This 11-year-old shutterbug astonishes everyone through capturing the picturesque nature– The Story of Arshdeep Singh
4th December 2007
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Camera as his weapon, this little lensman makes sure to hit the right click and freeze a story in just one moment. Hailing from Jalandhar, this Punjabi Wizkid will make you drool over the art of photography through his exceptional skills. His pictures are not just a captured piece of nature but a paused story narrating subtle chaos and peace of nature. Creating wonders from such young age, we are sure, this 'Cutest Lensman' is on his way to be on the top notch! Our team is grateful to his parents for supporting Arshdeep and becoming an example for letting children pursue career in what is called as 'extra-curricular'
We are keen to know; how did your journey begin?
My father is also a photographer, on my 5th birthday in 2012, he gifted me a camera and a lens. I started using it and later I went on to become a wildlife photographer.
What’s your success mantra?
Hard work! As it is the only key to success.
Know me Beyond Photography
“Only I can change my life, no one else can.”
I draw inspirations from
Sir David Yarrow, Sir Tim Laman and also my father Mr. Randeep Singh
Food I Love
Food I Hate
If not for Photography, I would be doing
Like Vacations at
Favorite Pass time
I play games on my phone
Favorite Movies / Series
Favorite Actor / Actress
What were the hardships / hurdles you encountered and the way you overcame the same?
At this age, waking up early in the morning is a hardship I have to overcome on daily basis.
Who has been your influencer in this journey & how?
I am inspired by Sir Tim Laman and luckily, I got an opportunity to have a conservation with him in London.
Which was ‘that’ moment when you considered yourself as “I Am The 1”?
No one can be #1 forever, you have to work hard for it. I will try my best to win next year also.
Did you get any formal training and how was that journey?
My father taught me everything, he shared blogs of Sir David Yarrow and Sir Tim Laman. I really got inspired by these two photographers.
Could you reflect on the importance of systematic training in Photography?
If one wants to do it, he/she should be aware of the technical aspects such as kinds of lenses, how to adjust the focus because photography is not just about clicking a picture.
What are the pre-coaching essentials e.g. Right age, mindset or any other?
Talking about the mindset, one must have patience because wildlife photography is all about being patient as we have to wait for the right moment, angle of the animal or the scenery to be captured.
Your piece of advice to parents and new generation especially when some people are skeptical about career in extra curriculum.
Let children follow their heart and don’t let them take up something forcefully.
Any other thoughts you want to share?
Yes, I would like to tell everyone that do not cut trees and grow more trees and please do not litter your surroundings.