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Lightroom Black and White Conversions for Dummies

Black and White conversions programs are a dime a dozen. You have the ability to do black and white conversions in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and …

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 …

Landscape Photography

Understanding the Exposure Triangle in Photography

<i>Jo Plumridge is a British writer and photographer who specializes in design, travel and comedy pieces. As a photographer, she focuses on portraiture. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Even with the advent of digital technology, the …

Landscape Photography

Grace and Truth

Project info<p>What began as an accident in the darkroom, became a journey of metaphorical and physical transformation. An investigation into the complexities of change and the alteration from one state to another.<br>Since early childhood my fascination has always been with what exists beneath the …

Polaroid Photography

How to Make the Best of a Single Speedlight With No Light Modifier

Model: Bec Fordyce<p>When you’re first getting started in lighting, you’ll probably have the very basics, which could be a single speedlight or single …

Photography

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 …

Portrait Photography

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

7 landscape photography cheat sheets that will save your images

Landscape photography is all about taking the viewer on a journey through nature and the beautiful or turbulent moments it can create. A good …

Artist Digitally Combines Animals Into Bizarre Hybrids

<i>Birboon</i><p>Artist Sarah DeRemer uses skillful photo manipulation to digitally combine animals into bizarre, often humorous hybrids. Among her more …

Video: Four Steps That Will Help You Approach and Take Portraits of Complete Strangers

Taking photographs of strangers can be a daunting task, especially for us more reserved photographers; however, it can also produce some of the most …

Five Ways to Get a Real Smile From Your Portrait Subject

One of the challenges photographers face is posing. It’s a conundrum because it requires a kind of authority most of us aren’t used to having: The …

19 Before And After Photos Of Butterfly And Moth Transformations

The animal kingdom is full of beautiful and mysterious processes, but there are few that are more captivating and wonderful than the metamorphoses …

Etymology

A Quick Guide to Light Metering for Photographers

With modern DSLR’s, we often take exposure metering for granted, knowing that our camera will nail the exposure 99% of the time. Many DSLR’s have …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

6 Essential Lessons in Landscape Photography

Landscape photographers are perhaps amongst the superstars of the photographic world. Their images draw you in, detail the beauty of the natural …

Landscape Photography

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

How to set up a VPN to speed up Netflix and bypass regional restrictions

Virtual private networks (VPNs) give computer users a wide range of capabilities and benefits. For starters, VPNs allow you to securely connect to …

Wi-Fi