Myself Niraj Patel from Gujarat. I am Diploma in Computer Engineering degree holder and now running a business. I am hobbiest photographer since last 10 years.
Well before some years i went for a small trekking at Jessore with Kailash Jani and Parikshit Acharya and from that i love nature and care about nature. I visited regularly Jessore for nature trail and enjoy Wildlife. Along with that trails i create a new hobby of Photography with my new canon camera. But in beginning days i facing problems to capture good images. After that i join willife photography tour with Naturewanderers with a great mentor Shivang Mehta and Tejas Soni and i learn a lot from that.
After learning some from mentors i developed my skills in photography whenever i got spare time. I work hard at home for learning and composing frames. Also i got one more friend Anuj Raina and he is always helpful to me in any situations when i got confused in photography.
Before Lockdown in India i just go for Wildlife Photography and Nature Photography and i travell at some places like Kenya, Trekking In Himalayas too. I done good treks like Har ki Dun, Singalila National park and Manali. I love bird watching and bird photography while on trekking. My image of Black Cormorant also publish in Sandesh News paper and also exibited in top 20 images. I also Won third prize of Color Of Nature Theme competition Organised by Baroda Striker.
After lockdown my travel gona stopped. So i started indoor photography. Now a days I love to shoot indoor photography. Now a days i click Abstract images, Creative images, Black And White images, Astro photography and also some different themes of photography. So i expore my creativity at home and also at outdoor. Creating a Nature frames, Landscape Photography, Astro Photography, Shooting starts, Star trails, Time-laps photography, mobile photography i learn at home. For these type of photograaphy i work hard and also learn and study lot at internet and with friends also.
I start with Sony W5 Digital camera and after that my hobby developed in wildlife i bought Canon 1000 D ( now discontinued ) with kit lens canon 18-55 mm and 55-250 mm lens. After some years my cousin bought Canon 6 D body ( Full frame sensor ) and Canon 100-400 mm and Canon Macro 100 mm ( As my cousine see my interest in macro photography ) lens for me and gifted me. And recently i bought Canon 80 D body which is crop sensor body but amazing performance. These are main gears of mine and some accessories i have like Flash ring for macro photography, ND filter for 50 mm lens, 6 inch tripod with monopod include, mini tripod for travel about 1 ft height, Remote shutter wireless etc.