That beautiful photo you saw while scrolling through your Instagram feed. The photo you found in a brochure given to you at the shopping mall today. They are all photoshopped.
Photoshopping is ruining the photography industry because any boring old photo can be transformed into a stunning one. You can take an ordinary photo of a tree and turn it into something completely different from the original.
I’ve seen countless before-and-after photos where people show off about how they’ve completely changed the photo. We aren’t talking about ordinary photography anymore, we’re into art photography. The issue is that both forms of photography, traditional and art, are not divided.
Photoshopping is all right, but it should be placed into a different category.
In the olden days, when there was no way of radically changing your photo, you had to make an effort to get a good photo, but now you can take a photo of anything. All those ravishingly edited photos are clogging up the photography industry so there is no place for a well-taken original photo to come out.
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I’ve decided to write a post about music. I usually listen to music when blogging or reading (My mom is really against listening to music while reading but I’m a multi-tasker). Some people might say I’m a music addict. Maybe I am.
I’m that kind of person who only listens to one type of music (I know, people have told me over and over to try new music but I’m just fine with mine). My kind is EDM or Tropical House. I think it’s one of those love-or-hate things, you either love Tropical House or you hope you never have to listen to it ever again.
Here is a link to a Spotify playlist of mine if you’d like to try some of my music:
As I said before, I think there is some downfall of culture or something going on because a few weeks ago I was on a bus to Dalmatia and this guy started putting psych music and it doesn’t even sound like music. It’s just random noise. Here in Croatia people call it ’tuts-tuts’ music. The moral of the story? Never listen to tuts-tuts music.
So what music app should I use?
I personally use Spotify because I like the way it recommends you new music you might like and how it’s seamless between laptop and phone. I’ve tried Deezer but it didn’t really work for me and I found it too complicated to use(Listening to music shouldn’t be a pain, should it?).
I’ve got the free version of Spotify which shows ads all the time but there is a premium version that hides ads and lets you download music offline (But I’m not entirely sure about spending money on a few ones and zeroes travelling though the world at high-speed).
I was at the Brijuni islands taking photos of just about everything, from lampposts to llamas when I came across this little seagull 🌊🐦I’m quite impressed of. My first Photoshop tutorial is now available! I’m planning on posting other tutorials but I still have to get to writing them (procrastination level ∞).
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We only have one life and that’s a fact. You can do whatever you want with yours, and no one’s going to stop you. If you want to do good in the world, you have to do something about it, and reading spiritual books, cutting your self out from the world and meditating for years is not going to work. We are seven billion in the world, and still counting. If everyone of us does a little something, like picking that piece of rubbish up from the sidewalk, the world could end up a much better place.
Don’t dwell on what’s in the news, it’s all junk. I’m amazed how there’s only bad news. I’m positive good stuff is happening all over the world as we speak, they just don’t talk about it because people don’t react to it. If the all the news companies joined forces and stopped reporting about the terrorist attacks in the world, the terrorist groups will suddenly have much less power. Because showing hate and anger is what they want us to do, and it’s working.
You could radically change your lifestyle and make it much better. It’s so simple we’re all missing out on it. Sleep when you’re tired. Go out for a walk every now and then. Turn that noisy TV off. Get away from your phone. Eat healthier. Say hello to the old lady living down the road. Write postcards to your parents when you’re on holidays, a few moments of your time means millions for them. Cut away the monotony of your life, go to the countryside for the weekend. Surround yourself with radiant people, let yourself be inspired. Do a little art now and then. Listen to new music. There are millions of things you could do for yourself, and I haven’t even listed a zillionth of it.
Strange as it may seem, our lives are based on a true story. You are the author. You have the choice to make it better, so go change it and make it how you want it.
I got inspired for this edit after seeing the poster for a Spanish movie which looked a lot like the finished product of this tutorial. It had a collage effect that made the photo look like it was stuck together from different bits and pieces.
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This photo was taken during a school trip to Vietnam. Ladies sell 3D birthday cards and I was really impressed by the originality of this particular one. Don’t forget to drop a comment and follow me on Instagram (@photo.holics)! Continue reading “Umbrella”
This photo was taken at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. People in Asia seem obsessed with travellators these days, as almost every corridor seemed paved with one in the airport. Don’t forget to drop a comment and follow me on Instagram (@photo.holics)! Continue reading “Travellators”
I took this photo during our holidays in Oxford, England.
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I like the texture of these rocks I took at a beach near Pula. Only minor adjustments were made using photos. Don’t forget to drop off a comment or leave a personal opinion! Continue reading “Rocks”
I found this hibiscus with a drop of water in our garden in Laos after a rain shower. Drop off your comment below! Continue reading “Drop”