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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 …

How to take Amazing Portraits in the Golden Hour

If you are a part of the photography community in any way, whether as a hobbyist, a newbie photographer or even a professional photographer, you’ve …

Develop an Efficient Photography Workflow

Why is having a consistent workflow so important?<p>At some point, most photographers develop a series of routines for capturing, copying, and …

Tutorials

Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

Using Sun flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images - tips on how to create them and use them to make dynamic images

5 Adorable Pet Photos [and How to Make your Shots even Cuter]

A guest post by by Erin McNulty – Pet Photographer and author of Snapn Paws. Want to get photos of your pet that will make everyone say “aaawwww”? …

How to Use Bulb Mode on a Camera

There is a special setting on all DSLR cameras that allows the photographer to go beyond the longest automatic shutter speed setting of 30 seconds. …

How to Photograph Strangers: The 100 Strangers Project

A Guest submission by Matt John Robinson The First Stranger Taking the portrait of a person whom you’ve just met moments before is one of the most …

Chic DIY Clothes Rack Ideas

Most people have struggled with a lack of closet space at one point in their lives. The hassle of cramming garments and trying to stay organized …

15 Genius Furniture Solutions for Small Spaces

Because compact can be chic.<p>The key to making a small home feel comfortable, and not cluttered, is investing in furniture that fits the size of the space and serves multiple purposes. All these items fit that criteria, with the added benefit of being downright stylish. Happy shopping!

Small Spaces

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Tips for Better Street Photography: Day-to-Day Life

Photographer Kevin Meredith (aka Lomokev) takes his camera everywhere he goes. His name comes from the popular Lomo camera, which is just one out of …

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

Landscape Photography

The Truth About HDR Photography - Is It Really That Bad?

The Common Belief About HDR: “I don't usually like HDR images, but yours are great.”<p>This line has been repeated over and over again to HDR …

Do You Make These 5 Classic Mistakes in Macro Photography?

Delving into macro photography opens up a fascinating, sometimes strange, new world. The ultra-close up views of flowers, plants, insects, and even …

New Intel CEO reiterates: $300 laptops on the way

Intel is going to double down on its Atom processors for mobile products, leading to more low-cost laptops, the company's CEO said during Intel's second-quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday.<p>Intel will make mobile Atom chips an equal partner with its mainstream PC processors and will push …

Laptops

Mysteries of 'obesity gene' revealed, could yield new ways to fight hunger

An obesity gene that affects one in every six people could be partially treated thanks to a new study that's finally determined how it works. Researchers led by Rachel Batterham at University College London were looking into an obesity gene, known as FTO, and found that it caused people with a …

The Interchangeable-Lens Camera Market is Now Bigger Than Point-and-Shoots

It’s official — the point-and-shoot market is dying, while DSLRs and other interchangeable lens systems champion the cause for standalone cameras.<p>A …

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 …

Why we love broccoli: 8 ways to serve up the president's favorite food

While President Obama's admission Tuesday that broccoli is his favorite food sparked some skepticism, I for one, don't find it that hard to believe. Broccoli is the best! The little trees, as I like to think of them, are the total package: crunchy on the bottom with some added texture on the top, …

What Defines a Truly Great Doughnut? http://bit.ly/12ZRYsV

Coffee Shops Continue the War on Laptop Hobos

The front line of the ongoing war between coffee shops and laptop squatters is now in Colorado. According to <i>The Denver Post</i>, coffee purveyors like <b>Wooden Spoon</b> have <b>entirely disabled Wi-Fi and straight up banned laptops</b> and tablets. Co-owner Jason Burgett told the <i>Post</i>, "It got to the point where we …

Timeless Portrait Photography Tips by Wayne Radford

TIMELESS PORTRAITS is a supplement to NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITURE and contains more images of recommended setups and diagrams that will help you create …

Why Bother With Wireless? Tablet Owners Stay Tethered.

In theory, it’s a choice for lots of tablet buyers: Do you get the iPad, or Kindle Fire, or whatever, with a wireless data connection, or without one?<p>…

The 20 Best New Bars of 2013 (Photos)

Drink Up!<p>Check out the 20 hottest new bars around the world—and the tasty concoctions they’re whipping up.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

Tiny Mechanical Insects Made of Watch Parts

Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, aka A Mechanical Mind, creates tiny steampunk insects by carefully soldering together gears, springs, and other watch parts. The mechanical bugs, many of which Gershenson-Gates can balance on just his pinky finger, are miniature, multi-legged creatures …

Scrooser

Part bike, part moped, the Scrooser is more than a frame and fat tires. It uses a battery-powered motor to augment your muscle power, letting you hit …

Dell On Wearable Computers: 'We're Exploring Ideas In That Space'

Dell is the latest in a fairly long line of technology companies to consider developing a wearable computing device, according to The Guardian.<p>Sam Burd, Global Vice-President of Personal Computing for Dell, told the newspaper that the firm is exploring a number of ideas, but stopped short of …

First computer mouse

Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …