Friday, June 7, 2013

- Profile - "Capturing the Soul of Places" -- Pradeep Pande

Celebrating 4th Anniversary..........
- Profile -
"Capturing the Soul of Places"
Pradeep Pande

Pradeep Pande was born in 1961 on 18 day of October in the picturesque surroundings of Someshwar Valley of District Almora (Uttarakhand, India). Therefore interaction with nature was quite spontaneous for him. He used to follow his mother to the farm fields and to the forests where she used to go to fetch fodder and firewood. All this made him love nature. Later he had to shift to Nainital for his education where his father worked.  He completed his elementary to higher education in this beautiful town. This furthered his fascination for nature, although his love for photography had started during his childhood days but at that time having a camera was a distant dream for him. As time went by, the works of various photographers published in magazines and books made the urge to click uncontrollable, and he had his first camera –a Pentax K 1000. When the photography made a quantum jump from analogue to digital age, he too followed the suit. His close companionship with noted photographer and naturalist, Mr. Anup Sah made him learn the nitty-gritty of photography. This boosted his zest and he determined to proceed in search of excellence. He is a keen trekker and has been to many places in the Himalayas. He aims at capturing the soul of a place. While doing so he gives equal importance to the people and their life of a particular region. This does not mean he abstains from other genres of photography; he lays hands on wild life, nature and still life as well. Photography for him is a way of depicting nature and people in a way which should generate feelings of hope, nostalgia, pleasure, sympathy and love. He has a number of reputed awards and recognitions to his credit. His beautiful photographs have taken place in reputed publications.
Pradeep Pande is a banker by profession and works as senior manager in Uttarakhand Gramin Bank at Nanital.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma 


  1. Beautiful captures and very close to Nature . .
    Greetings for you Mr.Pande
    And Thanks for sharing,Pankaj Ji

  2. Congrats Pradeepji! Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful Pictures. Congrats.

  4. Wonderful feature on life and work of Pande Ji. God bless him.

    A. P. Laitu-Dubai.

  5. Dear Dr. Sharma,

    Thanks for the new mail.


    A, K. Chaudhuri.

  6. Fabulous images,Pradeep ji!!! Congratulations!!! and Thanks for sharing.


    Sateja Rajwade.

  7. Dr. Pankaj Sharma ji,
    Greetings from me. You shared your own beautiful work and its very nice of you to share the excellence achieved by our brethren. I applaud and look forward to follow your creative good side for a long time to come.

    With loving regards,
    Satvinder Singh.

  8. Thanks for sharing the beautiful works of Shri Pradeep Pande. Kumaon is one of the most beautiful places and a paradise for us, photographers.- Regards.

  9. हमारे प्रदीप भाई के यह चित्र तो मात्र एक नमूना भर हैं .आगे आपको चमत्कृत करनेवाले और चित्र भी मिलेंगे .

  10. Thanks for sharing beautiful images of Pardeep ji.
    Subhash Sapru-Chandigarh

  11. Pradeep da to nainital aur yugmanch ke chiraag aur stambh dono hai me bhagyasshali hun ki unke sanidhya me abhivyaki karne ki seekh mili thanks pradipda

  12. Pradipda nainital aur yugmanch ke stambh hai mera saubhagya hai ki unke sanidhya me mujhe abhivyakti karne ka mauka mila.kyunki pradipda ki abhivyakti shayad sabse age ki anuthi aur khubsoorat aur sachchai se bhari hai.thanks pradeepda for great work

  13. Amazing pics sir. pande sir u r a great human being n truly talented.learnt a lot from u.