Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world – Bruno Barbey
Photography is one of the most common hobbies that people all over the world enjoy pursuing. With the increasing number of amateur photographers exploring their talent, it comes as no surprise that dedicated platforms for photographers like Flickr and Picasa have gained widespread popularity. With this idea in mind, Photodilse.com, an India-based international photo-sharing platform was brought into existence.
The story behind the startup
Photodilse was co-founded by two childhood friends, Sudeep Samantha and Shailesh Lad, who have worked together for various projects including a chemistry portal – S2chem.com. “The beginning of Photodilse was not a result of a ‘Eureka Moment’. It was a casual thought which came to our mind while having a casual conversation in our college canteen.” says Sudeep, the CEO. The concept was well received by their photographer friends who agreed to contribute their photographs, but bailed out at the last moment. The idea underwent a number of refinements and on 25th May, 2013, the website went online.
What is it all about?
As the name suggests, Photodilse believes in ‘pictures straight from the heart’. It is a web-based photo sharing community which offers its viewers with photoarts of some of the best photographers from all around the globe. The main aim is to provide a platform to upcoming and amateur photographers to showcase their work and at the same time, provide an opportunity to learn and develop their skills better.
Also, Photodilse houses a range of exclusive interviews with more than 100 photo-artists from various countries such as India, Indonesia, U.S.A, Germany, Israel, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, U.A.E., South Africa, Portugal, Russia, Thailand and France.
To make it easier to view and share photoart as per one’s interests, pictures have been classified under a number of genres namely Wildlife, Macro, Monochrome, People and Places, Sports, Wedding and Tradition, Fashion, Indian Cities, Landscape, Kids, and Abstract.
The purpose of the platform is simple: free, easy and secure sharing of photoart over the web.