About Us

Enjoy photography! At Photoxels, our goal is to help you improve — and therefore enjoy — your photography.

In that respect, we ensure that our tutorials are both easy-to-understand and immensely practical.

You won’t find much, if any, technical graphs and jargons on the pages of Photoxels. Photography terms are explained using everyday language. We talk to you as though we were facing each other over coffee (or tea) sitting on the outside patio of a quaint bistro. It’s more a friendly conversation than a boring lecture.

Practical, Immediately Usable
What makes our tutorials different from so many out there is that we not only research each subject thoroughly, but we also try it first ourselves to see if — and how — it works, then refine, personalize and only when we feel happy with the results do we set pixels to screen to bring you a tutorial that we know just works. Yep, like you, we’ve read too many articles that masquerade as tutorials — but are in fact just text copied from the Internet and accompanied with pictures copied from Flickr or another social site. Anybody can do that. But we believe we should not teach something until we have tried it first ourselves and have the pictures to prove it. The theory is easy, well-known and reading about it won’t make anyone a better photographer. So we bring you practical advice that has been tried and tested.


OK, now we have to cover some legalese…

Disclaimers: Our Errors & Making Your Own Decision
Though we try to be very careful about the information we put on this site, errors may creep in and manufacturers may change specifications. Included accessories and available colors vary by country. Please verify with the manufacturer’s site for the latest specifications before making a purchase.

Readers also often ask us for digital camera recommendations. We cannot recommend which digital camera is the best one for you because there are too many personal variables to consider. We try to cover all the best digital cameras and provide a number of independent reviews for each camera you may be interested in. When we recommend a product, it’s because we like it — you and other reviewers may have a different opinion. And that’s fine. So, do not base your purchase decision on our personal opinions or that of only one reviewer; we all have personal bias, so by all means, get a second opinion. You are the best person to decide which digital camera is best for you.

The products that are reviewed on this site are mostly loaned to us by the manufacturers, after which the products are returned to the manufacturers. A review is usually based on an actual production model, is unbiased and a result of actual use and testing of the product during the loan period.

Sometimes a manufacturer will allow us to keep a product that we have reviewed (small items, downloaded software) and we will clearly disclose this as per the FTC’s guidelines on what is considered an endorsement. If a manufacturer pays us to blog about a product, we will clearly mark it as a “SPONSORED POST” (though we often post something for no monetary gain simply because we feel it can help our readers).

FTC Guidelines Governing Endorsements and Testimonials


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  • Colors of Life 2011-12 International Photo Contest call for entries.

    The fifth edition of Colors of Life International Photo Contest proudly supports Every Child matters (

    Colors of Life ( is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that embraces the idea that, by combining art with charitable activities, the quality of life and conditions of less-fortunate children can be improved.

    Event Title: Colors of Life 2011-12 International Photo Contest

    Event Description: An International Photography Competition organized by Colors of Life representing an opportunity for Photographers worldwide to submit and exhibit their work In United States and Europe.

    The 30 final images will be submitted to an international jury for the selection of the Competition winners: First, second and third prize (US $ 1500,1000, 500 respectively)

    In addition, a collective exhibition of the 30 final selected photographs in the Competition will be held in USA in different venues during 2012.

    Entry Fee: US$ 40 (forty) to submit up to three images

    Theme: “Every Child Matters”

    Preferred subjects for photographs submitted are those related to the issues focused on by Every Child Matters, i.e. health care, education, poverty and violence and abuse, each as it involves children. The goal of this year’s competition is to produce a documentary-style exhibition from the 30 finalist photographs that will be utilized by Every Child Matters in exhibitions and other events to call attention to its efforts on behalf of children.

    Open to all photographers.
    All forms of photographic medium are eligible.
    Printing and framing of selected finalist images will be provided by Colors of Life with the support of its sponsors.
    Call for entries: May1- June 30, 2011
    Additional information and submission:
    Event Contact Information: Email:
    Event Web Page:

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