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How and Why to Use High-Speed Sync

How do you use high-speed sync? When would you use it? How do you set it up? These questions will all be answered by the end of this 5.5-minute video …

Shutter Speed

4 Practical Benefits Of A Wide Angle Lens That You Should Know

When you first start out in photography, it is hard to get a feel for the benefits of a wide angle lens. There was a time when you bought a new …

Improve Your Landscape Photography Technique With These 15 Tutorials

Honing your landscape photography technique can be a life-long endeavour. It is, in fact, one of the most amazing but demanding genres. It requires …

These 10 Tips For Using Light Will Supercharge Your Photos

We all know that using light is one of the most important factors in photography. At the same time, it can be one of the most challenging aspects of …

7 Useful Links for Understanding Lenses

It doesn't matter if you are a Canon, Nikon, Sony or Fujifilm user (or any other), there is one single thing we all camera users have in common, and …

6 Tips for Finding Focus and Getting Sharp Images

Getting sharp images is a common problem among beginning photographers. So, in this article I will give you some tips to hopefully answer some, if …

Canon Cameras

Plumber’s Tape is a Cheap Way to White Balance Photos

Want a cheap and easy way to white balance photos without having to buy a color checker or special cards? Here’s a neat hack: you can actually use …

Heavy-Duty Viking Bench

A brawny companion to our Viking table.<p>This heavy-duty Viking bench looks right at home with the massive built-to-last Viking long table. And rightly …

Woodworking

9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: …

Apps

3 Keys To Successful Minimalist Photography

The first time I learned about Minimalism was even before discovering photography. I did it through DeviantArt (oh boy, those were the good old days …

Are Middle Children A Thing Of The Past?

You may not have noticed, but there’s a disappearing act going on within American families—middle children are becoming an endangered species.<p>Back in …

This custom camper van can sleep a family of 6

#VanLife goals made into reality<p>The popularity of Class B camper vans has resulted in a plethora of innovative designs; we’ve seen luxury vans, affordable conversions, and everything in between. But one ubiquitous problem becomes clear when you take even a cursory glance at the camper world: Where …

3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

Don't assume that waiting is better. There are lots of good reasons to aim for as early as you can.<p>Many people grapple with the decision of when to …

Photographers Show Budget-Friendly Studio Lighting Setups

Detroit-based fashion and lifestyle photographer Jessica Kobeissi typically shoots exclusively with natural light, but in her latest video she …

Wedding Photography Posing Guide

Whether you're a brand new wedding photographer that needs some guidance on wedding poses or you've been at it awhile and just need a little …

Who Killed the GE Model?

Who killed GE?<p>Of course, GE is not dead, and it may well revive and flourish as a company. After all, IBM came back from the dead in the 1990s. But the <i>GE model</i> is dead — and there’s a long list of possible suspects.<p>The GE conglomerate combined a wide range of industrial businesses under one roof. …

Most B2B Marketers Are Making This Same Big Mistake, And It Is Hurting Sales

At the recent Gartner Digital Marketing Conference, Brent Adamson, principal executive advisor at Gartner, shared highlights of research on how businesses make purchase decisions that exposes flaws in how B2B marketing and sales teams currently operate with each other. According to the study, B2B …

Marketing

Why More People Should Probably Use Pre-Tax Retirement Accounts Instead of Roths

It's not about your income, it's about your tax rate.<p>Anyone saving for retirement has probably had to decide between saving in a Roth account versus …

The Psychology of Pricing Your Photos

“I’ll charge you four hundred for this…” is what a friend told me on New Year’s day when I came over his apartment to hang out and when he started …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Six Advanced Compositional Techniques That Will Take Your Photography To The Next Level

Composition is the backbone of a great photo. We often call them compositional rules but in reality, they are more like guidelines.<p>We can choose to …

Framing

5 Free E-Books to Help You Get Better at Lighting in Photography

Have you ever been faced with a challenging lighting situation when photographing and you wished you had a better understanding of light to get the …

Food Photography

3 Free E-Books on Still Life Photography That Will Help You Master the Craft

Still life photography might seem pretty straightforward as it deals with shooting inanimate subjects but it requires a lot of thoughtful effort to …

6 Reasons Why Your Images are Out of Focus

Nothing is more frustrating than capturing a beautiful moment with a camera, only to find out later that something went wrong and the most important …

This Map Shows How Long $1 Million in Retirement Savings Will Last In Every State

The differences are startling.<p>Location, location, location. It’s the battle hymn for buying real estate and – it turns out – a huge factor for …

Retirement

Still-life photography tips

<b>Still-life photography leaves nothing to chance. Tim Clinch explains how to maximise the potential of this classical and underused genre of</b> …

Sit Down and Get Comfortable for the Coolest Photography Links of the Week

As another great week rolls by us here in the world of photography, we find Toad Hollow Photography busy at it again looking for interesting links to …

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

Here’s a Cheap DIY Tabletop “Photo Studio” That’s Great for Macro and Product Photography

For those of us who don’t have our own photo studios, tabletop photography often involves waiting for a bright overcast day and shooting outdoors …