Michalis Chalkiadakis

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5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

Tragedy and Triumph: 80 Powerful Photojournalism Images from 2013

The strongest storm ever recorded devastates the Philippines, killing 6,000. Pope Benedict XVI resigns, shocking even his closest advisers. A young …

The Landscape Photographer’s Guide

This is a new book designed for anyone who wants to explore the world of landscape photography, either as a casual hobby or as a more serious …

The Most Important Setting in Lightroom is Set To Off By Default

"Trevor, I have been editing this wedding for the last few days and now my Lightroom catalog says it is corrupted! When I opened a new catalog and …

Lens Guide: Best Lenses to Move up to from a Kit Lens

Kit lens—to use or not to use? While kit lenses are much less expensive than better hobbyist and professional lenses, in the world of photography, …

How to Successfully Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It's that time of year again where days are shorter and colder, snow starts falling, and it begins to look a lot like Christmas. With the holidays …

Landscape Photography

33 Gorgeous and Informative Photography Links

Another wonderful week has passed in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for links to tutorials, special …

5 Street Photography Techniques

Matt Stuart is a 39-year-old London photographer who has been shooting for 18 years. His favorite types of shots are those featuring people going …

Using Shiny Surfaces & On-Camera Flash for Dramatic Portraits

In this instructional video, renowned portrait photographer Damien Lovegrove shows us how to achieve a striking effect using a reflective background …

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Portrait Photography

Everybody makes mistakes, even the best photographers out there make them. The key isn't to not make mistakes but to be aware of them and to learn …

13 Tips for Effective Environmental Portraits

Departing from the standard “torso-up” headshot portrait, an environmental portrait portrays a subject in a location that lends insight into who the …

Hands-on Photo Tip: Non-destructive Editing in Photoshop

In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you the basics of non-destructive editing. If you want to be flexible in your photo editing workflow, and if …

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps - get over the fear of photographing strangers with Valerie Jardin's easy to follow steps.

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

DIY Wireless Control of Your Canon DSLR for under $50

We recently reviewed the CamRanger, an awesome device that allows you to control your DSLR wirelessly. The biggest complaint that most of you, and I …

Hands-on Photo Tips: How to create a spotlight effect in Photoshop

If your photos look flat and if you want to add some more interesting lighting effects to them in post-processing this tutorial is for you.<p>You should …

Tips for Landscape Photography in Exotic Places

Tips for Landscape Photography in Exotic Places - 5 tips for planning your trip so you can bring great landscape photos home.

Magical Close-Up Photos of Snowflakes in an Assortment of Shapes and Sizes

Nothing quite compares with a pouring of fresh snow to make for picturesque scenes during the onset of winter. It is always a beautiful sight to …

How to choose the right tripod for your kind of photography

Wondering <b>how to choose right tripod</b> from vast collection available in the market. Given many choices about choosing a tripod, the major factors for …