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The Photographer Who Shoots F1 with a 1913 Graflex 4×5 View Camera

There are many photographers covering the hugely popular world of Formula One racing, but none of them shoot it quite like Joshua Paul of Lollipop …

Photography

Brilliant career advice from Elon Musk's latest TED interview, in one sentence

To say billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is keeping busy would surely be an understatement.<p>Nevertheless, Musk took some time out of his monster schedule to share updates on his latest projects at the most recent TED conference— and in the process he shared some brilliant career advice.<p>Speaking on …

TED Talks
Formula One

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Ice Age

How to Find the Proper Seat Position For Street, Track, and Rally Driving

The ideal driver's seat position is crucial for improving your high-performance driving. Here's how to find the perfect position in any car.<p>You look at a vintage photo like this, and you wonder how anyone could drive such a cramped car. Driver TB Andre is positively wedged into his seat at the …

Driverless Cars

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

Remembrance Day

Here's How Your Car Could Actually Be A Fantastic Investment

In my line of work, I’m constantly told two things by the general public: All cars are nothing but money pits, and <i>My uncle has a ‘65 Mustang that’ll</i> …

Jaguar Cars

15 Cheap And Super Creative Ways To Decorate Your Home With Maps

Get your apartment moving in the right direction.

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …

10 things we never knew about (Sony) lenses

What we saw and why<p>Sony flew journalists from across Europe to its Amsterdam HQ to see and try its new G Master lenses. It was a chance for Sony …

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

CMYK vs. RGB and Why You Should Care

Being a man, I’m often apprehensive to pull someone aside and ask for help or an explanation, because this might imply that they are somehow more …

Tutorials

Up the Ambient, Create Beautiful Portraits by Mimicking Daylight

When I first picked up a DSLR and got a taste of artificial lighting, I loved shooting in darkness. I felt like I could control light a lot easier …

Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple idea!<p>Armed with some twine, Karla from Oh So …

Build & Organize A Corner Shelving System

Hi, it's Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest. When my husband and I first moved into our ranch home two years ago, we weren't quite sure how to …

30 Amazing Diy Bottle Lamp Ideas

You don’t have to throw your used bottles. You can reuse them. There are many ways how to reuse them. The one that we think is interesting to do is …

How to Change the Needle on a Vinyl Player

Gramophones, phonographs, record players, turntables - whatever you want to call them - have parts that need to be changed as they wear. Generally, …

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

OK, now. Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos – with more tips on keeping your camera steady.<p>“Boscastle” captured by Irek Kimak …

The Right Reflector for Your Photography - Digital Photography School

Of all the portrait lighting tools at our disposal, none are quite as versatile as the the five-in-one reflector.

Got Sensor Dust? Here's How to Check.

Sensor dust is a problem we all face at one time or another. Knowing how to identify the problem helps ensure that you know when and how to address …

DSLR Camera Lenses and Their Abbreviations

For those of you who want to learn what these abbreviations are about, I have compiled a list of the terms used, what it stands for and of course …

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

Build DIY Floating Shelves With Ana White

We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from Ana-White.com who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for anyone who’s ever …

Texture as a Design Element in Photography

One of the first things to consider when photographing texture is that the beauty is in the details.

Try This: Fabric Lined Built-In Shelves

You know those projects that you keep meaning to do, but they end up staying on the to-do list for a near eternity? This project was just that for …

DIY Pipe Bar Cart

Look what I made! My first piece of furniture that I designed and built all by my lonesome!<p>Life Designed<p>When my friend said she needed a bar cart for …

How to Create a Soft Box for Your On Camera Flash

1<p><b>Using glue or double sided tape, fasten your choice of reflective surface (aluminum foil, Mylar, etc.</b>), to the cardboard.<p>To ensure that the …