Travel and Street Photography with Ramnath Siva

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Rustik Travel curates customized travel experiences globally that have a local flavour and engages people from the local community.
Sustainable Experiential Travel, in short. Sustainability, in terms of creating livelihoods, protecting environment and preserving culture.

Ramnath is a Senior Business Intelligence and Analytics professional in the BFSI sector, and an expert photographer.  
He loves traveling esp. exploring a city, walking the streets and alleyways, observing people and capturing the sights and sounds with his camera, which is his permanent travel companion. In fact, he studied the art and craft of photography in the US at the Chicago Photography Centre more than a decade ago. And since, then he has been perfecting the art traveling and shooting in different cities, curating photowalks and mentoring photography students. An alumnus from IIM-Bangalore and a busy corporate executive, he always finds time to pursue this passion and mentor students of photography.

In this episode of the show Travel Conversations (TC) on The Rustik Travel Podcast we are going to hear from the master himself about the art of street photography and how it enriches the experience of travel.

Podcast Summary: Travel and Street Photography with Ramnath Siva

00:00:00 – 00:07:50: Introduction. How the journey started? 
00:07:50 – 00:19:28: Definition of street photography. Planning photography trips – itinerary, research, equipment to carry. Pre-trip and on-trip tips.
00:19:30 – 00:35:34: Varanasi, Kolkata, Kumbh Mela, Rath Yatra as photography destinations/events – experience, tips and stories.
00:35:35 – 00:43:25 : Teaching and mentoring photography students – Chicago, HSBC India. Curating KR Market Photowalk, Bangalore.
00:43:27 – 00:48:43 : Still vs motion photography. Shooting documentaries. 
00:48:45 – 00:56:34 : Conclusion. Anecdotes, awkward moments and stories. Some more tips and info. Bucket list of places to visit for photography. Concluding remarks.

Following is just a glimpse of top picks from Ramnath’s camera from some of his favourite places that he has traveled to. To see more of his work look him up on Instagram @ramnathsiva or on Flickr at


KR Market, Bangalore



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