Speaker Night 2019-05-09: Nikhil Bahl – From Inspiration to Interpretation

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
Theater Room (old Jefferson Room)
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for May 9th is Nikhil Bahl with his presentation “From Inspiration to Interpretation”.

(c) Nikhil Bahl


As photographers, when we are inspired by something, we are driven to photograph it. This can lead to a pretty photograph as we try and show the subject in the best light. However, it is possible to make your image more meaningful with personal interpretation. In this presentation, Nikhil will discuss how you can identify your inspiration and create images that communicate that personal connection, through interpretation.

Nikhil Bahl is a full time professional photographer, author, educator and and environmentalist residing in the Washington D.C. area. Drawing continuous inspiration from nature, Nikhil adopts novel approaches and seeks meaningful interpretations: to create photographs that transcend the commonplace, reflect deeper insights, and convey an enchantment of the subject’s beauty.

An offshoot of Nikhil’s fine art photography and love of nature is his documentation of wildlife behaviors and habitats. As a volunteer with the National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, his goal is to portray environmental stories with an artistic appeal, so his photographs educate and motivate about the imperative of conservation.

Each year Nikhil leads numerous photography tours and instructional workshops in the United States and abroad. His teaching encourages participants to advance beyond ordinary photos and develop their own style and vision. Nikhil is a popular speaker at photography clubs, expos and industry events. He authored the acclaimed ebook, Creative Interpretations and writes articles on the creative and technical aspects of photography. His work can be viewed at www.nikhilbahl.com.