I'm Goutham and I'm a Photographer!
I'm a portrait photographer based in Philadelphia, PA.
Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed of taking photographs. I very clearly remember the first time someone let me 'touch' a camera. I was maybe 7 or 8, that I do not remember. I was at a cousin's wedding and we were taking photographs using a Kodak film camera. You know the one without interchangeable lenses, fixed focal length and aperture, no control on shutter speed, and you have to say 'cheese' and ask your subject to stay still. Yes, that camera. I loved that experience. Looking through the viewfinder was somehow different than looking at people normally. I could take 2 shots, maybe 3, but it was a film camera and no one wanted to waste the film.
I didn't buy my own camera until very recently (middle of 2014), and when I did, I bought a DSLR. A Nikon D5300. After investing time building my skills in photography, I specialized my skillset in portrait photography. Since I moved to Washington, D.C. in early 2017, I have been working exclusively to better communicate my clients' stories using my portraits. In this process, I bought a full frame Nikon D750. I have a wide array of lenses and strobes and backgrounds to better capture my subjects' emotions.
If you are thinking about my domain name, why gkpicture.us, I actually put a lot of thought into that. GK are my initials, I used the word pictures as a verb (like saying I photograph) and US is the country I'm currently living and also us is the common pronoun. So it is me saying to you, "I photograph us"