What does it take to create images that go beyond what everyone else has? Admiring the beauty of nature and capturing the unseen is the forte of the budding photographer Ashutosh Rohella working with National Geographic.
Giving importance to small details and waiting for the right timing to get the perfect shot, is the key to nature photography as per Ashutosh. Apart from venturing into the wild, enjoying and capturing the visuals, also conducts workshops and believes in sharing his experiences and knowledge. He believes in waiting for the situation and evolving it into a specular image. As per him patience and perseverance are the keys to nature photography, let’s listen to his ‘Srajan’ and know more about this young and budding artist of Jaipur Creative Commune.
NITIN – Toh doston main hoon Nitin aur Indbaat ka jo teesra Adhyay hjai, ‘ mera junoon, meri pehchaan, srajan, iska last episode hum aaj shoot kar rahein hain, toh ye specia creatorl series humne Jaipur Creative Commune ke saath design ki thi. Kaafi saare log, jinhonein apni hobby ko, apne passion ko apni pehchaan banaya, aur kuch milestones, kuch records aur kuch recognitions achieve ki. Isi series mein humare saath community ka sabse youngest chehra humare sath hai. Agar aapne 3 idiots dkehi hogi toh jiske narration se humne ye poori film samjhi thi usi tareeke ka Farhan Qureshi humare saath hai, Ashutosh Rohella se hum sunte hain uski kahani, so Ashutosh tell us something about yourself.
ASHUTOSH – So main abhi ek student hoon aur main engineering kar raha hoon . i am in my third year aur photography mereko kaafi late meri life mein aayi thi, but jo love of nature hai wo kaafi pehle se tha aur main pichle aath saalon se observe kar raha tha aur kaafi cheezein maine explore kari. Mere papa ke saath mere kaafi conversations hua karte the, dad use to say ki all the living organisms talk to each other in some way or the other, that time mujhe aisa lagta tha ki its a joke, but when I was in 12th and i had my first camera and I started my photography and when i was in my college, tab maine first time DSLR use kiya tha. Tabhi se maine socha ki kya kar saktein hain, kaise DSLR utilise kar saktein hain, kaafi logon ko karte hue bhi dekha tha.
NITIN – Ashutosh, jo log photography pursue karte hain, kahin ek myth build up ho jaata hai ki agar mere paas ek acha bada DSLR nhn hoga toh main photography nhn kar sakta. How important is to have professional equipments to start with?
ASHUTOSH – toh ye need nhn hai ki aapke paas professional equipment ho agar aapko kaam karna hai toh. Agar aapki soch bahut creative hai, toh equipment bas ek saadhan ahi us tak pahuchne ka, its all upto your mind ki aap kaise cheez ko design karte ho aur sochte ho kisi particular subject ke baremein kyunki they have differnt conditions in which they are utilised. Kehne ko 5 lakh ka equipment bhi aata hai aur 30,000 wala bhi aata hai. 5 lakh waala snow ke andar aapko achi performane dega but 30,000 wala nhn dega.
NITIN – Ashutosh aap apne baare mein batao ki photography ko aap aaj bhi passion ki tarah pursue karte ho aur jitna main tumhare baare mein jaanta hoon kaafi saare chote-chote aur bade-bade milestones aapne apni zindagi mein achieve kiye hain. Tumne apni savings se 18 lakh ke equipments buy kiye, toh sunke mujhe laga ki bhai ye toh gazab hi band ahai. Toh kuch is baare mein batao ki what was your story and how you were able to collect that amount?
ASHUTOSH – 18 lakh kaafi bada amount hota hai, i accept and maine ye amount 4 saar ke apne career mein ekattha kiya tha, toh main first year se hi main lag agya tha kaam mein aur jab May ke time mein log bahar bhi nhn nikalte, main Nahargarh jaake bhi practice karta tha. Although mera ye genre nhn tha fashion and product shoot, so internships ho gayi, shoots ho gayi maine wo saara kuch kiya aur jo mere bas mein tha aur main apna time devote karta tha, photography aisi cheez hai jismein aap kam se kam expenditure rakho toh aap apne equipment ke liye kaafi zyaada savings kar sakte ho.
NITIN – itne mehange shauk ke liye kabhi tumne apne parent se help maangi?
ASHUTOSH – haan maine poocha zaroor tha papa se, aur wo is cheez mein bahut ache hain aur supportive the ki haan dilaeinge and internally its not possible ki wo abhi diladein. Toh thaan liya tha ki jo lunga khud hi loonga aur apne parents pe burden nhn daalunga, aur yahi meri soch thi. Ek luxurious cheez thi aur maine socha ki jab itna bada ho gaya hoon toh khud hi ye cheez ki jaae.
NITIN – Jab kisi cheez ko dil se chaho toh poori kaainaat use aapse milane mein jud jaati hai. Toh photography ko as a passion pursue karte karte aapne ache camera aur lenses buy karliye, lekin unko aapne utilise kahan kiya ? aapko kya kuch opportunities mili jisse aapko actual mein koi recognition mili?
ASHUTOSH – I have woeked with National Geographic on a leopard documentary, aur mera wahan kaafi zyaada utilisation aay tha equipment ka aur it really helped mein ki main easily cheezon ko process kar paaun. So it was a luck for me itna easy nhn hota unke sath kaam karne ke liye. And they hire freelancers and they dont give you a permanent job.
NITIN – you are in the beginning of your career and you were an amateur and now a professional.
ASHUTOSH – yes, that time i was a very passionate photographer, aur main wildlife photography ko janana chahta tha aur photography uske liye ek madhyam tha. Main ek sir se mila tha, he’s not in his world right now Dr. Ashish Parmar sir, unko maine apni photos dikhaai and gifted him one photo. He really liked that photo. Unhonein kaha ki matlab tumhare paas normal eauipment tha aur unhonien poori story suni and unhonein jaana ki mujhmein bahut passion hai. Aur wo mujhe ek trip pe leke gaye, unhonein dekha ki haan i really have that potential to do something. So he gave me his camera equipment in the starting and I really put my heart into it. And then he had some approach with National geographic and usi tarah se main documentary mein bhi involve hua.
NITIN – mentors humesha aapke sath hotein hain, even if they arent physically there. Mentor banne ya mentor hone ki baat ko, kitna important aap is cheez ko samjhte hain, kyunki jo bhi tum kar rahe ho aur explore karte ho wo aapko baaki logon ke saath share karna chahiye.
ASHUTOSH – Main agar aapko batana chahoon toh agar aap logon ko samjhaaeinge aur agar aap wildlife ke baare mein bataeinge toh kabhi kabhi aise momnets hote hain k iwo kehte hain ki aww, its so beautiful, wow! How such things can happen in nature, kyunki jab tak aapko wo hota hua nhn dikhta hai, and you dont notice nhn kar paate. And hum log use notice mein laate hain ki haan you have to see it. Toh main is cheezon ke liye photography workshops onduct karata hoon aur schools ke andar jaake awareness campaigns karta hoon, aur wo ek tareeke se kaafi helo karta hai wildlife ko preserve karne ke liye. Aur jo log photography seekhna chahte hain, unlogon ko kaafi acha platform mil jaat ahi ki wo seekh paaein. And I consider myself as a nature photographer. Kyunki duniya mein explore karne ko bahut kuch hai.
NITIN – That we call as, paying forward, something that you have learnt, you have to pass it on. Ashustosh ek aakhiri sawaal main aapse poochna chahunga ki do you really think that there is a myth about people who say photography hobby thi kasrliya and when it comes to completing the college and meeting the real people and real world and requirements kya lagta hai, if given a chance will you take photography as a full time career or engineering as one!
ASHUTOSH – if given a chance i will take photography as a full time career, kyun nhn karunga. Engineer banunga toh bas ek normal job karta jaunga, but photography si ek creativity aaegi, main sabko yahi kahunga ki explore everything, jo karna hai uske baare mein passionate raho and one day you will definitely have that thing. So wildlife photography as a profession, i am sure is not a difficult thing and you can be passionate about it .
NITIN – Doston ashutosh ki baatein sunke mujhe apne college ke din yaad aagaye, aur aisa hota hai aksar logon ke saath ki kisi ki kahaani aur baatein sunke aap apne saath kisi ghatnaaon ko recaal kartein hain. Kaafi saare mere engineer dost honge jo ise sun rahe honge, jo actual college ke time par camera leke nikal jaatein honge. Camera ko haath mein leke jo sukoon milta hai, wo engineer banke jo aap apne routine ka job kar rahe hain usse nhn milta hoga. Aur kaafi saare aise bhi log hain jinhein engineering bhi acha lagta hoga, but aap agar kisi passion ko leke serous hain toh aapko usse oehchaan bhi milti hai, aapko give up nhn karna aur lage rehna hai. Kehte haina ki kaam kareinge aur sacche dil se kareinge toh pehhaan milegi. Jude rahiye humare saath, hum phir klauteinge naye season ke saath, naye topic ke saath. Baat karte rahiye aage badhte rahiye.
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