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Traveling and photography (Part 1)

How and why I create photo stories. <b>This RSS feed only shows excerpts. Please visit the website for the original article as intended:</b> Traveling and …

10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

If you’ve been dreaming of making photography your full-time occupation, photographer Scott Robert Lim has some no-nonsense, sugar-free advice on …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Digital Artist Gets Super Creative with Self-Portrait Series, Shows You How It’s Done

Are you sick of the standard arm’s-length selfie? Or even the remote-triggered self-portrait? Well, photographer and talented Photoshop artist Martín …

Wedding Photos Use Wildfire as a Unique Backdrop and Go Viral

This last weekend, photographer Josh Newton created some of the most memorable wedding photos we have ever seen. Set against the backdrop of a raging …

Zack Arias Shares Street Photography Tips from Marrakech

Promoting FujiFilm’s new X-T1, renowned photographer Zack Arias traveled around the <i>mystical</i> streets of Marrakech to highlight the camera’s …

Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter review

Only a few years ago, Yongnuo’s camera accessories may have failed to meet the demands of some photographers who were more accustomed to using …

Sony A6000 Initial Review & Sample Images

If you were to take the Sony A7 / A7R (which everybody seems to be raving about) and shrink it down to a 1.5x crop sensor size, you would have the …

Cameras

5 Reasons Your Photography Isn't Improving

The evolution of a photographer is rarely a linear one. We get better, we get worse, we think we’re improving but we’re not, and then with some luck …

Self-improvement

Working With a Model-Digital Photography School

Digital Photography

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

Why Fuji's Newest X100 Firmware Update Is A Step In The Right Direction

Hats off to Fuji for delivering a state of the art firmware update on their two years old X100.<p>Before going into the details and goodies found in the …

Cameras

To Pay or Not to Pay?: Four Different Approaches to Portraiture and Exchange

<i>Marilyn, 28 years old, Las Vegas, Nevada, $30</i><i>,</i> 1990-92 from <i>Hustlers,</i> Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.<p>Paying …

DIY: Build Your Very Own Camera Slider in an Hour for Only $30!

Getting your own commercial camera slider can get a bit pricey, but thanks to Derek Mellott and this great <i>Instructables</i> tutorial, you can build your …

Essential Portrait Photography Photoshop Techniques

Over time, many budding portrait photographers often hit a plateau in terms of their shooting style and technique. Their gear bags have the lenses …

How to Organize Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom has become a very essential part of the workflow process for many photographers, including myself. I cannot imagine managing my photo …

The Color Run Sues Photog for Demanding Payment for Widely Distributed Photo

<b>Update</b>: The Color Run has responded to our request for comment. Read their side of the story at the bottom.<p><b>Update #2</b>: It seems The Color Run and …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

Great Tips And Tricks On How To Retouch Hair

One of the most complex areas about retouching beauty shots is definitely fixing hair. If you see any editorial or advertisement that has perfect …

12 Epic Chrome Addons That Every Photographer Should Download Now

Efficiency, productivity, and convenience are concepts of great importance to photographers, particularly as they relate to a photographer’s overall …

Software

Behind the Scenes with Queenie Liao and Her Adorable Nap Time Photo Series

Chances are good you’ve already seen Queenie Liao’s touching nap time photo series <i>Wengenn in Wonderland</i>. Late last year, the series went viral as …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

The X-Factor: How the Fujifilm X-Series Changed a Company and an Industry

There’s a good chance you’re sick of reading about Fujifilm this week. But with the fever-pitch buzz surrounding the release of the X-T1, it’s not …

Travelling as a photographer

There’s a big difference between travelling for photography, and taking photographs while travelling. I think it all boils down to priorities: is …

How To Build A Wireless Monitoring Solution For Under $350

As consumer electronics continue to improve in quality and price, there are more opportunities for professionals to save some money and create DIY …

Gear & Gadgets

Act a Fuji: Four Months With The X100S

For all you hipster and pro photogs out there, I’m sure you already know that the X100S has already been out for quite some time now. So if you’re …

10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips

Fast, fluent editing<p>One of the hallmarks of mastery is the ability to get more done with less effort. It can be a treat to watch somebody work with a …

Low Light Photography: How to Shoot Without a Tripod

Low Light Photography: How to Shoot Without a Tripod If you don't have your tripod with you, or you're trying to make do without one, you still have …

Digital Photography