Daniel Mecca

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What a First Time Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

The news that you are photographing your first wedding often leads to emotions ranging from excitement to apprehension, and in some cases, fear. …

Weddings

20 Haunting Photos from Moritz Aust

17-year-old Moritz Aust lives in Schweinfurt, Germany. His inspiration comes from all kinds of things, including nature, people, objects, feelings …

Photography

Daniel Beltrá's best photograph: an Antarctic iceberg from above

In 2007, I travelled to Antarctica with Greenpeace to protest against Japanese whaling. But, thanks to a fire on one of the whaling ships, the …

HDR Photography – The Facts

The rise of beginner digital SLR cameras has generated a great new following in photography. Amateur photographers find they now have more control …

Landscape Photography

The Snowball Effect: Transitioning from a Hobbyist to a Full Time Photographer

I started getting into photography when I was in my mid-to-late teens. I bought a 35mm Minolta XG7 at a local yard sale during my freshman year, and …

Pictures Over Experience?

We recently published an article about She & Him enacting an anti-photo policy at a gig. Signs were posted saying “At the request of Matt [Ward] and …

Documenting Grief as a Photojournalist: Why We Do What We Do

Nineteen young men. Fathers, brothers, and sons. Friends and fiancés, teammates and drinking buddies. These are the men who were lost on June 30, …

So You’re Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 1 of 3 [Preparation]

About 5 seconds after I purchased my first professional camera, long before I hung a shingle or had any idea of what I was doing, the requests to …

Weddings

Can Stretching Make You Smarter?

Your yoga practice may be doing more for your body than combatting work stress and giving your muscles a good stretch between strength workouts. New …

Yoga

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

Landscape Photography

Moonrise and Moonset Calculator

More Information<p>Further Reading<p>Related Links<p>Moon Phase Calendar – Calculate moon phases for any year<br>• Sunrise Calculator – Find times for sunrise, …

Astronomy

How to Photograph Boxers and Prize Fighters

It’s often hard to tell how much work goes into creating a single image, especially in portraiture. A photographer may tell you what equipment was …

Photography

Experimenting with Light Painting Photography Devices on the Streets of Paris

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong has broken out his trademark pyrotechnics once again, but this time he’s combined flame and electric energy for some …

Photography

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

Digital Photography

30 Easy Ways to Burn Fat in 30 Minutes (Without the Gym!)

Don’t have time to hit the gym today? No worries. Believe it or not, there’s a solution to missing a workout: get moving. You burn tons of calories …

Fitness

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

89 Photographs and Stories That You Will Love

Another terrific week in the world of photography has just passed us by and Toad Hollow Photography has been active all week looking for the very …

Landscape Photography

Irina Werning on How Her Viral ‘Back to the Future’ Project Came to Be

A couple of years ago, Irina Werning burst into the public eye when her series <i>Back to the Future</i> went viral. What started as a project were she would …

Miniature World Photo-Manipulations by 14-Year-Old Photographer “Fiddle Oak”

How old were you when you first started working with Photoshop? 14-year-old Natick, Massachusetts-based photographer and retoucher Zev has been at it …

Photographer Pops the Question Using the Viewfinder of His SLR Camera

When New York City-based photographer Jerrit Pruyn recently asked his girlfriend of 2 years to marry him, he did so in quite a photo-tastic way. …

Travel Photography Tips and Techniques

With travel photography you want to convey not only the scenes you have seen but also the feelings and emotions associated with the locations. The …

Photography

How To Shoot a Live Band Without a Flash

Shooting gigs, in my opinion, is the second hardest form of photography, the first being landscapes. As a photographer, in a mosh pit of excited …

Shutter Speed

A Stack of Photography Links That Just Plain Rock

Join us once again as we enjoy this list of links from Toad Hollow Photography that shares the best tutorials, reviews, special features, …

Landscape Photography

How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography

Portraiture can be one of the most satisfying forms of photography for an enthusiastic amateur. The tips below can be of use whether you are using a …

How to Prepare for a Wedding Shoot

If you’re looking to get into wedding photography or have just started out in the industry, you’re probably aware of how hectic a wedding photo shoot …

Weddings

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Does the Paleo Diet work? Some men will answer that quesiton with a “Hell, yes!” Others? They’re more skeptical.<p>But whether you’ve gone full Paleo, …

Nutrition

How to Create Dramatic Photography in an Unusual Location

Creating dramatic photography in an unusual location is a good exercise for photographers who are hoping to build their skills. In most cases, the …

Landscape Photography

Satellite Shoots Beautiful 6,000-Mile-Long Panoramic Photo from Orbit

There’s a slew of super-large panorama pictures available on the web, but when was the last time you heard about a picture that spans well over half …

6 Winning Ways to Work Wide

Today Joe Decker shares some tips on wide angle photography. One of the first lens purchases aspiring landscape photographers typically made is a …

Photography