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How to Identify Cattle Breeds

This is a guide to help you understand the different physical characteristics that make each bovine breed unique so that you can make the proper …

This Photoshop Tutorial Will Show You How To Soften Harsh Shadows In Black And White Portraits

We photographers all strive for the perfect light. It is normal to aim for perfection, however, the light that we usually imagine in our heads is …

Tutorials

How to Do Web Culling in Lightroom

Lightroom does some things really well, but one area I always wished I had more control over was web culling. After some investigation, here's the …

Tutorials

How to Use the Local Adjustments Tools Inside Lightroom

Whenever you take a photo, no matter what the subject, it would be extremely unusual if it couldn’t be improved in some way by making local …

How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots

When particles of dust and debris get on your camera sensors, they can cause frustrating spots in your shots that ruin entire batches of photographs. …

An Intro to Lightening and Brightening Eyes in Adobe Photoshop CC

It is said that eyes are the windows to our souls and when focusing in on a portrait, we do our best to make sure they are razor sharp. With a bit of …

Tutorials

How to Use the Brenizer Method For Better Portaits

At some point in your photography learning career, you've likely encountered the Brenizer Method. The Brenizer Method, also known as the Bokeh …

Lightroom

4 Tips to Consider Before Creating Your First Time-lapse

Time-lapse videos are the perfect blend of photography and videography. It takes skills in photography to flawlessly frame and execute each …

Use These Tricks To Improve Your Manual Focusing Skills.

I love vintage lenses because of their great price-performance ratio and their excellent optical and build qualities. Using them as much as I do, I …

Cord cutters: Free app makes Netflix like watching cable TV so you can relive pay TV’s glory days

There are some things about pay TV that cord cutters will never, ever miss. The first couple that obviously spring to mind are the ridiculously …

When to Use Matrix & Spot Metering

Matrix (Nikon)/Evaluative (Canon) metering is the standard go-to choice of the metering options. Many photographers select Matrix metering and never …

How to Use Google Analytics

You’ve got a fancy new website for your business up and running, and all that’s left is to rake in the money, right? Before you start seeing cash, …

Google Analytics

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 2 (Photoshop)

Since the rough edit in Lightroom is complete, I can now take a dive in Photoshop and finish with the final touches. Make no mistake, there is a lot …

Tutorials

4 Tips to Help you Decide Between Black and White or Color for your Image

Why do black and white photographs speak to us? In nature, colors are meant to attract, and cause things to catch our attention. Still, even without …

6 Reasons Why Digital SLRs Are (And Will Be) Cool

Digital SLRs don’t get a lot of love these days. Challenged by mirrorless cameras, smartphones, and occasionally even tablets, DSLRs have almost …

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 1 (Lightroom)

So far you’ve read countless articles on techniques that involve editing portraits, but mostly it involves one or two techniques which makes it hard …

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Tutorials

35 Photography Links to Blow Your Socks Off

With another terrific week behind us in the wide world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the internet …

Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s - Part II

Feb 16 2014<p>14 Minute Read<p>Pages for Black and White with the Fuji X-Series<p>Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s – Part I<br>• Settings for …

Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s - Part I

Jun 10 2013<p>5 Minute Read<p>Pages for Black and White with the Fuji X-Series<p>Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s – Part I …

3 (More) Ways To Stack Images for Photos With the Wow Factor

In a previous article, I discussed 4 ways to stack images in order to get better results. That's not all, however. There are more things that you can …

Stream Local Media to a Chromecast Without an Internet Connection

Chromecasts have made streaming media to your TV super easy. The one downside is that it typically requires a connection to the internet in order to …

How to Shoot in Low Light 9 Commonly Asked Questions

According to British photojournalist Donald McCullin, “There is no such thing as bad light, just misunderstood light.” Many photographers consider …

Photojournalism

How To Give Your Photos That Cinematic-Effect In Photoshop.

Many aspiring photographers try to achieve that cinematic look, but they can’t quite get it. I hope to change that, since the process isn’t that …

How to Easily Create a Tasteful HDR Image Using Photoshop

A lot of people associated HDR with over-processed, surreal images. This is not always the case. Shooting HDR can be very useful in different …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …