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New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour

Among the many tips and tricks new photographers get with regards to lighting, the time of day is an essential concept, which for getting some shots …

Isla De Las Munecas Is The Island Of Decapitated Dolls From Your Nightmares

Welcome to your childhood nightmare.<p>Not to sound harsh, but that's how we need to describe Isla de las Munecas, or "Island of the Dolls." The sinister playground floats in a canal just outside Mexico City. The island's former caretaker, Don Julian Santana, said he found a young girl floating dead …

This Texas woman built a 3-story closet, and it's beautiful

This Texas woman built a 3-story closet, and it's beautiful<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>We have closet 'FOMO', and we didn't even know it was a thing …

AOL

Want to Make a Family Portrait More Exciting? Just Add a Lightning Strike to the Background!

Now <i>there’s</i> a family portrait you don’t see every day. Photographer Kelly DeLay captured the photo above showing himself and his family standing in …

These Creative Wedding Invitations Made from Film Canisters are Perfect for Photographer Couples

If you’re a photo lover and you happen to be getting married to another photo lover, you’re going to (at the risk of sounding repetitive) <i>love</i> this …

7 Proven Ways to Come Home with Better Travel Photos

Your next vacation or around-the-world escapade is the perfect time to brush up on your photography skills. After all, taking a great photograph is …

Digital Photography

3 tips on How to Approach Photography as a Hobby

Recently, I gave you a look inside the bag of a hobby photographer on a budget, and after reading all the comments on that post, I got to thinking …

Photography

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

This Balinese Hotel Took Water Bed To A Whole New Level

Shrimp may not sound like the cuddliest of creatures, but we think an evening among them looks pretty sweet.<p>The glass-bottomed bedroom at the Udang House at Bali's Bambu Indah resort lets you snooze above a tranquil underwater landscape.<p>The room sits above a shrimp pond, with tempered glass floor …

Travel

Malaysia Airlines plane search: British yachtswoman 'saw MH370 on fire'

British sailor reports having seen plane on fire near possible route of Flight MH370 - three months after it went missing<p>A British woman sailing with her husband across the Indian Ocean from India to Thailand has claimed she may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines plane on fire.<p>Katherine Tee, …

Airplanes

9 Amazing Body Painting Photographs by Trina Merry

Trina Merry is a bodypainting artist based in San Francisco. There’s a good chance you’ve seen her work before, as a number of her projects have …

Five Tips For Great Sunset Photos

Sunsets and sunrises are inspirational subjects for any photographer. In fact, a good sunset photo is often the reason people become interested in …

Landscape Photography

Tennessee just became the first state that will jail women for their pregnancy outcomes

Against the advice of doctors, addiction experts and reproductive health groups, Gov. Bill Haslam signed SB 1391<p>Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to pass a law criminalizing women for their pregnancy outcomes. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam took the 10 days allotted to him to consider …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

8 Simple Guidelines for Capturing Spectacular Sunrise and Sunset Images

en_US<p>article<p>8 Simple Guidelines for Capturing Spectacular Sunrise and Sunset …

Landscape Photography

The Secrets To Taking Awesome Dog Portraits

Here at HQ, we have a special spot in our hearts for dogs. So when we stumbled upon Elke Vogelsang‘s dog portraits, we were instantly smitten. Her …

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz<p>An ongoing series of photos transforming celebrities into fantastic Disney characters by famed photographer …

Photography

'He's a ham': Panda caught on camera playing in the snow

At least someone is enjoying the snow!<p>The Toronto Zoo closed early on Wednesday due to a snowstorm, and while that left several zoo-goers disappointed to be heading home early, 5-year-old giant panda Da Mao thought it called for a party.<p>A security camera in his enclosure caught the playful panda …

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 …

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 …

Photography

How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is upon us. Your tree is all decorated and presents are piled up underneath. So how do you take photos of …

Landscape Photography

How to Create a Winter Wonderland Holiday Photo

Decorations

Man Documents His Daily Activities with Two Plastic Skeletons

With the use of two full-sized plastic Halloween skeletons, author J.W. Ocker of the eccentric travel blog <i>Odd Things I’ve Seen</i> created a series that …

Loneliness

How To Photograph Through Fences

Shooting through fences and bars is never the ideal way to take photos but there’s plenty of times when it’s the only choice if you want to keep …

Breathtaking Photos of Supercell Thunderstorms in the US

With the devastation wrought by hurricane Haiyan very recently in the Philippines, we have been bombarded by haunting pictures of the havoc that can …

Humorous Photos of Dogs Caught Mid-Lick

Photographer Ty Foster carves a niche in photography by shooting images of our canine friends, and very occasionally some fellow humans. His latest …

Pets

Wal-Mart Holds a Food Drive for Its Own Struggling Workers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An Ohio Wal-Mart is holding a food drive for underprivileged families who can't afford Thanksgiving …

Shake: Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs Shaking by Carli Davidson | Colossal

<p>Published just today, Shake is a new book of photos from Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson who used a high speed camera to capture …