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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 …

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 …

How to add effective keywords to help your photos get discovered

You’ve taken the perfect shot, uploaded it to 500px, and are ready to license it. But how can you be sure your image will be seen by buyers? …

National Parks

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

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …