In this “Exclusive Interview” section, today we have the opportunity to talk with Sanjoy Sengupta, as his photograph was winner of Photo of the Month – 53rd Month, 2nd Place. Let’s discover more about Sanjoy Sengupta, and his forays into photography in the following interview with him.
Sanjoy Sengupta: It’s a wonderful feeling for a learner like me. I feel good, sharing my personal experience with many other hobbyists and also learning from many others.
Sanjoy: Yes, I guess, the most important thing for light and composition is doing things right first time. Slowly you realise how important it is to compose, study light and make settings right before pressing the shutter. It slows down the number of shots you click, but improves your photography skills.
Sanjoy: The photograph quite aptly named ‘mother care’ was shot in my native village back in India in Oct, 2014. It’s a small temple back home, where you see many monkeys and their young ones. They gather around devotees looking for food. This shot was taken at sunset with perfect diffused lighting and the baby monkey clinging on to his mother made quite a natural composition.
Sanjoy: The best part for me is the learning. It’s a balanced mix between science of light and art of a creative mind and I am learning every day. I still remain more of a traveler and love to go around the globe whenever I get time, photography comes as a bonus, and it’s wonderful to capture moments which I can be cherish throughout my life.
L&C: Does your personal and professional life conflict with your daily photography workflow.
Sanjoy: For hobbyist like us, it is quite difficult to devote regular time for photography. However, in current era of technology, meeting and discussing with many other amateur photographers online does help to improve the knowledge level. Spending few hours on weekend, taking some pictures and developing them and sharing them with friends and websites like yours always helps. But it’s true that a balance has to be made between passion, professional and family life.
Sanjoy: I guess the trick is to be at the right place at the right time. So during my travels, I try to keep the camera always with me as there are plenty of opportunities all around. For typical landscape, it’s the time and place that matters.
L&C: Before we conclude the interview, tell us what would you do, if you became #1 photographer in Top 100 photographers list?
Sanjoy: It will surely be an honor for me though I feel all 100 photographers in that list are equally brilliant and we cannot rank them in any particular order. They have their own style and interest which is quite evident when I glance thru their work.
Sanjoy: Thanks to light and composition for this wonderful opportunity.
L&C: Thank you, Sanjoy, for sharing your feelings and experiences with us.