Dr Caesar Sengupta

Joined: May 07, 2015 Last Active: Aug 11, 2020 iNaturalist

I keep saying, I am a wildlife lover first and then, a photographer. Since my very childhood… call of the wild had always posed a subtle magnetism, making me feel being in a surreal world. The bookshelf I used to possess for stacking my story books used to be filled with travel, adventure and hunting stories and I used to get chills down my spine reading Corbett or Kenneth Anderson or watching a movie like “Born Free” since most of the times I used to land up dreaming about myself enacting the story. As I grew up, I realized that a camera is a wonderful tool to capture wonderful moments of life forever; photography became a passion and thus started the journey…

I have been passionate about photography since I was a child of 12 years ... sometimes dormant and sometimes exhibited, sometimes alone and sometimes with friends, sometimes in backyard garden and sometimes in unknown terrains, sometimes climbed up difficult mountains and sometimes sweated under the scorching desert sun… I have traveled far and wide… across the country I belong.

Father's dream was to see his son as a doctor and the same resulted in years of academics and subsequent corporate professionalism. During all these years, the passion of wildlife kept me motivated even with busiest schedules of all other professional pursuits...

Whenever I could find an opportunity, I preferred spending time in nature's solitude and captured all its beauties in frames as I saw it. I framed whatever I saw and felt best through my camera. I learnt from my mistakes and I believed every day is a learning for me. It has been a wonderful journey so far. I learnt this again and again - a dictionary of photographic techniques may prove useless unless the eye behind the lens is in love with the subject. In wildlife photography, the subject is unpredictable, doesn’t allow second takes, mostly comes with poor light conditions and above all is highly sensitive to the approaching photographer and hence knowing the subject remains more important than knowing the camera.

Associations, appreciations and awards kept helping me to further nurture my skills and dream bigger. After successfully running an enterprise in the name of Dr Caesar Photography - DCP (as we call it in short) for 3 years, we rebranded the effort as DCP Expeditions. Today DCP is one of the fastest growing Wildlife Photography Training academies in India, with a strong team comprising of highly skilled and established Wildlife photographers of the country and veterans in the field of digital photography.

For every project we conduct, every workshop we do and in every expedition we lead, in addition to the development of photographic skill sets of the participants, conservation photography remains one of the key learning element. We help people to learn how to make better images and how to use photography as a tool to depict the untold and unseen beauties of nature. We work in association with environmentalists, conservation activists, naturalists, scientists and researchers in an attempt to impart knowledge and generate awareness amongst common man about the earth’s natural history

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