Drew McCrary

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How I Shot Snowy Christmas Portraits in My Studio

I recently shot a series of snowy portraits… inside my studio. This shoot was originally just intended to be for my own Christmas card, The idea was …

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13 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do On Spotify

Basically it's a karaoke machine, Pandora, and iTunes library all in one.

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Join the masquerade: Banter tries to reinvent the chat room

At SXSW, one new app is betting message boards didn't die with dial-up<p>Andrew Busey and I met to talk about apps, but we’ve gotten off-topic. "I think there’s a possibility," he says between sips of a quad espresso, "that we see the emergence of true artificial sentience. Where something exists in …

How Sonos Completely Changed My Music Listening Habits

Almost everyone uses some form of music streaming service these days and there’s a never-ending list of options: Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio, Google Play Music and 8tracks are just a few among the ton of services out there. However, you probably have little time to actually listen to all the …

9 Simple Tips to Pack Your Life Into Just One Suitcase - Vagabondish

<i>One suitcase.</i> The thought alone gives me anxiety.<p>As a girl in my mid-twenties, packing all of my clothing and shoes into just one bag seems nearly …

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DIY: Build Your Very Own Camera Slider in an Hour for Only $30!

Getting your own commercial camera slider can get a bit pricey, but thanks to Derek Mellott and this great <i>Instructables</i> tutorial, you can build your …

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 …

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

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Learn Everything You Need To Know About Commercial Beverage Images

There is a lot of money in food, beverage, and product photography and a huge demand for photographers that can build these images. Think of the …

How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto.<p>There are a number of lens traits that will determine the …

How To Build A 4K Gaming PC For Less Than $2500 -- Ultra HD Monitor, SSD, And Windows Included

If you approached me toward the end of 2013 and suggested I could build a 4K gaming PC for about $2500, I would have erupted into laughter. But in this post-CES 2014 world, what once seemed impossibly expensive is now approaching the realm of affordability. Not only does this system clock in at …

Lightroom 5 Tips - Hidden Gems Digital Photography School

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Long-Time Nikon Photographer Scott Kelby Explains Why He Switched to Canon

About six months ago, well-known photographer Scott Kelby switched from Nikon — which he had shot for many years — to Canon. The switch has caused a …

Photographing The Shenandoah National Forest

It's taken me a few months to get over not being in Hawaii, but having spent that time in in the Shenandoah Valley, I'm coming around to truly …

12 Ways to Improve Your Digital Landscape Photography

<i>Number One:</i> If you have read any of my previous photography guides then you probably know that I strongly recommend shooting in RAW format. Why is …

Landscape Photography

14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography

If you are a serious photographer, you are reflecting each and every shot. You are planning it. You are studying the subject from every possible …

Inside the Photographer's Studio: Malick Sidibe

The following photographs were taken in Bamako, Mali in March 2013. A curtain used as a backdrop hangs in Malick Sidibe'<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jehad Nga for …

Bokeh Wonderland: Striking Out of Focus Display of Tokyo Cityscape

Delightful Bokeh photographs made from images shot of Tokyo at night create a dazzling display of colors and shapes of Japans’ premier city. …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

The best wide-angle lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs in 2017

Next to a telephoto zoom lens, a super-wide-angle optic is one of the most popular accessories for a DSLR.<p>Most kit lenses offer a widest focal length …

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

4 Not-so-Secret Tricks to Speed up Your Lightroom Workflow

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Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter Works

en_US<p>article<p>Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter …

How to set up a home photo studio

While you can shoot portraits in almost any location, having your own home photo studio can makes it easier to control the lighting, background and …

Photographer of the Week - Nick Blake

The saying that television "rots your brain" has never been scientifically proven. And for many of us who spent countless hours of our youth …