Some photos from my exhibition in Moscow

25.08.2015 was held exhibition of my Black and White photos of architecture and landscapes.

I would like to thank the Slovak Institute, especially Ján Šmihula for the whole organization. I would also like to thank all visitors, I believe that you enjoyed this evening as I did.

Below you can find some photos from this event.

Me (on the left) and Ján Šmihula, director of the Slovak Institute in Moscow

Me (on the left) and Ján Šmihula, director of the Slovak Institute in Moscow

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My upcoming exhibition in Moscow

It brings me great joy to announce that I have been invited to display my photography in The Slovak Institute in Moscow. It´s an honnor to be contacted by The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. There will be 20 images on display, architectural images and seascape images. I will include past pictures I have taken in Moscow, I hope that the Russian public will appreciate my potrayel of their city.


The Slovak Institute in Moscow
ul. 2 Brestská 27, 123-056 Moscow

Matej Michalik Moscow Exhibition

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The reason why I deleted my account at

1x deleted account

In recent days I have noticed a big step backwards from the popular photo portal The entire portfolios of excellent photographers around the world are now circulating on the internet and their photos are being sold for ridiculous money.

Curation of the photographs

For those who have yet to come in contact with the website. The photo portal is one of a kind because all the pictures that are shown on the web passed through the curator, because you can find only a selection of the best. Only about 3% of all photos are published after the curation process. In the past, being published at meant a great deal to us. Unfortunaely this is not the case for me anymore.

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10 things you should know about car rentals in Iceland

Car rental in Iceland

If you are going to travel around Iceland, you are definitely considering a car rental to be completely free during your explorations of all the interesting places that Iceland has to offer. I arrived at Keflavik International Airport around midnight. Personaly it was the best idea to rent a car directly from the airport and return it on the way back.

After a brief search of offers, I decided to use the services offered by GO ICELAND, their office is located approximately 500 meters from the airport. You can pay extra charge for the airport pick up service if you like. However, it was not necessary in this case because you will recieve an e-mail before your arrival with a map of the location for the Keflavik walk in office.

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Guidelines for Long Exposure Photography equipment and accessories

Long Exposure Photography Gear

Many photographers often ask me what kind of equipment I am using for Long Exposure Photography. If you are one of them, this article is perfect for you. In the following extract I will explain to you what is essential to have if you want to take long exposure photos and also what brand of filters and other accessories I use. You can see the achievable results in my gallery of black and white photographs. If you don´t know how to take pictures using Long exposure techniques, read about each step of what you should do, as well as tutorials of how I convert a color photo to black and white.

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My picture won 7th place in the Landscape category in the World Photographic Cup

Matej Michalik, 7th place at World Photographic Cup

At first, I would like to thank Martin Vrabko for providing me with an opportunity to be a part of the Slovak team in the prestigious competition World Photographic Cup. My photo got to the finals and I won the 7th place in Landscape category. All winners were announced on April 12th, in Montpellier, France.

Also a local newspaper wrote about our success, the online version can be viewed here. There is another article on Ephoto.

I won 3rd place at Sony National Awards 2015

The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition. Working across 54 countries, from Australia to Argentina, local juries were tasked to uncover and honour the best single image taken by a photographer from their country and my photo won third place in Slovakia. All images from all 54 National Awards will also be shown as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24th April – 10th May. The first and second place for Slovakia can be seen here.

Vienna University of Economics and Business I

© Matej Michalik, 3rd place, Slovakia, National Award, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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