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Everything You've Wanted to Know About Airplane Food

What will this glorified TV dinner bring? Will I get a white bun or whole wheat? Call it boredom, call it what you will, but the blissful moment when the oversized trolley parks in front of you is a sacred one.<p>There is an undeniable excitement in the air when the airplane meal service begins. What …

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The Ultimate Greek Salad Recipe

Just like a Caprese salad, a good Greek salad must be made only at the height of summer, when tomatoes are at their peak. To those tomatoes are added crisp and refreshing cucumbers, briny black olives, and just a bit of onion, here quickly pickled to tame its pungency and add pops of acidity to …

Exposure Compensation: An Easy Guide

Raise a hand if you spend a lot of your time in your camera’s auto modes, Program, Shutter or Aperture Priority or even Scene Modes. Keep your hand …

How to Choose the Correct ISO Setting for Your Shot

The ISO setting in your camera effects how sensitive the sensor is to light. There is a lot of technical math that is well explained for those …

Natural Light Techniques to Make Amazing Travel Portraits

Being on the road often limits the amount of gear we want to take with us as photographers. By learning and getting more comfortable with natural …

Using Flash - A Basic Workflow

I’ve got news for you. Your flash is smarter than you are. Think about it? How long would it take you to read the ambient light of your scene and …

Depth of Field - A General Guide for Beginners

Depth of field is one of the most powerful tools we photographers have in our arsenal. It can be used to create great depth in a landscape or …

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7 Basic Tips That Will Make Your Stock Photographs Sell Like Hotcakes

The microstock model is a relative newcomer in the world of commercial photography. Previously, only an elite few were able to make a decent living …

Some Dos and Don'ts for the Aspiring Street Photographer

Street photography. Is it as simple as going out into the streets and taking photos? In the narrowest of views, yes. But street photography is …

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 …

Exposure Bracketing: What Every Good Photographer Should Know

There aren’t many sure things in life. No matter how diligently we plan, regardless of how much effort we put forth, there are simply going to be …

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

This Incredible Collection of Photography Links Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Nothing seems to make the Toad happier than being able to hop around the internet looking for great links to share with everyone. This week's list of …

Amazing Photography Links to Read With a Coffee (Or Three)

It has been a fabulous week online in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching for the best links to …

How to Challenge Yourself To Be A Better Photographer

We all want things to be easy, stress free, and effortless. So much in fact we often overlook the benefits of a challenge. To continue improving our …

Capturing Motion Blur in Camera Explained

Part of being a great photographer is learning how to accomplish all those effects we tend to rely on Photoshop for, in-camera. Take <i>motion blur</i> for …

Into the Sun - The Art of Stunning Silhouettes for Photographers

One of the first things you are told by non-photographers when you buy your first serious camera is “don’t shoot straight into the sun”. Listen to …

How to Shoot Great Portraits with Your Kit Lens

Shooting portraits is always one of the most popular topics discussed on Light Stalking. Everyone wants to get that professional look, but many feel …

How to Get Great Photo Effects With Camera Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of the exposure triangle along with aperture and ISO. It is also one of the fundamental ways that we can …

95 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a really exciting week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching everywhere for the very best links to …

5 Essential Considerations for Sharpening Your Street Photography

Street photography tells a story in ways that other types of photography can't. They are spontaneous, interesting, and perfect mementos of a moment …

Three Photography Projects That Will Improve Your Skills

When it comes to improving your photography, it's hard to beat the tried-and-true method of learning by doing. Photography projects will give you …

10 Las Vegas Travel Tips

Whatever happens in Vegas certainly doesn't need to stay in Vegas.<p>Whatever happens in Vegas certainly doesn't need to stay in Vegas. We've collected some of our Deal Experts' favorite tips and memories for traveling to the ultimate adult playground that is the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. More …

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8 honest articles about military life you should read on Memorial Day

In the US, Memorial Day is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May. Growing up, Memorial Day to me meant a long weekend full of barbecuing, …

Los Angeles’ Best Tacos: A Field Guide

It’s said that if you put it in a tortilla, Los Angeles will eat it. From ubiquitous lonchero trucks to the white-draped tables of alta cocina, …

California's outlet stores and malls fuel Chinese tourism boom

Minutes after arriving by bus at an outlet mall in Cabazon, a dozen or so Chinese tourists hustled out to buy luggage that they planned to stuff with …

Eat, Pray, Love your way through Italy

More than six million people have read <i>Eat Pray Love</i>, Elizabeth Gilbert's account of her year-long trip through Italy, India and Bali. But seriously, how did she ever make it past eating in Italy?<p>After sampling Rome's gelato, departures require serious discipline – plus maybe some non-refundable …