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5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

Light Stalking

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”<br>― Karl Lagerfeld

The Sony A7 and A7r Camera Review by Steve Huff – Steve Huff Photo

<b>The Sony A7 and A7r Camera Review by Steve Huff</b><p><b>Yes, Sony did it!</b><p>Well here we are near the end of 2013 and finally…in my hand is the Sony A7 and A7r …

Light Stalking

The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset. -Catherine Opie

Light Stalking

I've always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception. -James Balog

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

Landscape Photography

Light Stalking

Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness. -W. Eugene Smith

How to Create a Starburst Effect in Photographs

When shooting into the sun or other light sources, you may notice that some of your images have a unique quality to the light – this is known as a …

Landscape Photography

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners …

National Parks

How Using Just One Light Will Make You a Better Photographer

Many times, one light is enough.<p>The master of the “one light,” Zack Arias once racked up a huge debt from being a gear head. From this experience, he …

Why Photographs of Watches and Clocks Show the Time 10:10

Have you ever noticed that the watches and clocks found in product photographs and advertisements usually show the time 10:10? If you haven’t, pay …

How to Photograph a Gold Watch

It sounds like such a basic task: photograph a gold watch. But if it sounds simple to you, then you’ve never done it the way Phillip McCordall does. …

What Does it Take to be a National Geographic Photographer?

Many photographers dream of photographing for National Geographic. So much in fact, the magazine has become iconic in the eyes of amateur and …

Magazine Photography Session, See Indoor & Outdoor Setups

Commercial photographer Michael Grecco shares with us a behind-the-scenes look at a series of photoshoots done for a 6-page ad on Men’s Health …

6 Photography Rules You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Breaking

Whenever we first set out to learn something we usually are forced to learn the rules of that particular activity before we’re allowed to fully …

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Natural Light Techniques to Make Amazing Travel Portraits

Being on the road often limits the amount of gear we want to take with us as photographers. By learning and getting more comfortable with natural …

Landscape Photography

This Incredible Collection of Photography Links Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Nothing seems to make the Toad happier than being able to hop around the internet looking for great links to share with everyone. This week's list of …

Landscape Photography

21 Interesting Black and White Seascape Photos

Black and white photography can be very interesting with the right subjects; like these seascape photos.<p>"Sacrifice" by Luke Peterson<p>Marooned in Mono …

Amazing Photo Editing w/ PhotoDirector 4 Ultra | MacTrast Deals

PC Magazine Editor's Rating: HIGHLY RATED (4 Stars)!<p>"I continue to be impressed with this newcomer among photo workflow apps...It [PhotoDirector 4] …

Tutorials

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Back to the Future

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …

Landscape Photography

Famous Quotes are Paired with Clever Illustrations

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based illustrator Tang Yau Hoong has just released a brand new series where he pairs one of his older illustrations with a famous quote. A few years ago, we discovered Hoong and we quickly became fans after we saw his ability to cleverly incorporate negative space into many …

Graphic Design