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Mukul Soman

I am a Kirkland based Wildlife/Nature Photographer and CGI Lighting Artist.

I strive to blend together elements of documentary and fine art photography to bring compelling and evocative images to life. A delicate sensitivity towards the emotions of light and a great love for the wilderness and all creatures that inhabit those places are the foundations of my journey in photography. While not out in the wilderness, I venture into the virtual worlds to art direct and create computer generated imagery catering to the advertising and entertainment industry. With whatever time I have left, I build awareness about conservation and give talks about my photography work at various events locally to inspire change and foster conservation of wildlife.

I am always willing to share the knowledge that I have gained over many years of diving into photography, lighting and post processing workflows to any one interested. I conduct classed and 1-1 mentor-ships regularly either online or at my studio space in Seattle, WA. I have taught workshops at the Kirkland Arts Center, Cloud 9 Art School, Bothell, and have given lectures at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and University of Washington, Seattle. I am also a member of the University of Washington Continuum College Advisory board for their photography program.

Achievements

Photography

Awards & Accolades

Winner - Capture One Pro Photo Contest 2019
Winner - Photographic Society of America “Best of Show” 2019
Winner - Cotton Carrier Photo Contest 2019
Honorable Mention - Photographic Center Northwest 22nd Juried Exhibition 2019
Winner - Washington Trails Association Photo contest 2014, wildlife category
Won photo of the month twice at Epson Fotoflock
Shortlisted for Photo of the Year 2010, at Epson Fotoflock

Achievements
Advisory Board Member - University of Washington Continuum College Photography Program
Published by National Geographic Society’s “Your Shot” segment
Published in The Huffington Post
Published in The Daily Mirror International
Published in "The Hindu" Daily, India
Published in Better Photography Magazine
Published in Snap Pixel magazine as photographer of the month, January 2010

Video Game Titles

The Grand Tour Game - Amazon Game Studios
Halo 4 - 343 Industries
Halo 5 - 343 Industries
Halo Forge - 343 Industries
Forza Motorsport 5 - Turn 10 Studios
Shadow of War - Monolith Productions