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About Arpita Ghosh Roy

I have always believed photographs tell stories in a way nothing else does. This has drawn me to explore photography as a visual story telling medium. I started off as a hobbyist shooting on the streets and freezing daily urban life in my city Kolkata, India. Over time my work expanded to include documentary photography and photo-stories. Eventually I went on to complete a diploma in photojournalism and a course on commercial photography. My capacity as a photojournalist allows me to cover events, festivals and public gatherings. Though I regularly do food and portrait photography as part of my commercial engagements, street and human interest continue to be closest to my heart.
22 02, 2019

Beginners’ guide to composing a brief and simple photo story

By |2019-02-22T06:59:35+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: How-to Tips|1 Comment

Brief simple photo stories - Visualizing the story and accordingly shooting appropriate photos. Photo stories till date remain one of the highest forms of story telling. Incidents portrayed in the form of a series of well composed, content rich photos, while aesthetically pleasing, continue to be one the most attractive and arresting form of documentary. The [...]

21 12, 2018

Introduction to Panning – Basic techniques and a beginner’s guide

By |2018-12-21T09:29:06+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

Panning a moving subject properly....well it usually creates stunning results. A blurred background with a mostly crisp, slightly blurred around the edges, subject.....by definition a pan, is a matter of practice. Certain basic rules apply though..   SLOWER SHUTTER SPEEDS The most important rule. Shutter speeds by definition need to be slowed down to allow tracking [...]

14 09, 2017

Seizing the moment – Anticipating, identifying and capturing the right moment in street and documentary photography

By |2017-09-14T06:04:05+00:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|3 Comments

Street and documentary photography is a genre of photography where the sense of timing, more than anything else, usually differentiates a good photo from a not so good one.   Banks of Hooghly   Photographers have continually stressed on getting the timing right and discussions continue to focus on anticipation, preparation and techniques.   [...]

24 04, 2017

Photographing Gajan, a religious hindu festival of rural Bengal, at night in low ambient light

By |2017-04-24T06:42:33+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|4 Comments

Gajan is a religious festival predominantly celebrated in the rural areas of the state of West Bengal, India and the neighboring country of Bangladesh by Hindus. The festivities are generally observed in mid April on the final week of the Bengali calendar year. The rites involving Gajan has evolved over centuries and presently involves worship of [...]