Sudhir Shivaram is a respected wildlife photographer in India. His long and passionate association with photography began in his student days. What started out as an exploration of the enchanting world of the camera gradually gained direction and came to focus upon wildlife photography, in particular bird photography. Sudhir is deeply committed to the cause of wildlife conservation and follows ethical practices while photographing his subjects in the wild. He believes that wildlife photography is not underscored by photographic hardware and skills alone. A deep understanding of and concern for the wild environment ought to be an integral part of a good nature photographer's 'eye' in order to be able to convey the spirit behind a picture.
His pictures are noteworthy for their technically sophisticated and evocative character, generating appropriate moods to move viewers. This green evangelist campaigns for wildlife protection around the world and gives freely of his time and images to raise awareness about nature and wildlife. He also talks about his work and the state of wildlife to young people across the counrty hoping to inspire and win their commitment to this cause so dear to him.
Sudhir is part of the India Nature Watch team and helps to coordinate the activities of this online forum that has over 5000 members sharing their passion and concern for nature and photography. He is also the co-founder and Director of Toehold Travel & Photography.
Sudhir and Canon
Sudhir is a Canon contractor photographer and is part of the Canon Professional Photographers Panel (CPPP) aimed at providing value added services for the Canon EOS Customer Loyalty Program, named the “Canon Edge Program”. It is a platform where he interacts with Canon EOS customers, amateurs, serious amateurs and professionals to open up the Canon world to them. Additionally. Sudhir also offers reviews, testimonials and advertorials for Canon.
Workshops and tours
In order to share his passion for wildlife photography and the extensive knowledge he has acquired in this field, Sudhir holds photography workshops and photo tours to help both beginners and advanced photographers enhance their skills and understanding of nature and wildlife photography.
The following is a list of Sudhir's chosen field equipment
Cameras: Canon 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III and 550D.
Lenses: Canon EF 800mm f5.6 L IS, 100-400 L IS, 70-200 f2.8 L, 300mm f4 L IS, 400mm f5.6 L, 100mm f2.8 Macro, 17-40 L, 1.4xII converter, 2xII converter
Accessories: Sekonic L 308s Lightmeter, Gitzo 3350 6X Carbon fiber tripod, Wimberly Gimbal head.
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