Through My Lens: March

Through My Lens: Photos by Promod Sharma

Through My Lens: March


Criterion’s CEO, Promod Sharma, has many interests and hobbies. One of them is photography, a passion that he takes very seriously. For Promod, photography is an outlet to help him decompress and cope with the ever-increasing demands of his job.

Pre-pandemic, when Promod traveled to visit Criterion’s employees at sites across the US or for leisure, he’d set off, camera in hand, to capture his surroundings. Sometimes it was as easy as looking out his window. We’ve added a selection of these photos to Criterion’s website, here. Each month, we’ll share a photo with you here on our blog, with some information about it.

Photo: Flowers in Bloom

Where were you when you took this photo?

I was downtown D.C. by the Lincoln Memorial.

What inspired you to take this photo?

I was in a mood to go take some nature photos in downtown D.C. As I was walking by the Lincoln Memorial, I saw a cluster of some of the prettiest flowers and I knew that I had to take a picture of them. There was no way that I could capture what I saw from afar. The flowers’ beauty had to be captured at the closest range possible. It took about 20 tries to get the best picture you see here.

Was there a strategy behind taking this photo?

I wanted the dew drops and flowers pistil to stand out. Plus, for those of you who do not know, early morning is the best time to capture dew drops!

When you see this picture, what part of that trip does it remind you of?

How much peace of mind I got from the flower; it was somewhat therapeutic.

What camera did you use to take this photo?

iPhone 11. This photo was all about focus. No filters needed.