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I am available for portrait and wedding photo shoots and you can check my availability @ thiru.kalpa@gmail.com

About Me:
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I love photographing. I am a good photographer. I like flickr. You, fellow flickr friends, inspire me to do better. Have a good life

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My name is Thiru, shortly you can call me as "Thirumurugan". I eat, sleep and breathe photography, if you have not guessed it by now.

As a kid, I used to admire photographs from national geographic magazines, movie posters and school books. I loved the way the pictures froze those moments for eternity. I, too wanted to learn photography and dreamt of shooting such great pictures. You may not believe this but, I have never even owned a camera until the age 27 (Year 2005).

Back then, the world was so cruel to those who wanted to experiment with cameras to learn photography. My friends, usually will pluck the camera from me, saying that I had 'already wasted' three shots in the film roll with pictures of cow, leaf or plain wall. In one of those unlucky days, I pledged to myself(!) that ONE FINE DAY at any cost, I would shoot spectacular photos and become a spectacularly famous photographer.

I had to wait until I reached Adelaide (Australia), to get my hands on a digital camera (Courtesy: Abrar and Anand who lent their cameras with no questions asked. No one worried about film rolls anymore and you can instantly review, delete or edit your pictures, pure bliss for a kid who wanted to learn photography. In the digital world, my learning curve become steep. First 500 (or say 1000) pictures that I shot were absolute craps, (you can view them in flickr stream) still. When I decided to rest the camera for a while, I shot a good picture which was appreciated by my flickr mates. Then, I was right on path again shooting photographs without worrying about 'criticisms'.

Flickr helped me a lot. The flickr community is awesome. My flickr friends are good at patting your back when you take good photos, provide constructive feedbacks and they made me as a photographer in the last 2 years. That's why I tell you to join flickr (it's free).

Thankfully, my lovely wife "Devi" has shown keen interest in photography and we are enjoying our photographic outings together. Here is Devi's own photostream

My favourite photographers include a long list. You can view my favourite photographs at my flickr stream.

Wanna talk? Drop me a line at thiru.kalpa@gmail.com

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All the photos in my Flickr photostream are copyrighted, so do not use it for any personal, non-commercial or commercial use. For personal use or non-commercial use, you could write a Flickr Mail to get my permission. I sell my photos to purchase more photographic equipments and pay my bills. If you want to get a full-resolution image of a photo in my flickr photo stream, you can email me at thiru.kalpa@gmail.com

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Here are some blog posts that I have written for flickr users:

Flickr Hacks:5 Tips get into "Flickr Explore" page!


I started the group "SA Central, and it has a great collection of images of South Australia. It is a place where I met a fantastic, loving bunch of photographers who showed me some beautiful places to photograph in South Australia.


Photographic Gears:
Canon 50D - good DSLR to get started with; happy about the choice
Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS USM lens - satisfied with the high quality.
Canon 18-55mm IS F3.5-4.5 Lens - it's an awesome lens for it's price, I love it
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM - best lens for portrait. sharpest image; soft, milky blurs.
Canon Speedlite 430 EX II flash - Still getting used to off-camera lighting
Holga UV Filter - as a protection for lenses
Holga Circular polarising filter - for landscape shots
Neutral Density 8 filter - for milky waterfall shots
Circular Graduated ND filter - for landscape shots

Photix Wireless Remote
Softbox & White umbrella
Wireless Trigger for Canon 430EXII

Wishlist:
Canon 5D Mark II (with my photo sales/earnings)
Canon 10-20mm (after Canon 5D)
Manfrotto O55X Tripod

Photos of Thiru Murugan (9)

  • Unsound Old Wood by Souvik@3rd_Eye
  • Mt Cooran lookout by Thiru Murugan
  • Sugarcane field by Devi Thiru
  • Experiment no:2 by Devi Thiru
  • Love by Devi Thiru
  • rainforest tree by Devi Thiru
  • Photo-in-Photo by Thiru Murugan
  • dil chata hai by Thiru Murugan
  • Unique Group! by Thiru Murugan
  • Thiru by Thiru Murugan
 

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    Yogeesh Jayaramu says:

    "THIRU IS AN EXTREMELY TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER ... HIS WORK IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND HAS ITS OWN SPECIAL TOUCH .
    THIRU IS ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS HAS THIS UNIQUE PERSONALITY THAT MAKES HIM STAND OUT FROM OTHERS. WISH HIM ALL THE BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND IN HIS LIFE AS WELL"

    September 22nd, 2009

Name:
Thirumurugan P
Joined:
June 2005
Hometown:
Kallakurichi
Currently:
Hervey Bay, Australia
I am:
Male and Taken
Occupation:
Photographer
Website:
Kalpa Photography
Email:
thirukalpa [at] gmail.com