Sumeru has been tinkering with computers and developing websites since he was merely 14 years old. A College Dropout, ask him about his love for website designing and he’ll recount the experience of working on his first website on aquarium fish when he was in school. From there onwards, there was no looking back. He also looks after the Accounting Department of PhotoIndia.com and knows all numbers at the back of his hand
Always on the lookout for something new, he started film-making with Action Cameras like GoPros a few years ago and has grown quite proficient in this New Segment of Photography. He is also an accomplished golfer having played on the Indian Amateur Tour amongst the Best in the Business. He now plays with a Handicap of 4 at the Bangalore Golf Club.
Sumeru is your man when it comes to the ABCs of website design, what you need to do to improve your swing or even if you’re in the mood for a good laugh. He unwinds by performing Stand Up Comedy every once in a while.
Manu is a former IAF pilot and a national level Polo player who has honed his photography skills over 35 years, starting from now extinct Kodak Junior II in the 70s, graduating to a Canon SLR in the early 80s to the latest Digital SLRs over the years. He was initiated into photography by the late Raghubir Singh, whom he considers as his primary mentor. He also looks up to the legendary photographers S Paul and Raghu Rai for inspiration. PhotoIndia.com was founded by him in 1998.
Always in the mood for adventure and on the lookout for interesting shots, Manu is the quintessential outdoorsman. He holds an Open Water Diver (SCUBA) license and is also a qualified mountaineer. He has travelled and shot extensively around the remotest corners of the country and his work has been published in numerous publications. And when he is not wielding the camera, you can find him mirthfully recounting some anecdote with a twinkle in his eye.
Apart from leading the PhotoIndia team to execute various photography and film making assignments, he has now focussed more on teaching and building up teams and sharing the knowledge that he has gained over three decades with young enthusiasts. Manu conducts photography workshops with the same ease with which he used to scale mountains and ride horses. Our workshop participants vouch for his affable nature, patience and honest approach to teaching the nuances of photography.
Photographer & Editor
Aruna is our Photo editing whizz. Resourceful and efficient, her razor sharp eyesight can spot a speck in a photograph from miles away. And that’s not her only super power. Aruna’s multi-tasking skills are legendary both at home and at work. An exemplary cook, Aruna doesn’t believe in wasting time watching TV. She’d rather spend time taking pictures of her adorable son.
This lady knows her CMYK from her RGB and takes pride in her work. A big fan of Lightroom as an editing software, her advice to those entering the field of photography is simple, “Don’t forget to shoot in RAW mode.”