Day Two with Riaz Cader

 
Day Two with RIAZ CADER: In 2004, I left to Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city and went to University of  Melbourne and did a  Bachelor of Commerce  Degree, majoring in Accounting. Leaving home behind,  I was able to make a new start in life, discover and make new friends while immersing myself in a new culture . The first few years just flew by…

In January 2005, I bought my first digital SLR, a Canon 300D with a zoom lens and used some of the semester breaks to explore Australia and with my obsession for wildlife; inevitably I visited a number of wilderness areas: The Wannon and Grampians National Park in North-west Victoria was where I first glimpsed Eastern-grey Kangaroos and Koala in the wild; Flinders Ranges bordering the outback and Kangaroo Island in South Australia were some of the most interesting places I have ever travelled to.

Returning home on holiday, I made sure that there was an outing to Uda Walawe or Yala National Park which was planned in advance.  During my spare time, I read books and explored websites on photography to improve my technical skills and practiced at every opportunity I got.

By around 2007, I was beginning to see a vast improvement in my images, however I still had a long way to go…

Catch up on Introduction and Day One with Riaz Cader.


Riaz Cader is Assistant Manager – Nature & Community Projects at Jetwing Hotels and on and off-the-job continues to visit Sri Lanka’s wild places to pursue his passion of wildlife photography. Riaz is a self-trained photographer and uses a Canon EOS 7D body predominantly with a Canon 100-400mmL series lens for wildlife images along with a Canon 24-105mm L series lens and Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lenses for landscapes and portraits.

Riaz Cader can be found on facebook and  flickr 

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