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23 Free Photography E-Books

You've seen them appear in some of our earlier posts on freebies. But today we decided to put all the eBooks together (and many more!) in a single, …

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30 Absolutely Awesome Photography Links of the Week

It has been another terrific week in the world of art and imagery, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching a wide range of photography …

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

7 Latest Web Design Trends for Photography Websites in 2014

Last few years web technologies have made a huge leap ahead. We have witnessed birth and death of new browsers; web standards got higher, and web …

8 Common Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them

We have all been beginners at some point in time. Some of you must have just got your first camera, and being a beginner in photography, probably …

Whatever Happened to Technique in Photography? Creating Great Images Both in Camera and on Computer

I think we are in danger of losing something. Something rather important to photography, something that has been around since the early days of …

Grab Over 40 Free Photography eBooks and Improve Your Camera Skills

Professional photographers and casual photo snappers will both likely find a new free book of interest in this collection of photography …

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

5 Tools You Might Not Be Using in Lightroom

I am a professional wedding photographer and I end up editing thousands of images for my clients. While there are lots of wedding photographers who …

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17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

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40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

The Noguchi Filing System Keeps Paper Documents Organized On Its Own

As much as many of us would love to go paperless, it's just not possible for everyone. For those of us still struggling with paper files, the Noguchi …

The Nearly Mile-Wide Diamond Mine That Helped Build the Soviet Union

Building empires takes money. And building <i>industrial</i> empires takes diamonds, not just for cash, but for the machines and tools that need them to …

Photographer Lives Her Dream By Taking Expressive And Playful Dog Photos

Black noses, grey noses, long tongues, short tongues – these many different noses and tongues, in all their shapes, colors and sizes, are what make …

Do You Know These 10 Selection Tools in Adobe Photoshop?

When it comes to localized image editing, Photoshop is probably a photographer’s best choice among different post-processing software. The beauty and …

Take Stunning Studio-Quality Portrait Photos with Just One Light

A lot of work can go into taking a good portrait, but it doesn't always have to. You don't need to spend hours getting the perfect lighting setup. As …

Sony a7R: A Rising Tide Lifts All the Boats?

I have to admit I didn’t get too worked up when the Sony A7 and A7R were released. The last time I wrote about Sony it was how there were so few …

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph …

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today: hesitation, pixel peeping, too low ISO, luck shooting, and editing too many images.