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Hi there, I'm Marcus Hawkins editor of PhotoVenture

8 reasons your photos still look like snapshots

Photography can be a frustrating business when you’re a beginner. If you spend long enough browsing online photo sharing websites like 500px or Flickr, you may be both inspired and infuriated in equal measure. How do other photographers get their pictures to look so good? Why do my photos look like snaps while everyone else’s look like works of art? What camera trickery do they know that I don’t? Here are some suggestions…

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Winners Gallery: shortlisted images from our Landscape Photography competition

Our summer Liberate Your Photos competition recently came to an end, and the final Landscape round was by far our most popular. Judges had a difficult time wading through the staggering number of entries, particularly because the standard of quality was so high among the images entered!

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