Lori Thomas

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8 Easy Ways to Become a Better Photographer

The mindful photographer should be concerned not only with acquiring skills but, more importantly, mastering those skills. Skill mastery is better …

How to Watermark Your Images Using Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Watermarks, love them or hate them, are a way of protecting your images. Although, just because you have one on your image doesn’t mean it won’t be …

Tutorials

Top 5 Easiest Shortcuts for Better Photos

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Digital Photography

15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits

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Photography

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Tutorials

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

Best photo editing software in 2017

Once upon a time, if you asked anyone which was the best photo editing software, they'd always say Photoshop. OK, so Photoshop is still the most …

Tutorials

15 Tips for Starting and Maintaining a Successful Photography Business

The professional photography industry can be a scary place for the new photographer trying to earn a living doing what he or she loves by …

Small Business

How To Survive The Agonizing Process Of Building A Portfolio

Hi there DIYP readers. I’ve been given the aaaawesome honor of writing on a regular basis for the site, so I figured I’d start out with saying Hi! …

Web Design

How I Use Collections in Lightroom

One of my absolute favorite features inside of Lightroom is the Collections panel. Collections allow the user to “collect” photos from different …

14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography

If you are a serious photographer, you are reflecting each and every shot. You are planning it. You are studying the subject from every possible …

Landscape Photography

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 Successfully Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It's that time of year again where days are shorter and colder, snow starts falling, and it begins to look a lot like Christmas. With the holidays …

Landscape Photography

The Best-Selling Prints and Products of 2013, and Trends for 2014

With only a few weeks remaining in 2013, it’s time to start preparing for 2014. To help your photography business get a jump start on the new year, I …

Trends

Five Minutes to Realistic HDR using Lightroom and a 32-Bit Plugin

Five Minutes to Realistic HDR using Lightroom and a 32-Bit Plugin - step by step on how to do HDR in under 5 minutes and spend less than $150

Tutorials

Fix Teeth in Photoshop and Lightroom

Howard Pinsky, an Adobe Community Professional, is an online educator providing content for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. His work can be seen on …

Tutorials

How to Take Beautiful Bokeh Christmas Images [With 39 Stunning Examples]

Pin It It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… and in our forums I’ve noticed more and more great Christmas images being shared – some of which …

Digital Art

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Digital Photography

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

Photography

How to Capture a Silhouette

Photography is not so much about taking pictures as it is about creating art from within the known universe. Unlike traditional forms of expression …

What Camera Should I Buy? – Updated November 2013

<i>PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This post is an updated compilation of several shorter posts I wrote in the past trying to answer the question, “What camera should</i> …

Cameras

Five photography business mistakes to avoid

Photography

Stand-out third party lenses

When you buy into a new camera system, it can be tempting to only consider lenses of the same make as your camera. But other lens manufacturers also …

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

Workflow

Grab a Coffee & Settle In – 33 Great Photography Links

The world of photography has been buzzing all week with great photographers and artists posting their work for the world to enjoy. Toad Hollow …

My 8 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses

In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine. My photography students are always asking which lens is right for …

Landscape Photography

Hot Air Balloon Festival Timelapse Photography

In the pre-dawn darkness, dozens of vividly colored globes start to flicker and float up into the sky. They’re hot air balloons, and more than 700 of …

Time-lapse Photography

The Nutritional Facts of a Successful Photography Business

As a certified personal trainer and nutritionist for many years, I spent a lot of time teaching the importance of reading the Nutritional Facts on …

Long Exposure Time-lapse Essentials

In order to capture a moving street shot, I turned to long exposure. To really see the lights and energy of the scene, I wanted to elongate the …

Time-lapse Photography