Karen Scibetta

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Make a DIY Camera Lens Case Out of Plastic Bottles

Being a casual photographer without much gear, I’m reluctant to spend money on things like proper camera bags and cases. I’d rather MacGyver a …

How to Take Stunning Portraits

Taking stunning portraits is one skill that can be easily mastered if you understand the concepts and have had lots of practice.<p>Photo by Dijon …

Why You Shouldn’t Waste Money on Filters

There are a lot of photographers out there who will tell you that you need to use filters. Polarizing, ND, UV filters—they’re all said to have their …

6 Tips For Photographing Live Performances

Photographer Captures Powerful Waves on Lake Erie as Liquid Mountains

Dave Sandford is a professional sports photographer of 18 years whose hometown is London, Ontario, Canada. Over the past 4 weeks, for 2 to 3 days per …

My Workflow: How to Stay Sane While Working as a Music Photographer on Tour

My workflow is the most important part of being a productive and successful music photographer. Other photographers rarely ask about it, but I feel …

Kodak Jumping Into Smartphones with Photo-Centric Devices in 2015

Kodak is jumping into the world of smartphones to try and make a splash in mobile photography. The company has announced that it will be launching a …

2 Easy Ways to Capture Brilliant Starbursts in Your Photographs

Have you ever wondered how photographers are able to depict lights with a star effect along piers, boardwalks or a sunrise with trailing rays peering …

6 Tips for Beautiful Candid Photography

Candid photography focuses on what the subject is naturally doing and not on what the subject must be doing. It is a photo similar to that of a …

Camera Maintenance: Is Proactive Maintenance Worth It?

One of our readers, who is a very busy professional wedding photographer, asked me if proactive maintenance with the manufacturer is worth the money …

My Problem With Natural Light Photographers

Every time I hear a photographer state, “I’m a natural light photographer”, it can carry a suggestion that they are a more honest type of …

George Eastman House Releases Insightful Series on Photographic Processes

For many of us who have been photographers for a decade plus, we learned about the history of photography either through tattered books from the …

Photos of Beautiful Ice Sculptures That Formed After a Windy Mountain Storm

Mount Javornik in Slovenia was recently battered by more than a week of strong winds and freezing fog. After the storm was safely past, weather …

Wedding Photographers Robbed During Shoot, Lose Wedding Photos and $13,500 in Gear

Wedding photographers beware: you could be a prime target for robbers due to the value of your gear. Just last year we reported that photojournalists …

6 Holly, Jolly Ways to Photograph Timeless Memories This Holiday Season

Holiday songs and jingles, decorative sights and sounds – holidays are here! It's been sung as the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” for many …

A DIY Time-Lapse Camera That Can Shoot for a Year on 4 Alkaline D Batteries

Want a simple battery-powered time-lapse camera that you can leave in locations for up to a year? A hacker who goes by “val3tra” is trying to build …

These 30 Links Will Take You to The Finest Photos and Photography Articles of The Week

Another wonderful week passes us by and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching the internet looking for links to the best tutorials, special …

A Natural Light Tip That Will Have Strobists Selling Their Lights

One of the most noticeable differences between portraits taken outside using natural light as opposed to artificial light is the background. Images …

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How to Make a Colourful Bubble Macro Photo with Oil and Water

In earlier tutorials we looked for macro inspiration around the house and around the garden. Carrying on with the series, we'll now start to look at …

3 Inexpensive DIY Projects for Photographers

Unless you’re into flying, skydiving, or thoroughbred racing, photography is probably one of your more expensive hobbies. If you’re looking for ways …

The 'What' and the 'How' of great photography!

Joel Grimes on <i>What makes a great Photograph?</i><p>Photographers get sucked into the technical side too much.<p>click to tweet<p>This video by Joel Grimes ties in …

The 5 Elements You'll Find in Great Photographs

What makes a great photograph? Is it the subject? Is it composition and framing? Exposure? What about the location and setting? Certainly each one of …

Flickr is about to sell off your Creative Commons photos

Are you one of the millions of people signed up to Flickr? It's time to switch your license settings. The Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site has just announced that it will start selling prints of some 50 million Creative Commons-licensed images, but the photographers involved won't see any of the …

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Simeon Quarrie Calls Out the Trolls, Speaks to the Hazardous Reality of Negative Comments Online

Simeon Quarrie is a talented, well-respected wedding photographer based out of the UK. But despite his impressive portfolio, humble attitude, and …