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About Nikhil Bahl

Based in the Washington D.C. area, Nikhil Bahl is a full-time professional photographer, author, educator, photo instructor/mentor, and environmentalist. With a profound connection to nature, Nikhil draws his inspiration from the natural world, adopting innovative approaches to capture and interpret its beauty in ways that transcend the ordinary.

Fueled by a passion for exploring and showcasing the wonders of nature, his journey into photography is not just about capturing images but creating photographs that resonate on a deeper level. Through his lens, he seeks to unveil profound insights and enchantment, encouraging viewers to see beyond the surface and appreciate the intricate details and emotions within each scene.

Having authored numerous articles, he provides valuable insights into both the technical and creative aspects of photography. His writings delve into topics ranging from mastering camera techniques to developing a personal photographic style, always emphasizing the importance of capturing mood and the essence of the natural world. With a touch of expressionism, his work explores how emotions and personal impressions can be conveyed through the interplay of light, color, and composition.

Dedicated to sharing his knowledge and expertise, Nikhil offers "Experience Nature Photo Workshops and Tours." These immersive experiences are designed to empower aspiring photographers to develop their unique style and voice. Known for their depth, the workshops and tours cover not only technical skills but also the philosophical aspects of photography, helping participants find their own creative vision while exploring some of the most beautiful natural settings. Since 2009, Nikhil has led over 250 workshops and tours, inspiring countless photographers with his guidance. 

As a committed environmentalist, he uses both his photography and writing to advocate for the protection and preservation of natural habitats. He believes that through compelling imagery and thoughtful discourse, he can inspire others to value and safeguard the environment.

His photographs and writings are a testament to his ability to blend technical proficiency with artistic vision. Celebrated for their ability to evoke emotion, tell stories, and reveal the unseen beauty of the natural world, his work continues to inspire a greater appreciation for the delicate balance of our environment and the splendor it holds.

His work has been published in a number of print and electronic media. Additionally, his fine art prints have been widely exhibited in the Washington metropolitan area and are part of many private collections.

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Camera Bodies
Nikon Z9
Nikon Z8

NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S
NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR
NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S
Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Macro 


Support System
Gitzo Mountaineer GT-2531 Tripod
Gitzo Systematic GT-3532LS Tripod
Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod
Kirk BH-1 Ball Head
Kirk BH-3 Ball Head
Uniqball UBH 45XC Ball Head
Induro CM34 Carbon Fiber Monopod
Really Right Stuff MH-01 Pro monopod head with standard screw-knob clamp

Delkin Devices Black CFexpress Type B Memory Cards
Nikon MC-30 Remote Trigger Release
Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash
Promaster Extension Tubes 11, 16mm
Promaster SystemPRO ReflectaDisc 5 in 1 Plus - 22'

Nikon Circular Polarizer
Singh-Ray Lighter, Brighter Polarizer
Singh-Ray Vari-ND Variable Neutral Density Filter
Singh-Ray Mor-Slo 5 stop Neutral Density Filter
Singh-Ray Mor-Slo 10 stop Neutral Density Filter
Singh-Ray Mor-Slo 15 stop Neutral Density Filter
Canon 500D Close-up Filter

Camera Bags
Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage XT Rolling Camera Bag
Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight Rolling Camera Bag
f-stop Kashmir UL Backpack

Software/Digital Darkroom
Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC
Topaz Photo AI & Gigapixel

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