Amit Sahoo is just an 18-year-old who discovered that he liked photography just one and half years back. Nothing much has changed since then. He still holds his first digital camera — a Kodak c613. He still wants to prove the camera does not matter. “But in the year I got tagged as an amateur photographer, I learnt a lot about photography, which is still like a drop in the ocean,” says Amit, as he adds as an afterthought: ”I also learnt about cameras, which incidentally made the optics chapter in my physics syllabus easier.” And he is still waiting for a DSLR to step into the next level of photography.
Let’s hear the rest of it in Amit’s own words.
20th Feb. 2011, I can still remember it as clearly as yesterday. I was chatting with my friend Swaroop at around 10:30 pm, who had ignited my initial interest in photography.
That time, we were visiting various photography pages on Facebook. I was amazed at the photographs and also the 900+, 1,000+ “likes” the pages seemed to generate. We were talking if these people were really popular to get so many hits.
Suddenly I wrote in the chat box: “Hey, let’s create our own pages.”
Swaroop: “Are you serious?”
Me: “Yup, I am.”
Swaroop: “Are we ready for it?”
Me: “Let’s give it a shot.”
First part was the toughest — naming our pages. We didn’t want to name our pages on our own names. Amit Sahoo’s Photography Page? Naaaah!
Finally, after lots of thoughts and talks, Lens & Light was born. (Swaroop had decided to call his page Megapixel.)
Within a few minutes, the page was created, launched, published. Now came the time for uploading pictures. We started with a few, in the meantime clicked a lot, upload the bests and some even amazed the masters of this field.
The journey from 1+ like to 1,400+ likes was long but our interest and our love for doing it helped us to thread along easily.
As Amit completes his first year as an amateur photographer even as he struggles with his final year school load, Howzzit takes a look at some of his choicest clicks. We prefer to call them “choicest” and not his “best”, since we, at Howzzit, have always been eager to pick up his best ones and share with our readers! So here we go.