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Lighting for a Headshot: a Simple and Inexpensive Technique

Two lights and a Reflector. That is all you need to create stunning headshots that will wow your clients and bring you new business. No need for huge …

Increasing Photographic Flexibility With Speedlites

It takes a few minutes for Bob Davis to delve into the details of his speedlighting techniques, but once he does, his two-hour long presentation …

Hitchcock Zoom and Slit Scan Photography Combined Make for a Psychedelic Effect

French photographer Micaël Reynaud first made it onto the blog in May of 2012 when he created a trippy-but-cool example of what the dolly zoom (also …

Tutorial: How to Create the Perfect Gradient Reflection for Product Photography

When it comes to taking product shots of glossy items, one of the most difficult aspects is getting the correct amount of diffusion when using …

Innovative Photographer Shows Us How to Make Indoor Clouds

Seeing a perfectly-formed cloud indoors can be a jarring sight. For Dutch photographer Berndnaut Smilde, it’s a living. Since 2010, he’s been working …

Friday Happy Hour: Body Paint Turns Models Into Human Chameleons

If you’ve never thought much about bodypainting and how it can lend to stunning photographs, check out the work below by award-winning artist …

Topaz Lens Effects

Lens Effects from Topaz brings all camera lenses and filters together in a powerful and easy-to-use plug-in, minimizing the need for additional and …

Depth Of Field

Harm Less: A Photo Series of Firearms Made Entirely out of Plants

Here’s a great photo series by artist Sonia Rentsch that quite literally takes the “fire” out of firearms. Dubbed “Harm Less,” the series consists …

Photographer Shoots 50 Disassembled Objects in Photo Series 'Things Come Apart'

The saying, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” is certainly illustrated here in this picture series conceptualized by artist and …

Photography

Weird and Wonderful

This collection of zooids (dactylozooids (the hunters), gastrozooids (the eaters), gonozooids (the reproducers) and the pneumatophores (the sailors) …

Creative Ad Tells a Beautiful Love Story Using 85 Seconds from 105 Stock Videos

AlmapBBDO, the ad agency behind the touching Getty ad “From Love to Bingo,” are at it again. Last time they spent six months picking 873 stock photos …

Apple Patent Shows iOS Devices Being Used as External Slave Flashes

A rather interesting submission by Apple to the United States Patent and Trademark office shows potential plans for a synchronized flash system by …

Airborne Beverages Captured Using an iPhone

High speed photography has truly unlocked the floodgates of the most brilliant, imaginative, and novel ideas. On the other side of the spectrum, …

Beverages

How to Jumpstart Your Photography With Self Assignments

As photographers who wish to improve our art, chances are we always looking for opportunities to practice our craft. The problem is, our practice …

hobbyist

The Yongnuo YN-622N Transceivers Give You TTL At Half the Price of PocketWizards

Yongnuo has released the YN-622N transceivers for Nikon–which are designed to be the most affordable triggers with full TTL integration that you can …

Portraits of Angelina Jolie Captured by Brad Pitt

It is a little known fact that Brad Pitt can hold his own behind a camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but an old school film model. A November …

95 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a really exciting week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching everywhere for the very best links to …

Photography

Surreal Photos of Women Floating in Zero Gravity by Nikolay Tikhomirov

Moscow-based photographer Nikolay Tikhomirov describes the photographs he’s taken as “art inside me” — and that’s just what they are, art.<p>One of his …

Patrizia Fusi

Patrizia Fusi and I met while I was a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and she was a study abroad student from Rome, Italy. I had …

The Light Paintings of Jason D Page

Jason Page creates ethereal scenes using long exposures and light painting with tools. But the extra kicker for Jason though is that he doesn’t do …

These Awesome Photography Links Will Make You Waste Some Serious Time

We've seen an incredible week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching online for the best material …

Landscape Photography

The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966

At Seattle Tacoma Airport, the Beatles boarded their chartered Americn Flyer Airlines Lockheed Electra plane bound for Vancouver, British Columbia, …

British Columbia

Get Your Head In The Game With Tresemme’s Hairdo How-Tos

Are you stumped about how to do those hairdos that certain women seem to be able to whip up effortlessly at the start of yoga class? Here’s a site for you.<p>When it comes to hair, most women are stuck in a rut. Same hair color, same style, same always. While the possibilities might seem endless, the …

Hair

The First Paintings Of 14 Famous Artists

Before they hit the Louvre, they were just like us. Okay, except they painted brilliant works of art.

Art

Articles about photographer nicholas alan cope black and white la whitewash on Dwell.com - Dwell

Photographer Nicholas Calcott first appeared on our radar when he was living in Paris, France.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>It's the last Friday Finds of August! Here, we share photographs, gear for …

Photography

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

Natural Gas

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

Photography

Professional-Looking Portrait Shot with Just an iPhone and a $10 Lamp

With the burgeoning increase of camera phone and smartphone users these days, it’s definitely easy to play photographer and editor with the countless …

Celebrity Style

A Clever Imaginary Friend Photo Prank

Here’s something that might give you a chuckle: it’s the invisible friend prank. The video above shows magician Rahat Hussein and prankster Jack Vale …

Martin Stavars' Black and White Cityscapes Will Leave You Speechless

<i>All images shot by and used with permission from Martin Stavars</i><p>Martin Stavars is a born in 1981 in Czestochowa, Poland and has always been fascinated …