Interview : Nilayjyoti Talukdar in the series of Meet the Real people from the world of Photography 

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.

Nilayjyoti Talukdar     | Co-founder and DPC Mentor   | Professional Food Photographer

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1. How you started your photography?

Well, at first I was not interested in photography. I was more interested in cinematography when I was in my school days, but I don’t know how I developed the interest.

Slowly I noticed that expression through a single image without no voice is much difficult then moving images. “As I like challenges”, I gave a try on still Images and started liking it. When I started photography it was not an easy process like today, I started with Film (darkroom) processes ” it was a real fun”.

After my graduation I shifted to Delhi to pursue photography and did my PG Diploma in photography.

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2. What is the role of new technology and medium in photography?

I am always in favour of new technology’s.

Technology is for to help in our day to day life, we should not be dependent to it.

In photography many people depend on technology instead  of learning it. Learning it much important then through technology one can take his/her photography into the next level.

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3. Anything specific that you want to share with people?

Photography is an serious medium and interesting as other profession. There is no short cut to it.

When you do photography do it with full dedication.

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4. What gives you motivation to go out and click despite having busy schedules

Through Photography I earn my bread and butter, either practising photography or  conducting workshops. So I have to be always self motivated.

Any form of Art is an self motivated profession. One has to take out time for photography. No one can impose or force any one to do photography, if one is really interested in it he/she will do it at any cost, no excuse works here. In other words excuses are not to fool any one rather fooling yourself.

Brief Intro about Nilayjyoti Talukdar

b.1983 grew up in Guwahati, India. During his high school he developed his love for photography and decided to pursue his career in photography. He started learning the darkroom technique alongside his graduation.

Nilay’s quest for photography forced him to shift to Delhi from Gauhati way back in year 2006 and did formal education in the field of photography from Sri Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication. There he met and got inspired and learned the Art under the mentorship of Mr. Raghu Rai.

Learned photography under the Mentorship of Sh. Raghu Rai and  worked on various projects after that. He has been doing professional food, Travel, Interior photography from last 8 years and enjoys mostly doing  Street  and Food shoots , interacting with chefs and stylists .

Nilay also enjoys commercial photography projects. Previously he concluded various projects. His personal favorite project at  Majuli in Assam.

Nilay’s works are also exhibited at major art place and he has done personal exhibition at Alliance France, New Delhi, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai and India  Habitat Centre New Delhi..

 

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Red Jungle Fowl—Primary Progenitor of Domestic Chicken by Sh Vinod Goel

Is there anybody who is not mesmerized by the colours of the Red Jungle Fowl. My friends who are lovers of different varieties of chicken on their dinner table whether in hotel or house , who enjoys the leg piece right or left should thank the progenitor namely the Red Jungle Fowl, which was domesticated about 5000 years back .

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During the breeding season the male announces its presence with his loud call ‘Cock a doodle ..doo” and the call cuts off abruptly at the end. The basic purpose of the call is to attract the potential mates as well as giving a warning to other males in the area to keep away or they have to fight a battle for the mating rights.

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I have been observing this specie right from when I got introduced to the wildlife right from the year 2004.I saw it closely in Kanha National Reserve in the same year. It is found in all the parks of North and Central India. In the Deccan India you will observe the Grey Jungle Fowl and not the Red Jungle fowl. After being in the wild for so many years I found Dudhwa National Park to be the best place to shoot them with your camera. Recently at Rajaji National Park I found two males in the river bed who were ready to fight for the mating rights but did not as they thought of fighting with each other at a later time ,being disturbed by the sound of our vehicle. I also lost a rare opportunity to record the fighting sequence. Better luck next time.

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Purebred Red Jungle Fowls are facing a serious threat of extinction on account of hybridisation at the edge of the forests where domesticated chickens are in plenty. Is there any solution ? Yes a good buffer zone between the reserve forest and the human habitation zone.

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Enjoy the unbelievable colours of this specie.

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About the Author

A retired civil servant by profession but a True wildlifer at Heart . Sh Vinod Goel started his journey from the tender age of 11 years, he left his home and parents for schooling in a hostel. Later on as a Civil Servant his job took him to various parts of the country of India. His very first visit to Kanha National Park in Central India in April 2004 ignited the passion for wildlife and has not digressed from that.

During the last 13 years he had been to more than 50 to 60 National parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Initially he visited the wildlife sanctuaries in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. He had been to all the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. Out of 50 tiger reserves in the country he has been to more than 20 tiger reserves and photographed tigers in 12 of them. Apart from tigers he has captured unbelievable moments in the wild.

Sh Vinod Goel is widely known in the wildlife community   and his work has been acclaimed globally. In his free time he can be seen capturing the unusual moments of denizens of the wild in various parks and sanctuaries of India. His daughter Nitya Goel Aggarwal and son Bharat Goel are with him in his mission.

You can also visit his page on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/wildlifephotographyindia/

Meet the real people from world of Photography Interview VV SSS Sarma | DPC Member + Photography Enthusiast +Traveller | American Express – Service Delivery Leader Technology

Meet the Real people from the world of Photography

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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.

VV SSS Sarma     | DPC Member + Photography Enthusiast +Traveller  |  American Express – Service Delivery Leader Technology

How you started your photography

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In my younger days i developed an interest in photography seeing my mother taking our pictures and covering family events, but did not get chance to click pictures. During college days learned dark room techniques reading books and attending distance learning courses etc. but count not invest much in equipment’s etc.

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In 1995 after coming to Delhi for job, starting exploring Delhi / neighbouring places and thus the need / interest in photography was rekindled. In 1997 purchased a Canon Power Shot camera and after using the same for some time felt a need to buy a SLR. After reviewing many magazines online sites etc purchased a Vivitar V3000S Manual SLR and started photography more seriously.

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With the advent of Digital Photography i also felt the need to explore the same and hence purchased a Sony W80 Camera in 2007 and later in 2009 purchased a Nikon D60 camera but photography was only happening when i visited a tourist places or taking photographs of kids / family members. So started to lookout for clubs and groups to explore more photographing opportunities. Got in touch with Delhi Photography Club in 2010 and then started going out for taking photographs on regular basis.

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What is the role of new technology and medium in photography.

With the advancements in Imaging technologies taking photographs has become very easy and affordable to common people.

Social networking has also enabed common people sharing their photos easily

Anything specific that you want to share with people.

Creativity / composition are still the basic for any good photograph, technology can only help in capturing the same.

What gives you motivation to go out and click despite having busy schedule and on going conditions .

Photography gives an opportunity to unwind after a very busy work schedule and also meet friends with similar interest in-person which is becoming rare now a days 🙂

Small write up about myself

I was born in Hyderabad, did my schooling in Sunabeda, Odisha and Bangalore. After completing Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering started working in Bangalore. Move to Delhi in 1995 for better opportunities. Currently working in American Express as a Service Delivery Leader in technologies. My hobbies are travelling, photography, cooking.

I did almost all kinds of photography but my interest lies in Landscapes and Architecture photography.

How to Become Travel Photographer and get paid for travel

DPC announces next Travel Photography Course

Travel Photography Course

 If you love to travel, if you love to photograph while travelling, if you are bored of your routine job, if you dream of leaving the boring lethal routine, and work for your passion of travel and photography, then Delhi Photography Club organizes travel photography club, meant specially for you.

At Delhi Photography Club, we ensure that you won’t need to do your routine job after this workshop. You can take up travel photography on your own.

The unique content offered in the workshop is the compilation of the long discussions and brain storming sessions and keeping in the mind the needs of the photography enthusiast at different levels. Remain assured that we will be serving you the best of the quality content carefully tailor-made to suite your requirement s. And it is in synchronization with the experience of our subject matter experts and faculty members.

Workshop Outline

  • From early origins to today’s innovations and opportunities
  • Learning the Equipment
  • Aperture, shutter, exposure, focus
  • Composition, lighting, color, filters
  • Types of travel photography
  • Editing: Post processing and image enhancing software
  • How to plan and prepare for a photography assignment
  • Building and keeping an audience online by mastering social media
  • How to capitalize on new media
  • SEO, and adsense to monetize your blog and pay for your travels
  • Living the dream

Also, wanted to tell you

Workshops are conducted in small batches in order to give individual attention.

Workshops conducted on Friday evening and Saturday Mornings

Experienced faculty to help you learn the basics

Workshops can be adjusted with other batches in case you miss the session with the existing batch Requirements: Any digital camera

Batch size: Max 5

Venue: Building No 5 D, Second Floor, ShahpurJat Village, New Delhi, India

Fee: 45000 rupees (inclusive of all taxes) and loads of enthusiasm!

You can pay by visiting register option on DPC website

Exploring Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra by Vinod Goel

Exploring Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra by Vinod Goel

During my posting as Commissioner of Central Excise & Customs at Raipur , capital of State of Chhatisgarh , in the initial years (from 2002 to 2008) ,there was no train on Sunday from Delhi which could take you to Raipur in the morning of Monday and you could attend office. The train was up to Nagpur and one had to travel by road to reach Raipur. During one such journey while I was crossing Sakoli ,a small town in the midway ,I observed a sign board giving information of the wildlife sanctuary at Nagzira. My driver had no knowledge about it. Even at Raipur no forester could any clue about Nagzira Wildlife destination. Then from an article in a wildlife magazine got some information about a tigress having cubs. My desire to see the sanctuary arose.

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That was the reason for my first visit in May 2005 even after knowing about the inhospitable living conditions in the park. But in reality what I observed during those 4 safaris I have never seen till date.

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I was a regular visitor to Nagzira from the 2005 to March 2010. In the first week of March 2010 we were fortunate to observe a sloth bear climbing a tree for getting his sweet diet of honey comb. On the very same day we also observed a tigress with a cub very near to the prime Forest Guest House Nilay (on the banks of the lake) . This was my first sighting of a cub of 4 to 5 months with the tigress. How can I forget the biggest tiger of my life who was

JAY’s father I observed in my first visit to this sanctuary in May 2005.

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In one of the earlier visits we were fortunate to observe a Changeable Hawk Eagle cooling off in a water hole during a hot day during summer. This shot is on the walls of the WWF India Head Quarters at Lodhi Road ,New Delhi.

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Many nature lovers may not be aware of the fact that there are only two tiger reserves in the country where Forest rest house are located in the core area and tourist can avail of the facility. Many hard core nature lovers know about Dhikala in Corbett National Park. But what about Nagzira. This is the second. It is the forest of my dreams. It has delivered many many first to me .

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The Sanctuary Asia came out with a book namely “The Tadoba Inheritance “in the year 2015. One of my image from Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary adorns the very first page of the Chapter 1 of the book. The langur monkey as sitting like a king on the anthill.

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Please enjoy the wild experience through unique images taken over a period of almost initial 6 years into wildlife .

About the Author

A retired civil servant by profession but a True wildlifer at Heart . Sh Vinod Goel started his journey from the tender age of 11 years, he left his home and parents for schooling in a hostel. Later on as a Civil Servant his job took him to various parts of the country of India. His very first visit to Kanha National Park in Central India in April 2004 ignited the passion for wildlife and has not digressed from that.

During the last 13 years he had been to more than 50 to 60 National parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Initially he visited the wildlife sanctuaries in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. He had been to all the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. Out of 50 tiger reserves in the country he has been to more than 20 tiger reserves and photographed tigers in 12 of them. Apart from tigers he has captured unbelievable moments in the wild.

Sh Vinod Goel is widely known in the wildlife community   and his work has been acclaimed globally. In his free time he can be seen capturing the unusual moments of denizens of the wild in various parks and sanctuaries of India. His daughter Nitya Goel Aggarwal and son Bharat Goel are with him in his mission.

You can also visit his page on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/wildlifephotographyindia/