My name is Siddharth Prem and I reside in Dubai. I'm a systems engineer, currently working for an energy solutions company. I've always been fascinated with space and astronomy and the moment I realized I could learn my way around the night sky with a DSLR & long exposures, it sparked my interest in photography. Now, thanks to the support from my family and friends, I find it a great hobby to counterbalance work and everyday routine. Ever since I launched my website back in 2015, my images have received over 10 million views and one of them was picked as the editors' favorite submission to the 2015 National Geographic photo contest.
In 2016 one of my images was short listed for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year award, organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London. The image has now been published in this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year edition.
In 2018 one of my images and timelapse videos from Greenland were shortlisted in the top 100 for the The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA), 'The Moment' Edition from over 300,000 entries submitted from 196 different countries. The image has now been published in the HIPA 2018 'The Moment' Volume.
I'm not a photo journalist. My photographs are the result of how I perceive a particular scene. But I do not contour or add fake elements to my photographs. I utilize light-room & camera-raw along with techniques such as digital blending & focus stacking multiple images shot within the same time frame, to give my images better dynamic range. I'm not a fan of compositing images. When I get the chance, I love creating time-lapses as well, though it tends to take much more time and resources.
Here are two articles published about my time-lapse work:
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