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By Mike Schwarze | Tips, tutorials, inspiration and articles about photography

How to Get Popular on 500px

This might sound cliché, but the secret to get popular on 500px without a lot of followers is to make your picture stand out from the crowd...

5 Tips For Better Photography With Any Camera

Blaming your camera gear for mistakes is a real no no in photography. In reality, a skilled photographer will be able to take great photos with any …

Photography

Wigging out

Going Urban With Your Landscapes: 7 Tips for Photographing Urban Landscapes

Let’s be honest, if someone mentions landscape photography to you, most people immediately think of beautiful sweeping vistas, majestic coastlines …

Landscape Photography

How to photograph Christmas lights: best camera settings to use (free cheat sheet)

With the Christmas season in full swing, towns are awash with festive colours and textures. But it can be tricky knowing how to set up your camera to …

Tutorials

Introducing The All-New Graffi Blog Store

After more than 9 years online, the original Graffishop will be closing its (virtual) doors on October 1 to make room for the new Graffi Blog Store. …

Chicago Summer

Chicago Summer - I used one of the Toy Photo Lightroom presets to get this look, and added a simple white frame. Read more →Chicago Summer appeared …

5 Daily Exercises to Become a Better Photographer

Photography is fun because it is all about learning and advancing your skills. Self-improvement brings happiness and a sense of pride as we see our …

Photography

Infamously Altered Photos, Before and After Their Edits

Photographers have been altering images long before Photoshop. One of the earliest examples of international photojournalism–Crimean War photographer …

Kim Jong-Il

Use These Tricks To Improve Your Manual Focusing Skills.

I love vintage lenses because of their great price-performance ratio and their excellent optical and build qualities. Using them as much as I do, I …

Imaging

3 Useful Photoshop Techniques for Making Images Exposure Corrections

In general, where images are too dark, this is referred to as underexposed. Conversely, images that are too light are overexposed. Photos taken on …

Photoshop

That Retro Lo-Fi look (post & comment)

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