Nikhil Paul

I am a graphic designer & photographer from Kolkata, INDIA. I loved photography literally as long as I can remember since I was a little boy. My father used to take photographs in his studio with a huge box camera with big size cut film (AGFA, KODAK etc.) which I can still remember.
I started taking photos 20 years ago with Yashica Point & Shoot Film Camera. After that, I used a DSLR film camera MINOLTA 7000 for quite some years.
I’ve started using Digital Cameras from the year 2007. First I’ve used some Point & Shoot Digital Cameras for couple of years, those are: Fuzi Finepix-S9500, Panasonic DMC-FZ 35, Panasonic Lumix FZ 70 Now I’m using  Nikon D 5500 & Panasonic Lumix DMC G5 ( Mirrorless Camera ) Due to my suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) for the last 10 years, I can’t do any outdoor photography. At present, all of my photographs are taken from my backyard through my bed-side window. Now I am focusing on Nature & Wildlife Photography specially Birds & their prey & some Reptiles around my backyard.

Besides difficulties, there is always a ray of hope in every one’s life. I think the ray of hope in my life is Photography. I am just at the last step of a long ladder. Yet I’ve to climb more steps in this vast field. Some of my achievements, Blessings & Appreciations of my well wishers  also act as a ray of hope in my journey.