Kimmy Hicks

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Hate Noisy Pictures? This May Help…

Photographs are wonderful things, and one of their amazing characteristics is the detail we can see in a picture. I’m pretty observant of details in …

Cameras

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

Photography Tips

TAAB is a Universal Lens Tab That Puts Manual Focus Control At Your Fingertip

Some lenses have tabs on their focus rings that allow photographers to precisely control focus with a push or pull of their finger. For those that …

Cameras

A Moonrise Photo That Combines Day and Night

This photo may look like a Photoshopped image that blends a sunrise with a nighttime shot, but it’s actually a single exposure of a …

Photography

Photographers: Every Email Could Be the Start or End of a Client Relationship

This is a short article that’s a reminder that every interaction you have is part of a relationship with someone — potentially a client.<p>Recently I …

Copywriting

Underwater Photographer Plays Hide and Seek with an Octopus

While on a dive, Hawaii-based underwater photographer Timothy Ewing set up a camera and captured this fun little video of himself playing …

Octopuses

Ohio Might Be The Next State To Allow Public Drinking In Major Cities

Ohio bargoers may soon be able to experience a marvelous staple of New Orleans drinking culture: the go-cup.<p>On Wednesday, the state's legislature approved a bill that would legalize public drinking of alcoholic beverages in specially designated "outdoor consumption areas" in cities with more than …

Magda Andrzejewska – Fantastic Fine art Portrait Photographer from Poland

Magda Andrzejewska is a Polish Photographer based in Warsaw. Her genre of photography deals with fine-art portraits with peculiar characters with …

35 Fantastic Color Street Photographs

We did publish a list of fantastic black and white street photographs in our previous post, now as promised this is time for some vibrant color …

Ohio State Football: 5 Things We Learned About the Buckeyes This Spring

With spring practice in the books, the Ohio State Buckeyes are officially one step closer to kicking off their title defense against Virginia Tech on September 7.<p>Fourteen practices and one highly celebrated spring game revealed a number of key developments for the Buckeyes. Meyer's unprecedented …

Micro Four Thirds Lenses — Tools and Toys

It’s no secret we love Micro Four Thirds cameras here at <i>Tools & Toys.</i> By extension, we have an even larger interest in the large ecosystem of …

How to Make a DIY Solargraphy Pinhole Camera for 6-Month Exposures

Want to try your hand at creating a solargraph? Photographer Justin Quinnell recorded this informative and humorous 14-minute video tutorial on how …

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art Lens Review: One F-stop to Rule Them All

Sigma’s latest addition to its burgeoning fleet of Art lenses is just as dazzling as the first two incarnations. Riding the coattails of the beloved …

A Time-Lapse of the World’s Largest Salt Flat, Where the Earth Reflects the Sky

Time-lapse photographer Enrique Pacheco shot this beautiful time-lapse at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the world’s largest salt flat. The …

Photos of Two Siberian Huskies as They Playfully Explore a Frozen Lake

Russian photographer Fox Grom recently captured some incredible images of his Siberian Huskies while they were exploring a thawing frozen lake. The …

Beautiful Landscape Photos of the Great Outdoors

Corvallis, Oregon-based photographer Marc Adamus specializes in landscape images. The beauty and artistry of his photographs come from a keen eye for …

VSCO Film 00 is a Free Starter Pack of Film Emulation Presets for Lightroom

If you’ve been wanting to try out VSCO’s film emulation presets without shelling out $119 per collection, there’s good news for you today. VSCO has …

7 Funky Photography Tricks and Ideas to Try Out

Looking for a new photo concept to try your hand at? The Cooperative of Photography just released this short video with 7 different photo tricks and …

Photography

Adobe Releases Camera Raw 9: Same HDR, Pano, and GPU Upgrades as Lightroom CC

Adobe made a big announcement for Lightroom CC/6 yesterday, but if you use Adobe Camera Raw for your RAW processing, don’t worry: Adobe didn’t forget …

LeBron James Calling Some Plays for Cavaliers, David Blatt Reveals

You know how people say there is a grain of truth in every joke? Well, it appears there's a little more than a grain when it comes to the long-running jokes about LeBron James acting as the Cleveland Cavaliers' player/coach/general manager/czar.<p>Appearing on Bill Simmons' <i>B.S.</i> <i>Report</i> podcast Tuesday, …

8 evocative images that’ll make you fall in love with street photography

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Wikipedia’s definition of street photography is, in part, photography that “features the human condition within public places.” This …

How Astrophotography Has Improved Over the Past 135 Years

Want to see how much our ability to photograph space has improved over the past 135 years or so? Just check out the side-by-side comparison above. On …

Astrophotography

The Last Iceberg - Photographs by Camille Seaman | LensCulture

California-based photographer and 2011 TED Fellow, Camille Seaman, has been photographing in both Arctic regions, including in Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland and Antarctica, since 2003.<p>Seaman writes:<p>“Nick Cave once sang, ‘All things move toward their end.’ Icebergs give the impression of doing just …

Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction

This week talked to photographer Jack Reznicki and IP attorney Ed Greenberg, who have been favorites in the industry for their no-bull, …

Iconic Space Photos Are Actually B&W: Here’s How NASA Colorizes Hubble Shots

Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope is only able to capture black-and-white photos? In order to capture a maximum amount of information in …

Hubble Space Telescope

Eerie Photos of an Abandoned NASCAR Speedway

The North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina was home to top NASCAR races from when it opened in 1949 through when it closed in 1996. It reopened …

Motorsport

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

My Photos Helped Sell a Home in 8 Days After It Was on the Market for 8 Months

See this house? It languished on the Orlando, Florida, market for 224 days. It’s no wonder; with a photo like that who would want to come see it? A …

Photography