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Simple Tactics for Striking HDR Photos Explained

Toad Hollow Photography is a Canadian based photography company that specializes in Canadian landscapes and architecture photography using HDR, …

9 Essential Tips to Conquer Available Light Photography

Famed American Army general George S. Patton once advised those under his command to “accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of …

Why Aperture Priority is the Most Preferred Shooting Mode by Photographers

Photographers have their own shooting preferences. Some like using flash, some don’t. Some love to play around with depth of field, while others want …

Shutter Speed

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

Photographing at Smoky Mountains Tennessee (Plus Photography Workshop Tips)

A photography workshop will bring many fun and possibly even surprising benefits to photographers at all levels. In the last few months, I …

30 Photography Links: The Best Photos and Articles from Around the Web

Another week rolls past us in the world of photography and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet high and low for links to the best …

How to Balance Subject and Background Exposure - A Real World Example

Wedding photography involves a lot of compromises because we aren’t always allowed the optimum circumstances in which to create beautiful images. …

How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall …

Landscape Photography

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 Set Up a Lighting Studio for Macro Flower Photography

Like sunsets and the grand-kids, flowers are up there as a popular subject for photographing. They also suit close inspection with the macro lens, …

How to Capture Stunning Backlit Portraits During the Golden Hours

Portraits taken during the golden hours – that is, the time just before sunset and after sunrise – have an incredibly powerful light to them. The …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

Once upon a time during the film era of photography…photographers had to keep a light meter handy at all times so they could take readings to get …

30 Links to Inspiring Photography Articles and Amazing Photos

It's been another terrific week in the world of photography with many talented artists sharing photographs and articles exhibiting the finest in the …

How to Use a Speedlight for Macro Photography

Macro photography isn’t something you can do by shooting from the hip like street photographers might do. There’s no doubt that you can take a …

HDR Photography: Shooting Tips, Software Plugins, and Training Resources

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography refers to creating an image, from two or more exposures of a scene/subject, in which the appearance of colors is …

How to Get Sharper Eyes in Your Portraits

A good portrait draws the viewer in to the subject, creating a connection between the two. It should provoke thought and intrigue, making you wonder …

2 Easy Ways to Capture Brilliant Starbursts in Your Photographs

Have you ever wondered how photographers are able to depict lights with a star effect along piers, boardwalks or a sunrise with trailing rays peering …

This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It's (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to …

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 …

Simple Tip for Getting Tack Sharp, In Focus Landscape Photos Every Time

For landscape photographers, getting your entire scene in focus while keeping things as sharp as possible at the same time can be a challenge.<p>But if …

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 …

Easily Remove White Or Black Backgrounds in Photoshop

<i>This article was written in 2011 and remains one of our most popular posts. If you’re keen to learn more about Photoshop, you may find this recent</i> …