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The Ultimate Guide to Every Type of Alcoholic Drink Glass

Red solo cups are fine for backyard barbecues and certain country music artists, but when we're hosting a dinner party or feeling fancy, we prefer to …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a …

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know

Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are …

Street Photographs that Show How the Rise of Smartphones Means the Death of Conversation

Reminiscent of the Tumblr Blog <i>We Never Look Up</i>, London street photographer Babycakes Romero‘s series <i>The Death of Conversation</i> focuses on …

What life with autism feels like

Rosie Barnes was lying on the grass, looking up at the sky with her 18-month-old son when a 747 flew overhead. “Tiny plane,” said Stanley, an early and often eloquent speaker. Though Rosie did not know it at the time, the comment – an accurate description of what the little boy could see – …

Everybody Gets an eBook: 46 Photography eBooks You Can Have for Free

To paraphrase the great Oprah Winfrey, “You get a photography eBook, YOU get a photography eBook, EVERYBODY gets photography eBooks!” Except in this …

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

The Focal Length vs Shutter Speed Rule

During a recent webinar I briefly touched on a rule of thumb that I’ve used for years. It connects the focal length of a lens and the shutter speed …

How to Take Professional Food Photos

Photographing food is a lot more difficult than it seems. Not only do we have to work to get the right composition but we have to use light in a very …

5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

Pictures of the Week 4.17.14

6 Insiders’ Secrets to Help You Succeed as a Real Estate Photographer

With the recovering of the residential real estate market in the United States in full swing, it’s a great time to learn what it takes be a …

Tutorial: How to ‘Make Eyes Look Amazing’ In Photoshop

One of our favorite Photoshop tutorial websites, Phlearn, yesterday put out a tutorial that is both incredibly useful and a bit scary. Useful because …

No Studio? No Problem! Part 5: Creating Authentic Portraits in Your Back Yard

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Shutter Speed

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Neutral Density Filters

Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it …

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 …

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

The Rule of Equivalent Exposure (With Quick Quiz)

The camera is a fascinating tool. It’s amazing how a camera can freeze a moment in the present and lets you savour it in the future. While it may …

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

50 Stunning Reflection Photography examples and Tips for beginners

Reflection Photography: Scenaries are the first things that come to your mind when you think of reflection. Nature is probably one of the best …

Brooklyn Photographer Makes $15,000 in a Single Day Selling Prints on Instagram

Still think Instagram isn’t for you? If you’re a professional photographer, you might want to reconsider, because there’s some serious marketing …

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Can You Even Handle This Many Awesome Photography Links

The internet has been a busy place this week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners looking for the …