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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.
14 09, 2017

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

By | September 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 | April 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 [...]