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Welcome to my page. I am the CEO and founder of ClickAsnap and if you have any questions or wish to contact me please email me at

[email protected]

I hope you enjoy the site

If you would like to know more about me please head to my personal website below:

www.tomoswald.co.uk

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        This is so beautifully done.
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        Really nice picture, you should name them properly though of no one will find them!
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          Tom thanks I was waiting for it to upload didn't think it would post until confirmed.. it's named now
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            No problems:)
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          Very sharp picture, looks good.
        • sorin bucur
          20 hours ago
          Amazing! Share
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            Thank you so much for sharing Sorin.
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        ‘I believe we can all learn something from each other, and ClickASnap is the platform that helps do just that’ Marvin Reinhart

        One of the benefits that I have received from being on ClickASnap has been the ClickASnap community itself.  In viewing of the photos of other ClickASnap photographers I have learned, been inspired to try new techniques, and have been challenged in ways that improve my photography. When I say that I get inspired and learn, I mean that I discover new ways of seeing familiar things and learning to look for things that I had not noticed before. Viewing the styles, compositions, and ways of viewing a scene that others present in their photos leads to an expansion of our photographic horizons. And, for me it has provided new challenges that I feel keep me from getting creatively stale. For instance, I had never tried seriously shooting macro photos. Then I started to see the macro posts of some of the photographers I follow. Some were using macro lenses, some used extension tubes to shoot macros, and some were using a close-up lens filter on a bridge camera to shoot macros. As I viewed their photos I was impressed by the fact they were seeing something I had not paid attention to in the past. Once their photos had my […]

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        • lili255
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          Perfect photo, well done
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          I do love your portrait images Iain
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            LOOK OUT, my portrait shooting varies very much. So this colour version of Katlyn here is one....and then kaboom you may find the next to be quite different:) . Thank you again for the compliment.

            website is only getting better. I am hanging on to Flickr for only two reasons. once these are sorted i will be moving far more heavily your way:)
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            Thank you boss!
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        Site updates next week a sneak preview https://youtu.be/upkoWv82JPg



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        Next update should be Monday



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              Really nic shot Butch
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                Thank you very much for your comment and your sharing. I appreciate both. Happy you enjoy the photo.
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                  You’re welcome
            • bluedog photo. J.R. McClellan
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              Wow! can't get any sharper than this,excellent work Butch.
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                Thank you very much. Appreciate your kind words.
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            • Joe Lightheart
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              Excellent! I could never get a shot like this - they move so fast! Nicely done!
            • MarkChinn
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              Beautiful capture. Great detail.
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              Beautiful photo
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              Wonderful capture
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                Thank you very much for your comment and your sharing. I appreciate both.
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              • ButchReinhart
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                Great photo!
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                Almost looks like you’re almost on top of it
                • Wilfred Engelen
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                  Thanks for the compliment butI was just on the ground but probably the right spot.

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                    You’re welcome, great pic :)
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                Nice one.... always like long exposure waterfalls, nice legth of shutter speed...
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                  Think this one was 5 minutes
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                Nice image Mark, think it's this one for me.

                The flowing water matches the rocks and tree line and creates a nice diagonal symmetry flowing from right to left. Lovely stuff, well done.
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                  Thanks Les appreciate your thoughts
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                • Philip_Tranter_Photography
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                  Great decision to use B&W - the car really stands out. Very timely too given VW's recent decision to stop manufacture of the Beetle (again!).
                • MarkChinn
                  4 days ago
                  Excellent black & white with extra detail. Very nice. :-)
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                  My latest darktable video is out in the wild. Learn how to adjust colours in darktable: http://bit.ly/2D4i3Sr


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                      Beautiful photo. Never ran into a group of bad mannered photographers. But have encountered two at a time that setup in front of me on sunrise/sunset shots. Never had a problem in getting them to move. Every time they were just focused on what they wanted to get a photo of and just didn’t pay attention to anything else.
                    • Howard
                      1 week ago
                      It's very rare that I encounter another Photographer but when I do they have been friendly. Nice shot, well worth a fight.
                      • Michael Flick Photography
                        1 week ago
                        Thank you, Howard :) didn't have to fight for this one. The guys have been on the oposite side :) and as I mentioned below: Maybe it's just a German problem - my compatriots often have a problem with their behavior.
                    • Joe Lightheart
                      1 week ago
                      Beautiful color - a wonderful atmosphere. I'd rather see something different than what everyone else is shooting. You did very nicely here. It's not a comfortable place to be - crowded by selfish people.
                      • Michael Flick Photography
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                        Oh :) and thanks a lot, Joe, for your kind words :)
                      • Michael Flick Photography
                        1 week ago
                        That's true but I encountered this kind of behavior many times where a lot of "photographers" where trying to catch the "perfect shot". Perhaps my way of thinking is different because I don't see myself as a photographer, but only as a person who likes to photograph. For me, a photographer is someone who earns his money photographing. But in Scotland I also experienced several times that one made place voluntarily, if one had finished his photos. Maybe it's only a German problem ...
                        • Joe Lightheart
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                          In Hawaii, I have not been to places where there are a bunch of people taking pictures. New Zealand was my first ever encounter with a lot of people crowding for the best spots. I've never seen or experienced this before and it was shocking to me. I recall my first thoughts were to shy away, and leave with no pix, but then after a bit I realized most of the people taking pictures were just like me and just trying to get a good shot. I am sure as I travel more, I may run into more selfish and perhaps a more aggressive crowds of photographers. I would do what you do and find another great spot away from the crowds and would be even happier to have an image that is not the same as what everyone else has. As for a German problem, I would count myself as fortunate, and a new life experience since I do not know what that is or what that means.
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                            Many Germans have a problem behaving sensibly, especially abroad. They appear there as if everything belonged to them and as if everyone had to follow them. That is often annoying and as a German you are often quickly sorted into this category. This is also the reason why Germans are not very popular in many countries. But you often feel this behaviour in situations like the one with the many photographers. They are selfish and don't think that others might want to take a picture as well. For some it's simply thoughtlessness, but for some it's also the intention to keep others from taking a better photo than themselves. This can also be felt in German photo communities. For example, if you ask them where a photo was taken and how best to get there, you're lucky if the only answer you get is a hint that you'll find out for yourself. Many react really angry and aggressive. That's the reason why I don't participate in such communities anymore.
                            • Joe Lightheart
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                              I see many Hawaiians behaving aggressively, short tempered and with no sense either, and they don't even travel! In my experience this happens more with the locals here that are only high school educated and are lower income folks. I can say if one likes to fight this would be a great place to be and all you need to do is look at someone a little bit off. I am glad to say the people I have met from Germany are not aggressive or selfish and I've had enjoyable conversations with them. You are right - we don't need to be around angry or aggressive people.
                    • Marius Radu
                      1 week ago
                      Seems like an attractive place, no wonder is difficult to spot a good place among all the other photographers :-)
                      • Michael Flick Photography
                        1 week ago
                        Well, if people are willing to share, it's no problem. But not many "photographers" are.
                        • Philip_Tranter_Photography
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                          Just stand in front of them next time!
                          • Marius Radu
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                            Life is tough... at times one has to fight even for a better spot for photographing only :-)
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                        A Guide to Taking Sharp Images in Long Exposure Photography

                        <meta name=”description” content=”Long exposure photography often requires a great deal of trial and error. These top tips can help to reduce your error rate.”/> A Guide to Taking Sharp Images in Long Exposure Photography   Long exposure photography can result in some stunning images. However, it can be a tricky technique to master. Leaving your camera’s shutter open increases the chances that your photos will be over-exposed, blurry, or noisy (grainy). However, with the right techniques, you can soon be taking some fantastic photographs. We’ve outlined some of these tips, below. Shoot Over Water Composing your photos so that your subject is near water can result in some truly amazing shots. Landscape features and buildings will reflect into water at the right angle, creating an interesting foreground and great composition. With a long exposure, water often appears soft and almost dreamlike. Choose the Blue Hour The blue hour is a time just before sunrise or just after sunset when the sun is below the horizon. The light it creates has a wonderful blue/purple hue and is perfect for long exposure photography. It can create a beautiful backdrop to frame your subject in, result in a nice sharp contrast. Choose the […]

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                            Where did you find a model of a kissing couple?
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                              Very nicely done and beautiful details well spotted Sir Alan!:-) they are not easy to catch them!;-)
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                              Beautifully captured!
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                              Funny... as he's trying to hide :-)
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                            5 of the World’s Most Amazing Cameras

                            <meta name=”description” content=”Non-commercial cameras have some of the most innovative technology we’ve ever seen. Find out about 5 of the world’s most amazing cameras, here.”/> 5 of the World’s Most Amazing Cameras   Photography has come a long way in recent years. Consumer cameras are ever more powerful, sensitive, and deliver better results than ever before. The same breathtaking pace of progress is also evident in the non-commercial sector. Some of the most amazing cameras in the world are ones that most of us know very little about. However, they’re often used in a host of essential settings. We look at five of the world’s most amazing cameras and how they’re used. 1. Worldview 3 – Satellite Camera The Worldview 3 is a satellite camera that provides services such as Google and Bing with their aerial photography. Digital Globe launched the satellite in 2014, and it orbits at around 360 miles away from the Earth. It was the first commercial satellite to have a 25cm resolution. This means that each pixel of the pictures the Worldview 3 takes represents a 25cm x 25cm square.  Before its launch, applications such as Google Earth had to rely on a 70cm resolution instead. […]

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                            Mike Browne introduces Clickasnap in 2 minutes 56 seconds

                            World famous photography tutor Mike Browne introduces world leading, free to use, photo sharing platform Clickasnap

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                            Clickasnap, what could it become?

                            Many years ago, back in 2012 I setup a record label (Red Dragon Records) which was actually quite successful, and in fact having that label ended up in creating the video platform that was eventually pivoted into Clickasnap. I’ve always loved technology, I rebuilt my first internal combustion engine at 11 ( a Lister D), rebuilt a Ferguson TE20 tractor at 13, built a 2.5 ton electro-hydraulic crane at 15 and had acquired several patents by the time I was 22. With this love of technology I always closely followed most emerging tech, the major one of course being the advent of the Internet. One of the things i expected to come with the internet, as i suspect many of us born pre-1990 did, was more freedom, income and time due to the flexibility and worldwide audience it gave us access to. Over the last 8 years or so i guess, I have seen all of this eroded, alot of which has been by gatekeepers that purport to connect people but actually do exactly the opposite (Facebooks feed for example). One of the most eye opening moments for me (and this is why i mentioned the label) was the growth […]

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                            Photography Tech News

                              Photography is a field that benefits hugely from advances in technology. It brings us new ways of viewing and capturing the world, and makes photography more accessible to everyone. We’ve come a long way since the dawn of the digital photography era, and more people than ever before have access to devices capable of capturing high-quality photo and video. Below are highlighted some of the most interesting tech advancements that have recently been announced, in both software and hardware. Photoshop Coming to iPads There is already a stripped down version of some of Adobe’s most popular software available for iOS devices. However, the firm announced that a full version of Adobe Photoshop will be coming to iPads in 2019. This could be potentially huge for those photographers who like to edit on the go. Exact details are still a little vague, with future updates supposedly coming at the Adobe MAX creative conference in October. We could see functionality for continuous edits to be made across multiple devices, which could be an incredibly useful addition. NVIDIA Noise Reduction and Watermark Removal Graphics giants NVIDIA unveiled an AI-based project that has potentially huge implications for the future of film and photography. […]

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                            ClickASnap Vs Flickr Vs Viewbug Vs 500px

                            Which site would you use? ClickASnap? Flickr? Viewbug? Or 500px? In a previous post ‘Is Clickasnap worth it‘ we went through a few points as to why, yes, It is worth using Clickasnap, as you never know what the future holds for the platform! We rapidly realised upon creating the platform, that it was going to take a lot more than just paying users per view of their photos to start growing a massive photo hosting platform. It was all very well introducing this new and revolutionary revenue stream for image creators, including photographers, artists, digital artists and even mobile phone photographers but we had to rival, and surpass every other online platform today in features and quality. This last year we have taken great strides to position ourselves as the leading image sharing platform online today. We may not be there by users yet, but as far as feature sets and value for money we are by far the number 1. Not only do we offer all of the features listed in the info-graphic above, but we also have the highest quality image display for our users and viewers. So, if you’re a photographer, or create image of any […]

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                            Clickasnap site updates 04/09/18

                            Minor site updates 1) Hot link prevention is fixed 2) You can no longer steal an image by dragging it to a new browser tab 3) Various ‘add to album’ fixes site wide 4) Ad free accounts (£1 a month or £9.60 per annum) Now include unlimited uploads

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                            6 Tips for Milky Way Photography

                              Capturing the stars and the vastness of the Milky Way has to be one of the most rewarding elements of photography. However, it’s far from easy. It requires some fairly decent equipment, as well as plenty of know-how and patience. When you’re out on a Milky Way photography shoot, you’ll want to make things as spectacular as possible when framing your shot. Below are some top tips for getting some stunning solar system photographs. Use a Flashlight to Highlight Key Areas One of the best ways to frame your Milky Way photographs is to have a static landscape feature in the composition. Cliffs, mountains, treelines, and other naturally occurring topography often look fantastic. However, you may want to consider lighting specific areas with a flashlight. This ‘light painting’ technique allows you to illuminate and highlight features. The benefit of using a flashlight over other static lighting is that it prevents unwanted shadows being cast from other elements. They’re also easy to work with and move as necessary. Use Light Height Different lighting creates different effects, but one often underutilised type is to use high stands to create cool effects. If you have a telescopic light stand you can play […]

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                            6 of the Hottest Instagram Photography Trends for 2018

                              Instagram photography trends tend to move at a pretty rapid pace. The hottest looks come and go, sometimes fleetingly, but can make for some fantastic pictures. Many of them require some effort, but there’s rarely anything too technical, meaning that even amateur photographers can capture some great shots. Below, we’ve listed six of the hottest Instagram photography trends that you need to try out. All you’ll need is a camera, some inexpensive accessories, and the inspiration to have fun with what you’re doing. Instagram Photography Trends: Smoke Bombs Smoke bombs can create a colourful and unique effect for your snaps. They’re affordable and come in a broad range of colours. However, they don’t always produce a reliable effect; some smoke more than others, and for longer. You’ll want to make sure that the smoke dispenser is held some distance from the subject. Allow the trails to envelop whoever or whatever you’re shooting, but don’t let it obscure them too much. Get creative with different colours and angles and the results can be stunning. Instagram Photography Trends: Firefly Lights Firefly lights are super popular right now. Again, you can pick up a chain of these for very little, but they […]