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6 Photography Rules You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Breaking

Whenever we first set out to learn something we usually are forced to learn the rules of that particular activity before we’re allowed to fully …

Why a 50mm Lens is your new Best Friend

You may have heard the term “Nifty Fifty“ before. If you haven’t, it is usually a reference to the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. But for the purpose of this …

Cameras

Improve Your Portrait Photography With Purpose And Passion

Becoming a photographer is lot more than acquiring expensive cameras and an extensive lighting collection. To truly be a photographer, one must have …

Pixel Rain: Why More is Not Always Better With Megapixels

In an article on TechHive about the new HTC One, HTC’s director of special projects Symon Whitehorn uses an analogy that we’ve never heard before. In …

How to Fine Tune Your Exposures With Spot Metering

The metering systems of today’s digital cameras are light years beyond cameras of just 10 to 15 years ago. What this means is that in many …

The International Space Center Uses Loads of Nikon Gear to Capture These Beautiful Images

Nikon Rumors has spotted a piece from German magazine Spiegel that shows lots of images of not only Nikon gear at the International Space Center but …

Lightroom 4 Virtual Copies 101

Introduction This tutorial has been transcribed from the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Workshop on DVD, a 14 hour Lightroom 4 A – Z guide with over 130 …

Lens Hoods: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Phil Steele recently released a good video on the topic of Lens Hoods that I thought readers might enjoy. It covers everything from the why, when, …

Using the Sun As A Compositional Element

For the most part, as photographers, we avoid shooting into the sun for fear that we’ll get some unsightly flaring. The sun DOES present some …

Sunlight: Weekly Photography Challenge

In the last week on dPS we’ve posted a couple of tutorials that focus upon the ‘Sun’ in different ways with our posts Using the Sun as a …

Converting Images to Black and White Properly

by: David Wahlman of Wahlman Photography Recently I was asked about the process of converting images to black & white; namely when to know the image …

An Artistic Approach to Post-Production in Photography Using Filter Effects

The quest for the interpretation of photographs (after the fact or post production), either imaginary or real, through traditional methods was always …

Which Software Should You Get for Shooting Tethered?

Back in 2011, Lightstalking writer and photographer Mike Panic wrote an excellent article on how to shoot tethered. For the uninitiated, tethering …

10 Creative Nature Photography Compositions and How They Were Taken

<i>“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” —Edgar Degas</i><p>What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which …

8 Ways to Rekindle Your Passion for Photography

Pursuing a career in a creative field is often perceived as a highly enviable endeavor by those who are — for lack of a more succinct term — on the …

Marathons

Beware of Cheap Lenses: Five Common Issues

“You pays your money, you takes your chances,” as the old adage goes. It perhaps perfectly sums up the end result of buying a cheap lens. Whilst you …

The 7 Common Habits of Remarkably Talented Photographers

One of the best ways to improve yourself is by observing the habits of those you find to be inspirational and talented. In doing so, we hope to learn …

Self-improvement

87 Cool Web Links No Photographer Should Miss

Always searching for the very best links to tutorials, collections, features, great photography and interesting blogs, Toad Hollow Photography is …

88 Incredible Photography Links

An incredible week in the wide world of photography passes us by once again, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching for the very best links …

5 Ways To Improve Your Photography Without Touching Your Camera

We've all been there. You're clicking through the pages of a website like Light Stalking and you are bombarded with so many beautiful top quality …

91 Great Photography Links (Grab a Coffee)

An absolutely incredible week in the world of photography has passed us by once again, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching the …

7 Detailed Tutorials that will Improve Your Indoor Portrait Photography Today

Indoor portrait photography can be a bit challenging, especially in regards to lighting choices. When it comes right down to it, lighting in …

What Gear You Need to Pack for Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography is perhaps one of the most evocative and yet difficult areas of our art to master. Great wildlife photographs are a wonderful …

The Rule of Thirds and How to Break It – A Comprehensive Guide

Possibly the most well known and most talked about photographic composition guideline is the ‘Rule of Thirds.’ However it doesn’t stop with …

The Single Most Important Element In Every Great Photograph And Why You Should Include It In Yours

Photographers are, at heart, exhibitionists. We crave people seeing our photographs and telling us how good they are, it gives us a warm fuzzy …

How to Find Time for Your Photography Passion

Time is most definitely a precious commodity and is something that most of us can find scarce. If we are not seasoned pro photographers, and most of …

Morning in the Country and Light Stalking's Best for the Last 7 Days

Light Stalking has grown into a thriving community with close to a million people following us or seeing us online in one form or other, every month. …

The Top 12 Keys to Creativity For Photographers

<i>Manipulation is the brother of creativity.</i> – Michael Michalko<p>Standing out among the ever-increasing number of photographers is becoming increasingly …

How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall …

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …

Landscape Photography