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United front: breasts without the airbrush

The shocking thing about Laura Dodsworth’s pictures of 100 women’s breasts isn’t the flesh on show, or the many shapes and sizes, but the realisation that images of unairbrushed, non-uniform breasts seem to be so rare. “We see images of breasts everywhere,” says the 41-year-old photographer, “but …

Master the Art of Panning With These 9 Useful Tips

Panning is a technique where you pan your camera to follow the motion of your subject and render motion blur to the background but capture the …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

How to Add Mist to Your Landscapes with Photoshop

Adding a bit of mist to your landscapes is not only simple, but fully customizable in Photoshop. This is a great way to alter the entire mood of your …

17 Great Examples of Low Light Urban Photography

While night photography in the city presents its own unique challenges for the photographer, it's also something that most of us will find ourselves …

Create Stunning Coastal Landscapes with These 7 Tips

Are you on your way to the coast for some stunning landscapes? Consider the following tips before your next beach photography adventure:<p>1. <b>Try</b> …

How to Get Amazing Long Exposure Night Photographs

Daytime photography makes perfect sense for most photographers; it’s the time of day when they will go about all their landscape, portraiture, macro, …

How to Photograph Sunsets With a Surreal Effect

Sunset photography is one of the most common, but most diverse, subjects in the realm of landscapes. No two sunsets are ever alike, and the amount of …

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Five Keys to Better Black and White Landscapes

We are blessed that we were born with the ability to see in color. Seeing the deep blue of a summer’s sky or the intense red of a spring rose is …

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

A Portrait Photographer's Guide To Coaching Clients

Some people are born with the ability to be completely relaxed and act naturally during a portrait session. Unfortunately, those types are few and …

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9 Quick Tips for Better Landscape Photographs

Landscape photography is a favorite at Light Stalking and a subject that the wider photographic community loves. Getting into the great outdoors to …

23 Free Photography E-Books

You've seen them appear in some of our earlier posts on freebies. But today we decided to put all the eBooks together (and many more!) in a single, …

Your Weekly Dose of Photographic Awesomeness: 30 Coolest Photography Links

This week's comprehensive list of photography related links is full of hand selected pieces that feature the very best Toad Hollow Photography could …

How to Get Started With Light Painting

One of the most important things you can do for yourself as a photographer is to have fun. Whether photography serves as a source of income or is a …

Do You Really Know How To Break the Rule of Thirds?

For some people, the rule of thirds has been a standard guide of good composition. Diligently following this rule has led many to great results. I …

Demystifying Your Camera’s Histogram

You hear the word histogram tossed around all the time when reading about photography. For professional photographers, the term is a household …

7 Photography Composition Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Photography composition, like any art composition, depends on individual preference. Nevertheless, there are some rules which may be a great help to …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Interesting Foregrounds for Your Landscape Shots

There is an old convention among landscape photographers that getting an interesting foreground is a very desirable element in a lot of landscape …

Getting Familiar With Color Relationships for Impactful Photography

The topic of color relationships in photography is somewhat akin to the topic of composition in that there are no set-in-stone rules governing these …

23 Perfectly Timed Shots

Photography is all about capturing the moment but sometimes you get lucky, or have planned out your shot to absolute perfection. In these cases you …

Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Looks like this out of the box HD Vision Quadcopter could make you a photography genius in no time. Why rent a helicopter or a boom when you can get …

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

How To Photograph Smoke

Photographing smoke is nothing new and isn't a the most difficult task to take on, but it is one that will require some amount of preparation and …

How to Safely and Successfully Photograph Lightning

Lightning is quite simply a marvel of nature. While it does carry with it an appreciable potential for destruction, we can’t ignore our fascination …

Black and White Landscapes - Enriching Tones and Textures.

<i>This is a guest post by Tom Dinning. Check out Tom's free book offer on his site.</i><p>I'm partial to a bit of colour as much as the next photographer. …

How to Quickly and Effectively Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

Smiles seem to be one of the fundamental criteria for determining what constitutes a likable portrait. Of course, not every portrait needs to feature …