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Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Creating the Photograph: Andy Campos's "Los Muertos" Shoot

<i>Creating the Photograph is an original series where we interview photographers about a photo that they shot and how it was achieved. The results are</i> …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

How To Use The RAW Adjustment Brush For Added Impact in Your Photos

Most of us are aware of the creative power of RAW. But, for those of us that are new to photography, let's talk about what RAW is, and what it means …

15 Mistakes Guys Are Making With Their Suits

One of the most stylish fashion statements a guy can make is a suit. Sure, we love the scruffy flannel-and-jeans look. But when it's time to look sharp, smart and put-together, there is nothing like a suit.<p>When it's done right, that is. Too many men are failing to wear their suits to perfection (or …

Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary …

Tutorials

How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013 - in pictures

Here are the winners chosen from the thousands of entries submitted to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013 with captions by the photographers themselves. All the winning images will appear in the Dec 2013 - Jan 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. You can view a …

Good Example of How to Raise Money on Kickstarter as a Photographer

Photographer Joseph D.R. OLeary had a wonderful idea, even if it was a bit different than your typical idea. He wanted to create a photographic …

Photography

Bad Weather = Good Light for Photographers

We’ve all sat, staring out of our window and cursing at the rain poring down or the flat, grey sky that just happened to cloud over on few hours …

Landscape Photography

Is that a Workshop, Tour or Seminar [Part I]

There is a modern day aphorism: Those that can – do. Those that can’t – teach. I believe, however, the later part of the phrase should be amended to …

Night and Long Exposure Photography Tips and Techniques

Lightning Photography Tips<p>Lightning is dramatic, extremely fast, a challenge to photograph and potentially dangerous. There are various techniques …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

Soft Flattering Color Portraits in Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to …

5 Tips to Add Flavor to Your Landscape Photography

<i>Landscapes can have a magical impact on people.</i> Depending on the location, a landscape may instill a feeling of serenity or natural turmoil; it might …

Landscape Photography

These Photography Links Make The Internet a Better Place

What a wonderful week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching all over for the best links to tutorials, …

Santa Cruz

How to Use a Neutral Density Filter for Dynamic Landscape Photography

Neutral density filters are used to block some of the light coming into the lens so that we can have longer exposure times than the available light …

Landscape Photography

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

Street Photography

The Trickiest Questions Apple Will Ask In A Job Interview

While every tech company asks programmers technical questions to see if they're fit for a job, Apple makes a point to follow up each response with "but how would you optimize that/make it better?"<p>And then there are the questions that really throw you off.<p>Via Glassdoor's Interview Questions and …

Employment

15 Surreal Photo Manipulations

Photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something …

Photography

Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov | Colossal

<p>Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov who is probably best known for his experiments in liquid typography just released this experimental video …

Burberry Children's Ads Are Too Cute For Words (PHOTOS)

Forget Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge -- Burberry's latest campaign models are much more adorable than the celebrity couple.<p>The little faces that model the British fashion house's Autumn/Winter 2013 childrenswear collection are quite possibly the cutest children in existence (well, tied with the …

87 Photography Articles and Images To Put a Smile On Your Face

The internet is home to a terrific group of artists and bloggers creating great content on a regular basis. Toad Hollow Photography has been …

Neat Trick If You Need a Macro Lens in a Pinch

No macro lens? No problem! Now you can get those lovely, detailed close-up shots without investing in another pricey lens. How? By converting one of …

Neat

42 Awesome Rustic Home Office Designs

Rustic style for a home office design is a very original and cozy idea. Natural wooden furniture, checked patterns, real tree branches on the floor …

Interior Design

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

How to Photograph Horses

I am glad the ground is soft—until I realize that I am standing in a pile of horse manure.<p>I step aside and knock my boots against the post, then lean into the fence, clicking my tongue and calling to the horses beyond the fence. The animals are beautiful—black, bay, chestnut, cream and white, with …

Turkish Airlines Has A Simple Plan To Continue Dominating The Global Airline Industry

In an industry where making money is insanely hard, the airline's operating profit nearly tripled in 2012 (after dropping in 2010 and 2011).<p>One of the world's fastest growing airlines, it's adding destinations and buying planes at a rapid pace.<p>And it's collecting tons of awards, including the …

Turkish Airlines

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Useful Photography Tip #61: Shoot from the Hip to Get a New Perspective

Gone are the days of TLR-style photography, at least for the most part. By that, I mean holding the camera at your waist, looking down at the screen, …