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Doctors testing Google Glass to get real-time patient data

While the general public appears to still be making up its mind about Google Glass and the idea of wearing a face computer, in some fields of work the wearable could be a helpful asset.<p>One such field is medicine. By using Glass, doctors won't have to use their hands to dig through files, search …

Get Educated: Recommended Projects and Tutorials

As with most fields that are technology driven, in photography, if you don’t keep moving you’ll quickly find yourself dead in the water. This is why …

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

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Life Lessons From Atticus Finch | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to manly characters in literature, my thoughts always return to one man:<p>Atticus Finch.<p>Perhaps this character from <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> …

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin | The Art of Manliness

Benjamin Franklin rose from 17-year-old runaway to successful printer, newspaperman, author, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. His great success …

6 Reasons You Should Own a Survival Bow & Arrow | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>I am a big fan of the bow and arrow for a variety of …

The Meaning of Manhood: Protect | The Art of Manliness

<i></i>“Manhood is the social barrier that societies must erect against entropy, human enemies, the forces of nature, time, and all the human weaknesses …

How to boost your back squat

Want to build muscle, increase strength, and burn fat all at the same time? The squat is for you.<p>The squat hits every muscle in the body in some way, …

The Top 10 Ways Exercise Can Radically Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There’s so much more to exercise than weight loss, toned glutes and a strong punch (but hey, those are some major benefits!). It’s proven that …

Black and White Photography Tips

It is often believed that good photos are ones with beautiful colors. However, there are other forms of photography such as black and white, …

Landscape Photography

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25 Wonderful Christmas Light Painting Images

Last week we shared a tutorial and image collection on taking beautiful Christmas Bokeh images which got shared around the web like crazy. As a …

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 …

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 …

11 Tips for Spectacular Snow Landscapes

Autumn has come and gone. At least, that's how it feels right now in Idaho! The colorful leaves are falling off the trees, everything is becoming …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

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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 …

Necktie Tips for Men: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

× Tie Tips: A Visual Guide Proper Tie Length. Tip of tie comes right to the top of your belt buckle. Tie a little long? Use the Windsor Knot – it …

The Image Story: A Website that Dives Into the Story Behind Incredible Photographs

The saying goes: <i>a picture is worth a thousand words.</i> I certainly agree with this sentiment, but there’s more to it. For every thousand words the …