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Jagjit Singh : Photographer

Posted on : 01/10/2018 03:38pm
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Tell us something about yourself and how did you start creating?


Painting always interested me in my college days. During those days taking art as a profession would raise eyebrows also along with the pressure of being a successful man, the art form in me took a back seat. I was there in the rat race to be a successful person, started working and earning good, but the art bug was always there inside me, so I bought my first camera in 1996.


Can you talk a bit about your breathtaking landscape photos and way of working?



Gradually with time, I realised that my inclination was towards landscape photography which led to the activation of travel bug within me. I started travelling to lonesome places, unexplored areas coming across beautiful landscapes. Then with time I switched to digital from film and started experimenting more with the technology. I don’t shoot during the daytime. Early in the morning, late evening and night are the best time to shoot landscapes. Generally, I visit a location multiple times to get the best out of it. Different seasons give different landscape which adds a lot of depth in creativity.


Did you face problems while pursuing this field? How satisfied do you feel after working in this field?



After 20 years of successful corporate life, which was at its peak, I decided to become a full-time photographer, which raised everyone’s eyebrows. In India, it is still very difficult to get yourself acknowledged as a  full-time landscape photographer. Whereas I am always confused as a wedding photographer, then it becomes hard to explain the kind of work I do. Pursuing any field as a career, we always face problems, life is not served on a plate to enjoy. Yes, I’ve had to face many struggles and am still facing many. However, people have started changing their viewpoint towards photographers. This is my second innings in the profession. I took a well-thought decision to pursue my dreams. I am very happy with what I am doing now and I guess I’m doing just fine!


Which genre of photography interests you the most and why?  What are your top three favourite photography locations



Landscapes, Astro landscapes and now, portraits interest me. These types of genre photography go hand in hand with my travel bug too. Top three favourite locations, well, I won’t pinpoint any! Every place around the world has a potential, it’s just that you need to be imaginative. I always like to visit the same place at different session of the year.


If not this, then what would have Jagjit been doing?


I am only meant to do this! That’s why I shifted my career. God has not made any plan ‘B’ for me!


How would you describe your photography style? 


This is a common question asked to me at different instances. To be honest, even I don’t know what is my style and how to describe it. I would say, I am always motivated to create something.


Could you tell our readers how to reach such excellent results in travel photography?  What are you looking forward to purchasing next?

I haven’t thought of purchasing anything in near future because I am still experimenting with whatever I have, yet to use it to its optimum level.        

The urge to learn, to experiment with the equipment along with dedication, hard work and having a topping of self-confidence will definitely lead a road to success.


What did you want to become as a child? What dream is still on your bucket list?


Aha! You touched my memories!! As a young boy, I would dream about me being a fighter pilot. This is still on my bucket list.

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