refer Nikon D300s as 'Her'. For me only a woman can be so beautiful. When I hold her in my hand, I know she will not leave me. I trust her that she will not let me down.
Later on I got few friends for Her. A 105mm macro[F 2.8] and 50-500mm Sigma lens and so far they are doing well together.
Photography is an expensive passion and it is addictive too. The more you learn about it, the more you want to know about it.
And above all, You always need to keep hunting for perfect moments and amazing places to get what you want.
For me, my images are useless, unless it makes people who look at it, feel the way I felt when I took the image.
Photography has taught me patience and to be humble.
Photography gave me a reason to live when I thought everything was over. It understood me when no one else did.
Thanks to all the photographers around the world who inspires me each and every day.