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Macro Photography on a Budget

Close-up and macro photography continue to be popular with shooters of all levels. Practical applications include product detail shots, food …

Photography

Photography Studio Lighting Setup Tips

Hair lights, back lights, and barn doors, oh my! Studio lighting can be overwhelming when you first start getting into it. Some photographers out …

Landscape Photography

9 Tips for Photographing Kids

We all know that working with kids is as tough as it gets. They’re energetic, fast, and often don’t pay much attention to what is going on around …

Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re …

Video Tutorials

Watermarking Your Photography: A Crash Course

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Why You Need A Tablet & How It’ll Transform Your Lightroom Workflow

I can’t function in clutter. I loathe clutter. I’m not necessarily OCD about it, but I learned a long time ago that it makes more sense for me to …

Adobe Just Released a Simple and Free Aperture to Lightroom Migration Plugin

If you’ve been looking to migrate your Aperture library over to Lightroom ever since the official announcement of Aperture’s demise, you’ve had to be …

Dodging and Burning to Create More Effective Black and White Images

With the huge assortment of software and plugins you have at your disposal these days, the photo processing technique of burning and dodging is …

Tutorials

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

Tutorials

Starbursts - How to create and control them in your photos

Starbursts can be a nice feature in your photos – especially in landscapes and night shots. But somehow, they seem to show up only infrequently and …

Photography

30 Unmissable Photography Links of the Week

Another wonderful week in the world of photography has been and gone, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the …

Top 10 Photo Sharing Websites 2018 - Reviews, Costs & Features

Taken some pretty nifty photos? Wondering how best to store or share them? It’d be a shame just to let them sit on your SD card and not share them …

Pentax 645z Medium Format Digital Camera Review

We just spent a week shooting the new Pentax 645z, the new, somewhat-affordable medium format system. We wanted to take a real world approach to how …

Cameras

10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the …

Photography

Advice for Aspiring Full-Time Photographers

Recently I gave a short 2-hour presentation on street photography at one of the photography clubs at UC Berkeley. It was great being surrounded by …

Changing The Look Of a Portrait With One Light In Different Positions | Joel Grimes

When it comes to lighting a portrait, the techniques you can apply seem limitless. Personally, I’m a minimalist and like using one light whenever I …

Five Ways to Improve Your Eye for Composition

An eye for composition is one of the things that elevates the work of the best photographers above the rest. One of the best ways to learn about …

How to Create Creamy Black & White Images in Lightroom

Don’t let your black and white images fall flat. Bring out the true beauty of your photographs by adding vibrancy and creamy tones. Zach & Jody show …

Tutorials