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How to back up and protect all your data

No excuses.<p>When you sit down at the computer, you probably don't want to spend your time backing up your files and data. It may not be as entertaining as Netflix or Facebook, but it just might be the most important job you can do on your desktop or laptop machine.<p>Having a comprehensive backup …

Using Light to Create Dimension and Texture in Photographs

If you want to master photography, master light. This great tutorial shows how manipulating the position of lights creates both dimension and texture …

4 Landscape Photography Tutorials All About Post-Processing

Even after you’ve taken a photo, the image can continue to evolve through post-processing—whether it’s enhancing sharpness, color correction, …

Landscape Photography

10 tips to make selections that cut out anything in Photoshop

Photoshop’s selection tools seem to evolve and change with every new update. Techniques and technology evolve to make selections a little easier than …

Best Camera Apps for Android One Must Give a Shot

Nowadays, Android Smartphones come with such bigger camera specifications that we never imagined! It’s not just about the number of megapixels, but …

Here's How to Decide When a Photo Should be Black and White

Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and enjoyable day out shooting — a couple of landscapes and cityscapes, some architecture shots, a bit …

Photoshop Blending Modes – What They Do and How to Use Them

Layers and the blending of layers is the defining characteristics of Photoshop. Stacking different layers on top of each other and blending them …

The Art of the Blend by Nicole S. Young

Blending your photos with a texture can breathe a whole new kind of life into your images. Textures add interesting structure to an image and they …

4 Digital Blending Techniques in Photoshop

Digital blending is a set of techniques that allow you to combine different versions of the same image (or different images) into one. The final …

How to Stack Your Images in Lightroom to Clean up the Mess

If you're like me, you are bringing home all kinds of exposure series, panorama sources photos and macro images that you want to combine using focus …

10 Photography Techniques You Might Be Overusing

It’s human nature to find something new and novel, then run it into the ground. We do it as kids with our toys and even as adults with our favorite …

Photography

10 Things You Might Not Know About Leica

201<p>SHARES<p>Leica is far and beyond our favorite camera brand for its uncompromising quality, history, and masterful design. Here's a few interesting …

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a DSLR Lens

One of the main benefits of owning a DSLR camera is the ability to utilize a wide variety of different lenses. Most professional photographers will …

Turning Day Into Night - A Comprehensive Photoshop Guide

Last week my good friend and awesome photographer Yvette Leur asked if I could edit one of her images she shot. It was a lovely shot of a woman …

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A 10 Step Personal Development Strategy for Photographers

In this article I want to lay some foundations, on which I will build in future articles. I am not talking here about image development, but your …

Photography

LTD.RUN Makes Printing Photos as Posters as Easy as a Few Clicks

What is your process for quickly printing out a piece of your work? If you currently use a website to get the job done then it probably involves …

Essential Skills for Landscape Photography

When you first get started in photography, at the bare minimum, you need three pieces of equipment: a camera, a normal zoom lens (24-70mm), and a …

‘Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs of People’

Photographer and writer Henry Carroll has a great little book coming out simply titled “Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs of People,” …

Photography

5 Steps to Creating Long Shadows in Photoshop

I had kind of a hard time coming up with an appropriate title for this post… I’m still not totally sure if it conveys what I’m trying to show you …

Tutorials

16 Pro Photographers Share 16 Tricks and Hacks With Cheap Accessories

Introduction<p>As photographers, we all develop so many little tricks and techniques to help us to create unique images in any situation. One of our …

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How to Treat Noisy Images in Lightroom

Fighting noise in your images is one of the most common task during post-processing. But it's also a very challenging thing to do because with every …

A Collection of 30 Awesome Photography Links

Another terrific week in the world of photography has just passed us by and Toad Hollow Photography has been very active online searching for links …

A Monster Collection of 99 Photography Tutorials, Inspiration, Reviews and Blogs

Another terrific week has just passed us by, with a lot of activity in the world of photography. This weeks lists of links features tutorials, a …

13 tips for taking better low light pictures with your smartphone

With July 4th coming up, you’ll want to make sure you can eke the best out of your phone’s camera for those nighttime fireworks.<p>Though phones vary in quality and features significantly, there are still some general tricks – both technical and common sense – you can pick up on to maximize image …

The Story of Photographing my First Wedding (and Likely my Last)

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

Landscape Photography

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 …