Passion turned a businessman to Photographer- Manabendra Gupta

People say that when there is a will there is a way. When will join hands with passion, creativity steps in. If you want to experience this then its time to meet Manabendra Gupta. A businessman by profession and a photographer by passion at 43.

1) Hi Manabendra  its an honor for me to introduce a brilliant photographer like you to my readers. say something you and your background?

I myself Manabendra Gupta age 43 born and grown up at M.A.M.C , Durgapur, schooling from MAMC boys high school, graduated (B.Sc)    from Durgapur govt. college, Running a small business of computer sales and service here.

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2) How photography came in your life?

In childhood I was showing interest in drawing and paintaing as like others, which matured later in a other form i.e photography.I was thinking it seriously just two years before at the age of 40.

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3.What are various genre which you love to click?
I love landscape photography very much and then child portrait and next street photography..

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4.Please share the details of contact so that our readers and other can get the chance to avail your service on special occasions of their life to catch the golden moments?


Yes, of course, apperently iam anota professional photographer but any type of assignment , project oriented work i would like to do seriously. My Contact no is 9434002528.

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5.What are the other areas of interest in your life?
Gardening is one of my favorite hobby and next i would like to travel all corners of our country which is fully pending due to job but hope start at the age 50….

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6.What major tools and instruments you are using to click the perfect snap?


I have two no of camera one is canon 300D with 18-55. Other is Canon 5D mark 1 with nikon AFS 24-85mm f /2.8-4 with nikon to eos adapter, yes i think it is interesting use canon body with nikon lences.

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7.Who acted as a inspiration in your life and provoked you to become a great photographer?

Specially my mother ,and then all my family member encourage me a lot.

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8.What is your dream for your life ahead?
I want to travel all corners of my country and photographed its landscapes, peoples culture and presented to all photographer lover.

9.You received any special training in photography?


I have not received any special training in photography. I am always following the works of  eminent photographer , seeing various type of shot for understanding of composition and other technical.

10. Rate yourself as a photographer?
Just 6 under 10.

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11.Any feedback or suggestion for budding photographers?

My humble suggestion, love nature ,people of your surroundings and then photographed it in a way that it must link to your viewers. Don’t think much about your tools always find light and stress on composition.

Catch Him @ 500px.com/ManabendraGupta, www.facebook.com/manabendra.gupta

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Some Random clicks of popular festivals of India, 2013 by some talented Young Photographers

Praying to almighty god for blessings in Chat Puja-2013( Photographer- Manabendra Gupta)

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Celebrating the festival of Lights Diwali-2013 worshiping Goddess Kali ( By Brinda Chatterjee)

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Immersion procession of Goddess Durga-2013( By Brinda Chatterjee)

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An awesome Chat Puja click -2013 ( By Pratik Adhikary)

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Goddess Durga in Puja pandals of West Bengal-2013 ( By Pratik Adhikary)

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A amazing Click of Chat Puja-2013 ( By Pratik Adhikary)

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Devotion towards God on the occasion of Chat Puja 2013 ( By Basudeb Goswami)

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Basudev goswami- Chat puja.php 2Basudev goswami- Chat puja.php 1The night of Chat Puja 2013( By Ganesh Chandra)

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Ganesh Chandra- Chat PujaThe making of Goddess Durga and the pandals- 2013 ( By Debarghya Sengupta)

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Prayers for blessings for family during Chat Puja 2013 ( By Debarghya Sengupta)

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small_girl_praying_eidPraying to Allah on EID-2013 ( By Debarghya Sengupta)

Know the girl who loves to click the nature- Arpita Roy Agasty

A Photographer by passion Arpita Roy Agasty loves traveling and an ultimate lover of nature. When you take a look at her clicks you will get the true essence of nature at the best. She is young, she is talented and truly she is inspiration for many young photographers.

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1) , Who is Arpita Roy Agasty as a human being and what is your background  ?

Arpita Roy Agasty , that is me, born & brought up in Durgapur, West Bengal.Only child of Mr. & Mrs. Parimal Agasty.  I’m a science graduate (1999) , P.G.D in Ecology & Environment, P.G.D in Safety Engg. Presently at Kalyani, West Bengal, married for 7 years with Mr. Surajit Rn. Roy.

2) When you first realized that you are having a knack towards Photography?

When I was at college

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3) Who is the one who motivated you to get attracted towards the world of Photography?

My uncle

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4) Any sort of training you received from anyone? If yes, from whom and if not then how the star photographer was born?

Basically I’m a self-taught photographer, besides my photographer friends and various photography related websites help me to understand photography in a better way.

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5) You are a student with ENGINEERING then how suddenly photography influenced you?

It is true that both are totally different, but I’m also a student of ecology & Environment, so I’ve lots of interest in nature, besides traveling is my hobby.

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6) Share with us list of the instruments you use while clicking?

My instruments – (a) Canon EOS 500D  (b) 18-55 lens (c) 75-300 lens

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7) Which genre of Photographs attracts you most?

People & nature

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8) What as per you are the necessary features to be a photographer?

Love and respect for the nature, animals, peoples, cultures, religions.

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9)  What is the biggest appreciation so far you received for your photography?

One of my picture is used in a stage show as a background

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10) What is your next set  of plan for your life and career?

To be a good photographer and travel a lot

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11) Any thing special you want to share with me and my readers about something which is unique in you.

I always feel bad for wounded animals and birds and try to help them as much as possible.

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12) Any upcoming photo shoot you are planning in coming time?
Not Yet
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14) Rate your self as a photographer ( rate out of 5)?

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You can catch her @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arpita-Roy-Photography/232996483431310

The Girl with dreams- Shaily Bhargava

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Dreams in our life makes us grow and when the dreams become a reality we cherish those moments. Same is the case here with this young girl from Noida City , Shaily Bhargava. She loves to catch every special moment of life and nature either with the click of her camera or sometimes with the master stroke of her pen. She calls herself a passionate photographer and a budding author. This session is dedicated to Shaily a dreamer of life.

1) Before we go ahead in this session, we are keen to know Shaily as a person. So please share something about you and your background. –

I am a spontaneous, silly, sensitive, sarcastic and a serious kind of person. I am an Economics Graduate, a Technical equity analyst, passionate photographer and a budding author. I have had a lot of ups and downs but I know to row my boat in the river of life holding my smile, will and confidence intact. I don’t bow down to situations easily and love to explore life in every possible way. I have been collecting a bundle of dreams tightly in my heart with a belief that they will be served some day with the same warmth and freshness.

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2) Can you recall the day when you clicked your first picture?

Some seven years ago, one fine afternoon I was sitting in my balcony when a butterfly constantly flew over some flower laden pots. It wasn’t a special colorful one but still it charmed me. It was then, when I rushed inside to bring my point and shoot camera and captured it. The pictures were brilliant and motivated me to click some more shots from thereafter.

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3)  Who is the character who played a significant role in detecting your talent in Photography?

Nobody in particular but yes, I think Facebook did that for me. I used to upload my clicks on Facebook and my friends cheered me. To an extent, it did ring the bell for instant praise and motivation to explore this hidden talent of mine. I have a photography page where you can stop by to greet your eyes with some of my clicks- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shailys-Photography/154905374582401

4) What are your plans with photography in coming time?

Honestly, I take photography as a passionate hobby and don’t see taking it up as a profession. Few pictures clicked by me were selected in an exhibition by YMCA Delhi in 2011, some pictures displayed on Facebook wall of Times Photo Journal and Amateur Digital Photography Asia in 2012.

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5) What sort of clicks attracts you the most and why?

A profound and unique portraiture, waterscapes and creative still life photography attract me the most. Recently, I started trying my hands on macro photography. The reason is no specific but I personally find a lot to learn and explore in these genres.

6) You mentioned that you are an avid trader? Please explain this profile of yours. 

 Actually, there is a funny story behind this. Soon after my college, I tuned into CNBC and few other business channels to subside my growing itch of trading for fun and pocket money. The addiction pulled me deep into the world of trading and I started enjoying the daily rush as avid trader. Eventually, I decided to pursue my addiction into my career. From 2007 to 2011, I successfully managed some good big portfolios all by myself as a Technical Analyst.

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7) What are your other passions in life?

Reading, writing, watching movies and playing Guitar in my free time.

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8) Share the list of instruments you are using for your photography?

A point and shoot camera, Canon EOS 550D with basic kit lens of 18-55mm, Canon EF 50mm 1.8 and a range of macro lens.

9) According to you what are the prime qualities required for becoming a photographer?

Always remember that camera is just a tool, an extension of what your eyes perceive. A tub of expensive kit won’t tag you as a brilliant photographer. It is your patience, creativity and skill behind that camera that develops a spectacular image. Just keep clicking because every new click will automatically shape your talent.

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10) Say something about your recently developed desire as an author? What is the storyline for this Novel? –  

Often, we sit calmly putting up a flat or smiling face but a lot silently brew in our mind and heart. Writing for me is to tie those tangled waves of thoughts and pour down the vast ocean of emotions on a piece of paper. I have a vivid and subtle imagination that I am trying to streamline into a work of fiction.Image

11) What is your suggestion to young talents like you?-

 There are a lot of things that don’t add or fit into your dreams and wish list but if you add a pinch of reality, hard work, confidence and truth to it, the picture of your life will be wonderfully complete.

You can catch her @ https://www.facebook.com/shaily.bhargava

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