27% of you want to be pho­tog­ra­phers

Deepshikha Jain A well-known ar­chi­tec­tural, in­dus­trial, and travel pho­tog­ra­pher, Deepshikha has trav­elled the world for the per­fect pic­ture, show­cased at ma­jor ex­hibits, and worked with the best pub­li­ca­tions in her field.

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How did you get your

break? “My first big break was to pho­to­graph the Tata In­sti­tute’s Banyan Park for the cover story of DO­MUS in Feb 2012, a year af­ter I started out as a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher. It was my first mag­a­zine shoot and I was shoot­ing the cover, so I was nat­u­rally thrilled.”

Be­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher is your dream job be­cause... “My love for travel ex­ceeds all else, and pho­tog­ra­phy gives me am­ple

rea­sons to travel, mak­ing it the per­fect job for me.”

What does it take to be a suc­cess­ful

pho­tog­ra­pher? “More than any­thing else, you need good net­work­ing skills, the will­ing­ness to put yourself out there, and be­ing open to crit­i­cism.”

What is your ad­vice to as­pir­ing pho­tog­ra­phers? “Stick to what you be­lieve in, take all the crit­i­cism you get, and let your work speak for it­self.”

Jacket and shoes, both Kenneth Cole; floor-length jacket, Masaba; tank top and pants, both Zara; neck­lace and rings, Cu­rio Cot­tage

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