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Some Sensational Photography Articles to Start The New Year With

With the new year upon us Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet to find the best links to share with everyone here. This …

Landscape Photography

Experimenting with Manual Exposure and Timing in Street Photography

Experimenting with manual settings on your camera and snapping at just the right time can help capture effective street photos. Photojournalist and …

4 Questions to Help You Discover Your Photographic Style

If you’re new to the world of photography, you may hear other photographers talk about their photographic style quite a bit. But what does this mean …

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

Humorous Photography Flowchart Helps You Decide Whether or Not to Take a Photo

Here’s a little funny to get you through your Sunday afternoon: a flowchart that can help you decide whether or not that photo you’re thinking of …

My Go-To Beauty Retouch Photoshop Technique Video

Do you photograph people? For a wedding, or portraiture, fashion perhaps? Actually, whatever you shoot, if it involves people you’ve probably done …

How to Put Together Your Photography Portfolio

Creating a portfolio of your work is a vital first step for aspiring professional photographers, and it's also a worthwhile exercise for keen …

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

10 ways to kill time at the airport

Your bags have been checked, your boarding pass issued... and now you’ve got hours to wait before getting on your plane. What can you do with an airport layover?<p>Plenty, as it turns out. Here are some of our suggestions:<p>Exercise<p>Feeling your muscles atrophy from all those flight delays? Hit the gym! …

New Iceland Attraction Promises Northern Lights Sightings - Vagabondish

Many natural attractions around the world are known to be elusive. But one is about to become a bit easier to see, thanks to a new innovation.<p>In …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Tokyo Disneyland Heats Up with Summer Fun

Summer at Tokyo Disneyland has a special Japanese look, feel and taste!<p>Every year the park hosts an all-out Japanese <i>Natsu Matsuri</i> - summer festival - during the hottest months of July and August. Dancing, costumes and music are adapted from traditional festivals held throughout the country. Of …

Top tips for first-time family travel

The first time you contemplate hitting the road as a family can feel fraught with potential disaster – you envisage being stuck without vital wet wipes, or seeing your precious toddler getting sucked into the chaos of a Turkish bazaar. Relax. It will be okay. It’s actually very satisfying exploring …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Trains

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

How I Lasted Five Months In South America On $14 A Day

We were just beginning to feel the heat of the Great Recession, and journalism jobs were few and far between. The flagship paper in my home state just laid off half its staff, and the entire business looked like one big dead-end.<p>Somehow, I wound up with an offer from a local newspaper anyway. It …

Photo Story: Shutterfly’s Own Photo Book Maker App for iPad

There is no shortage of apps available to you if you’d like to create a photo book on your smartphone or tablet computer (apps like Mosaic …

Telling the Full Stories of War: Conflict Photojournalism

From June 29th through September 29th, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. is showing the exhibit, War Photography: Images of Armed …

Beautiful Photos of Auroras Shimmering Over Iceland by Stéphane Vetter

French photographer Stephane Vetter is a master of capturing gorgeous photos of landscapes at night. One of his favorite things to shoot are the …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news and sport from around the world this week<p>First published on Sat 10 Aug 2013 05.36 EDT

What to Teach Your Kids about Photography

We love photography. We love our kids. So, it would stand to reason that if we can find a way to combine photography and spending time with our kids …

7 Useful Post Ideas for Your Own Photography Blog

Once most photographers become serious about their craft — whether they are amateur, professional, or something in between — they usually start …

Why are my Buildings Falling Over? A Short Guide to Perspective Distortion and Correction in Photography

A guest contribution by Misho Baranovic, co-developer of the Perspective Correct app and author of the iPhone Photography DPS eBook . I’ve read a lot …

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 …

Idea: Photograph Your City Skyline in the Reflection of a Lens

Here’s a neat photo idea: capture a city’s skyline in the reflection on the front of a camera lens. Photographer Christopher Anderson recently shot …

Powerful Photos That Capture the Single Best Moment in People’s Lives

In early July 2013, <i>Sports Illustrated</i> writer Richard Deitsch posed an interesting question to his tens of thousands of followers on Twitter: “How …

How to React When a Photo Shoot Doesn’t Go According to Plan: Stay Positive

Perseverance. If there’s one trait that a photographer needs, it’s the ability to keep going when things get rough. In this video, photographer Karl …

Dramatic Black and White Photos of Solitary Moments in Photo Series 'Man on Earth'

Photographer Rupert Vandervell’s photo series entitled <i>Man On Earth</i> was inspired by his desire to show the isolation and sense of being alone even …

Trick Photography eBook and Video Course

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

Tutorials