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The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

Photographers look to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time …

The Benefits Of Lap Pools And Their Distinctive Designs

There are numerous types of swimming pools, each with their own distinctive characteristics. Lap pools are built and used for fitness and offer …

The ultimate kids’ playroom DIY guide

It’s no secret that all kids treasure and value a space of their own to play and hang out in besides their bedroom. A separate playroom is key for a …

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

Cameras

Revealing Black and White Photographs of India by Josef Hoflehner

Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner‘s portfolio is made up almost entirely of places. His work revolves around capturing cities or, in this case, …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

Landscape Photography

Leaping wildebeest and cuddling cats: the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

139,554 photos from 166 countries were submitted to the seventh annual Sony World Photography Awards, and now the organizing committee has revealed its shortlist of the very best. Split into professional and amateur groups, the images span the full breadth of wild, still, and human life: from …

How to Choose the Right Platform: Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black?

<i>This article was originally posted at Michael Leonard’s blog and has been re-posted here.</i><p>There are already many articles out there comparing Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black; this is not one of those articles. I believe it is clear that Arduino is in a different league than the Raspberry …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

This Voice-Activated Organizing Robot Makes Sure You'll Never Lose A Screw

Danh Trinh built StorageBot to keep track of easily lost workshop parts. Even better, it responds to the sound of his voice.<p>Over 25 years, Danh Trinh had amassed thousands of screws, hinges, and other parts in his workshop. He filed them away in labeled drawers, but locating them still wasn't easy. …

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

11 Things Photographers Wish They Knew Before Going Freelance

In theory, freelancing is a great option – be your own boss, choose your own projects, make your own money. But the reality is that creating a …

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

Landscape Photography

Motorsport Photographer Diaries: In My Bag

To be a professional racing photographer, you must be prepared—very prepared.<p>You know that feeling after leaving for the airport when you're almost positive you've left something important behind? As a traveling, motorsport photojournalist, that's a feeling I know well. Experience has taught me to …

7 Ways To Watch Live Sports Without Cable

Although my family and I long dropped the landline as soon as we each switched to a cell phone, we still have cable. And I <i>would</i> have cut the cable …

Control Your SLR From Your Smartphone with the Weye Feye WiFi Add-On

The ability to use your smartphone as a remote for your DSLR can come in handy in a lot of situations. But if you don’t have a DSLR with built-in …

Weeknight Meal Recipe: Original Italian Carbonara

One of the joys of writing about food and preparing meals is that I get to meet great chefs and producers.<p>As I've shared in the past, we eat very …

Maker Faire Detroit: This Weekend!

The countdown is on. Maker Faire Detroit is July 27-28 and it falls between our two biggest fairs of the year — Maker Faire Bay Area (May 18-19) and World Maker Faire New York (Sept. 21-22). It’s a special fair in a special place.<p>Detroit has always been a maker’s city. The city’s rise and fall from …

Camera Gear Rentals is Big Business, and LensRentals Proves It

Some people say that the secret to striking it rich during a gold rush is to sell shovels. That’s kind of what Roger Cicala is doing. With …

Dangerous Fun with Super Capacitor Pyrotechnics

Getting into the 4th of July, let’s check out some sparks that fly from ultracapacitors! YouTube user Afrotechmods shows us:<p>I got hold of some 2600F capacitors that can dump hundreds of amps. Normally these are used in electric cars to handle sudden stops and starts. Instead, I use them to vaporize …

DJ Casual: making music with an iPad, an algorithm, and a Traktor Kontrol Z1

So! You wanna be a DJ? Join the club! There are zillions of ways to get into music curation, and the next step up from creating iTunes playlists is probably to get a copy of Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ app, $4.99 for iPhones and $19.99 for iPads. You’ll be up and running in no time, learning to …

Portraits of Angelina Jolie Captured by Brad Pitt

It is a little known fact that Brad Pitt can hold his own behind a camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but an old school film model. A November …