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‘NSFW’ Is an Erotic Greatest Hits of Photographer Rankin’s Best Nudes

Photographer Rankin’s new book, <i>NSFW</i>, spans the work of his 25-year career to create an erotic greatest hits of his best nudes.<p>John Rankin Waddell has …

How to Set Up Your Digital SLR for Night Photography

Setting up a digital camera specifically for the type of photos you like to produce is essential to get the best from any camera. In this article I …

Understanding ISO: A Simple Explanation of How ISO Works and Why Increasing It Creates Noise

Ever wondered what’s actually going on inside your camera when you take your ISO from 400, to 800, to`1,600 and so on? If you’d like to find out, …

Pico is a Tiny Time-Lapse Trigger That Boils Everything Down to a Single Button

There are more time-lapse triggers out there than I can count on my hands and toes, but there’s no doubt that there are few, if any, as simple as …

16 Top Photography eBooks to Step Up Your Game

What’s the best way to invest in your photography? You may buy a new camera, some lenses or a crazy new tripod, that’s for sure. But will this make …

Off Camera Flash for Your Travel Photography

The creative use of artificial light in travel photography is a powerful tool that can take your images to the next level. While there’s a myriad of …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

33 Gorgeous and Informative Photography Links

Another wonderful week has passed in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for links to tutorials, special …

Do You Have Insurance for Photography Equipment?

You have insurance to cover damage to, loss of, or theft of your photography equipment, or <i>do</i> you? We have all heard the words of warning, look both …

Creative Watermarking - How to Integrate Your Signature into Your Photos

Watermarking is a topic that many photographers are quite passionate about. It seems to be a viable way of protecting your images from online theft, …

Tutorials

Focus Bracketing Technique: Never Miss a Shot

When it comes to photography, the word “bracketing” can mean a lot of things. Essentially, it just refers to the practice of taking the same shot …

Aerial Photography with Drones - Lessons from Eric Cheng

Photo by Julian Cohen<p>Today, aerial photography and videography are becoming more accessible to enthusiasts and hard core hobbyists through the use of …

Treacherous Lake Turns Any Animal That Touches It into Stone

Lake Natron is a salt lake found in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border over at the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake gets its …

A Look at the Past, Present and Future of Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation has seen a resurgence of late. In addition to filmmakers continuing to make use of the technique despite the rise of CGI, stop …

Beautiful Firework Photographs Captured Using Clever Camera Techniques

Firework photographs are generally pretty uniform in their appearance: a dark sky, glowing sparks that are either points or lines depending on …

11 Things Photographers Wish They Knew Before Going Freelance

In theory, freelancing is a great option – be your own boss, choose your own projects, make your own money. But the reality is that creating a …

What a First Time Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

The news that you are photographing your first wedding often leads to emotions ranging from excitement to apprehension, and in some cases, fear. …

Work Smarter With Lightroom Using Pretty Presets

Adobe Lightroom has become a standard among a lot of photographers for organizing and processing their photos. One of the neat features of Lightroom …

Control Your SLR From Your Smartphone with the Weye Feye WiFi Add-On

The ability to use your smartphone as a remote for your DSLR can come in handy in a lot of situations. But if you don’t have a DSLR with built-in …

Cute Portraits of WALL-E the Robot by Meddy Garnet

Originally from Kentucky, Meddy Garnet now works in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a kitchen manager. Photography is her “little hobby” that she’s slowly …

Concert Photography Tips from a Nikon Pro

Where visual and audial obsessions overlap, you’ll probably find the concert photographer. This is an extremely exciting type of photography, with …

Photography Tips

Do You Make These 5 Classic Mistakes in Macro Photography?

Delving into macro photography opens up a fascinating, sometimes strange, new world. The ultra-close up views of flowers, plants, insects, and even …

Printing 101: Introduction to Photography Printing Guide at 25% Off

Like many disgruntled ink jet printer users, Pro photographer Ron Martinsen had almost given up on getting good quality prints. He found himself …

When and How to Use a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

In George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm, the animals in question stated that four legs were better than two. In this article we are going to look …

Colorful Photos of Paint Being Flung from Barbie Heads and Various Objects

Still life photographer Peter Schafrick recently built a custom contraption he calls “The Spinster.” It’s a mostly wooden device that allows him to …

How to Protect Yourself Against Camera Gear Theft as a Photographer

In case you don’t know it, cameras and lenses are prime theft targets. You may never think it’s going to happen to you, but almost every day I hear …

An Engagement Shoot Under a Blanket of Stars

Starry engagement photos seem to make the perfect marriage in these long exposure photographs of romantic engagements. Photography couple Robert …