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100 Things I have Learned about Photography

This past week I stumbled upon Eric Kim’s list titled “100 things I have learned about photography”. It was such a great idea that I decided to do one myself. I have yet to read Kim’s full list as I didn’t want it to influence my own, but I will be going through his afterwards. I suggest you do the same.

It was hard at first, but once I got going, the list was fairly easy to complete. Some of the better items are listed near the end, so if you have the time, I suggest reading the entire list.

The Three Types of Photographs

In my opinion, there are 3 different types of photographs: Those you Find, those you Take, and those you Make.

How to Use Layer Masks

There are some things I have been doing for so long that it’s easy to forget there was a time I didn’t know about them. Layers Masks are one of those things. They have become so routine in my workflow that I could never go back to not using them. In this post I’ll explain what they are and how they are beneficial to your editing your images.

Beware of Penny Auction Sites

For the past few years Penny Auction sites have become relatively popular. You may have seen advertisements for them on websites through Google ads, or even commercials on television. In most cases they claim you can get merchandise at a fraction of the MSRP price. I won’t tell you whether or not you should participate on any of these sites, but I do want to make sure you understand how they work so that you are not misled or left disappointed.

How to Win Photography Contests

I’ve had my fair share of luck when it comes to juried photography contests, so I thought I would share a few tips. While the following article focuses on juried photography contests, the same rules can be applied for other competitions as well.

10 Reasons Why You Should Join the 500px Community

In case you have been living under a rock, of if you are on the fence about starting up a portfolio on 500px, here are 10 good reasons why I think you should. Please note I have no affiliation with 500px, I am simply a happy member.

Presents for Photographers

With the holiday season quickly approaching, I thought I would put together a list of gifts for photographers. Here are 12 ideas to get your started, listed in no particular order.

Why You Should Shoot RAW

If you are serious about photography, there is no greater advice I can give you than to shoot in RAW format. By doing so, you will give yourself a lot more control when it comes to editing your photographs, which in turn improves creative freedom.

Photography Memes

I’ve combined two of my passions (photography & Futurama) by creating the following Photography Memes.

Not sure if they are funny…

Or if I just have too much free time on my hands.

DSLR Camera Giveaway (Cancelled)

Help us get to 5000 Twitter followers, and we’ll giveaway a Digital SLR camera! One lucky winner will get to choose between a Canon Rebel T3I or a Nikon D90 or $650 cash.

How to enter (follow both steps):

1) Follow us on Twitter & Facebook

2) On Twitter, Tweet the following statement exactly as it appears:

@PhotoWeekly is giving away a DSLR camera. Please RT. Contest details –

That’s it!