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7 Tips to Make You A Cooler Photographer

Everyone has seen “that photographer” at one time or another. He’s the guy rocking his camera around his neck, gazing around his surroundings in a …

Landscape Photography

How to Quickly & Easily Set Up a Webcam to Take Perfect Midair Shots Every Time

Getting shots of people in midair can be a source of fun and fascination, but making them requires either a fair investment in remote triggers or a …

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

A Rare Look at an Iridescent Cloud

We’ve been told that every cloud has a silver lining—but did you know some clouds wear a rainbow cap?<p><b>A halo of multicolored mist floats over an ominous storm. At first glance it looks like an angelic mural or even extraterrestrial activity. But this breathtaking photo is neither manipulated nor</b> …

Nature

Tips for Using Contrast in Photography

Good photography depends far more on skill than it does gear. Good cameras don’t guarantee great photographs, and several professional photographers …

Landscape Photography

Colour Contrast: Making the Most of Orange and Blue

One of the principles behind using colour in photography is that of using contrasting colours. To understand the concept we need to look at a colour …

Photography

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Landscape Photography

4 Essential Ingredients for Great Landscape Photographs

When you are out in the field and you’re not sure if your the image you are making is any good, go through this quick mental checklist to see if your …

Digital Photography

How to Capture Authentic Emotion in Portrait Photography

If you shoot portraits on a regular basis, I’m sure you have an informal checklist of sorts that you consult — at least mentally — both before and …

Public Speaking

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 …

10 Photography Assignments to Stimulate Your Creativity

This article provides you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They’re designed to help you …

Landscape Photography

How to Create the Misty Water Effect in Photography

Have you looked at a landscape photographer’s photo and wondered how they got the water coming down from a waterfall to look so misty? Or how they …

Landscape Photography