R.Prasana Venkatesh is a self-taught professional photographer from Chennai, India specializing in People and Advertising photography. He started his career in the year 2000 much to the surprise of his conservative family. After plenty of initial struggles and rejections, he first landed his big commercial shoot in the year 2003 and since then there was no looking back. Now he is one of the most sought-after commercial photographers in South India.

R.Prasana is also a successful photography mentor with over 200 photography workshops. Godox Photo Lighting and Hollyland Technology have appointed him as their brand ambassador for their products.

R.Prasana is a Certified Master Trainer and Certified Master Assessor 

Career Highlights 


Regular article contributor to Best Photography Today, Classic Imaging and Studio News Photography magazines.

Official photographer for Hilary Clinton Visit to Kalakshetra in 2011.

Official photographer for President of India Shri. Pranab Mukherji's visit to Kalakshetra on August 7th, 2013

Did photoshoot for Rolls Royce Motor Cars' new car Wraith on location in Chennai in Sep 2013.

From September 2013 till August 2016 his pictures have got published 5 times in the prestigious Daily Dozen section of the National Geographic with one of them being editors favorite.

He has completed two books Pidhana and Bhuprana on the flora and fauna of the Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai.

He was the official mentor for Nikon from April 2014-September 2016 for Tamilnadu and Pondicherry.

He was awarded for being one of the best mentors in Tamilnadu on July 30th, 2016 in an event conducted by Image Today, Chennai.

On September 10 th, 2016 he was awarded for being the Best Product and Advertising photographer at The International Camera Fair, Chennai.

Works have been published in many National and Regional Magazines.

His Youtube channel for photography in Tamil has more than 80,000  Subscribers