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After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

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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 …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

How to Take Sharp Photos

Be a sharp shooter and don’t shake your camera. Have you sometimes looked at those wonderful coffee table books or maybe at some photo websites and …

eBook on How to do a Documentary Photography Project

Have you ever thought about doing your own documentary photography project? Maybe you have or maybe you’ve never even thought of the possibility. …

Time-Lapse Captures The Rise of the One World Trade Center Over the Past 9 Years

After recovering from the initial shock and devastation of September 11th in 2001, the city of New York began laying down plans to erect a new World …

Roman Polanski at 80: the film-maker at work - in pictures

It's Roman Polanski's 80th birthday on Sunday. To celebrate we present a gallery of behind-the-scenes pictures from films across the director's life and career. They follow Polanski from his early years in Krakow, through production of his early short Two Men and a Wardrobe, up to the director's …

Wide Angle Photography Tips

Ahh…wide angle photography, probably one of the easiest types of photos to take, but also one of the hardest areas in which to excel. Have you ever …

Share a snap of your beauty habits and grooming rituals

Is your hairdresser your best friend? How many hours do you spend in front of the mirror each day? In our fifth assignment in collaboration with the Photographers' Gallery in London, we're asking you to share your photographs of your beauty habits and grooming rituals.<p>If you're new to the project, …

Gered Mankowitz: the man who photographed rock stars – in pictures

From the Beatles and Stones to Oasis and Suede, the way we see rock history has been profoundly influenced by Gered Mankowitz and his iconic images of pop aristocracy over five decades. Here, he talks through some of the pictures from a new book, Gered Mankowitz: 50 Years of Rock and Roll …

Conflict Photographer Shares What He’s Learned in 20 Years of Covering War

Photojournalism can be a dangerous profession, especially for those photojournalists who are drawn to conflict photography. Once such photojournalist …

36 Cool Photography Tuts and Articles That Will Rock Your Week

As another wonderful week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking everywhere online for the very best links to tutorials, special …

Depth of Field in a Nutshell

If you’re new to photography, you’ve probably heard the term <i>depth of field</i> and wondered what it means and how it can help you take better pictures. …

Guardian Camera Club: Eamonn McGinty's portfolio

A review of Eamonn McGinty's portfolio. <i><br>'On the Doorstep' could be from the 1970's, it really does look like an old photo, the light on the cat is perfect, and it's only the car that places this picture somewhere in the present. 'Untitled' is an interesting construction, but has a definite sense of</i> …

Photographer Goran Tomasevic on covering combat for 20 years

Goran Tomasevic is a renowned international war photographer from Serbia and a regular contributor to the Guardian. He began working as a freelance for Reuters in the mid-90s covering the anti-Milosevic demonstrations and was one of the few journalists to remain in Pristina during the 1999 Nato …

Amazing 19th Century Photographs of the American West by Timothy O’Sullivan

Photographer Timothy H. O’Sullivan is perhaps best known for his photos of the Civil War, which include his famous “Harvest of Death” photo. But …

Bono from U2 in reflective mood – Julian Lennon's best photograph

U2 were recording some demos at my house in France in 2010 and allowed me to take some photographs of them. It was a hot, close summer: one of those ones where you just cannot breathe. I knew it was a great opportunity, but I didn't want to be in their faces too much – as a recording artist myself, …

Photographs by Lewis Morley

Lewis Morley, who died last week, captured a country on the cusp of change. He had donated his entire archive to the National Media Museum in Bradford

DSLR Photo Tip: What The Heck Is Back Button Focus?

Today’s DSLR photo tip continues with our series of tips covering functions on your camera that you’re most likely not using. Let’s talk about back …

10 Photography Life Hacks to Save Time and Money

If you’re not careful, photography can become a very expensive hobby. There’s always something new to buy. However, many camera accessories on the …

5 Tips For Photographing Moving Water

All of us have seen those amazing, silky, cotton candy seaside scenes or milky, white waterfalls falling down a rock face. They all look so …

Depth of Field Simplified

Depth of field (DOF) is probably one of the least understood principles of photography. Most photographers seem aware of its existence, but few seem …

Jack Nicholson: a career in film - in pictures

Reports from Hollywood suggest that Jack Nicholson has called time on his film career. The 76-year-old has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times, more than any other male actor, a good reason for us to bring you some highlights.

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!