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All you want to know about the life of Mahesh Namburi, a software engineer who turned photographer

Mahesh Namburi has shown us that pursuing your dreams is the best thing you can do for yourself. You have to trust your gut and work towards your goals. Things were not easy for Mahesh when he decided to follow his passion along with his profession. But his perseverance paid off over the years of hard labour. Today, the 24-year-old Mahesh Namburi is well on his path to success. Over the years, he has worked with various well-known celebrities including Karthikeya, Regina Casandra and Lavanya Tripati.

His love for photography began at a young age – when Mahesh Namburi was only ten years old. Every time he went out, he used to take landscape shots and the picture turned out to be very beautiful, almost like it was trying to tell a story of its own. At first, he didn’t know that photography was a viable career option, but as a kid, he’s always been fascinated by the process of capturing the world around him via the lens of his camera.

It was during his college years when Mahesh rediscovered his love for photography. He borrowed a camera and clicked again. And soon, it became his best buddy. Through his college years, Mahesh began learning the art of capturing raw emotions and stories. And his work got more professional with each shot he took. From capturing his model colleague to getting great shots of Allu Arjun, Mahesh has come a long way.

Even though Mahesh does work as a professional photographer, he admits that it doesn’t feel like work at all. Photography comes to him naturally – almost like a stress releaser. But that in no way means that every one of his shots is perfect. Mahesh believes that the more you go out and work, the more mistakes you’ll make. And hence, you’ll learn more. That’s just the process; it’s inevitable. So better to accept and focus on improving yourself. Because at the end of the day, talent can only take you so far. After that, it’s your hard work and determination that will help you reach your goals.

“If you want to pursue a career in photography, a good portfolio is essential. Start building it. Don’t be afraid to fail. By trying new things we learn and grow, even if things don’t work out on the first try. Get out of your own head, step out of your own way, and just do it. Even if the photos don’t work out how you wanted or you don’t want to share them, I can guarantee in every shoot, even if you consider it a “failed” one, you still learnt something, even if it’s learning something that you should never do again, it’s so valuable. Honestly, every experiment is a success. Explore as much as you can. And always remember, The more you shoot, the more you learn,” shares Mahesh.

To see his work, you can follow him on Instagram:

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