Kalyan Varma: Free art is profitable





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Published on Apr 22, 2012

http://INKtalks.com Wildlife photographer Kalyan Varma made a radical decision when he decided to give his pictures away--for free. The result? His career took off. Varma's work was featured on the dvd of the Blockbuster movie "Snakes on a Plane", and he landed a gig photographing for "National Geographic." A former open-source programmer, in this talk Varma urges all artists to consider the benefits of making their art free.

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ABOUT KALYAN VARMA: Kalyan Varma is a wildlife photographer and filmmaker specializing in environmental issues in India. He is a freelancer with many of the world's leading magazines and channels like National Geographic and BBC. Kalyan has co-founded India Nature Watch, the largest online community of wildlife photographers, and also shares his knowledge of photography and wildlife with people in various platforms.


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