Macro photography refers to extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than its size in real life. Soham has been practising this art for the last 3 years. Macro photography requires being cautious and extremely patient, for going so close to the subject often results in the subject scurrying away.
In Soham’s words, “The hardest part about macro photography is that you need to keep trying until you get the perfect shot!” His father and he enjoy their quality time by bonding over photography. Very often, Soham is also given some photography assignments at home by his father. Along with macro photography, he is also learning bird and landscape photography.
Although Soham’s spider photograph has won recognition, it isn’t his most favourite photograph! Ask him about it and he is quick to say, “I recently clicked a photograph of the Taj Mahal against the setting sun, which earned me a lot of compliments from my family and friends. This photograph has also been selected to be showcased in an exhibition at Mumbai, in December.”