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I am a hobbyist turned professional photographer who loves to share his knowledge about digital photography. Have been doing photography for more than 5 years and feel confident enough to share my experience now. 
When I started taking pictures, my computer system would have literally 18-20 chrome tabs open all pointing to different photography tutorials. I used to spend a lot of time trying to figure out which content was easy to understand and straightforward enough for a beginner. This motivated me to start my own blog where I could talk about everything simply digital photography. Starting my journey with mistakes such as forgetting tripod on hikes and running an event without extra battery packs, I still learn new things everyday from like minded folks. 
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Very excited to welcome you to this section. I love to talk about photography and DSLR camera gear. Please feel free to contact me regarding any kind of feedback, guest post, photography question, blog post suggestion, photography project or a collaboration opportunity. My email is dslrpundit at gmail dot com.
If you are a social bird, I would be happy to connect with you on Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Facebook, 500px or Flickr. I post a lot of my work on these social media platforms and I feel happy to see amazing work of other photographers too.

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