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How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

Five Summer Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. Brew your own, and you can add flavor naturally.<p>First, avoid the …

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns …

Back to Basics: Your Camera’s Histogram Explained

The ability to read and understand your camera’s histogram is a skill every beginner should master early. And for those of you just starting out, …

25 Photo Clichés You Should Try to Avoid if You Want Your Work to Stand Out

Are you frequently afraid that you’re falling into the trap of only taking cliché photographs? If so, then Kai from DigitalRev might be able to help …

Photographer Discreetly Captures Roadside Prostitutes as They Wait for Customers

Spanish photographer Txema Salvans captures a unique view of prostitution happening in urban and rural roadside locations along Spain’s Meditarranean …

Lights, Shadows & a handful of out of the world street photographs

Not mere silhouettes are stick figures, these photographs are fantastic display of <b>shadow</b> play with a great accuracy for the decisive moment. Kudos to …

Camera Settings for Concert Photography

Choosing the right camera settings for concert photography can be a daunting task, even for experienced music photographers. Here’s a breakdown of …

Three Methods of Making Stunning Photographs in Bright Sunlight

Location Lighting Masterclass – The Art Of Shooting Into The Sun Shooting directly into the sun may not be the first thing that pops into your mind …

Digital Photography

These Reasons Will Compel You to Start Printing Your Photographs

Forgive me for being a little nostalgic. I was brought up in the days of film, the days of one hour mini lab printing on the high street of every …

This is What Photographers Can Do About Unwanted Digital Image Noise

Have you ever returned from a photo shoot only to be disappointed in the results because your images lack spark? Perhaps, they had low contrast, and …

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book …

Landscape Photography

30 Links to Cool Tutorials, Special Features and Tons of Great Photography

As another terrific week passes us by in the world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been searching in all corners of the internet to find …

5 Simple Lightroom Tactics to Improve Almost Any Landscape Photograph

As you probably already know, Adobe Lightroom is one of the most versatile pieces of post production software available and is used by the majority …

Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

Once upon a time during the film era of photography…photographers had to keep a light meter handy at all times so they could take readings to get …

5 Tips for Getting Started with Interior Photography

If you plan on making the cover of a prestigious architectural or interior design magazine or catching the attention of Martha Stewart, this article …

Enough Great Photography Links to Give You Another Week of Inspiration

It's been a great week in the world of photography with some terrific photographs and features being published by some truly gifted artists and …

Useful Tools to Help Simplify Your Life As A Photographer

Let's face it, there are tons of little gadgets on the market all claiming they can turn your photos into brilliant works of art so long as you fork …

Some Dos and Don'ts for the Aspiring Street Photographer

Street photography. Is it as simple as going out into the streets and taking photos? In the narrowest of views, yes. But street photography is …

How to Build the Confidence to Photograph People

Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some, these are …

Self-help

6 Tips for Successful Macro Photography

Macro photography is often casually referred to as “close-up” photography. While it’s probably a safe bet that no one is going to be shunned by their …

How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

So What Can You Actually Do With Multiple Exposure Shooting?

Digital cameras have given us the freedom to make as many images as we want. Photographic software has given us the ability, not only to manipulate …

Landscape Photography

How To Photograph Smoke

Photographing smoke is nothing new and isn't a the most difficult task to take on, but it is one that will require some amount of preparation and …

How Shutter Speed Affects What You Photograph

Many of us, when we commence our journey into photography, pay scant regard to the technical side of image making. Today’s cameras are so good at …

9 Accessories That Rock for Mobile Phone Photography

It wasn’t so long ago that we talked about the value of the iPhone as a photographer’s tool and what so-called iPhoneographers can do to get the most …