About Sugata

I was born in Hooghly in eastern India and grew up in Allahabad in northern India. I have lived in several Indian cities like Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad. It was in January 2006 that I bought my first digital camera Sony CyberShot DSC-W5 and have been clicking away ever since.
Currently I am an assistant professor in Lake Forest, IL, USA. I like to carry my latest DSLR Pentax K-1 along with me wherever I go. I'm strictly an amateur and take photos purely for the enjoyment I get out of it. My father is the best amateur photographer I've ever seen, and my ultimate aim is to take better photos than him. Almost all my photos are taken with my Sony and my Pentaxes. I also use my father's old Pentax MX 35mm SLR and any other camera that I can lay my hands on.

Photography Equipment

Sony CyberShot DSC W5
Canon Powershot A540 (occasionally)
Canon Powershot A430 [No longer own this]

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi (Canon EOS 450D) with Canon 18-55mm IS [No longer own this]

Pentax MX (fully manual 35mm SLR) with
-Pentax M 50mm f/1.4 (manual focus)
-Pentax M 40-80mm f/2.8 (manual focus)
-Vivitar 100-300mm f/5.6 (manual focus) [No longer own this]
-Vivitar 2x teleconvertor

Pentax K-7 APS-C DSLR with
-SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm AL WR
-Tamron 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 Tele-Macro (1:2) and
-all the above lenses mentioned with Pentax MX

Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR with
-HD Pentax D FA 1:3.5-5.6 28-105 mm ED DC WR
-SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
-all the above lenses mentioned with the other Pentax cameras