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Hardik G.

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I am Hardik Gaurav, an international award-winning photographer. I am also a Photography Instructor at The Photo Academy, currently based in Bristol, England.
Most of my inspiration comes from the very heart of emotions that we all hold inside us, thus my forte lies in candid photography.
I have been pursuing my passion for photography for more than 10 years now and have been doing it professionally since last 6 years.
I hold extensive experience in all kinds of Event photography, Engagement shoots and most importantly Wedding shoots (English and Asian).

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Nikon 85mm f/1.8 | Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 | Nikon 50mm f/1.4 | Nikon 85mm f/1.8 | Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 | Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon




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What do you love about your job?

I personally feel that one of the most beautiful things about photography is that it makes you more observant of your surroundings. This really helps in not only finding and capturing the best things that catches your eye anywhere, but also in focusing upon all the beautiful emotions and moments around me. When I capture those fleeting moments at the perfect time, it gives me a sense of a surreal pleasure and I don't think I can ever get tired of that feeling. Thus, I absolutely love what I do.

What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?

I always try to bring versatility in my work, thus I have experience in doing all kind of event photography (Corporate, Music, Sports, Birthdays, Club photography, etc.). Although, I especially like the wedding photography the most as I can capture a gamut of emotions in just few hours of a day. To so a successful shoot, I first try to analyze all the elements and moments which will be involved in that shoot and accordingly I plan the best compositions, techniques and frames to use to capture all those elements and important moments.
I feel such pre-planning really helps as you become more confident about the shoot and you are always assured to deliver the best work to your client.client.

Awards, honors, and recognitions received

All the major awards and recognition I have ever received are listed below-

(March 2019): 2nd place winner in Wedding Photography competition by N-Photo Magazine organised by Photocrowd platform.

(March 2018): Runners-up at Unchosen Modern Slavery Short Film Competition (Bristol, United Kingdom) for the documentary: Freedom Matters. This documentary portrayed the issue of human trafficking.

(Sept 2017): Selected among the top 10 photographers from all over India to compete in a reality show: Tata Tea Kanan Devan Photography Photography Escapade 3rd edition, held at Munnar (Kerala, India).

(Aug 2016): Awarded the ‘Photo of the Year’ award in 2014 and 2016 at the Annual International Photography Exhibition and Competition titled ‘Nicefoto’ at New Delhi, India for the category – People and Portraits.

(April 2016): Honored by Photocrowd (UK) as a member of their online community by publishing an interview for my winning photograph titled ‘Circle of Life’.

(April 2016): Won the HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) Prize of Human Rights 2016 in London for being the Cinematographer of the documentary, Freedom Matters.

(Feb 2016): Awarded the national film-making award, “Yes I am the Change” for being the Cinematographer of the short film ‘Changing Habits’.

(Jan 2016): Won the International online competition ‘Ageing: the bigger picture’ conducted by the online community Photocrowd in partnership with the British Society of Gerontology (BSG). The winning photograph was then published and mentioned at a number of places like: BBC News Online (UK), Amateur Photography Magazine, March 2016 Edition , The Indian Express Newspaper (India) , Lifestyles after 50 Online (USA)

(Oct 2015): My photograph was one of the finalists in Alfred Fried Photography Award 2014. It was one of the few selected photographs (among 21 selected from all over the world) which was chosen to be exhibited in the new UNESCO headquarter in Paris and in November 2015 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland to celebrate the Geneva Peace Week.

(Aug 2015): Awarded in succession first prize (2015-16) for a national photography competition, conducted by the organisation ‘Girls Count’. One of these pictures was used to run campaigns all over India to spread awareness on the equality of girl children in India.

(June 2015): My photograph titled ‘Circle of Life’, was honoured for being one of the highest-placed and 2nd in crowd voting for Alamy Online Photography Competition in association with Photocrowd and The printspace. It was exhibited in Shoreditch, London.

Apart from being a professional photographer, I am presently also a successful photography instructor at 'The Photo Academy' in Bristol (https://www.thephotoacademy.com/uk/liverpool/photographer/hardik-gaurav-0)

A fun fact about this photographer

I am an Anthropologist turned into a photographer and that explains my penchant towards portraits. I am a big movie buff and I love talking about the best of cinemas and web-series/shows out there.

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