Twenty -year-old Adarsh Khera is pursuing his BTech from Gandhi Institute of Technical Advancement, Bhubaneswar, but his passion lies in photography. Experimenting with his camera since Class X, Adarsh has been doing fashion portfolios and wedding photography for quite some time now and earning decently alongside studies. Juggling the two, the third-year Computer Science Engineering student aims at making photography his profession and is keen on training youngsters on fashion photography and light painting (long exposure photography). He will soon conduct a workshop in his hometown Chandigarh, to train young lensmen.
Born and brought up in Angul, Odisha, Adarsh possesses a Canon 600 D which he proudly flaunts as something he has been able to buy with his hard earned money. “‘I earn between ` 8-15,000 on an average every month. But in this kind of business, income fluctuates,” says Adarsh who admits to bunking classes at times to chase his dreams. “I have to synchronise studies and photography, and I manage it pretty well. My parents have been supportive of my venture though they want me to complete my studies before taking up photography as a profession. So engineering will only be a degree for me,” he adds.
For weddings, he works with a group called Shutter Souls, while for fashion portfolio, he shoots individually. “The city is opening up to photography of late and every other person owns a DSLR. I want to guide the to-be lensmen with the basics, so I will be conducting workshops in Bhubaneswar as well,” Adarsh signs off.