Hi! I'm Yash!

A passionate photographer born in Sri Lanka, residing in Australia. I started photography as a hobby and eventually fell in love with it. When I started clicking pictures back in Sri Lanka, I was into nature and landscape photography. I used to capture flowers, birds who came to visit my garden. This is where my journey started.

After some time, I got an opportunity to do events and to do product photography for two well-reputed companies named ‘Fabric Gallery’ and ‘Franco fashions’ in Sri Lanka. This allowed me the opportunity to widen up my skills. This experience made me understand that being a photographer is not just about having the skill and knowledge of taking pictures, it is also important to know how to communicate with the client in a way that makes them feel comfortable. This will build their confidence and trust in you. Thar relationship between you and the client is very important.

In 2017, I came to Australia for further studies, but I did not give up on photography. Two days after arriving in Melbourne there was this festival at Glenferrie. I have the habit of taking pictures of anything interesting, so I just took my camera and captured some moments of the festival and posted an album on Facebook. After a couple of days, the organizer of the festival contacted me and told me he loved the pictures that I have taken. He said the moments I have captured portraits what the festival is about. Surprisingly, he booked me for the next year’s festival. This was the start of my photography journey in Australia, even though I was not expecting it to happen the way it did. This opened more opportunities as I got the chance to be the official photographer of the ‘Tag Magazine’.

Another turning point was the T20 cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka. I went to watch this match and clicked some pictures and uploaded them on my profile. Again, unexpectedly people started sharing my album, and the co-founder of the biggest Sri Lankan network in Australia ‘Aus News Lanka’ contacted me. He was impressed and gave me opportunities to cover Sri Lankan shows. Thankful to him, I became popular among the Sri Lankan community as a photographer.

The other interesting opportunity was my time at Swinburne University. I was volunteering for Swinburne events and taking pictures. During my second semester, I was contacted by the alumni and advancement officer. She offered me the opportunity to cover the Swinburne Young Alumni Get-together. Hear onwards I was the official photographer for most of the Swinburne events such as Alumni events, Liffman lecture, Chancellor’s lecture, Orientation events, and the Year-End graduation ball. 

Those are the turning points of my journey so far as a photographer.

I believe that photography is about capturing moments. A photographer can certainly tell when a ‘moment’ is created. Moment-driven portraits are the ones that will bring back memories. One meaningful timepiece that captures a moment would be better than receiving hundreds of photos of people posing. As I mentioned earlier, for moments to be created, the rapport and connection between yourself and the client are very important. More comfortable people are the more natural moments will be created.

I believe my personality of being friendly and supportive helps me to build that relationship with people and helps me grow as a photographer.

Photography is the art and creativity you see from your own eyes and that is different from person to person. As explained by Elliott Erwitt,

“Photography is an art of observation. It is about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

 

 

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Hi! I'm Yash!

A passionate photographer born in Sri Lanka, residing in Australia. I started photography as a hobby and eventually fell in love with it. When I started clicking pictures back in Sri Lanka, I was into nature and landscape photography. I used to capture flowers, birds who came to visit my garden. This is where my journey started.

After some time, I got an opportunity to do events and to do product photography for two well-reputed companies named ‘Fabric Gallery’ and ‘Franco fashions’ in Sri Lanka. This allowed me the opportunity to widen up my skills. This experience made me understand that being a photographer is not just about having the skill and knowledge of taking pictures, it is also important to know how to communicate with the client in a way that makes them feel comfortable. This will build their confidence and trust in you. Thar relationship between you and the client is very important.

In 2017, I came to Australia for further studies, but I did not give up on photography. Two days after arriving in Melbourne there was this festival at Glenferrie. I have the habit of taking pictures of anything interesting, so I just took my camera and captured some moments of the festival and posted an album on Facebook. After a couple of days, the organizer of the festival contacted me and told me he loved the pictures that I have taken. He said the moments I have captured portraits what the festival is about. Surprisingly, he booked me for the next year’s festival. This was the start of my photography journey in Australia, even though I was not expecting it to happen the way it did. This opened more opportunities as I got the chance to be the official photographer of the ‘Tag Magazine’.

Another turning point was the T20 cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka. I went to watch this match and clicked some pictures and uploaded them on my profile. Again, unexpectedly people started sharing my album, and the co-founder of the biggest Sri Lankan network in Australia ‘Aus News Lanka’ contacted me. He was impressed and gave me opportunities to cover Sri Lankan shows. Thankful to him, I became popular among the Sri Lankan community as a photographer.

The other interesting opportunity was my time at Swinburne University. I was volunteering for Swinburne events and taking pictures. During my second semester, I was contacted by the alumni and advancement officer. She offered me the opportunity to cover the Swinburne Young Alumni Get-together. Hear onwards I was the official photographer for most of the Swinburne events such as Alumni events, Liffman lecture, Chancellor’s lecture, Orientation events, and the Year-End graduation ball. 

Those are the turning points of my journey so far as a photographer.

I believe that photography is about capturing moments. A photographer can certainly tell when a ‘moment’ is created. Moment-driven portraits are the ones that will bring back memories. One meaningful timepiece that captures a moment would be better than receiving hundreds of photos of people posing. As I mentioned earlier, for moments to be created, the rapport and connection between yourself and the client are very important. More comfortable people are the more natural moments will be created.

I believe my personality of being friendly and supportive helps me to build that relationship with people and helps me grow as a photographer.

Photography is the art and creativity you see from your own eyes and that is different from person to person. As explained by Elliott Erwitt,

“Photography is an art of observation. It is about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

 

 

Read More

Landscape Photography Event Photography Party Photography Videography

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