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5 Tips to Add Flavor to Your Landscape Photography

<i>Landscapes can have a magical impact on people.</i> Depending on the location, a landscape may instill a feeling of serenity or natural turmoil; it might …

These Photography Links Make The Internet a Better Place

What a wonderful week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching all over for the best links to tutorials, …

Amazing Macro Photos and Videos of Insects in Mini-Forest

Boris Godfroid first began shooting on his 16th birthday with a small compact camera. Since then, he has purchased a Nikon D700 and has went on to …

Photographing Adults: the Hardest Group of All

Step one: surround them with kids or puppies or something so they relax and act normal. Okay, fine. That’s not always possible. It’s hard to get your …

Beautiful Firework Photographs Captured Using Clever Camera Techniques

Firework photographs are generally pretty uniform in their appearance: a dark sky, glowing sparks that are either points or lines depending on …

Interview with Wildlife Photographer Mario Moreno

<b>Have you ever had to put yourself in harm’s way to get the perfect shot?</b><p>A few times. I specially recall the one image of a rhino at sunrise. I had to …

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed …

2013 Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 2013 photo contest have finally been announced by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine. This year’s entries featured …

Self-Exploration

Texas-based photographer Kim Carrier has taken over 200 photographs of herself over the past five years. “I like to consider my self-portraits an …

Photographer Demonstrates Use of Light, Motion and Long Exposures in Photo Series 'Trajectory'

The combination of light and motion always makes for some pretty amazing results. Slow shutter speeds capture images of light in motion in the most …

Night and Long Exposure Photography Tips and Techniques

Lightning Photography Tips<p>Lightning is dramatic, extremely fast, a challenge to photograph and potentially dangerous. There are various techniques …

Insider Look at the Work of Famous Street Photographers: New Documentary

A new documentary by ALLDAYEVERYDAY Films will offer an insider glimpse at the work of some of the most prominent street photographers of past and …

Street Photography

Bad Weather = Good Light for Photographers

We’ve all sat, staring out of our window and cursing at the rain poring down or the flat, grey sky that just happened to cloud over on few hours …

How to Use a Neutral Density Filter for Dynamic Landscape Photography

Neutral density filters are used to block some of the light coming into the lens so that we can have longer exposure times than the available light …

Long Exposure Photography and the Square Format

The rise in popularity of digital cameras over the past decade has coincided with the emergence of a new genre of photography – long exposure …

Guardian Camera Club: A Garden's portfolio

A review of A Garden's portfolio. <i><br>'Gordes' is a classic Provencal image, although the top of the sky seems a little too 'burned in'. 'Yannik' has such strong highlights with such deep shadows, but it combines into a lovely portrait, well processed indeed! The composition of 'Museo de Arte…' is</i> …

When Perfect Isn’t Perfect or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blur

Quite a few years ago I took a solo trip down to Key West, FL. It was the first time I had gone on a vacation by myself, and since I was free of the …

Nikon F2D: A Homemade Digital Nikon F2 Replica Crafted Out of Wood

When you hear the words “retro camera,” you probably think of some kind of silver or black camera crafted decades ago out of solid chunks of metal. …