Professional Photographer, Travel Writer
Founder - Wider Angles
AFIAP, QPSA, AFIP, cMOL
Graduate in Photography
Engineer by Education, after earning a Master’s Degree in engineering, Hema Narayanan worked in the IT and software development for many years within her flourishing local tech industry. Often traveling for work, she began to pack a "Camera", on her professional journeys, keeping a personal photo documentation of the places she was going. Soon realising her underlying passion for camerawork (pixels) and travelogues (words), she made a New Year’s resolution in 2009 to give up her IT career in pursuit of her true photojournalistic and writing
Today, Hema Narayanan is a known Photojournalist and frequently published Writer in many renowned newspapers, portals and magazines, including National Geographic Traveler India, Discover India, The Hindu and Deccan Herald. Licensed with GETTY Images and Shutterstock, As a practising Photographer, her work is exhibited regularly.
She is an Entrepreneur and Founder, of the company WIDER ANGLES. Apart from leading this firm, she dons few other roles: of being a 'Photography Mentor', conducting Photo Workshops and Walks in the city, of being a 'Photography Expedition Leader' for the Photo Journeys, "Experience INDIA" , to aspiring photographers pan-India and from outside India. She teaches the young photographers of TISB (The International School of Bangalore.)
She also undertakes Commercial Photography, in the space of Interiors, Lifestyle, Home Decor, Product and Food photography, under Wider Angles.
As an individual, she takes up Philanthropic work and extensive Travel Writing and occasional Blogging, for which she is commissioned or hired.
Hema is a graduate from the 'New York Institute of Photography' (NYIP) and has
written Guest Features for NYIP's Blog.
Shortlisted in the Top-15 in the worldwide travel scholarships, held by World Nomads & National Geographic, she recently won a Womans-only Photo contest, held by National Geographic & Jet Airways. She is invited at forums for Expert-Talks, Panel discussions and on the panel of Judges for Photo contests.
In conversation with PRAJAVANI METRO, asked about difficulties being a Woman Photographer...
"Very passionate photographer & encouraging teacher
- ADITI BATTU
Student, May 2019
As a beginner to photography and its various elements, Ms Hema’s Kids Click workshop proved to be very motivating and fun. From the technical aspects to the creative, I particularly appreciated that the workshop was divided into various levels so that the information was not overwhelming. Ms Hema proved to be not only a truly marvellous photographer but also an innovative & encouraging teacher. Her passion for photography was palpable throughout the workshop and has positively impacted my view of the craft.
Thank you, Ms Hema, for travelling around the world and sharing this wonderful art with us!