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New in My Modern Shop: Elizabeth Gadd's Enchanting Photography

It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've now added ten new prints to My Modern Shop by 21-year-old photographer Elizabeth Gadd. The brilliant young photographer shoots people interacting with nature. The last time we featured her work she was taking all of us on a journey through the …

Photography

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional …

An Intro to Line, Shape, and Form in Photography

There are many elements of composition that form the building blocks of photography: lines, shape, form, texture, pattern, and the rule of thirds, …

Landscape Photography

Common Portrait Lighting Mistakes

Here is a quick list of several common portrait lighting mistakes that beginners, and even pros, often make. Why are they mistakes? Because the goal …

The Post

The Photography of Carlos Perez Naval: the 9-Year-Old Wildlife Photographer of the Year

With the photograph above, titled “Stinger in the Sun,” 9-year-old Carlos Perez Naval from Spain recently claimed the title of Young Wildlife …

A Year in the Life of Pro Photographer Forest Woodward | Outside Online

Photo: Forest Woodward<p>Forest Woodward has an enviable travel schedule. In the last year, the climber, surfer, and pro photographer has visited half a dozen countries, including Spain and Peru, and about 20 states in the U.S. Here are a few of the best shots he's taken over the past year. Don't be …

Adventure Travel

This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It's (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to …

Three Retirement Goals People Never Achieve

New and soon-to-be retirees often set lofty retirement goals based on newfound time and opportunities once they are no longer working. However, some of their most common goals and dreams are never even attempted, let alone achieved.<p>Goals remain elusive because people often attach misguided thoughts …

How to Properly Hang Photos On Any Type of Wall

While not all of our photographs end up being printed and framed, it helps to possess the knowledge of what it takes to properly hang them when they …

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These 6 Essential Composition Skills Can Turn You Into a Really Good Photographer

Composition isn't just about knowing where to place elements in a frame. It isn't just about finding lines that lead to your subjects, or identifying …

Landscape Photography

Couple Imagines Everything that Could Go Wrong while Babysitting in Fun Photoshop Series

When Swiss designer couple Erica and Hannes were asked by their friends to babysit 6-month-old Alex for a full day and night, they were given an …

One Light Tutorial: How Small Adjustments to Light Position Drastically Affects Your Portraits

Whether it’s by necessity or personal decision, sometimes we’re left shooting an image with only a single-light setup. But just because you only have …

Nikon D750 Review: Nikon… You’ve Created a Monster

<i>This Nikon D750 Review by Ross Harvey was originally published on his blog, and is being reprinted in full with permission.</i><p><b>What this review isn’t</b>: …

Some Of The Worst Photography Advice We’ve Ever Heard

It’s a given, when you start photography you’ll be bombarded by people in the ‘know’ about how to photograph, what to photograph and when to …

Point of View

Project info<p>These photographs were taken on the street.<br>In this series, I regard an impending spectacle as an aggregate of a figure.<br>And I wait for the moment each figure harmonizes beautifully.

Danny Santos Photography - Portraits of Strangers

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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 …

Body Language

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest Entries

To observe and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was enacted half a century ago on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian’s …

How to Photograph People When You Travel

People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, …

Pixar Movie Supercut Explores the Use of Color

31 Fascinating Photography Links for Quick Inspiration

As another exciting week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been seeking to find the best photography and articles to share here with …

Understanding Depth Of Field: A Simple Visual Animation

One of the most common things I get asked at my photography classes is, "What is depth of field?" or often a variation of: "I think I get depth of …

“Why I Want to Switch to Nikon, But Can’t”: Tony Northrup Throws Gas on the Canikon Debate

Photographer and educator Tony Northrop is stirring the pot again, offering a bit of education on a hotly debated topic. Don’t worry though, this …

Getting Better at Photography

Not a lot, just a little bit.<p>Last week, my friend Paulo reached out about some tips on getting better at photography. He broke his issues down into …

How to Photograph Pets: 16 Tips to Capture the Perfect Shot

Photographing pets is a bit more challenging than photographing people. It is due to their unpredictable nature, and due to the fact that they don’t …

Pets