Virginia G. Garza

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The Best lenses for your Panasonic Lumix and Olympus OM-D Camera

Are you just getting into the micro four thirds ecosystem? Curious about what the best lenses out there are for your Panasonic GH4 or Olympus OM-D …

Greenwood House

Palo Alto, California<p>The Greenwood House is a 4-bedroom Eichler home that was built in Palo Alto, California in 1973. The homeowners hired Ryan Leidner Architecture to do a complete renovation that involved removing interior walls and reconfiguring the kitchen and living spaces to open them up to …

Outdoor Spaces

Utrecht Cabin

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands<p>Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.<p>Fine craftsmanship underlies this collaboration between Zecc Architects and designer Roel van Norel in the quiet forest north of Utrecht. Bert Oostenbruggen planned the home's …

Architecture

Grandview House

San Francisco, California<p>Ryan Leidner Architecture was brought in to reimagine a house from 1941 making the expansive San Francisco views a priority. The Grandview home’s footprint had to remain the same due to strict zoning laws which also meant they couldn’t add a deck.<p>With those limits in place, …

Living Rooms

Portraiture: the Paradoxes and Politics of Looking - Essay by Rebecca Horne | LensCulture

Paradoxes lie at the heart of great photographic portraits. We know a photograph can’t actually “capture” anything essential about people in the photographs. More often what we are seeing is powerfully influenced by context, our own biases and preferences and those of the photographer. …

How to tell stories through photography

The creator of hauntingly striking photographs, Minneapolis-born and based Alec Soth is a storyteller disguised as a documentary photographer. His images hint at an underlying story; capturing people and places set with a melancholy tone. A Magnum photographer as well as founder of his own …

Mississippi River

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

Is Smartphone Photography Killing Our Memories and Experiences?

If you’ve gone to a concert or public event or even certain art openings recently, you’ll notice that something is amiss. In the past, people would …

Teenage Photographer Creates Delightful Photo Series of Miniature People

Teenage photographer Zev creates imaginative digitally manipulated photos in which he shrinks his human subjects to the size of Lilliputians. Zev …

How to Capture Water Balloons Popping by Hacking a Shutter Release Cable

Here’s a tutorial on how to capture an exploding water balloon in the precise moment the balloon pops, while the water still holds the shape of a …

How to Make a Simple Background or Reflector for your Home Photo Studio

Renting out a space for a photo studio can be costly and is the main reason that many photographers choose to set up their own studio inside their …

Your Wi-Fi-Enabled DSLR Could Be Used by Others to Spy On You

If you’re the proud owner of a Wi-Fi-connected digital camera, there’s something you need to be aware of: your camera could be used to spy on you.<p>At …

Top 10 Photography eBooks | Popular Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

Simplifying Off-Camera Photography Lighting

When shooting photos for a wedding, or for any other event, you want things to go quickly and smoothly, and so do your clients. Being able to make …

These Awesome Photography Links Will Make You Waste Some Serious Time

We've seen an incredible week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching online for the best material …