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A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

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Tips for Using Shadows in Photography

Photographers tend to pay a lot of attention to light. In fact, we often think of light as one of the most important aspects of photography. On the …

Landscape Photography

Histograms: Your Guide To Proper Exposure

Too many newbie photographers, getting the proper exposure in camera is the biggest challenge they face. While letting the camera do the work for …

Leaf Shutter + ND + Flash: A Fuji X100s Daylight Primer

Right about now I feel like Alice in Wonderland, holding the "drink me" cup. Having a leaf shutter, a built-in 3-stop neutral density filter and a …

How to Photograph Reflections for Awesome Results

They can be beautiful, surreal, abstract or a combination of all three, reflections are a powerful way convey emotion or provoke thought in your …

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.

These Awesome Photography Links Will Make You Waste Some Serious Time

We've seen an incredible week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching online for the best material …

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye of a viewer to the most important part of the image or the area that you want to highlight. …

The cellphone is 40 years old today

On April 3rd, 1973, Motorola engineer Marty Cooper placed the first public call from a cellphone. In midtown Manhattan, Cooper called Joel Engel — head of rival research department Bell Labs — saying "Joel, this is Marty. I'm calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone." The …

Elephant Bird Egg Auction Inspires a Hunt

Another kind of egg hunt: looking for National Geographic's elephant bird egg<p><b>Easter egg hunts may have come and gone, but bidding will open soon on one of the world's largest eggs: On April 24, Christie's auction house will give buyers a crack atnabbing an elephant bird egg that's a foot (30.5</b> …

How to Determine Exposure with the Histogram

How many times have you been duped by your camera’s LCD, only to find out that you’ve got it all wrong upon viewing your photos on your computer …

Photography

5 Tips for Improving Your Portrait Photography

Here are some techniques that you may not be aware of if you’re new to portrait photography. It takes practice, but being aware of these ideas can …

19 Great Pictures of Chickens

With their multitude of colors and sizes, chickens are an animal that always gets some sort of admiration. In 2003, there were more than 24 billion …

The Rule of Thirds and How to Break It – A Comprehensive Guide

Possibly the most well known and most talked about photographic composition guideline is the ‘Rule of Thirds.’ However it doesn’t stop with …

First Impressions: Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm’s X10 got a lot of flack because of a blooming sensor issue that quite honestly was no major big deal except to lonely forum-goers that …

In-Depth: The New Fujifilm X100s

<i>UPDATE: I recorded a ~40-min webcam walk-thru of the camera's best features and how to use them at the bottom of the post.</i><p>Short Version: It's a …

18 Pictures of Holi, Festival of Colours

The Hindu festival of Holi has many names, depending on where you live: Phagwah, Doḷajātra, Dol Jatra, Basantotsav, and the Festival of Colours. …

Using the Fujifilm X100s for Street Photography

We’ve been working on the Fujifilm X100s review for almost a month now, and we have to say that the camera is really quite the awesome piece of …

First Impressions: Fujifilm X100s

The Fujifilm X100s might have been the most exciting announcement at CES 2013; and perhaps every photographer out there may agree and thank Fujifilm …

10 Tips for Improving Your Flower Photos

Spring is here! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who have been hunkered down for winter, enduring the rain and the snow, the time has …

Five Reasons Why Smaller Cameras are Better for Street Photography

There is often a debate back and forth about which cameras are best for Street Photography, and Eric Kim does a very good job of trying to discern …

Sony Cyber-Shot RX1 Review

When reviewing this camera’s direct predecessor, the RX100, I remarked that Sony’s claim it was “The best pocket camera ever made” was a bit steep. …

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Image Archive

Now that spring is officially upon us, you’re likely to be inundated with tips on how to spring clean this, and spring clean that. Put that massive …

Converting Images to Black and White Properly

by: David Wahlman of Wahlman Photography Recently I was asked about the process of converting images to black & white; namely when to know the image …

Photographer Turns Dapper 83-Year-Old Into a One-Man Fashion Photo Blog

Zoe Spawton earns a living working as a waitress in Berlin. While setting up the restaurant’s sidewalk furniture at 9am, the 29-year-old Australian …

Interactive Painting