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Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography by Ed Verosky

The title of Ed Verosky’s latest ebook, <i>Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography</i>, says it all. Each digitally rendered page contains valuable, …

This Many Great Photography Links May Cause Uncontrollable Happiness

As another week rolls by us here, Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy looking in all corners of the internet for links to the best tutorials, …

Documenting America's Environments: Then And Now

In 1971, when the Environmental Protection Agency was in its early days, someone at the agency got the idea to send nearly 100 freelance photographers around America to document the country. These weren't postcard shots, but pictures of street corners, freight yards, parking lots, alleyways — …

Canon 200-400mm super telephoto lens in Australia

<b>The Canon EF 200-400mm high-end telephoto lens with built-in extender finally arrives in Australia.</b><p>Photographers have waited a long time for this …

Dan Estabrook: Our Song, in Twenty-Six Parts

<i>The Clown</i><p>How best do we tell our stories? Our recollections may be based on events, milestones, or childhood photographs, but in reality, our …

Unposed Posing: Tried and True Tips for Photographing Families in Natural and Fun Ways

Pose – verb: to present oneself insincerely – noun: a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display I’m not a fan of posed portraits. I’m not even a fan …

Seeing The Psychotropic, Photographing The Phantasmagoric

I'm sitting in my neighborhood bakery, the Upper Crust in Austin, Texas, trying to read my newspaper and enjoy an oatmeal muffin, but I can't stop staring at the photographs on the wall. A native man, his face painted weirdly, holds a great scowling iguana on his head; a boy lies on palm fronds …

A Brief History of Canon

In a recent article we took a look at the history of Nikon cameras, from their early beginnings to the international brand it is today. Perhaps, …

In-Depth QA: Martin Prihoda Photographs Priyanka Chopra for GQ India

Long-time readers will remember photographer Martin Prihoda, who was originally based in Vancouver before packing up and relocating to Mumbai. Or as …

Send Dear Old Dad a Photo Puzzle in the Mail This Father's Day

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Your dad is one cool, Rolling-Stones-loving, facial-hair-rocking dude.<p>He deserves to get something equally as rad …

100 Words: The Life Of A Sibling With Disability

Being the sibling of a person with disability is a crucial experience. It is hard to explain the importance and intensity of this special bond made of codes, silence, looks, old games and new ways of living as grown-ups.<p>Monia is my sister; she has been disabled since birth. Photographing her is a …

Back to Basics: Surf Photography Tips for Thrill Seekers

Photo by Aaron Schmidt<p>Shooting surfing photography is a thrill. It starts with searching for the perfect spot, often found in some remote location …

Goat Farmers vs. the USDA

Photographer and first-time filmmaker Christopher LaMarca and filmmaker Katrina Taylor spent the past two years filming an experiential film called …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 Poses to Get 21 Photos

The Yukon's Northern Lights - Behind the Scenes

A guest post by Phil Hart – author of the Shooting Stars eBook (use code DPSTARS for a 25% discount). My three favourite things in the world are …

Carolyn Hampton: Childhood Dreams and Memories

<i>This is My Day</i><p>The title of the piece shown above,<i>This is My Day</i>, aptly describes Los Angeles photographer and long time friend, Carolyn Hampton‘s, …

How to Effectively Deal with Your Photography Critics

<i>“What the public criticizes in you, cultivate it. It is you.”</i> — Jean Cocteau<p>When you work in any creative or artistic capacity — whether you earn a …

Video Interview: How Ad Agencies Select & Hire Photographers

What are some overlooked mistakes photographers make when promoting themselves to ad agencies? How can you demonstrate that you’re a good fit for an …

Google Glass gets updated camera features

<b>Those lucky enough to have their hands on Google Glass will be able to make better use of the device's camera, thanks to a new update.</b><p>Glass receives …

Using Darkness – Creative Portraits by Matt Schutter

Matt Schutter is a creative portrait, wedding and fashion photographer from Southern California. He focuses especially on how to use lighting (and …

Wooden House Tour

Wood Architecture Now! Vol.2 is a new hardcover book by Philip Jodidio (Taschen) available mid-June. As soon as humans bravely moved out of their …

Black and White Conversions: An Introduction to Luminosity

A Guest Post by Nick Rains. Warning – the following is quite advanced (even geeky) and I must assume the reader has a working knowledge of channels, …

Imaginative Self-Portraits by Zev Hoover

Zev Hoover is a 14-year-old photographer from Natick, Massachusetts, whose self-portraits can bring you into another world. Depending on the photo, …

Canadian Travelogue – Newfoundland – Spillars Cove

Spillars Cove lies at the tip of Cape Bonavista, with Bonavista Bay behind you and Trinity Bay ahead as you face east awaiting sunrise. For most of …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Man vs. Fish

Sometimes photographers just get lucky. They’re in the right place at the right time to capture a once-in-a-lifetime image. This is one of those …

Do You Have a Photography Checklist? You Should. Here is a Quick Start

Modern DSLRs have so many features that it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the settings. One of my biggest concerns is that a shot will …

How to Get Great Prints from your Digital Darkroom

One of the great joys of digital photography is the ability to quickly and simply produce large, stunning prints from the comfort of your own home, …

Photolucida: Lorenzo Triburgo: Transportraits

Today begins several weeks dedicated to work seen at Photolucida…… <i><br>Valley Waterfall, Erin</i><p>At Photolucida, I was immediately drawn to the photographs of …

Icebergs: Photographing the Ice Giants

Icebergs hold and intense fascination for many of us. These behemoths of the sea are both strikingly beautiful yet as the the Titanic disaster one …

Photolucida: Christa Blackwood: Naked Lady: A Dot Red

Today’s post is part of several weeks dedicated to work seen at Photolucida…<p><i>Santa Elena, 17″x24″, photogravure</i><p>As female photographers, we are exposed …