We had the good fortune of connecting with Pawan Singh and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Pawan, what inspires you?
Since from my childhood, I have been fascinated by nature and its beauty: the colors and the spaces, the harmonious and the dramatic, the big living creatures and the tiny microscopic organisms. I used to watch discovery channel for hours and hours and I wonder how much efforts people might have put who works behind putting one great documentary. And I wanted to be like them and share the beauty of nature with everybody. So you can say I am fully inspired by Nature and its beauty and Photography has been one of the most powerful tool to accomplished this. I do shoot portrait as well, because shooting people needs another level of creativity. 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Though I am not a full time photographer but I love to explore, experience new things and places, getting lost but, at the same time, being in touch with my surroundings. I like to observe wildlife in its environment too. In my photography, I love capturing all forms of nature, including also the magic and colors, the mystery and mysticism of any landscape (or cityscape), from sunset to sunrise, using longer exposures and a variety of filters. The world looks different during these hours and with a camera it is possible to see details not so distinguishable with the naked eye. The camera allows us to see our dark surroundings in all its wonderful colors in a vastly different way than our eyes are able to perceive it. Taking a photograph during this time requires a different level of sophistication from the photographer too, specialized gear and certainly a tripod, more planning and exposure calculations, and more caffeine too! As a passionate photographer, I feel uniquely positioned to capture, the beautiful and fascinating world that surround us and to use those images to educate others and help preserve and protect our natural treasures. With the new digital cameras, photography is going through a golden age but at the same time, it has become a commodity. Pictures are everywhere and not all are created equal! There is a lot of “noise” that buries the work of many talented photographers and This is the biggest challenge today, There are people who do not understand talent and the amount of work a photographic art piece takes. For instance, I have been told many times that I have a great camera but it is not the camera that creates art. Could you imagine telling a chef that has just cooked a delicious meal that his/her microwave must be state of the art?!! However, I completely stopped thinking about others, like what they say about my photography, I just come out and shoot whatever catches my eyes.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For me being a photographer, I always look for the place where I can shoot something, so for me I love going to Brazos Bend State Park, Galveston Beach, Houston Zoo and some time Houston Downtown area. I love hanging out with my friends & family near Galveston area, as it has so many bars & restaurants. For me nothing specific as I feel if you have your friends & family with you, then you don’t need any specific place.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
ah… I still don’t consider my self as successful photographer as I still needs to learn a lot. When my hobby for photography turned into passion, I started joining some meetups group here in local. I have attended many workshops and Meetups like: https://www.meetup.com/Discovering-Houston-Photography-Meetup/ and https://www.meetup.com/HoustonPhotowalks/ I’ve found very good friends within those groups and it’s so fun to learn from each other. So, I got some support and motivation from them as well. But I got huge support from my wife, and because of her only I am still continuing and pursuing my passion.

Website: https://pawansingh1431.wixsite.com/pawansphotography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pawansphotography/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ps1photography/
Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCjBBkb20Vx0NCzJzGFMxjtg

Image Credits
Estefania Valle, Alyssa Owens, Marquis, Kelley Weathers

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