My name is Michael Selvakumar aka Mike Selva, my day job is – Business Development Executive at American Express, and my hobbies mostly relate to photography.
What gear do you use?
My main gear is Sony – A7riii & A7rii and the lenses I predominantly use are the 24 – 70 2.8 G master, 70 – 200 2.8 G master & 50 1.8. I also shoot on my Google Pixel 3XL and iPhone 11 Pro Max for my mobile photography account @whiskymikebravo
What type of photography are you into?
Mostly creative portraiture, but I do shoot weddings and landscapes.
How did you start photography? What inspires you?
I started photography through my set styling. I used to style sets for wedding photographers but always found that my vision was not captured 100% as I envisioned it. With this, I started to experiment with photography and fell in love with it. What inspires me the most is breaking creative boundaries and always wanting to take a better shot than my last one.
Top 3 photo locations?
Milk Beach, Blue Mountains, Royal National Park
Top 3 photo/editing tips?
Less is more (it is important to get it right as much as possible in-camera first), Revisit your photos with fresh eyes to edit. (I usually see my photos differently after a couple of months of not looking at them), Try to listen to music (while editing) which you could imagine playing in the background of the image you are currently working on.
What has been your most memorable experience?
Shooting professional dancers in Paris under the Eiffel Tower
If you had superpowers, what would yours be?
Flight! This is so I can get to my locations quicker, especially before I lose the light. 🙂
What have you been doing at home during this time?
I have been working from home full time ever since mid-March. However, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Trevor (@ellocofish) more for @nineshotsleft to establish and improve the hub for creatives to share their work. In addition, I have been able to chip away slowly on developing my wedding photography website as well.