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Zack Arias on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“It’s important to be plugged into a community around you, whether that’s online or in person, because without that, you’re an island out there on …

6 Things You Don’t Know About Apertures, But Probably Should

One of the first things that we learn when we start taking photographs seriously is that ‘aperture’, the size of the hole in the lens through which …

How to Make Stronger Photographs Through the Process of Visual Design

Photography is an art that relies on light. It also relies heavily on the visual message. You have no way of communicating anything to your viewer …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

7 Photography Composition Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Photography composition, like any art composition, depends on individual preference. Nevertheless, there are some rules which may be a great help to …

Landscape Photography

23 Free Photography E-Books

You've seen them appear in some of our earlier posts on freebies. But today we decided to put all the eBooks together (and many more!) in a single, …

Tanya’s Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Photographer, Part 1

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

Lights, Shadows & a handful of out of the world street photographs

Not mere silhouettes are stick figures, these photographs are fantastic display of <b>shadow</b> play with a great accuracy for the decisive moment. Kudos to …

Compelling Photos Document the Contents of Abandoned Suitcases from a 125-Year-Old Psychiatric Center

Willard Psychiatric Center began its life in 1869 as Willard Asylum for the Insane, closing down over 125 years later in 1995. Thousands of long-term …

Getting Familiar With Color Relationships for Impactful Photography

The topic of color relationships in photography is somewhat akin to the topic of composition in that there are no set-in-stone rules governing these …

The 8 Worst Habits of Beginning Photographers

A habit is something one does regularly without thinking. There are good habits, such as looking both ways before crossing a street, more or less …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

15 Inspiring Image Collections from 2013

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 …

Your First DSLR - now what?! - Digital Photography School

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

Wildlife and nature photography award-winning images of 2013 – in pictures

From the arresting image of a starved polar bear lying dead in the ice-less Arctic tundra, to the endangered blue-tongued forest giraffe in the rainforests of Democratic Republic of Congo, we present a selection of winning wildlife images, along with stunning nature photographs that capture …

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 …

Jessica Shyba: In the land of Nod

On Christmas Eve, when children around the world go to sleep with dreams full of what’s to come, I wanted to share some wonderful photographs by …

10 Sources of Inspiration For Your Photography

Every one of us needs to be inspired to shoot photos at some time in our photographic journeys. Sometimes inspiration comes naturally while on other …

Funny animals of 2013 - in pictures

A selection of amusing images from the animal kingdom captured by photographers over the past 12 months

The best photographs of 2013 – in pictures

Extreme weather, terrorism, political protests, an emotional film star and the exit and entrance of two popes. The Guardian's features picture editor selects the images that defined 2013 ... and the obligatory selfie shot

Photography,Malala Yousafzai,Roberto Mancini,Nigel Farage,Rafe Spall,Chloe Smith,Nigel Kennedy,Zawe Ashton,Haim,Iain Banks,Alistair Darling,Ruth Wilson,Robbie Rogers,Chris Froome,Keir Starmer,Laura Mvula<p>From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits …

Gone to the Beach

Gone to the Beach - dPS will be in limited mode over the holidays but will be back full steam January 3rd, 2014

How to Get Noticed as an Animal Photographer

Every day is an adventure for Carli Davidson—that’s because she spends her time photographing a particularly wild niche of subjects: animals. Known …

Most Powerful Photos of the Year 2013 from Reuters Photojournalists

As 2013 draws to a close, we reflect back on the high points (and low points) experienced in the past year. Many people look back on the year by …

Can You Really Get Great Shots on an iPhone?

<b>Use Both Hands.</b> The iPhone doesn’t feature any sort of image stabilization, so to minimize the chances of getting blurry shots you should probably …

Sample Letters to My Copyright Infringers, from Credit Requests to Payment Demands

Because you asked, these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately, ranging from “The standard DMCA takedown” …