What’s The Open Image all about?

Girish Menon at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Girish Menon at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

I’m Girish Menon, a guy who likes a good story. I use present day technology to tell my life’s stories on the Internet. I teach 1 to 1 photography, videography, and storytelling workshops online. And I want to encourage you to share your story with us.

I have dreamed of making wildlife-related audiovisuals since 2010. But I thought I wasn’t ready, or at least that I must sharpen my skills before takeoff. So I took a creative writing class. And then another creative writing class. And classes on radio jockeying and writing scripts for radio, podcasting, business poise & social finesse, crash courses and workshops on ornithology and wildlife education. Somewhere in between all that I did more creative writing courses.

Still, I never got started.

I purchased a ton of photography equipment that I thought was essential, only to find out that I could have done just as well with what I already had. I continued purchasing more stuff, sometimes importing items from America at twice their retail price.

Still, I never got started.

I’m ecstatic that I launched my YouTube Channel, The Open Image before 2020 came to an end. The year 2020 has changed the way we learn and consume knowledge. It has taught us to appreciate small gifts.

I hope you like it. Feel free to comment and share.