By Jim Makos | Photography | Filmmaking | Writing | Drawing

Creating unique perspectives using colour and composition - Canon Europe

<b>Creating unique perspectives using colour and composition</b><p>The colour of images is heavily influenced by the colour of the available lighting. Some …


30+ Outstanding Adobe Lightroom Tutorials & Tips

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an awesome tool for photographers, professionals and amateurs alike. One of the biggest benefits to using Lightroom is …

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

How Average Writers Can Create Highly

You don’t have to be a great writer to turn dull topics into compelling articles. You just have to know what to do.<p>Exhibit A …<p>Robert Smith (not the …

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How To Add Effective Keywords To Your Photos & Get Discovered By Buyers

You have taken the perfect shot, uploaded it to your 500px account, and now you are ready to license it on <b>500px</b>. But how can you be sure your image …

South-east Asia

Cinematic Camera Angles & Movement


Under the Christmas tree

Ελληνικά ή Αγγλικά; – Vlog #2

Στο σημερινό vlog εξηγώ γιατί θα προτιμούσα τα Αγγλικά έναντι των Ελληνικών όταν κάνω βίντεο.<p>Παρόλο που δυσκολεύομαι να κάνω βίντεο στα Αγγλικά, …

Μίλησα στο ράδιο για στοίχημα – Vlog #1

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How to make YouTube videos, when your English sucks

My mother tongue is Greek. The language I am fluent in is NOT English. Yet, I’ve decided to produce my videos in English. Why? And, how does this …


I had this comic sketching idea

This is the last photo from the concert hall turned into a sketch.<p>I’ve been thinking: how about creating short comic strips using real photos like …


Photo-sharing at Facebook: File or Link?

Two hours ago I shared a 1:1 photo at Instagram, which in turn posted it at my Facebook and Twitter profile. The photo reached 124 people in two …


Investing in VSCO film emulation software for photography

I have been digging into film photography lately and in particular film emulation software, since we are living in the digital photography era. As a …


How to regularly update your blogs, by writing less

Y<p>ou might have noticed that I write by the name Jim Makos in English and Greek for various websites, my own as well as those of a number of partners. …

Digital Marketing

Photo Sharing to Social Media, the Fast and Easy Way

I<p>t is not long since I began getting seriously involved in photography. In fact, it is less than a year. Yet, during this short period of time I had …

Social Media

I made a short film: Morning routine of an early bird!

I am used waking up very early in the morning. I get up, open up the shutters and pretty much bring the home to life. Then I circle around in an …


Using a Reflector to Lighten up Indoor Videos

Since I began filming myself indoors, I noticed that my side facing opposite of the window wasn’t bright enough. Shadows were too dark and sometimes …

Portrait Photography

My First Photo in Flickr Explore!

F<p>lickr is an online community for photographers, owned by Yahoo. It’s one of the most active photography communities, running interesting projects …


How to improve your writing skills the easy (and free) way

I am not a native English speaker. Having said that, I find it embarrassing to be giving advice on writing and how to improve your skills. But as I …


Writing for a reason: What will your next post accomplish?

If you like writing, you must already have a blog, right? It’s nice to let your blog’s readers know of your feelings, news or any advice you want to …

Digital Marketing

Using a Pseudonym For Writing Online

My real name is not Jim Makos. That is just a nickname I picked when I first connected with the internet world 20 years ago. Nowadays, it serves as …