Amit Parikh

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10 Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photographs

Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers. My enjoyment of photographing landscape stems from the desire to be in a beautiful …

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Aperture

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to …

Tutorials

5 Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Photography

Photography books, schools, websites, and even your local camera clubs are your main source of help when it comes to improving your craft. There is a …

Landscape Photography

The 10 Golden Rules of Wildlife Photography

Generally speaking, people give close attention to good quality work. A good craftsman is appreciated; his skill, creativity and professionalism …

Nature Photography

Bird Photography Near Feeders

A Guest Post by Lithuanian Photographer Tadas Naujokaitis. Bird photography is quite difficult because birds don’t do what a photographer wants. …

Birds

36 Links That Are Like Catnip for Photographers

It's truly been a great week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking at all corners of the internet to find the …

When to Use Butterfly Lighting In Portrait Photography

In previous articles, we’ve discussed photo lighting patterns where we place the light source to the side of the subject–split lighting, loop …

Landscape Photography

7 Unmissable Tips for Better Flower Photos

People and flowers are two of the most frequently photographed subjects. That’s not a groundbreaking revelation, and it makes sense given that …

Digital Photographer

Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters: Essentials for Landscape Photography

Shooting landscape photography? Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters are a must to have in your arsenal. Here's why.

Landscape Photography

Anticipating Great Images

A contribution by Dan Bailey – author of the eBook Zen Photographer (currently 13% off at SnapnDeals here). What if you could predict the future? …

Digital Photography

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Street Photography

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

Photography Tutorials

How to Shoot Like a Pro - Subject Matters

Matching Sunlight with Lighting Equipment for Outdoor Fashion Photography

When starting out using strobes, you might think that it’s pointless to use them outside during a sunny day. However, there are many situations that …

Fashion Photography

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

Learn How To Connect With Your Subject

Whether you photograph the stars that fill our skies, shoot macros of the smallest insects or anything in between - How do you connect with your …

Digital Photography

The Basics of On-Camera Strobes for Photography Lighting

I’m using the term “on-camera” to make a distinction between portable strobes and the type of lights used primarily indoors that require a wall plug …

Photography

5 Cool Polaroid Cameras You Must Own

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

Landscape Photography

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …

Getting Great Portraits At Sunset

I try to take advantage of natural light for shooting portraits whenever I can. It’s important to recognize the ways different types of natural light …

Photography

Photography Histogram Explained

Today’s DSLR photo tip, the photo histogram explained, involves using the (gulp) histogram. This is another of those features found on most of the …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Check Out These Great Photographs and Photography Articles

Another week in the wide world of photography has passed us by, and once again Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for the links to the …

Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

1) Start with a clear view. This first tip might sound very obvious, but it is key to make sure your camera lens is clean and if you are using a …

Ho Chi Minh City

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is …

Graphics