Meet the Real people from the world of Photography this week we are featuring Shiva SS
We are featuring people who are hobbyist or professionals photographers and we think they are worth sharing of Delhi Photography Club Fan page .
The selection is purely at the Discretion of Founders and owners of Delhi Photography Club.
Shiva SS | Fashion Celebrity Photographer
1) How you started your photography?
I never thought that I will take up photography as my career as it was just my hidden hobby from childhood.
I got my first camera when I was in 11th standard as a gift from a tourist in Goa. From then onwards, I have started clicking using Konica reel.
I wished to become an entrepreneur. After completing my 12th standard, I have started my own business. At that point of time, I used to have good camera phones that have helped me to continue my passion. I used to take many pictures and sent them to various newspapers and magazines.
Since 2009, I have concentrated my focus more towards photography as my business was not doing well. Then, I was relocated from Bangalore to Hyderabad. In 2010, I started attending few online workshop and sessions and attended few photo-walks/ talks. I learned a lot from a brand setup in Hyderabad and it helped me in enriching my skills and made more confident.
In 2012, I happened to join an IT company based in Dubai as Sales Manager. Apart from my job I use to have some free time. So in order to utiize my free time more fruitfully, I applied for a part time photographer’s job for a local Bollywood magazine. I gained practical experience and learned the intricacies of photography by covering live shows, press meets and shooting celebrities across the glamorous world of Bollywood.
Attended many fashion photography sessions and at times did wedding photography as well.
2) What is the role of new technology and medium in photography?
Ans: The latest technology in photography had paved the way for many discoveries. The advanced state-of-art technology in photography is doing wonders and I’m in favour of this radical shift.
The biggest role of technology in the medium of photography made a photographer’s life easy. Even a novice photographer can step into the realm of photography with great confidence with the given technological innovations. All you need is to have a great passion and an eye to capture the right moment.
As everything is available on online nowadays, the dearth of inspiration and motivation can be achieved with ease. The present day technology in the publishing industry of photography has taken diverse shapes and doing miracles drawing the attention of the onlooker.
3) Anything specific you want to share with people?
Ans: When it comes learning anything in this world, it is a never ending process. This applies to photography also. One has to keep on updating with the trends and face new challenges to widen oneself. The exposure to the real-time photo shoots will enhance the latent skills in us. In a way, regular participation in photo walks/workshops will become a backbone to strengthen the skills of the photographer. The cutting edge of technology mixed with talent and hard work will certainly create ripples in the world of photography.
4) What gives you the motivation to go out and click despite having busy schedule ongoing medical conditions?
Ans: I am a self-motivated person. I am confident of myself in all situations of life. What ever I do, I do it with 100% dedication. I have turned my passion for photography into a career. Every click makes more confident and gives strength to reach newer heights in my life. Every new assignment is a challenge and I explore it by meeting new people, places, situations, and circumstances.
When I shoot continuously, I will take a break for 10 minutes and drink a lot of water and juices to keep me alert and fit.
About Shiva SS
Shiva born and raised in a small village town in Karnataka later shifted Bangalore. Until 5 years back he was in Dubai worked as a Fashion Celebrity Photographer, now he is in Hyderabad to setup his own concept studio.
He also loves to travel to shoot different Fashion weeks around India and abroad.
He is interested shooting in fashion, wedding, celebrity, editorial, He already shot many big names in Bollywood like Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan ,Salman Khan,Kareena Kapoor many more. Also worked with well known fashion designers, international models and makeup artists from UAE and India
He was also official photographer for many bollywood radio stations, event companies and magazines in UAE