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Easy Low-Budget DIY Project For Bright Evenings: Jar Lamp

Making a lamp from a jar might sound complicated, when in fact it’s really not. All you need is some free time and a few easy to find things. In no …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

42 Great Photos and Photography Links from the Last 7 Days

As another terrific week in the world of photography passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been focused on finding links to the best tutorials, …

Landscape Photography

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Shutter Speed

Amazing Hand Lettering Demos by Master Pinstriper Glen Weisgerber

Master pinstriper Glen Weisgerber demonstrates his astonishing hand lettering skills in this series of demo videos by Airbrush Action Magazine. …

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Backlight: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we explored the technique of back lighting subjects in a blog post so thought it might make a good challenge topic. Backlighting is …

40 Gorgeous DIY Necklaces

You know we love us a good statement necklace around here, and we can’t help but look at every new material that comes into the office as potential for another cool and unusual piece of jewelry. We’re constantly on the hunt for new, creative, and crazy ways to up your style game.<p>We always come back …

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

Wistful Photos of Nature Captured Against the Radiance of Evening Light

Polish photographer Emerald Wake captures the radiance of evening light as she explores nature’s grasslands with her camera. Her macro photography is …

Photography

You mentally undress your friends, Tony Blair, the lollipop lady. Your thoughts are X-rated. You wonder if you're a paedophile – or just losing your mind. A sufferer describes the nightmare – and dark comedy – of living with pure OCD http://t.gu.com/opUpO Photograph: Linda Brownlee for the Guardian

Concert Photography Commentary & Tips Along with a Point of View Perspective

Jared Polin scored a paid gig photographing Macklemore in concert. Lucky for us, he filmed his experience using a GoPro mounted above a Canon 1D X, …

Photography

What Is Aperture in Photography?

Aperture refers to an adjustable opening in your camera lens that is able to limit the amount of light passing through the lens and hitting the …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Silhouette Hugs the Sun

One common tip in photography how-to books is to always be on the lookout for prime photo opportunities. Two such opportunities occur everyday and …

How to Do Bokeh

Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as …

Aperture

Check Out This 3-D Scan of What Happens to Your Feet in High Heels (Kind of Scary!)

Ladies, how much do we <i>love</i> high heels? There's nothing like finishing off a perfect outfit with the ultimate elegant pair of leg-lengthening shoes, amirite?<p>But reality is that no matter how much I insist that a gorgeous pair of sky-high stilettos are comfortable, deep down inside, I know that …

5 More Creative Ways to Beat Photographer's Block

I’m sure this is hardly the first article you’ve read on this topic, but it’s worth revisiting from time to time because, at some point, we all …

Creativity

Using Toys and Forced Perspective to Get Professional, Low-Budget Visual Effects

While working on a feature film called <i>The Grind</i>, filmmaker Vashi Nedomansky had to come up with a way to shoot a flashback scene, complete with …

How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your Photography

You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough …

Landscape Photography

Photog Has DSLR Snatched by Alligator, Only to Have it Returned 8 Months Later

“Impossible” stories don’t seem to be all that impossible where cameras are concerned. For example, you might remember the Canon compact that found …

Pictures of Fast Food, Captured Using a Flatbed Scanner

“Fast Food” is a series of food photos by photographer Jon Feinstein. The images have a rather unusual look to them — each food item is captured in …

Bad Weather = Good Photography

All outdoor photographers, but especially landscape shooters are at the mercy of the weather. Every shot stands and falls with the behaviour of low …

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

The World's Largest Pinhole Photograph is Literally as Large as an Airplane Hangar

Holy lion of Zion, have you seen this? It’s the world’s largest pinhole photograph, and it’s literally as large as an airplane hangar. And that’s …

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Simple Springtime Dishes

Cool Down with 3 Fresh Limeade Recipes

We've already had a string of exceptionally hot, humid days here in NYC, so the need for something refreshing and delicious that isn't necessarily boozy is especially acute. Limeade is just different enough that it seems like an impressive addition to a summer picnic lunch or dinner party, but is …