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Michal Dzierza

Michal Dzierza



Photographer and videomaker. Interested in finding and sharing stories. Visual stories.

Your oldest 500px picture?

Published September 3rd, 2012

This is mine. My first ever 500px upload. Taken 2.5 years ago from Tate Modern in London.

I love it for many reasons, but mainly because - without relying on HDR - I managed to create an image with a relatively wide dynamic range. My oldest 500px image.

What's yours?

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Life in black and white

Published September 2nd, 2012

I saw an interesting video recently, where artists, photographers and other creative types explained why they prefer working in black and white.

I like b/w too. For me it's a way of removing distractions from an image and making the viewer focus on what's really important in the image.

Whether it's street photography or architectural photography, black and white treatment - when applied carefully - can make an image stand out. More than oversaturated colours.

Do you agree?

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First 500px post

Published May 23rd, 2011

OK, I might be daft. But after weeks on the site I've only just remembered I can actually blog here too. How fabulous.

SoI'll try that, although I'm old enough to know that maintaining more than one blog - my main one is at - is not as easy as it sounds.

But every now and then I'll share some images and photo-related stuff on here too.

So let's start with an image I've just created - using two great iPhone apps, Instagram and Tiny Planets. I took this picture earlier this morning in London and wasn't sure what to do with it until I applied Tiny Planets to it. The result is attached. You can see it on Instagram here: - you can also follow me there - I'm michald.

I love this image. Do you?

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