Ajay Sood

Ajay Sood

Ajay Sood Travelure – Travel Photographer (Last stop: Helsinki, Finland & Reykjavik, Iceland)

I am all about experiential Travel Photography and Travel Writing. I stay clear of the usual ’10 things to do…’, ’15 landmarks…’, ’12 tips for…’ etc. My travel stories are my experiences that transport my readers to the destinations and makes those destinations desirable!

Who am I?

1. Canon Photo Mentor

2. Photo Tour Leader – Have led photo tours to Tanzania, Goa, Ladakh, etc.

3. Photo Educator – Have conducted specialised MasterClasses on Travel, Fashion and Architectural Photography at numerous venues across India like Jaipur, Delhi, Goa, IIT Kharagpur, etc.

4. Photo Jurist – Some of the contests I have judged are #CanonPhotomarathon2012, #TimesPassionTrails (Wildlife) 2014, #Canonphotomarathon2015.

Photography and Travel Writing Awards:

1. India’s biggest blogging contest – Cox & Kings’ #GrabYourDreams (Season 2) that took me on an all-expenses-paid 8-day trip to Israel

2. Grand Prize of National Geographic Traveller’s GetOutThere Photo Essay Contest that took me on a 4-day ‘Learn Surfing’ trip to Mulki (India’s Surfing Capital)

3. Runner-up in #LPInstafame (Lonely Planet Instagram Contest)

4. Photography Project Grant from #NeelDongreTrust.

5. Winner of Indian Institute of Interior Decorators (IIID) Photography Award


1. Millennium Dreams at Alliance Francaise, Gurgaon

2. Millennium Dreams at India Photo Archive Foundation, Gurgaon

3. Millennium Dreams at Rapid Metro Stations, Gurgaon

4. CLICK at DLF Place, New Delhi

Published in:

1. Conde Nast Traveller

2. National Geographic Traveller

3. JetWings International

4. Travel Plus

5. Huffington Post

6. Smart Photography

7. The Times of India

8. The Indian Express

9. Travel Plus

10. Terrascape

11. Asian Photography, etc.


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