Patience And Perfection Is Important to Learn An Art - Rakesh Kiran Pulapa

Depends on the genre of the photography we choose, there are many opportunities for photographers out there. To make the most out of it, we need to have a good portfolio. Also, have a good presence in social media(Especially Instagram) for collaborations with various brands. 



1. Tell us about your background and journey.


I’m a computer science engineer turned into a travel photographer. I’m based in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. I’ve been shooting since seven years. It started out as a hobby, now I am a passionate full time photographer.


2. How and when did you realize your passion for photography?


First 1-2 years of photography, it was all about learning about camera and lenses…the technique,gear etc then during my road trip to Tamil nadu in 2016 where witnessing and capturing few sunrises was nothing short of spiritual experience for me. That’s when i realised and believed that I can be a good artist one day.


3. What are some tips you would like to share with amateur photographers?


  • Always stay curious
  • Concentrate less on camera gear and more on compositions 
  • Believe in yourself. More we shoot better we get. 
  • It’s not just about clicking shutter button behind every good picture, there are many untold stories and struggles by every photographer. Embrace that process and never take shortcuts. 
  • Most importantly, photography is all about light so never stop chasing the good light. 

4. What are the important skills one should have to be a successful photographer?


  •  Patience and perfection
  • Desire to create something new
  • Continuous learning and improvement. 

5. What are the various opportunities available for aspiring photographers?


Depends on the genre of the photography we choose, there are many opportunities for photographers out there. To make the most out of it, we need to have a good portfolio. Also, have a good presence in social media(Especially Instagram) for collaborations with various brands.


6. Which is your favorite book and why?


The digital photography by Scott kelby was my first book I read related to photography and still is my favourite. It has a great influence on my style and approach of taking pictures.

- Rakesh Kiran Pulapa, Photographer

-Interviewed by Shilpy Sharan

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