Matthew Pock

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7 Keys to Epic Travel Photography

In the 20-plus years since I discovered the joy of photography, I’ve been fortunate to travel all over the world, capturing everything from Italian …

Single Image Star Trails – a Powerful Technique to Create Star Trails in Minutes Using Phototoshop

If you are reading this, you must be among those who have a special place in their hearts for stars, galaxies and the wonders of the universe. With …

3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people …

10 Cool Photography Freebies That Include E-Books, Courses and Presets

A popular saying goes, “There ain't no such a thing as a free lunch.” Well, we took it as a sort of challenge and brought you some photography …

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

The Story of Photographing my First Wedding (and Likely my Last)

Photography

Can You Even Handle This Many Awesome Photography Links

The internet has been a busy place this week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners looking for the …

How a 365 Project Changed My Life

Just over a year ago, photography was my most precious hobby. I really enjoyed it and took photos fairly often, but I felt that if I wanted to take …

How To Add Tattoos To Your Models In Photoshop Like a Pro

Sometimes tattoos can add a lot to the character and the general feeling of your images. The problem is most models you'll work with wont have any …

Tutorials

9 [More] Adventure Sports Photographers You Need to Check Out

In my last post, I said that Adventure Photography doesn’t get much attention; however, based on all of your feedback and reactions it seems I may …

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with …

The Decline Of Facebook Explained

Last week Jaron Schneider posted an inside look at the decline in Facebook engagement. For those of us with Photography pages to promote, this means …

Creating Lit Portraits During The Day

Creating lit portraits during the day isn't easy because of limitations on aperture, sync speed and flash power. However, it's an interesting look …

Shutter Speed

What To Do When Your Memory Cards Fail

Most of us have run into a situation where we find ourselves scrambling to recover files from a flash memory card, or a hard drive. I’ve found myself …

Lions, Eagles and Snow: The Hardest, Most Fun NFL Game I’ve Ever Shot

On Sunday I covered what was easily the hardest football game I’ve ever been asked to shoot. In turn it was the most fun I’ve ever had on an …

Hands-on Photo Tip: Non-destructive Editing in Photoshop

In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you the basics of non-destructive editing. If you want to be flexible in your photo editing workflow, and if …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Color Lookup and Photo Filter

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at two Adjustment Layers: the Color Lookup, and the Photo Filter Adjustments. Both of them can be used …

These Breathtaking ISS Time-Lapses Make You Feel Like You’re Flying Through Space

Once in a while, you wake up in the morning with problems on your mind (or in your Inbox) and immediately start your day in a funk, focused on those …

PRO Photographer: Daily Photo News and Premium Magazine Articles All in One Place

<i>PRO Photographer</i> magazine just released an app that it’s calling “a new media hub for the connected photographer.” More specifically: it’s an iPad, …

Getting The Best Out Of Your Raw Files

I have been teaching retouching and photography for a couple of years, and I found that even my advanced students often didn't know some basic tools …

Tutorials

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

Landscape Photography

How to Organize Your Photos with Lightroom So You Can Always Find Them Quickly

The introduction of Lightroom and Apple’s rival Aperture, heralded a new era in digital asset management for photographers. Initially aimed and …

Flash-Free Portrait Photography Guide

Learning to shoot portraits proficiently and efficiently with natural light involves knowledge, skills, gear and techniques that all developing …

Photography

How to Develop and Share Photos with Lightroom

Photographers have long favored Photoshop for editing digital images. Because the software is so powerful, many artists don’t much consider other …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

The Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

5 Creative Ways to Find New Locations to Photograph

There’s truly nothing like visiting a location for the first time – I absolutely love it and I strive to always photograph at least one new location …

Photography

Using Umbrellas to Help Imitate Natural Lighting for Portrait Photography

Umbrellas are great lighting tools for beginners and pros alike. They’re not too hard to figure out, and they give you great light coverage that you …

Light Bulbs

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is …