Bobby Joshi is a nature admirer and world traveler. It appears like he is the official propagator of the natural beauty. He unanimously keeps within the range of the planet its characteristic and finds stories and beauty in all the things, even reserved by nature. He is a master in capturing nature and landscape photography alike and is the master storyteller that he brings out stunning images of Mother Nature.
Bobby is in Bangalore and is the founder of Good Shotz, a Photography company. He is a seasoned professional with varied and deep experience in strategy and transformation for teaming.
His favorite genres in photography are Travel and Landscape, Portrait, Wild life, and Macro. Bobby says he was not specific about becoming a photographer. But was a hobbyist and did go to work after his studies. He did spend a lot of time working for IBM, Dell, EMC, in the tech world and also in the consulting firms. With time, he continued his photography and slowly became very serious about this passion and the switch towards it happened.
Bobby’s favorite lenses are the wide angle lenses. He loves shooting with 14mm and 12mm as it gives him the opportunity to cover wide angles. These lenses are exceptionally good for landscape and astro is his strong belief.
As a travel photographer, Bobby likes to stop longer and keeps watching the images to see if there is a need for some extra effort in that particular image. His extra effort implies putting all his skills, effort and time to capture the image. However he considers three points:
- The time it was shot. He finds it boring to see shots or travel photos that are shot at ones convenience. A shot that is shot in the late evenings or mornings is more attractive is his opinion. It is because it is an effort shown towards photography and not clicked on the go.
- The season it was shot. Aligning travel for the right seasons can give a glimpse of many things to capture as photographs, whether it is summer, fall or winters.
- The composition. A photograph clicked of a place is not appealing by itself. There is a need to put extra effort to find a composition that will narrate a creating story.
Bobby picks a place by doing a lot of research, goes through recommendations, prepares a bucket list, and checks with Instagram. His top 3 places until now that are favorite places he photographed are:
- Italy. He says there are beautiful Dolomites, mountain ranges, rolling Tuscany landscapes, and stunning azure lakes. Venice is an excellent city with its cities like Pisa, Florence, and Rome and there are old sites and historical places worth capturing images.
- Bali. He says Bali offers a lot of food for photography. The beautiful beaches, rice
terraces, mist covered landscapes to volcanoes, culture and street.
- India. He loves shooting the rural life in India for its breadth and sheer diversity it offers.
Bobby has taken thousands of photos, but he says it is hard to point out a single favorite photograph. He says, his best favorite work has not come yet.
Bobby carries around 4 or 5 lenses and 2 bodies for any trip of more than 7 days. For a short trip he takes 2-3 lenses. He also uses essential filters, extra batteries, shutter cable release, bottle of water, energy bar, torch, and good ear phones pair.
Bobby agrees there is risk in traveling of misplacing or losing stuff to damages and theft. He says there is nothing as risk free traveling, one has to be careful and prepared as anything may happen anytime. Bobby finds photography is his only inspiration and he has created a learning community. He is teaching through his portal people to handle cameras, process image and to learn the techniques of taking photographs at affordable price. There is iLearn GoodShotz with photo tours, photography bootcamps, and classroom based workshops.
Bobby finds a story in each trip. He has no plans for his photographs to be in placed in galleries. He shares through his Facebook and blog pages, shares tips and gives advice to beginners. He is completing his list and includes all that he visualizes in the form of photographs.