articles by Abhilash Pavuluri

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Astrophotography Guide Part 3: Filters, eyepieces and other hacks to elevate your stargazing experience

Accessories can elevate the stargazing experience of even the most basic telescopes immensely, or make astrophotography a breeze.

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Astrophotography Guide Part 1: Getting started and choosing the right astronomy gear

There’s a lot more to astrophotography than equipment. Here’s what you need to know before you dive in.

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Astrophotography Guide Part 2: Choosing between different astrophotography techniques, equipment

You've been bitten by the astrophotography bug and here we tell you what you should buy.

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If you are looking to upgrade, here are three DSLRs to consider under Rs 1,23,990

Despite being an older model, the EOS 80D is one of my favourite DSLRs. It’s one of the most widely used cameras by vloggers and enthusiast photographers.

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Photography 101: Four legends who aced the art of monochrome photography with flying colours

This has to be a joke, right? Writing about a director in a photography column? Nope. Kubrick was one of cinema’s greatest influences but he was also an extremely talented photographer.

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Wildlife Photography 101: Want to start wildlife photography, there are ethics and rules for it

Unfortunately, for a lot of people who invest in high-end photography gear, wildlife photography is sometimes seen as an ideal method to get returns on investment.

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Photography 101: The best YouTube channels for learning about photography

In this article, we’ll have a look at some of the more popular photography-related channels. These cover not only tutorials but also gear reviews, buying guides and the like.

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Photography 101: How to use lens reversal to get extreme macro shots

This photo was taken with an entry-level DSLR and the kit lens, I did not cheat and use Rs 1,00,000 worth of photography equipment.

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Photography 101: Common mistakes that every beginner photographer makes, and how to avoid them

While Auto mode is fine for the average photo, it's not the ultimate solution. In a pinch, it's fine, but when you have the time to experiment, do so.

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Photography 101: The four-step guide to mastering the art of street photography

Street photography has a certain indefinable charm to it — which is probably why so many people try and take up the art

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RAW image format: Its advantages and why you should consider shooting in RAW over JPEG

RAW has gotten so advanced it even saves the camera settings you shot the image in, into a file as meta-data.

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Dual lens camera systems on smartphones are already becoming mainstream, here's how they offer an advantage over a single camera

What was initially a feature found only on flagship models is now found even in entry level phones. But does this feature really make a difference to your images?

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Five free photo and video editing tools that could save burning a hole in your pocket and take your creativity to the next level

There are many popular paid image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop but today we look at a few free alternatives that could do the job just as well.

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What you need to know about keeping your camera gear clean

In this article, we’ll give you a rundown on what constitutes cleaning and looking after your camera.

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The 101 on why photography camera and equipment really isn’t that important

If you’re a budding photographer, buying a full-frame camera with lenses will only be useless. Instead, look for something that just needs one backpack.

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Professional Photography: Here is everything you need to keep in mind before going Pro

Unfortunately, going pro means you can’t take chances with photography equipment. Very few people or places actually let you do that.

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The secrets of macro photography: Capturing the world of tiny things can reap big rewards

Macro photography is quite common in other categories as well: be it wildlife, products, abstract or stuff along similar lines for interesting compositions.

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Starting with the niche world of film photography in the era of digital photography

In an age where photos take less than a second to get captured, film photography could be considered a step back in time.

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A photographer's guide to 2017: The year where smartphones stepped up their photography game and drones took over the skies

We’ve gotten better than ever with mobile phones, drones are slowly taking over helicopters for aerial shots and cameras are getting all the more advanced.

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360 photography 101: Here’s how useful 360 photography really is

The difference here between 360-degree photography and a panorama is that the photos can span an entire 360-degree field of view, which is more immersive.