Web : www.sumanraju.com

Artist Statement:

I am Suman Kumar Raju Rudraraju from Hyderabad, India.

I am an avid traveller and am passionate about photographing nature and landscapes. My work is published in Leading Travel magazines and Online Travel magazines and exhibited in Photography festivals. I have visited more than 18 countries and 60+ destinations in India, including national parks and mountains. My goal is to show the beautiful Landscapes in the unexplored, less accessed and often remote regions of India..

My thirst for adventure and photography has been the driving force behind my life’s quest to capture the moods and character of the best of India’s amazing natural places and landscapes. On my website, you will see that I have only shared photographs of Indian landscapes to promote my beloved country.

For me, photography is a medium through which I can experience and share the wonder of this planet. My objective is to create Fine Art Photographs of Indian landscapes and capture the essence and emotion of a place by drawing the viewer into the frame as an active participant in the journey. A Fine Art Photograph is an image that is both artistically inspired and technically excellent.
Great photographs excite us visually because they convey the excitement experienced by the photographer.
Landscapes are not simply sceneries waiting to be photographed, rather the light is the key factor. When there is no light, there is no picture. When there is remarkable light, there is a remarkable picture. I continue to chase the "Great Light" with an even greater passion.
I think of wilderness landscape photography as the pursuit of visual “peak experiences.”
Visual peak experiences are moments of extraordinary natural beauty, often ephemeral, that I seek to capture in such a way that the viewer can share my sense of wonder and joy, For me, these marvellous moments occur most often in remote places, especially in the mountains and forests.

When composing panorama images, I combine multiple photographs into a single complete image. The objective of these collages is to expand the field of view represented in the image far beyond what a single capture can show. A single photograph taken with the widest lens available cannot capture the breadth of a majestic landscape.

I promise that my work is done according to my personal style and artistic vision. I strive to depict scenes that I have photographed in a way that is different from what others looking at these same scenes would see and capture.

Camera Body:
Nikon D850
Nikon D810
Nikon D800

Nikon 14-24mm 2.8G
Nikon 24-70mm 2.8G
Nikon 70-200mm 2.8G
Nikon 400mm 2.8E
Nikon 50mm 1.4G

Gitzo GT3543LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

Ball Head:
Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full Size Screw-Knob Clamp

Muti-row Panorama Equipment:
RRS Add-on Pano Package, LR
Really Right Stuff PC-PRO Round Panning Clamp with Screw-Knob Release
Really Right Stuff MPR-192 & Mini-Clamps Package

Base Plates:
Really Right Stuff LENS PLATE FOR NIKON 70-200mm/2.8
RRS BD810-L: L-Plate for Nikon D810
RRS BW107: Winged thumbscrew for some plates
Really Right Stuff L-Plate Set for Nikon D850

Camera strap: OP/TECH USA Utility Strap-Sling (Black)
Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool (Large, Black)
Zeiss Jumbo Microfiber Cloth (12 x 16")
Zeiss Lens Wipes (60-Pack)
Lexar 64GB Professional 1066x CompactFlash Memory Card (UDMA 7, 2-Pack)
SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
BlackRapid FR-5 FastenR Breathe
FotodioX Pro CapTrap Lens Cap Keeper and Safety Cord (Black/Black)
Wired Remote:
Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord
Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection
Ruggard RTC-10 Timer-Remote Case for Tripods


Filter Holder:
Progrey G-150Z Filter Holder with Adapter for Nikon 14-24mm 2.8G

Circular Polarizer:
Progrey Titan 150mm x 150mm square glass polarizing filters – High Transmission

ND Filter:
Genesis “Truecolor” IR Neutral Density Filters 150mm x 150 mm – Progrey (ND 128X – 7 STOP)

GND Filters:
Progrey Aurora GSD Soft Transition 150mm – 2 Stop
Progrey Aurora GSD Soft Transition 150mm – 3 Stop
Progrey Aurora GSD Soft Transition 150mm – 4 Stop

Tripod Bag:

Camera Bag:
Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW
HPRC Water Resistant Hard Case with Interior Nylon Bag

Email : hello@sumanraju.com
Web: www.sumanraju.com

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December 2009
Hyderabad, India
I am:
rsumanraju [at] gmail.com