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30 Beautiful Photography Links for Your Inspiration

It's been a very active and busy week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching online to find links to …

Hundreds protest police shooting in Washington state

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds gathered in southeastern Washington on Saturday to protest police brutality in the wake of a deadly shooting of a man …

Washington State

25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

5 Blend Modes in Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographic compositing has been with us since the dawn of photography. The merging of two or more separate images into one is seen as a way of …

Lego Fluid Effect

Ray Mairlot posted this very cool Lego effect and I asked him how he did it.<p>Ray writes:<p>I've been wanting to do this effect since seeing this video a …

Tutorials

This 3.5-Minute Music Video Was Shot in 5 Seconds with a 1000FPS High Speed Camera

The 3.5-minute music video above was captured in a span of 5 seconds. French filmmaker Guillaume Panariello tells us he did this “shortest shoot …

Going Urban With Your Landscapes: 7 Tips for Photographing Urban Landscapes

Let’s be honest, if someone mentions landscape photography to you, most people immediately think of beautiful sweeping vistas, majestic coastlines …

Why Curves is One of the Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop

To a novice photographer, Photoshop can seem daunting with its countless tools. To many experienced photographers, Photoshop’s curves can bring …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Paper makes iPad drawing tools free as it seeks to sell more Pencils

All in-app purchases are now in-app freebies<p>One of the iPad's best-loved apps, Paper, is becoming that little bit more attractive today with the announcement that its full set of drawing tools will be bundled into the free app. Previously costing $0.99 each as in-app purchases, the Sketch, Outline, …

Man Dives Into An Active Volcano With A GoPro, Calls It A 'Window Into Hell'

George Kourounis stood at the edge of a red-hot lava lake, fiery molten rock gurgling just feet away as caustic acid rain splashed his protective suit.<p>It was a "window into hell," he said. "Dramatic and violent."<p>Kourounis is an explorer and documentarian, and last month, he and Sam Cossman, an …

NYPD arrest human rights lawyer waiting outside restaurant while kids used bathroom

Chaumtoli Huq, former general counsel for NYC Public Advocate Tish James, attended a rally in Times Square with her family, and afterwards, waited on …

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

St. Louis police chief defends officers in shooting - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him.<p>Less than 20 seconds after their arrival, the officers open fire, killing him.<p>As new cell phone video emerged Wednesday of the fatal confrontation that claimed the life of …

Ferguson police chief: Officer didn't stop Brown as robbery suspect

The Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown didn't stop him because he was suspected in a convenience-store robbery, but because he was "walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic," the city's police chief said Friday.<p>Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson -- hours after documents …

Awesome Pictures Show Why 'ThroPro' Should Be A Thing Already

Drone selfies might soon be the next big obnoxious way to take a picture of yourself, but until then, just throw your GoPro in the air. Seriously.<p>Nathaniel Heres, an accountant and freelance videographer from Seaside, California, showed us how epic it can look when done right.<p>While vacationing in …

Anti-abortion leaders explain how they stalk and intimidate staff and patients

<i>The Austin Chronicle</i> reports that anti-abortion activists in Texas take photos of people who go to abortion clinics, and use their license plates to …

Couple held in Bali after American woman's body found in suitcase

The cabbie probably thought nothing of it when the young couple left their large hard-sided suitcase in the trunk of his car and went back into the five-star hotel.<p>They said they needed to find the other person they were with and to pay their bill.<p>But after a lengthy wait, the young man and woman …

10 Tips on Time Lapse Photography To Help You Create Breathtaking Videos

Time-lapse photography is the fusion between filmmaking and photography. That means you will have to be the director, producer, and photographer if …

Why Polaroid’s Cube Action Cam is Special

Shopping for an action camera is like shopping for adhesive bandages: you either buy Band-Aids … or you pick up something called “Aid Plus Bandages” …

11 Robin Williams Jokes To Celebrate The Birthday Of A True Comedy Legend

On July 21st, we celebrate the birthday of Robin Williams, an actor and comedian who was truly in a league of his own.<p>Williams died last August at the age of 63. His unforgettable roles, stand-up performances and witty observations left a lasting impression on an entire generation of comedians and …

To the Summer Camp Director Who Excluded a Child With Special Needs

Olivia's mother was totally honest with the person in charge of the summer art camp program. Her child has special needs and would need one-to-one support, although it did not have to be a specially-trained person. A kind middle school-aged helper would work -- someone to show her what to do if she …

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What it's like working for a right-wing outrage site

Dale Eisinger wrote about the war on christmas, Lena Durham's hair, transgender kids and other objects of right-wing fear, fascination, and hatred: …

Russell Brand: Robin Williams’ divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world

I’d been thinking about Robin Williams a bit recently. His manager Larry Bresner told me that when Robin was asked by a German journalist on a press junket why the Germans had a reputation for humourlessness that Williams replied, “Because you killed all the funny people.”<p>Robin Williams was …

Dolly Parton. Really.

So you say you'd like a cheerful education story for a change. Fine. Let's talk about Dolly Parton. Really.<p>You may or may not be a fan of Dolly Parton, Country Icon and Oddly Constructed Barbie Doll, but if you're not paying attention, you might miss Dolly Parton, Philanthropist. And not Investment …

Rush Limbaugh Says Robin Williams Killed Himself Because Leftists Are 'Never Happy'

Rush Limbaugh seems to think he knows why Robin Williams died in an apparent suicide earlier this week -- and it's because unhappiness is an attitude of the political left.<p>The leftist attitude is "one of pessimism and darkness, sadness -- they're never happy, are they?" Limbaugh said on Tuesday's …

This Fox News Personality Has the Absolute Dumbest Things to Say About the Michael Brown Tragedy

Fox News personality Todd Starnes went on a doozy of a Twitter rampage after the president offered condolences to the family of the unarmed teen …

'Radicalized' father of Australian boy holding severed head has mental illness

A proud father's boast accompanies an image the U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday called "one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed."<p>"That's my boy," Khaled Sharrouf wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of his 7-year-old son using both hands to hold up a man's …

Photo du Jour: Abstract Architecture

Spanish photographer Aitor Ortiz creates abstract beauty out of already impressive architectural wonders. His history of work documents mammoth …