How Phone Photography Changed The Way I Compose

Though my phone has been my primary camera for a few years now (and by that I mean what I shoot most with), I’ve always used it on-the-go. Most phone cameras till recently were meant for just that. Wide-camera shots, with lot of editing required. So it fit travel really well, but not much else….

Exploring Tamil Nadu: Mahabalipuram

We’ve to explore more about getting to Mahabalipuram than the place itself. We start off post-lunch from Karaikudi, wishing we had a better meal. We skip the palace visits and more to make good time, and luckily within a few kilometres, we hit the actual highway. And by that I mean the 4-lane / 6-lane roads with proper dividers that we’re accustomed to in Tamil Nadu. 

Except this is a major road that connect Trichy and Chennai, and honestly, it feels like driving in a main road of a city sometimes. Bikes, cars, bullock carts and more make home on the highway. 

Exploring Tamil Nadu: Karaikudi

The next leg of the journey is going to the longest one since we started off from Bengaluru: Rameshwaram to Mahabalipuram, with a pitstop at Karaikudi – the heart of the Chettinad region. 

It is nearly a 10-hour drive, and we want to make good time but don’t really want to rush. 

Exploring Tamil Nadu: Dhanushkodi

The road grows dark and eerie pretty quick. The wind howls through the AC Ducts, and if this was a lighter car, I imagine the wind could sway it pretty bad as well. We stop at one of the shacks for some fresh fish. Since civilisation isn’t really allowed here, there is no electricity and…

Travel Photography Gear

I’m a really fast packer. I can be packed and set to go at any point in less than ten minutes. And I pack super light too. A 4-day trip in a backpack. Except. Except when I’m taking my photography gear. Then, I need to debate, decide, pack, change it again and then throw up…

The Incongruence of SnapChat & Photography

Is Snapchat a platform for photographers, or for storytellers or just for random people who want to use some images to support their storytelling? This is an essential question I’ve been struggling with for over a year now. It took me a while to even understand SnapChat. It wasn’t that I didn’t know how to…

Why I Stopped Carrying My DSLR Everywhere

I bought my first DSLR in 2007. It became my faithful companion on every single trip I took after that – be it on out of town or an evening out with friends. I carried it to the beach, clubs, restaurants and even just out for a walk. Looking back, I can say that I…