From fighting with my mother for access to the family camera as a teenager to learning how to take better photographs at design school and then owning my own gear (I’m on my second DSLR camera), I’ve come a long way as a semi-professional chess photographer and I’m getting better with every event I cover.

Photography is one of Paras Gudka's many interests

Photography is one of my many interests


Here are my most recent photos organised in reverse chronological order:

December 2016: IIFL Wealth 2nd Mumbai International Chess Tournament – Mumbai, India

IIFL Wealth 2nd Mumbai International Chess Tournament


December 2016: 2016 African Junior Chess Championships – Hammamet, Tunisia

2016 African Junior Chess Championships - Hammamet, Tunisia


July 2016: 2016 African Individual Chess Championships – Kampala, Uganda

2016 African Individual Chess Championship - Kampala, Uganda


May 2016: 2016 Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championship – Le Morne, Mauritius

2016 Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championship - Le Morne, Mauritius


April 2016: KAM Pharmacy Senior (40+) Rapid Chess Championship – Nairobi, Kenya

KAM Pharmacy Senior (40+) Rapid Chess Championship - Nairobi, Kenya


April 2016: Chess at Official Opening of Giraffe Ark Game Lodge – Nyeri, Kenya

Chess at Official Opening of Giraffe Ark Game Lodge - Nyeri, Kenya


March 2016: OYL Chess Tournament – Nairobi, Kenya

OYL Chess Tournament


February 2016: 6th Capablanca Cup – Nairobi, Kenya

6th Capablanca Cup


December 2015: IGK 2015 Chess Tournament – Nairobi, Kenya

IGK 2015 Chess Tournament


November 2014: 2014 Zone 4.2 Individual Chess Championship – Cairo, Egypt (coming soon)


May 2012: 2012 Olympiad Qualifiers – Nairobi, Kenya

2012 Olympiad Qualifiers (Kenya) - Final Phase