Toby Charniak

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Who's Killing The Photography Industry?

Mom-tographers? Spray and Pray’ers? (P)rofessionals? Guy With A Camera? Fauxtographers? Uncle Bob? iPhoneographers, Glamor Shots by Deb?<p>Professional …

The Magic of Thinking Big in Photography

You want to be the best photographer you can. You’re constantly trying to educate yourself, improve, and take your photography to the next level. But …

When Life Gives You Lemons, Just Keep on Shooting

Earlier this year, I dropped my Minolta 28mm f/2.8 in the ocean where it sat submerged for at least two minutes. I don’t have any tools on hand to …

5 Multipurpose Photography Gear Suggestions for You

As you probably already know, photography isn't really “one tool fits all” kind of business. The amount of gear you’ll need in order to be able to do …

Batteries

‘Sex, race hate, obesity’ photo series stripped of award over staged photos

Image: Shutterstock/Itsra Sanprasert<p>Image: Shutterstock/Itsra Sanprasert<p>ONE OF THE winners of the World Press Photo award has been stripped of his …

Moving Water

The Best Travel Tripod

For less than $200, the MeFoto RoadTrip Travel Tripod is the best travel tripod for people who need to stow one in a carry-on bag for the flight home …

Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 40mm f/0.33: The Fastest Lens Ever Made?

If you thought the Zeiss f/0.7 lenses we shared yesterday were impressive, check out this crazy piece of glass: it’s the Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar …

Five Things Every Model Should Do Before a Shoot

When working with models, photographers often expect someone with perfect skin and a great physique. In reality, this is not always the case. Some …

Skin Care

5 Destinations for Amazing Winter Landscape Photography

When it comes to landscape and nature photography, autumn gets a lot of attention because of the bold fall colors, and so it should. In the winter, …

Photographer Takes Portraits Of The World’s Hardest-Working Dogs

The working dogs of the world tend not to get as much time in the spotlight as their house-pet brothers and sisters. Photographer Andrew Fladeboe, …

Moments In Time: An Inspiring 1-Minute Photo Essay for Photographers

Photographer and Lightroom expert Jeff Hirsch created this 1-minute photo essay titled “Moments in Time” about the ephemeral nature of our daily …

30 Amazing Photography Links to Tutorials, Special Features and Great Photography

With another very exciting week passing us by in the world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been actively searching all corners of the …

15 Epic Photos of Buildings You'll Never Be Allowed to Enter

Ruin porn, the more benign cousin of slum tourism, often is slammed for opportunistically making art out of decay and disaster.<p>But for every …

The Evolution of Photoshop

Photoshop has just turned 25 years old. That’s a lot of history in the world of technology, and has led to the development of a ton of useful …

The Phoblographer's Introduction to the Umbrella Reflector

Model: Asta Paredes<p>One of the most undervalued and little talked about light modifiers is also one of the most absolute essential for nearly any …

Photography

A Beginner's Guide to White Balance

Getting your first serious camera is an exciting moment. So much to learn, so many buttons and dials to understand, complex menu systems to decipher, …

Why 16 Megapixels, When I Could Have 50?

If there was a 100 MP DSLR announced tomorrow, I would pre-order it, then spend many sleepless nights waiting for it to arrive. I’d suffer nightmares …

Cameras

Prisoner of the Privacy

Project info<p>My project, developed throughout 2009, wants to show the conditioning street photographers receive from norms, but also stereotypes that the laws on privacy have brought in people's minds. The search for poses preventing a face from being recognizable, unnatural poses, poses hiding …

Privacy

Stacked & Shelved, photographs of books (2015)

Project info<p>When invited to make an exhibit of my work at Madison's (WI) new central library, I immediately thought of books. Of course. Books are the lifeblood of libraries. Books are in my blood. They have long been a subject of my photography, seen in their various guises and habitats, …

Books

5 DSLR Camera Features All New Photographers Will Want to Master

The incredible assortment of buttons on your camera can be intimidating. We’re not talking about just pro level DSLRs, either; even entry level …

A Photo of the Starry Night Sky From Inside a Tent

Photographer Mark Gee shot this photograph of the night sky while camping in the great outdoors in New Zealand. It’s a view of what his camera was …

10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Develop, Featured | 8 comments<p>Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 …

Four Different Light Modifiers

4 Tips for Using Camera Flash

Flash can either make or break your photos, but using it correctly will always give you great images. Don’t feel intimidated by your flash; it’s …

Cameras

Retouching Portraits in Camera Raw

<b>Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release)</b><p>One of the main things we've always had to go to Photoshop for was …

How to capture falling snow in your photographs

Picture one of those beautiful, Currier and Ives big giant snowflakes snow falls. If you’re in the woods by yourself; it’s just about one of the most …

Photography

Updated! The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

For this new edition of <i>The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests</i>, we’ve partnered up with the World Photography Organisation. Get a fresh look …

Photography