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Angelique Raptakis Bahl

Nikhil Bahl is a full time professional photographer, educator, author, lecturer and workshop instructor residing in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. His goal is to inspire people to appreciate the splendor of nature by transforming the mundane into the exciting through contemplative and artistic interpretation. While his primary aim is to create art with his photographs, he also strives to document the natural world with an eye toward conservation and education. This has led him to volunteer his time and photography skills with the National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Nikhil's work has been published in a number of print and electronic media. His fine art prints have been widely exhibited in the Washington metropolitan area, and are part of many private collections. Nikhil leads several nature photography workshops and tours in the United States and his instruction is focused on interpretation, expression and developing personal vision.

His current photo gear includes the Nikon D4 and D800e camera bodies and a variety of lenses (see below). To view Nikhil's work, please visit the portfolios section. You can also follow his blog or facebook page.


Current Camera Gear

Camera Bodies
Nikon D4
Nikon D810
Nikon D40x (converted to Infrared)

AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF
AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens
PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D Manual Focus
Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro Autofocus Lens
Nikon TC-14E III 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses

Tripods/Tripod Heads
Gitzo Mountaineer GT-2531
Gitzo Systematic GT-3532LS
Kirk BH-1 Ball Head
Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base
Wimberley Arca Sidekick Ball to Gimbal Head Adapter

Nikon MC-30 Remote Trigger Release
Nikon SB-600 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash
Kenko Extension Tubes 12, 20, 36mm
Sandisk CompactFlash Memory Cards
Promaster SystemPRO ReflectaDisc 5 in 1 Plus - 22'
Wimberley Plamp - Articulating Arm & Clamp

Nikon Circular Polarizers
Singh-Ray Vari-ND Variable Neutral Density Filter
Canon 500D Close-up Lens

Camera Bags
Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack
Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag

Software/Digital Darkroom
Adobe Lightroom 5
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Nik Collection by Google
Topaz Labs plug-in bundle