Welcome to my website. I am kamal Chilaka a Landscape and Travel photographer based dually in Singapore and Chennai, India. I travel around the world on looking for that perfect juxtaposition of light and subject. When I am not on assignment I travel on personal projects with the intention of sharing the images I capture as Large Format prints or in the form of books.
On this website you can view my work, order prints or stock images, read my photography gear reviews and book recommendations and more. Sign up for my newsletter to stay updated about upcoming Exhibits, Photo Tours and workshops.
My Travel Diaries
New Zealand should be on the bucket list of every Landscape photographer, Hiking Enthusiast and people with wanderlust in general. The “ Land of the Long White Cloud” or Aotearoa is it is referred to in Maori can amaze you with its expansive Landscapes, Lush Green Hills and meadows filled with spring flowers. From verdant beaches to snow peaked mountains New Zealand has it all.
Being an April Born myself I have always found Spring time to be a wonderful time for travel and photography. There seems to be so much activity going on in nature after the stillness of winter.
After the success of my Photography trip to Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons during the spring of 2015 I decided once again to do a Spring Photography trip but to the UK and Paris this time.
February 2018 brought with it some unexpected travel plans. I think this was the quickest trip by far from Thought to Planning and actually heading there that I have experienced in a very long time. I have been wanting to do some true white winter photography for a while now and being situated in India and Singapore you can see how that can be a challenge.
Order Limited Edition Prints
The Icy Blue of the Mount Cook range and the earthy tones from the surrounding landscape make for a striking image accentuated by printing on brushed Aluminium .Limited edition 1/2.
Limited Edition Print Limited to 9+1 Prints all sizes. Printed on Archival Paper.
Panoramic Photograph of the rolling hills in the back country of New Zealand . Limited Edition Print on Archival Fine Art Canvas.
Print on Archival Paper.
Photography Tips and Tutorials
What is Exposure in a photographic sense? It is the process of setting the correct Aperture, ISO and Shutter speed before releasing the shutter so as to get the desired look to the image.
The three settings ie Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO are known as the exposure triangle.
Photographers have always strived for Sharpness in their images. Over the last few decades high quality lenses and cameras have helped with that goal. But nothing can replace good technique for best results.
There area number of things the photographer can do to ensure maximum sharpness in the photograph…
Anyone can take a photograph which captures a a scene or a situation ..specially today with almost everyone carrying a smart phone. Most people can learn how to take a photograph with a DSLR . Today photographs are being taken at an unprecedented scale and speed. How you make your images stand out in this situation. How can you make your images more pleasing, more impactful and more meaningful?
Fourth volume of the series that showcases the works of the participants of Hasselblad's prestigious Masters contest.
The GENESIS project, along with the Salgados' Instituto Terra, are dedicated to showing the beauty of our planet, reversing the damage done to it, and preserving it for the future.Over 30 trips-traveled by foot, light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme heat and cold and in sometimes dangerous conditions-Salgado created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in breathtaking beauty