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Five Amazing Photography eBooks for One Low Price - On Sale for a Limited Time!

1. SimpleSLR Hands-On Photography Training<p>Unlike a regular book, it’s designed to quickly get you up to speed with basic photography principles, and …

eBooks

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer …

Landscape Photography

How to Create a Blizzard in a Photography Studio

On location shooting can be tough. The weather can be harsh and unpredictable, the lighting changes, there are environmental dangers, and you have to …

Photography

‘Everyone Is A Photographer’: Specialize or Perish

Battle hardened photographers will tell you that theirs used to be an elite profession, difficult to do, hard to enter, and accorded the proper …

Destination: Oregon

Every year I try to dedicate at least one week of vacation to photographing a destination that’s on my lifetime list of places to see- some might …

Pacific Northwest

Best Canon Lenses for Landscape and Wildlife Photography

I’ve been a wildlife and travel photographer using Canon equipment for about 25 years now. Through the decades, I have used almost all of Canon’s …

How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870. As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in …

This Many Incredible Photography Links Might Throw the Earth Out of Orbit

Another week comes to a close and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching for the best links to tutorials, reviews, special features, …

Landscape Photography

Camera sensor tweaks could improve smartphone battery life

<b>A team of researchers from Microsoft and Rice University have developed a solution to battery drain from camera use.</b><p>Most users are aware that …

Gear & Gadgets

Free Photography eBook: Exposure Blending – The Complete Guide From Camera to Process

Landscape photographer and author Christopher O’Donnell recently released a free eBook on his exposure blending technique. Inside you’ll find that …

Landscape Photography

Creating an Indoor Blizzard for Portraits with Falling Snow

I wanted to create a dramatic portrait series of “arctic explorers” that appeared to be taken outside in a blizzard. The concept for this shoot was …

15 Serene Ocean Sunset Pictures

“The sunrise is God’s greeting – the sunset, his signature.” ~Unknown<p>An ocean is a naturally breathtaking view, and it only looks better with a …

La Jolla

Polarizer Filters: What They Are & When They Can Be Used in Photography

There are few more important things that a nature photographer can do to improve his or her photography than becoming familiar with the use of the …

Landscape Photography

The weekend in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2013/jun/16/photography<p>720<p>A roundup of the best images from across the globe, including the elections in …

Instagram Will Reportedly Introduce Vine-Like Video on June 20th

Rumor has it that photo-sharing and social networking service Instagram is said to be getting video support this week — June 20th. That’s according …

ParaShoot is a Kickstarter for One of These New Life-Logging Thingies That Make You Somewhat a Creep

Heard of life-logging yet? It’s the latest thing where you wear a tiny camera around your neck and record everything that’s going on in your life. …

Improving Composition with Tonal Contrast

If you were to ask me for two ways that you could improve the composition of your photos, the first piece of advice I would give you is to keep the …

Digital Photography

Lumu: An Ultra-Portable, Highly-Accurate, Versatile Smartphone Light Meter

Light meters are less common now than they used to be. Now that we can see our photos right after we’ve shot them and delete, adjust settings and …

ShotHotspot: An Intelligent Search Engine that Finds Great Photo Locations for You

Once you’ve lived somewhere long enough, it’s easy to fall into a photographic rut. We’re not talking about a running low on creativity (read this if …

Dramatic Fisheye Photos Emphasize Height and Depth

Much can be done with a fisheye lens. All you need is a cameraman with an exceptionally fertile imagination, and you are sure to come up with some …

Mobile Photography

Father Creates Adorable Photo Album of Baby Girl

What do you get when a doting father that also happens to be a photographer, decides to make a photo album for his baby girl? Some really show …

Cute

6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

Bokeh. There’s that word again. It’s one of the most obsessed-over words in photography, from how to pronounce it to how to “make it.” It often seems …

The Ends of the Earth, As Seen Through Google Street View

The advent and continuous expansion of Google Street View has made it possible to explore far off places that we may never be able to visit in …

How to Take Cute Pictures of Kittens

Recently I had the joy of partaking in some photography for a pet rescue organisation. They asked me to take pictures of quite a few kittens and cats …

Shutter Speed

Historic Processes / Contemporary Visions

©Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman <br>Unique Cyanotype over archival pigment print<p>As part of our Photolucida celebration, I am sharing a new exhibition …

“The Wonders of Water, part III” photo contest call for entries

Photo: Kristina Lishawa<p>June 18, 2013 /Photography News/ It is undeniable that water is our most important resource. Water is essential and sustains …

Adobe Photoshop CC Launches, Is Now Available for Download

Adobe officially launched Photoshop CC to the public today after announcing its major move to the cloud at its Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles …

Captivating Long Exposure Shots of Fireflies

Fireflies are certainly known to all of us, but few are aware that these enchanting insects are really beetles. We see them at night because this …

Nature

Long Exposure Engagement Photos Shot Under the Starry Night Sky

Long exposure photographs of stars and romantic engagement photographs aren’t often found together, but that’s the fusion wedding photography couple …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …