Maini’s Mind – An Overview

Maini’s Mind is a collection of articles on photography. There are techniques and suggestions to improve photography, occasional reviews, tips and tricks, as well as random thoughts on various aspects of photography.

The best way to browse my site is to visit the list of articles and click on whatever interests you. There are lots of interlinks within the articles and some recommended and related articles at the end. Follow the links and enjoy your time here.

A complete list of my writings is available here – Index of Articles


Recently Posted:

  • Bird-Photography : The Ethical Way! - Sitting at home, I have been trying to catch up with many old friends and contacts. Thankfully, the phones are still working. Today I had a very nice and long discussion with an old friend. He is a nature lover and a professional photographer who frequently takes up wildlife photography assignments too. It was a […]
  • To-Do list during Social Distancing - Social Distancing! Home Quarantine! Isolation! Janta Curfew! Lockdown! When you are to stay at home, what is it that you can do as a photographer? Here is a list of things that I have planned to do over the next few days. Some of these are tasks that I had been putting off for a […]
  • Rendezvous with Fellow Photographers - Just a few days back, a couple of photographers came to stay at Maini’s Hill Cottages, a homestay run by my family. They were old friends. They came on a family vacation and had their photography gear with them. A photographer will always remain a photographer after all. What followed were two days of great […]
  • Quest for Happiness - What does photography do for me? It makes me happy. If it is supposed to always do so, why do I feel discontented with photography at times? This was a thought that has been at the back of my mind for many years. Recently, I thought of analyzing this. Why does photography not make me […]
  • Camera is calling me! - It has been a few days since I last clicked some photographs. I have been busy with marketing activities and some finance-related matters. However, my camera is now calling me. It’s raining outside with occasional wet snow, but I do hope that the weather should improve soon.


A complete list of my writings is available here – Index of Articles


My articles are mostly my thoughts related to photography. They are greatly influenced by how I visualize images and photograph them. My writings are also based on what photographers usually ask me or what visitors to this site want me to write about. English is not my first language or mother-tongue but I write articles in this language so as to reach out to more and more people.

For me photography is a medium of expression. A photographer is always a student and so am I. Everyday, I am learning new things, seeing the world in a different way. I will be happy to help anyone who wants to join me in this wonderful quest.

Dr. Shivam Maini
This is me. I am a photographer and a photography coach for many. I do not own expensive cameras and I love creating photographs using whatever camera I can lay my hands on.

Photography has been a love affair for me which has kept touching my life every now and then. I have started writing recently. If you like my articles, do keep checking back from time to time. If you want me to focus on any specific topic which I have not yet covered, get in touch with me. I take time out to read each and every message that reaches me.

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