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How Long Does It Take To Build Muscle: Realistic Results

Asking how long it takes to build muscle is kind of life asking how long it takes to get from New York to California. Are we talking about driving …

How Fit Are You, Really?

<i>By Joe Vennare for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>You run and weight train. You've done yoga and can almost touch your toes. So that means you're fit, right? Well, maybe. Trouble is, there's no definitive method for determining fitness across the board. As a result, an IRONMAN, CrossFit athlete and bodybuilder …

Why You Should Warm Up Less (Like the Russians Do)

<b>Since my new gym opened a couple of months ago, one trend has surfaced that I just can’t ignore.</b> I’ve been aware of this for quite some time, but it …

Physiotherapy

The workout to pump up your pecs

Darrin Klimek / Getty<p>Darrin Klimek / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>For a lot of serious bodybuilders, it’s simply not enough to lift the …

10 Things You Should Know About the Crop Tool

While the Crop Tool is one of Photoshop's most-basic tools, you might find that there is more to this tool than you might know. In this tutorial, we …

Tutorials

21 Incredibly Simple Photoshop Hacks Everyone Should Know

These tips and tricks should be easy enough for anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop.

How to Challenge Yourself To Be A Better Photographer

We all want things to be easy, stress free, and effortless. So much in fact we often overlook the benefits of a challenge. To continue improving our …

Photography

5 Easy Steps to Choose the Perfect Prime Lens for You

33 Gorgeous and Informative Photography Links

Another wonderful week has passed in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for links to tutorials, special …

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

Ranking The Best Muscle Building Exercises: From Beast To Least

It's time to tune up your training routine. This article will rate exercises for each muscle group from "beast" to "least." Here is the scale:<p><b>Beast</b> - …

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

Top Photography Articles of the Year 2013

As the year ends and a new one begins, we looked back at what articles & topics attracted the most attention. Listed below are some of 2013’s most …

A Three Light Dramatic Portrait

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

All about Gear [Best of dPS 2013]

Everyone loves to talk about it. No one wants to admit it. So let’s geek out for a minute and look at some of the top articles and reviews on cameras …

Light Painting with iDevices for Unique Product Photography

With the millions of product photos floating around television and the Internet, it’s easy for one product photographer’s carefully-crafted work to …

Light Painting

FAA Changes Regulations, Will Let People Use Cameras During Takeoff and Landing

For as long as most of us can remember, the pre-takeoff safety briefing given in airplanes worldwide always included something to the effect of “all …

Matching the Production Style to the Image - High Energy Means High Contrast

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop …

Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Although you may have learned to capture smoke photography, it often doesn’t really come to life until you make a few finishing touches in …

Tutorials

Actions: Efficient Editing or Cheating?

Learning to use Photoshop can be overwhelming to some people. There are so many functions and so many tools that it can seem like you will never …

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

5 Ways To Step Up Your Editing Game

These days, most photographers spend way more time staring at a computer screen than peering through a viewfinder. Despite this, we sure do spend a …

Documentary Photography - Six Tips for Creating a Legacy

We’ve all gone through times in our lives where we’ve lost loved ones. As a portrait photographer I would get calls all the time for “Urgent” family …

How to Get Creative with Aperture and Colour

You are probably already familiar with the effect of aperture on your images. If not, here’s a quick recap: for any given focal length and …

Aperture

Camera Lenses: Narrowing Down the Choices

First of all, what is focal length? According to the textbook definition, “focal length is measured in millimeters (mm), and it represents the …

The Wedding Photographer's Pre-Event Checklist

Photo by MKD Photography<p>Photographer Michael Duval has been photographing weddings with his wife ever since the two got married in 2005. Now, with …