Born and brought up in Asansol, a small town in West Bengal, ever since my school days I had been into some form of art or the other like most Bengali's - be it music or painting. I remember always being fascinated with clicking photographs. With very little time once I started working, photography not only provided a great alternative to painting, but also took me far from the madding crowd. It helped me explore new places and especially to know some great people I would have never met otherwise.
Initially, I had a Kodak KB 10 and then moved onto a KB12. Finally, after a couple of years of working, I purchased my own Canon SX100IS and used it for 2 years to learn the basics of aperture, shutter speed and frame. And soon I bought my first DSLR Canon 1000D. And now I have graduated to the Canon 7D, my most prized possession.
Having said that about the gear that I have, I believe the most important quality of a photograph, as in all work of art, is to evoke an emotional response. While everything in nature does this for me, selecting just the right places and moments to make a photograph that convey those emotions is important and difficult, as well. Connect with Joymalya Das on:
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.