Today, I want to share with you my passion for photography. It all began with my fascination for capturing the beauty of the world, one click at a time. Over the years, I have explored various genres of photography, but my heart belongs to macro, street, and wildlife photography. These three genres have allowed me to capture the essence of the world around me, from the tiniest insect to the bustling street.
Let’s start with my favourite genre, macro photography. As I mentioned earlier, macro photography is all about capturing the details that are invisible to the naked eye. For me, the most fascinating subject to photograph in macro is the ant. These tiny creatures never cease to amaze me with their complex social behaviour and intricate body structure.
I often spend hours observing ant colonies, waiting for the perfect moment to capture their behaviour. It’s amazing how ants work together to achieve their goals, whether it’s finding food or protecting their queen. Every ant has a unique personality and role in the colony, and I love to capture these nuances in my photos.
To capture these details, I use a specialized macro lens that allows me to focus on objects as close as a few millimetres away. I also use focus stacking to capture every detail in sharp focus. This technique involves taking multiple shots of the same subject, each with a different focus point. Later, I combine these images to create a final photo where everything is in sharp focus.
But macro photography is not just about ants; it’s also about capturing the beauty of flowers, insects, and other small creatures. I love to explore the world up close and find beauty in the tiny details. Studio macro photography is also a fascinating genre, where I can control the lighting and background to create stunning portraits of tiny creatures.

Moving on to street photography, this genre has a special place in my heart. I love the spontaneity and unpredictability of the streets, where every moment is a potential photo opportunity. Capturing the essence of a place or person requires a keen eye and a quick finger. I always have my camera with me, ready to capture that decisive moment that tells a story.
Street photography is all about observing the world around you and finding beauty in the ordinary. I love to capture the interactions between people, the hustle and bustle of the city, and the little details that often go unnoticed. It’s not just about taking a pretty picture; it’s about capturing a moment in time that tells a story.
But street photography can also be challenging, especially when it comes to ethics and privacy. I always make sure to respect people’s privacy and take their consent before taking their picture. Street photography is a delicate balance between capturing the essence of the moment and respecting people’s rights.

Finally, let’s talk about wildlife photography. This genre requires a lot of patience and dedication. I love to capture the natural behavior of wild animals, from the grace of a deer to the cunning of a fox. I often spend hours waiting for the perfect shot, sometimes in harsh weather conditions or uncomfortable positions.
One of my favorite experiences was capturing a stag’s bellow. Red Deer can make a variety of sounds depending on the situation, but the most well-known sound is the “roar” or “bellow” made by male deer during their mating season, also known as the rut. This sound is a deep, guttural vocalization that can be heard from a distance and is often described as sounding like a loud, hoarse grunt or a deep, resonant belch.
Wildlife photography requires a lot of technical expertise, as well. I use specialized lenses and equipment that allow me to capture distant animals without disturbing them. I also use techniques like panning and tracking to capture animals in motion, creating stunning action shots.
But wildlife photography is not just about capturing the perfect shot; it’s also about respecting the animals and their environment. As photographers, we have a responsibility to preserve the natural environment and inspire others to do the same.

Now, you might be wondering why I am so passionate about photography. Well, for me, it’s not just about capturing pretty pictures; it’s about the journey. Photography has taken me to places I never thought I would go, and it has allowed me to connect with people and animals in ways I never thought possible. Every photo I take is a testament to my experiences and emotions, and it tells a story that words cannot.
My passion for photography has also led me to publish my first book,(more in the pipeline) titled “Ants – Workers of the world” published by Abrams in New York available online and in a bookstore near you!