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5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights

We all know that light is the crucial element in photography. Understanding how it behaves and the factors that influence it is mandatory.<p>For …

So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …

Landscape Photography Tips Checklist

This article is a review of landscape photography tips and techniques I’ve covered before. Have you wondered why I’m going over previously covered …

Grab a Coffee and Get Comfortable for These Great Photography Links

It's been a terrific week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners of the internet to find the best …

3 of My Favorite Photography Books

We are all familiar with the old refrain, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym.” I’m still not sure about …

What to Teach Your Kids about Photography

We love photography. We love our kids. So, it would stand to reason that if we can find a way to combine photography and spending time with our kids …

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions

Leading lines refers to a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the …

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something …

The dos (and don't) of summer photography

Summer's here! At least it was when this guide went to press, though anything could have happened in the few days since. Still, the holiday season <i>is</i> …

How to photograph food and drink

Given how much time we spend talking about where, when and what to eat and drink, why not take the time to properly photograph what is dished up? …

How to take great photos at festivals

The spectacle, colour and crowds that are the hallmarks of festivals around the world make them a great photographic subject. People dress up in …

How to take great urban photos

The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you …

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

5 Essential Photo Apps for Your Phone

The smartphone has not only revolutionized the way we live but also completely altered the landscape of modern photography. If you have any doubts …