I was born in Bangalore, India, we immigrated to Francistown, Botswana where I have spent most of my life and currently reside. I am currently the Director of Technical/IT division of Kemtek (PTY) LTD and our sister companies.
I was given a pair of Minolta 8X40 Binoculars for one of my birthdays, which allowed me to visit the bush surrounding Francistown.
In 1996 I was handed a Minolta Dynax 500Si with 24-70mm Lens, so that while we went to Kruger for the first time I could do the stills photography. The Dynax lasted me in good stead for a long time, although I never really played around with the setting other than Macro and P!
My father then acquired a Canon Eos 5D with 3 F/2.8 Pro Lenses for photographing our products and for model shoots for use in our company. With my first salaries I acquired a Canon Eos 400D with Three Sigma Lenses, a 24-70, 70-300, 50-500. As I got more comfortable with the camera, I quickly started enjoying my time in the bush. It was during a trip in 2009 to India, that I realized the lenses I had were ok for photos in good light but under poor lighting conditions they were not good enough. That’s when I decided to change my lenses, if I really wanted to enjoy my hobby I needed to get a decent low light lens and maybe a newer camera.
In December 2009, I sold my 400D and lens combinations and acquired a Canon Eos 7D which I tested out with my Dad's L series lenses. After much thought I got the Canon EF 300mm F/2.8 L IS USM with both the 1.4X and 2.0 Extenders.
I currently use a Canon G11 for wide angle, around the camp shots and in vehicle shots.
Update: As of December 2010, the Kit now includes, 3 X Canon Eos 7D,Canon EF 300mm F/2.8 L IS USM,Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS USM MK2.
Update 2013: I have sold off the 3 X Canon EOS 7D's and replaced them with 3 X Canon EOS 1Dx, the Canon EF 300mm F/2.8L IS USM has been sold to make way for a new lens the Canon EF200-400mm F/4.0 L IS USM.
Current Kit: 3 X Canon EOS 1Dx, Canon EOS 5D3, Canon EOS 7D2, Canon EOS 5DSR, Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8 L II USM , Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8 L II USM, Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L II IS USM , Canon EF 200-400mm L IS USM Extender 1.4X ,Canon EF 600mmF4.0 L II IS USM STM , Canon Sx50HS, Canon 28mm F/1.8 USM , Sigma 50mm F/2.8 DG MACRO , Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L II IS USM
My work Ethic when Photographing.
I consider my self an amateur rather than a pro. I don’t have the patience or training to consider my self a pro.
My Rules are as follows.
1) If the choice is between disturbing the subject and losing the shot, I would rather lose the shot.
2) Not all pictures come out perfect, or as intended, so keep clicking until the camera can't work!
3) Keep a camera on hand when in the bush as you never know what you will see.
4) Patience is a virtue, watching Wildlife a privilege and photography an expression of my passion.
5) Any one can use a PC to modify a photo, a skilled photographer will do most of the work with the camera.
What Else Interests me?
- Fishing! Fishing! Fishing!
- Spending time in the bush in and around Francistown