My Best Shot: Idris Ahmed
This article was originally published in November 2011.
Why it is my best shot
The essence of a photograph lies in its mood. A very proud and cheerful Dolma (Tibetan name for girls) stood in her fields admiring the abundant barley produce and talking to her friend about it. I think I managed to capture not only the act but also her thoughts and that is why I really love this photograph.
Where and when I shot this image
This picture was taken in the August of 2008 at Langza, Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.
How I achieved it
While trekking in the Spiti valley, I came across this beautiful lady from the Langza village. When I saw her, she was busy with her friends. I identified it as a good photo opportunity so I kept photographing her. I wanted to get a candid portrait of hers and also wanted to portray her true personality. This particular shot was my favourite amongst the series of images that I shot.
The gear I used to get the shot
I used a Canon EOS 5D with a Canon EF 24–105mm f/4 L IS USM lens to make this photograph
Idris Ahmed left his job as a teacher to pursue photography. He loves to travel to different places and capture images of Indian landscapes and culture. He is currently based in New Delhi.
To see more of Idris’ work visit www.idrisphotography.com
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