Going Birding for the first time in the year 2006 with celebrated birder Mr. Sunjoy Monga opened my eyes to a different world altogether. After Innumerable Treks & Wildlife excursions later I got into Wildlife Photography (Bird Photography in particular). Slowly publications & offers for coaching started coming through which I now actively pursue. Photography has now become a form of meditation without which I can’t live. I have traveled to over 10 countries for Travel / Landscape Photography too. I now like to call myself as "Travel & Wildlife Photography Specialist". With penchant for trying something new, now I am actively climbing ladders in field of Underwater Photography & Night - Astro photography. Already few magazines have approached me for publishing some of underwater pics. I run now "Manish Gadia One - On - One", where in I am giving photography enthusiasts a channel to get focused One-On-One training. After years, now i can call myself an established Glamour & Product Photographer with several international brands as my clients. I also Pre-wedding / Candid shoots now for select clients only.
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1) Publications in various Magazines & E-zines such as SAEVUS, EXPRESSIONS & India level newspapers like Dainik Jagran
2) HSBC Environment Photographer of the year 2011, Photographer of Month SAEVUS - April 2014
3) Awards such as: - GiriMitra 2012 Runner Up, NDTV Top 20 Tiger Images 2012, PEBS Calendar contest 2013 Winner
4) Participation in Exhibitions like Mid-Earth 2013 (Mumbai)
5) Regularly being invited as Guest Coach Photography at several Institutes
6) Feature photographer on Top Photography related websites like 'Photodilse' etc
7) Selected from Mumbai to compete for a National Level Competition by Lens manufacturing company - TAMRON (2013)
8) Over 17000 followers on Facebook getting suggestions, advice on Photography
9) Images have got special mentions in several contests organized by likes of SanctuaryAsia, Mumbai Travelers etc
10) Advisor to education Institutes looking to procure Wildlife Images for Education endeavor and for Interior decoration
11) Brand Ambassador to photography/adventure companies bringing a substantial value-add on the table
1) Manish Gadia Photography accepting BRAND Endorsements
2) A book encapsulating Manish Gadia Photography experiences is being written (Brand endorsements / Publishers Invited)
I do my bit to save one of Mumbai City's last remaining green land :- AAREY MILK COLONY. To follow the movement, CLICK HERE
I am the resident Judge for the Annual Aarey Photography Contest organized in association with FOTOTHON NGO.
Maintaining a active lifestyle leads to some great photography shots. I have completed over 10 National level Cyclothons & Marathons. I have scaled Himalayas as well as cycled over the highest motor-able road in world - Khardungla Pass in Ladakh. I am also a advanced Yoga practitioner. My team makes it to a point to regularly explore some unexplored forests. I am a PADI certified level 2 Scuba diver having dived in 3 different continents now. I have directly many organized fund raisers for plantations activities and cleanliness drives.
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