About Me

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That’s me, above

A Little Bit About Me

About My Photography

I do street, landscape, and travel photography. Apart from this, I write, and I like to write. My brain works best in black & white photography, but I do color as well. When I started my career, or life, in photography, I shot exclusively in black & white film. Those days, I shot with an Olympus OM-2n. Since then, I moved on to digital photography, and mostly use a Nikon D810. However, I am in the market for a Fuji camera, so I hope I buy it soon!

I still own my Olympus OM-2n, and I own a few more film cameras. I own the Nikon F-75, three vintage cameras (one does not work), a Lomography Camera, and two pinhole cameras.

My Past

I spent most of my career in the corporate world and had the pleasure of traveling to over 30 countries. Apart from my home country, India, I have lived in England, China, and Singapore. If I had not moved back to India, I would have chosen to live in Singapore.

I am an engineer, but I spent most of my career in the food and health industries. There is not much point in revealing which colleges I have attended, because it is irrelevant to the world we live in. What I can say, is that I was finally booted out, because my last boss thought I was too independent, and that I did not defer enough to him. He probably wished that I had worshipped him.

The Future

No one knows what the future looks like, and neither do I. However, I see my direction going in the direction of coaching, in matters of photography, leadership, and business strategy. One of these will win the race in the end.

My Gear

  1. Nikon D 810
  2. Nikon D200
  3. Nikon F-75
  4. Olympus OM-2n
  5. 35 mm Pinhole Camera
  6. 120 mm Pinhole Camera
  7. Voightlander 120 mm camera from the 1950’s
  8. Zeiss 120 mm camera from the 1950’s
  9. Another 120 mm camera from the 1930’s
  10. Lomography Belair 120 mm camera
  11. An assortment of lenses and filters.

The Software I Use

  1. Photoshop
  2. Lightroom CC
  3. Luminar AI
  4. Luminar Neo (to be released)
  5. Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  6. Adobe Audition CC

A Disclosure

I am affiliated with:

  1. Skylum. They own Luminar, and Luminar AI is superb for newbies, as well as travel photographers, and those who have a lot to edit!
  2. Canva
  3. Topaz Labs
  4. Exposure Software
  5. Amazon India

If I add in my affiliate links, you are forewarned!


311 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Mahevash – India – Mahevash is a freelance writer and poet who talks about culture, society, and mental health. She lives to question convention and redefine normal. You can find her at https://www.mahevashmuses.com/.
    Mahevash says:

    Whoa. A very interesting ‘About Me’.

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Thanks… Glad you find it interesting

      1. Mahevash – India – Mahevash is a freelance writer and poet who talks about culture, society, and mental health. She lives to question convention and redefine normal. You can find her at https://www.mahevashmuses.com/.
        Mahevash says:

        🙂

  2. aurumskye – Bengaluru India – hi! My name is Hemangini. Welcome you to my Website. :) I have loved to read and write for as long as I remember. Travelling and learning new cultures and stories is my dream and ambition. As I am growing older I think I should have had some stronger Financial foundations. I am on my way to being Financially Worry Free. Here I will talk about my personal finances and how you too can achieve what I already have. I believe in being real and that's what you will find here. Strong, proven ways of getting Financial Freedom and lots of motivation as you go along. Life is a university and we are all here to learn a thing or two. Let's do our best. Walk with me and lets share our experiences as we travel through life. See you around.
    Hemangini says:

    your madman talk with your fallen neurons is beautiful 🙂 I am so happy to see your blog! reinstates my faith in life 🙂 Your blog is awesome! thanks for making it 😀

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Thank you! Glad you like it!

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Thank you! Glad you like it

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Well, thank you very much! I popped by your blog, when I saw Alexandr’s blog. Since I don’t speak Russian ( I think that is what he is), I went to his ‘About’ page, and came across you. I am glad that i did

      1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
        Rajiv says:

        Well, thanks!

  3. Henry Chamberlain – I am both a fan and creator of comics. I believe people have come to know me as a thoughtful guy. I hope you enjoy the views expressed here at Comics Grinder.
    Henry Chamberlain says:

    A most inspiring About page!

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Oh, very nice! And now, onto the next!

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Thanks!

  4. Shiva Malekopmath – Gadag, Karnataka, India. – Industrialist and Entrepreneur by Vocation. Done Social Work. Sportsman during College days. Taught Yoga to thousands along the learning. Thinker of Life, Philosophy and Spirituality. Favorite Subjects - History & Space. Writing - a new Endeavor. Blogging- a Passion.
    Shiva Malekopmath says:

    Good for You and about You in and outside of corporate world.
    “Lost are those who shall not meet themselves.”
    Oh! this is going to be a quote of mine, I suppose.
    Good to meet YOU.
    Shiva

  5. vinnieh – A self-confessed movie buff, with a varied knowledge of that great medium known as cinema. I watch a lot of movies to tell you all about the greatness and badness within movies.
    vinnieh says:

    What an excellent blog you have.

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Well, thank you!

      1. vinnieh – A self-confessed movie buff, with a varied knowledge of that great medium known as cinema. I watch a lot of movies to tell you all about the greatness and badness within movies.
        vinnieh says:

        If you like movie reviews and television, I’m sure you’ll enjoy my blog.

      2. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
        Rajiv says:

        I will…

      3. vinnieh – A self-confessed movie buff, with a varied knowledge of that great medium known as cinema. I watch a lot of movies to tell you all about the greatness and badness within movies.
        vinnieh says:

        Thanks for checking my stuff out.

  6. Bradley Corbett – Utah – Bradley is a total geek. He loves all thing Science Fiction, Fantasy and is always up for a good pen and paper roleplaying experience.
    Green Embers says:

    Isn’t that the case? We all start blogging with grand intentions and somewhere along the way, it ends up being something completely different. I think that is what makes it fun. 😀

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      I absolutely agree. And, you have a mighty fine blog!

      1. Bradley Corbett – Utah – Bradley is a total geek. He loves all thing Science Fiction, Fantasy and is always up for a good pen and paper roleplaying experience.
        Green Embers says:

        Thank you!

  7. Anna Waldherr – A practicing attorney for over 20 years, Anna Waldherr is today a writer and advocate for the poor. She is the author of The Rose Garden – A Daughter’s Story, a first-hand account of child abuse and recovery, and An Evangelical on the Left, an examination of the politics of religion and the place of faith in public life. Anna blogs on religion, politics, and social justice at A Lawyer's Prayers alawyersprayers.com, and on abuse-related issues at A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse avoicereclaimed.com.
    Anna Waldherr says:

    Thank you for the follow. I am honored. Remember that some of what the world calls madness is actually sanity. An independent voice is worth cultivating. I wish you the best on your journey!

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Well, thank you for that.. I once read a quote (ascribed, I think to David Bowie), which said he’d rather “stay here with the mad men, than perish with the sad men roaming free”. There is something in that

  8. I can only see pictures on your “About”,all the rest show nothing?

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      I have not updated the opther pages in a while. But, pictures shpuld be there

  9. Annika Perry – East Anglia, UK – I’m a versatile writer whose books span across various genres. My first venture into publishing is "The Storyteller Speaks" and this a collection of short stories, flash fiction and poetry. Published in January 2018 "The Storyteller Speaks" has received over twenty-five glowing reviews on Amazon. "Oskar’s Quest", my second book, it is a beautifully illustrated children’s book for younger children (and all young at heart!). "Oskar’s Quest" is an engaging story of adventure and courage. I have also completed one more story for children which is as yet unpublished. "Island Girl", my first full-length novel, is in its final edits and I’m looking forward to publishing this in due course. Writing has been a passion since childhood although it is only in the past few years that I have seriously started to write fiction. Initially, a writing course gave me encouragement and direction with my writing. Furthermore, the tutor recommended blogging and in January 2015 I set up my blog, Annika Perry’s Writing Blog. I never imagined the friendships I would make and I’ve been overwhelmed with the warmth and incredible support from people around the world. In spring 2014 I won First Prize in a Writing Magazine’s Short Story Competition which was a fantastic surprise and joy. Furthermore, I was short-listed for an Ink Tears Short Story Competition the same year. The recognition of my writing ability outside of my family and friends was a huge boost to my self-confidence and as a result, I started the mammoth undertaking of writing my first novel. Meanwhile, in early 2017 I was greatly encouraged by my friends and writers to publish some of my numerous short stories in a book. It was with great excitement and sense of achievement to launch the publication of my first book, "The Storyteller Speaks", in December 2017 with the paperback released in January 2018. The latter part of 2018 and throughout 2019 was busy with the realisation of a dream project, to publish a children’s book. Like so many parents, my son when young would request a bedtime story. These I tended to make up and a couple became his and my personal favourites. I revisited one of these stories and after much rewriting, editing and finding a wonderful illustrator, "Oskar’s Quest" was ready! Overall my road to publication has been circuitous and aided by the support of my family and friends. After gaining my BA Honours Degree in German Language and Literature from the University of Leeds I started working as a journalist. Following a serious illness, I changed career and gained a position as Administration Manager for a busy timber import company. I worked here for many years before leaving to pursue my passion for writing. I am now a full-time writer, blogger and book reviewer. I was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and at the age of six, moved to the UK with my family where we settled near Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Since then I have moved many times but now live in a small village in North Essex, England with my husband and occasionally my son, when he returns during university holidays. I am on the following social media sites and look forward to seeing you there. If you have a specific enquiry please use the form below. Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnikaPerry68 Author Website: https://annika-perry-author.com/ Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Annika-Perry/e/B0789NNWFX/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/55576285-annika-perry Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/annika-perry-5a9ab8a6/
    Annika Perry says:

    Fantastic about – I love the idea of the two faces and must admit after reading some of your posts this morning the first picture was not what I imagined – the second much more like it! My nephew’s dog is called Loki – a great name and character. So many blogs have started with one aim in mind and later morphed into something different – join the club. I like what you’re doing here. Good luck find those neurones and ‘Discover Your Voice. Discover Life’.

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Thanks! I hope to continue to search for those neurons!

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Thank you! I shall stop by yours as well

  10. da-AL – Tales + Tails: Books + Culture + Compassion = Happiness Between Tails Happiness Between Tails speaks to and from the heart, to connect lovers — of pets, authors, reading — and of my still-unreleased novels. Listeners engage as I learn the art of podcasting for when my books are serialized as their own podcasts. My novels, “Flamenco + the Sitting Cat” and “Tango + the Sitting Cat,” are my love letters to all who fear they're too odd, too damaged, too old, too whatever to find love and happiness with or without a partner. HappinessBetweenTails.com • ContactdaAL@gmail.com • Like what you read, hear, and see? BuyMeACoffee.com/SupportHBT
    Daal says:

    so glad I stumbled onto your thought provoking fun blog 🙂

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Well, thanks!

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Well, thanks for that

      1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
        Rajiv says:

        I do.

      2. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
        Rajiv says:

        It is!

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