Tell us about you and Life before photography
my name is Ujwal Puri and my Instagram handle is "ompsyram" I am 33 years old I am from Mumbai India . Before photography I was and actually still am running my own business . I am a businessman and I manufacture embroidery polyester yarn. I usually travel 140kms total to home and work.
"quit drinking alcohol from then on and started using photography as an active addiction..."
How did photography happen?
Photography was never part of the plan , I was always intrigued with the sky , sun , and clouds. Growing up I used to love watching storms so I guess it picked up from that.
I used to click only from a mobile phone and it was just a budget phone I used snapseed and became more fond of it. Then my family and friends suggested to get a better phone and try so I did and invested in an iPhone 7 so I started learning , composing and did my bit with that. Then I started using the manual Pro Camera app and tried. But there were limitations.
"I never restrict myself to any specific genre I like to try out all"
As I couldnât adjust the aperture in it. There was a time around then where I had some personal decisions to make and I quit drinking alcohol from then on and started using photography as an active addiction and woke up every morning to meditate and click pics. I started reading, learning and practicing. I then invested in a mid range dslr, a Nikon D5600 with 2 lenses the kit lens and a telephoto. Long exposures Sunsets sunrises, chase storms during the monsoon. I then got my first paid job and got many more after. I never restrict myself to any specific genre I like to try out all. I got more paid assignments through word of mouth .
Favourite Subject to shoot?
âMy favourite subject is the sky . Everyday itâs different there is so much to see I know people can get bored of it easily but I find it peaceful . I love to capture my city and the beauty of it. I like to show the cityscapes and some daily life . I love to shoot lightning and thunderstorms the adrenaline rush from that is something to experience .
Go to Editing softwares?
I use Adobe Lightroom , Snapseed occasionally, Luminar , VSCO.
My camera gear is my Nikon D5600 18-55mm 70-300mm and a 35mm 1.8 prime , Gopro Hero 8 , A mobile phone â
Final Tips for Budding Photographers?
âTips to Budding Photographers , Keep it real Keep it Simple , keep your eyes open and keep shooting . Knowledge is free you just need to know where to find it learn it and practice.