Week's Person

Person of the Week: Vijayasree Shyamkrishnan

Dear Readers,

In this interview series where we ask questions to people who are making a difference, it can be big, it can be small, it doesn’t matter, what matters is their contribution to our society. It can be anyone from any walk of life and from any country. Please, do send us suggestions of people whom you think we should interview for this series.


Vijayasree Shyamkrishnan hails from a village in Kollam district, Kerala.  She has done B-Tech in Computer Science and currently employed in IT industry. She is settled in Trivandrum with her husband and four year old daughter. Her family supports her passion for photography.

Tell us something about yourself?
I am born and brought up in kerala. I am married and have one kid. I am working as an IT professional in a reputed IT firm in Trivandrum.

How did you develop interest in photography?
In my office we have a public forum for employees to showcase their skills in photography. Initially i was just a viewer in that forum and gradually i developed an interest in photography and started learning the techniques behind photography. I am still an ameture trying to learn photography and develop my skills.

Are there any specific themes you strive to capture in your works?
I love capturing nature and landscape photos. Actually I started enjoying the beauty of nature after I started taking photography seriously.

How hard is it to capture the perfect shot?
I usually take a photo and then check what changes are needed to make a better shot. Then I will try take the same shot with different settings and angles to get a perfect shot. Usually I need to take many snaps to get a perfect shot. I feel that light plays an important role in getting a perfect shot.

What would you suggest people who aspire to go in photography?
Now a days there are many online sites which helped ametures like me to learn the basics of photography. Learn the basic photography techniques from those sites and try to develop the skills by taking photos and improvise your skills. Basically we improve our skills when we learn and apply the skills.

Do you wish to pursue photography as a full fledge career option in future?
Photography is my passion and I have not yet decided to take it as a career option. I opt photography as an unplugging way from stressful world around me.

Your message for our readers?
I am a house wife with a kid and pursuing a job in an IT firm. I still find time to spend for photography. So I think, if you have an interest in photography, you should spend some time from your busy schedule for photography. It will help you to see the world around you from a different angle.


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