About Me

Abhinav R, Nature Photographer - PhotoValiant
Atop a hill in Munnar, Kerala

Hi, I am Abhinav R., and I live in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

As a nature photographer, birds and their wonderful world are my primary interests. Also, the majestic Sahyadri mountains with its rich green landscapes have always inspired me.

I started this website named ‘PhotoValiant’ in 2015 as a way to display the photos. In the blog, you can also find information related to:

  • Birding & wildlife destinations
  • Places to explore
  • Nature photography tips & techniques
  • Camera, lens, and equipment reviews
  • Post-processing tips

Reading has helped me a lot as a self-taught photographer. It would have been very difficult without all those amazing articles and the people who wrote it on the web. So that is the motivation for me also to write the things I learn on my blog.

A small Canon Powershot was my first digital camera. Now the Nikon D7100 is the main camera along with the Nikkor 200-500mm, Micro-Nikkor 105mm, 16-85mm and Tokina 11-16mm lenses.

Photography is more of a passion than a profession for me. Web development is my profession and we run a web designing & development studio from our hometown.

You can also find me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and 500px.