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About Rathika Ramasamy

Rathika Ramasamy is one of India's most famous wildlife photographers. She has received numerous awards for her photography and has been hailed as the 'first Indian woman to strike an international reputation as a wildlife photographer'. Rathika is a founding member of the Photography Arts Association of India.

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  • You have a very minimal post processing in your photographs. What do you think about post processing? What tips would you offer to people to help avoid having to do major edits?
  • How can you as photographer help protect the wildlife and conservation?
  • What got you interested in photographing birds and why do you continue to photograph them?
  • What has been your favorite photo location? Are you always armed when on photo location?
  • How much research do you do prior to going out on the field? Is it important to know a lot about animal behavior to get the perfect shot?
  • When intending to photograph a specific animal how do recommend preparing? How would you go about learning about the animal and what technical obstacles would you consider? Have you any specific stories?
  • What were the biggest mistakes you made when you first started out as a bird photographer?
  • What cameras / lenses do you use and why?
  • What is your take on Raw Images vs Edited Images when it comes to Wildlife photography?
  • How did your journey in wildlife photography begin?
  • What are the difficulties faced by a Wildlife photographer on a regular basis?
  • What inspires you in Wildlife photography?
  • How do you plan for a shoot?
  • What are your tips for aspiring Wildlife Photographers out there?
  • One of your photographs titled “snake fishing” was featured in Nikon India Pro Photo Gallery. Would you like to share your experience with us about making this masterpiece?
  • The photograph of Pelicans in their habitat is a Classic. Would you like to describe your thought process behind the composition and the story?
  • With the emergence of high pixel cameras in cellphones how is photography on cellphones different from those taken on a DSLR?
  • How does a student who’s in college and very serious on pursuing photography as a career, start off, what are the key steps to be taken and necessities to ensure before you take the plunge?
  • You were working as a software engineer earlier. How did the transition to a wildlife photographer happen?
  • What is the scope for a career in Wildlife Photography in India today? Can one pursue it beyond a hobby?
  • As a photographer, what changes do you see in forest environment since the last decade?
  • In what manner are Indian forests different from African forests?
  • Any instance when you were scared in the forest?
  • From humble beginnings in 2004 to becoming one of the most successful wildlife photographers today, how do you describe your journey as a photographer and a person?
  • What is important in making a great photograph? Is it the camera, the lens, the photographer, or all?
  • If one wants to become a professional photographer, what necessary steps should one take?
  • This photograph of Pelicans in their habitat is a Classic. Would you like to describe your thought process behind the composition and the story?
  • Recently one of your photographs titled “snake fishing” was featured in Nikon India Pro Photo Gallery. Would you like to share your experience with us about making this masterpiece?
  • When intending to photograph a specific animal how do recommend preparing? How would you go about learning about the animal and what technical obstacles would you consider? Have you any specific stories?
  • Given the number of amateur photographers, what does it mean to be a professional photographer today? What distinguishes a professional from an amateur?

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