Photographer Interview -Arghya Adhikary
1) Tell me about yourself
My love and appreciation for wildlife began with my first visit to the Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata when I was three and half years old. However, the mounting pressure of my engineering career made it difficult to realize my ambition. The last six years have seen a renewal in this endeavor one lead to Born Free – A Lens View, a wildlife exhibition that I organized with a group of friends.
Some of my images have already been published in various domestic and international magazines, organizations, online magazines and pages like WWF-India, Saev Us, Wild Planet, Birdwatching Daily USA, International Society for Endangered Cats, Canada, Anima Mundi and The Owl Pages etc. Won also a few number of awards in this journey. Images also have displayed in various wildlife exhibition around India.
2) What is your tips for the upcoming photographers in Wildlife or other genre?
My only piece of advice would be not to participate in the rat race that has afflicted the photography niche in the recent times. If you have a love for wildlife photography, and the passion to follow your heart, try your best and your efforts will surely be rewarded. Also, whichever subject matter you choose, make sure you have a good look through at the images already available online. Only then would you be able to come up with compositions that are unique.
3) Tell me more about your Gadgets (Cameras, Lenses and etc.,)
I am a Nikon user. Presently I have a D7000 camera and three (03) Nikkor lenses – 300 f2.8 G ED VR II, 18-140 and 105 f2.8 VR respectively.
4) What is your future goal in Photography field?
To hone my skills to the best of my abilities and contribute something to the world of wildlife photography.
5) How Photo editing involved in your Digital Photography?
Photo editing is and will always be part of digital photography. However, the key to success here is not to go overboard. If the fish under the sauce is good, it will be tasty; too much of sauce cannot make a spoilt fish taste good!
6) Where you learn the photography skills?
I am a self-taught photographer.