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Prudhvi Chowdary : Indian Travel Photographer

Posted on : 28/01/2020 11:26am
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Prudhvi Chowdary is a passionate and full-time photographer from Hyderabad, India. He is also Chief Photography Officer at Picxy.com, South Asia’s Largest Stock Photo Company. He started photography in 2013, he is mainly interested in Travel and Landscape Photography. 

 

Hi Prudhvi, thank you for joining us here today! First of all, could you please introduce yourself?

 

I am the CPO (Chief Photography Officer) at Picxy.com, South Asia’s Largest Stock Photo Company. I am an Alumni of VIT, Vellore where I majored in Mechanical Engineering after which I worked for a couple of years before I started pursuing my PGDM (MBA) from IMT Hyderabad where I majored in Operations & Analytics and worked with InRhythm Inc. for around four years as a Market Research Analyst and I took over as CPO of Picxy, recently turning my passion towards photography into my profession.

 

Please share some of your childhood memories towards the art?

 

It was our neighbor during my childhood, who was a photographer by himself & the owner of a famous photo studio in the town we were living in. I used to be his experimenting subject for portraits & it was my first encounter with the camera to my remembrance. I used to be dressed up differently every day during my holidays to be photographed by him. That always remained to be a special memory to me till date.

 

When did you start shooting and how did this love for photography happen?

 

It started in the year 2013 after I joined IMT Hyderabad for my PGDMprogramme. It was during the Orientation Program that one of the lecturers(Dr.Archana Pillai) who was supposed to be the head of different academic activities in the college had asked me to cover the event on the first day and I did it with the only purpose of impressing her for better opinion about me as a student. Started shooting initially only in the auto mode and slowly started observing the EXIF details to learn the manual and other modes. It was a reverse learning process.

 

What makes travel and landscape photography so special to you?

 

I believe that travel broadens one’s view of the world. Experiencing other cultures, meeting people from other communities and other countries and seeing the beauty, and sometimes ugliness, of the world has helped me understand that all of our lives are at once interconnected and individual. It has made me better appreciate my own home and culture, as well as that of the people I’ve met and the lands I’ve seen and I, have become a much more tolerant person as a result. Through my photography, I seek to document my own personal experiences, to capture scenes and events as I see them and to share with others the beauty and diversity of a place.

 

Few words about your travel experiences?

 

It was quite a challenge previously to balance out the IT Profession in which I was working in & my travel plans. However better planning had always helped me without any hassle & my best travel experience will always be my journey to Ladakh & Kumbhmela and photographing it in very adverse conditions.

 

Few words about your travel experiences?

 

It was quite a challenge previously to balance out the IT Profession in which I was working in & my travel plans. However better planning had always helped me without any hassle & my best travel experience will always be my journey to Ladakh & Kumbhmela and photographing it in very adverse conditions.

 

What are your 5 photography tips for any beginners who want to pursue in travel photography?

 

  • Don’t Generalise. Stay Open-Minded.
  • Make yourself as likable as possible.
  • Never lose your Temper.
  • Keep your Sense of Humour.
  • Stay Patient.

 

It isn’t about the gear but our personality traits which help us the most in travel photography.

 

Thanks again for providing 121 clicks with this opportunity to interview you. Any final thoughts for our readers?

 

Thank you, Team 121 Clicks, for encouraging, motivating & helping the artists all across the globe with your platform. And for all the readers out there, all I would like to say is, be in pursuit of making good story telling photos and stop running behind making beautiful photos as beautiful ones happen once in a while but good ones are forever.

 

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