Sid Yepuri, referring myself as a third person ;), is an Indian-born, US-based nature photographer. Contrary to what I shoot now, my love for photography started as I watched fashion photography on TV. Having to procrastinate my initial desire to pursue a career in fashion photography because of socio-economical reasons, I started shooting nature back in 2005, when I was 16, using a point-and-shoot film camera. I still smile at the first photo I thought was worth winning awards.
I got my first DSLR camera, Canon 60D with basic kit lens, in 2011 and started exploring different genres of photography including Portraits, Events, Wedding, Landscape and Product trying to find my true passion. After couple of years of exploration, I was excited to learn that Landscape is the genre that gave me the most satisfaction.
Soon after that, I moved to the United States chasing better education and upcoming technological career in Data Science. I had to take a small break from photography during the graduate studies and when I found a job in my other passion (Data Science), I resumed Landscape Photography to create images that feed my soul when I'm not in the office creating other type of images, data visualizations.
A good friend of mine, a fellow photographer and colleague got me excited about bird photography and how dynamic that genre is. So I started shooting birds which got extended to shooting wildlife, making me a nature photographer rather than just the landscape photographer I imagined to become. Well, that's my journey here. Hope you like my work and enjoy your time on the website.
Photography to me: the ART of understanding the SCIENCE of light and presenting it in an aesthetic way.
May the world be happy!