Learning Is the Most Powerful Thing to Create Something Different - Angshuman Chatterjee

1. Tell us about your background and journey.

I started my journey from 2014 when I am in collage . I am an outsider. I don't know anyone from the industry so it was very clear from day one that I have to create my own path. 

Journey was not so easy for me from the day when I started. Being a middle class boy, it was a very hard situation for me to buy a professional level camera and those related equipments. Proper learning with them and make a good portfolio of it. When I started I worked as a wedding photographer.

2. How and when did you realize your passion for photography?

My mother inspired me about photographs. Basically she likes to click photos too. When I was in my school days I was attracted by many pictures of actors, magazine cover , paper-cutting of many brand-shoots. I want to learn how these photographs were taken, what is the process to make them, etc. 

I felt very curious about fashion photographs, their concept, set design, lighting, equipment, retouching, designing, makeup & hair all those thing which are needed very much to create a good & professional work. I decided I have to learn this.

3. What are some tips you would like to share with amateur photographers?

In my personal opinion I suggest "keep learning". If you are experienced or you are fresher learning is the most powerful thing to create something different. If you don't have proper knowledge about your camera or your lighting setup you cant create a good photograph.

4. What are the important skills one should have to be a successful photographer?

Be patient. If you are are photographer you have to give your team a good space for them. If you are nervous in big projects don't show your nervousness in shooting floor. 

If you are not confident the whole team will be demotivated. Because the ultimate output and whole hard work of everyone depends on you. Be polite to your team members always. Make a good communication with your model and make him/her comfortable.

5. What are various opportunities available for aspiring photographers?

There are so many opportunities, just like you can shoot for production houses, agencies, and for many brands also, for their requirement.

6. Which is your favorite book and why?

As a Bengali boy, Satyajit roy's Feluda & Shirshendu mukhopaddhay's Byomkesh series are my all time favorites.

- Interview by - Suhitha Mahendran 

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