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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

Infamously Altered Photos, Before and After Their Edits

• Author: Laura Mallonee. Laura Mallonee Photo<br>• Date of Publication: 07.29.15. 07.29.15<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 …

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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 …

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 …

Tutorials

That Retro Lo-Fi look (post & comment)

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4 Tips to Help you Decide Between Black and White or Color for your Image

Why do black and white photographs speak to us? In nature, colors are meant to attract, and cause things to catch our attention. Still, even without …

Tutorials

Using Lens Filters to Improve Your Photography

Whenever we can find ways to shorten the amount of time we spend editing in post-production, it equates to extra time we can spend in the field …

Tutorials

Keep Your Eye Out for Photo Gear Deals on Amazon’s First-Ever Prime Day

Hey, Amazon Prime members: if you’ve been eyeing a particular piece of camera equipment, you might want to hold off on purchasing it until next …

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Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

There is nothing like a great portrait. Really good portraits stand out because the subject (especially the eyes) is sharply focused while the …

11 important photography filters and when they’ll improve your images (cheat sheet)

Now that we’re fully entrenched in the digital age and all have access to photo editing software that can work wonders with your images, it’s all too …

Tutorials

A Monster Collection of 99 Photography Tutorials, Inspiration, Reviews and Blogs

Another terrific week has just passed us by, with a lot of activity in the world of photography. This weeks lists of links features tutorials, a …

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Lightroom Presets: HIPSTER [toy camera] released

<b>Released today</b> – click the link, then share to your favorite social media site, for an immediate 10% off<p>I’ve been tweaking these for almost a year, …

How to Get Great Photo Effects With Camera Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of the exposure triangle along with aperture and ISO. It is also one of the fundamental ways that we can …

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How to Use Neutral Density Filters to Create Artistic Photos

Neutral density filters add artistry and mood to images. In addition to circular polarizing filters, it is another frequent go-to tool used by …

10 Things This Beginner Learned About Landscape Photography

I’m photographer Joe Hendricks, and in this post I’ll share some things I learned from trying to get into landscape photography.<p>1. Just go for it<p>For …

Landscape Photography

Digital camera effects from A-Z

26 digital camera effects and techniques to help you get more creative with your DSLR. From abstracts to zoom bursts, there’s sure to be an in-camera …

Digital Cameras

Master the art of HDR Processing in Lightroom CC | Educating Photographers, One Pixel at a Time™

The newest version of Lightroom, called Lightroom CC (released May 2015), now offers photographers the ability to merge images to HDR. Until now, if …

The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings

In portrait photography, one of the main differences between a happy snapper and a professional, besides the number of years of experience and …

Digital Photography

How to Isolate Your Subject in Lightroom

One of my favourite portrait techniques is to isolate the model by using a short telephoto lens and a wide aperture. The idea is to throw the …

Lightroom

How to copyright photos in Lightroom: protect your images in 6 easy steps

In this Adobe Lightroom tutorial we’ll show you step-by-step how to copyright photos by adding your contact details to every photo’s metadata. Read …

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