|Siddharth Garg- Freelance Photographer|
“I am a timid boy with a thoughtful mind, who do not seek for crowded places or social engagements. I prefer my small circle of friends and feel comfortable with them. People usually find introversion as shyness, mental illness, social consciousness and, so on, but it is none of these. You can be an introvert and still be happy and confident. It is simply a personality trait. I had never decided to be a photographer, I just went with the flow. Photography was my hobby. I used to do it out of fun and now my hobby has turned into my work. I was never good at studies. After my 10th exams, I had opted for Science stream along with computers. However, this turned out to be a harsh choice. My grades went deeply down and I switched over to Commerce stream in 12th standard. After my Board exams, I was in a big dilemma about what to choose for my higher education. I consulted a counselor and got to a conclusion to pursue my hobby as my profession. I went to Ahemdabad for learning the basics of Photography from Varun Patel’s Photography Institute. Varun Patel is a very famous fashion photographer with more than 10 years of photography experience. I completed my course there and went to Delhi for further studies. I took admission in another photography institute and went for B.com side by side. I went to the same for 3 months and realized that things were not going right with me. I left both the courses in between. I wanted to take things onboard, wanted to follow what my heart said. I wanted clarity instead of questions. I dared to follow my intuitions and was ready to face failures as well. I knew when you follow your heart, you always end up being happy and successful.