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Were the 70s football's golden age?

The ivy up Wembley's outer wall held, as did the grip of my baseball boot on the pitted concrete. Precariously up and up towards the cavities that would, we presumed, lead into the bowels of the stadium, for the 1971 FA Cup final, Liverpool v Arsenal. There were scores of us scaling the edifice at …

Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography

Photography is not about the camera. It’s not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling powerful stories. Photography is a tool …

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 …

Olympus OM-D E-M1: Mirrorless Perfection for Serious Photographers

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review<p>Power and Flexibility, But at a Cost<p>Easy HDR Photos<p>On-Screen Editing<p>Great Use of Space<p>A High-End Lens Option<p>Image Sensor …

10 Ugly Realities of Being a Photography Addict

Photography is the most wonderful hobby imaginable with so much scope for creativity and problem solving, not to mention travel and gear lust. But it …

Memory Lane: FA Cup finals – in pictures

As Hull City and Arsenal gear up for Saturday’s FA Cup Final clash, we cast a glance at some of the finals from days gone by, including Nat Lofthouse celebrating with a drink and a smoke and Neil Kinnock being mobbed by Coventry fans

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

Updated: Creating the Leica T

Building the Leica T (Typ 701)<p>The Leica T (Typ 701) is a brand new mirrorless camera system from the legendary German camera manufacturer. It …

Q+A with A Photo Editor: National Geographic

Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at <i>National Geographic</i>, and the rest of the Nat Geo team seek photographers who have an eye for composing …

5 Tips to Seriously Improve Your Food Photography Techniques

Food photography is arguably one of the most challenging types of photography out there. Like painting, you start with a blank canvas and build. …

Food Photography

Moving From a Point-and-Shoot to a DSLR Camera: A Reality Check

Point-and-shoot – the name cannot be more specific and these cameras do exactly that: you just need to point the camera to the desired scene and …

Never-Before-Seen ‘Impossible’ Images of Milky Way Captured in Singapore

Light pollution in urban skies makes it almost impossible for any aspiring astrophotographers to pursue their craft here in Singapore. Since I …

Astrophotography

Bounce Flash Secrets – Bouncing Your Way to Better Photography

If you have ever seen a professional photographer using flashgun on top of their camera, and wondering why the flash is not pointing directly at the …

Fixing Shadows and Highlights with Lightroom

<i>Editors</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

How to Successfully Focus on Fast Moving Subjects

It’s harder to hit a moving target than it is to hit a stationary target; any sniper, archer, or NFL quarterback knows this to be true. Photographers …

Juxtaposer: The Best Layering App Ever

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Want to be a game piece in Candyland? Want to ride a roller coaster down the Rocky Mountains?<p>Now you can do it all! …

Tutorials

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Shutter Speed

Crop Factor Explained: How Sensor Size Affects the Field of View

These days, we often hear about the benefits of full frame cameras over APS-C, we are told about four thirds sensors and micro four thirds sensors …

6 Simple Ways to Extend the Dynamic Range of Your Photos

It’s a phrase we hear over and over in photography – high dynamic range, the sensor’s dynamic range – but what exactly is dynamic range and why is it …

Leica M9 hands-on; or, The Tao of Leica

For most amateur photographers, Leica's legendary M System represents a virtually unobtainable holy grail, a line of cameras so unspeakably expensive, rare, and coveted that even having the opportunity to hold one -- much less own one -- is a somewhat unrealistic goal. Why is that, exactly? It's a …

How I Lost Over a Hundred Photographs to a Corrupted Memory Card, And Got Them Back

It’s probably every photographer’s worst nightmare. You’ve shot gigabytes worth of images, ready to be imported for post-processing, when suddenly: …

How to Become a Street Photographer

Street photography is probably one of the most difficult genres of photography, as it is based on the unknown. You can select a frame, but you can’t …

Street Photography

How to Avoid Blurry Photos by Choosing the Right Autofocus Mode

Going the Extra Mile to Get the Image you Envisioned

Going the Extra Mile to Get the Image you Envisioned Most photographers will tell you that hard work, preparation and research get you the shots you …

The world's weirdest photo albums

By any standards, Me TV is an odd photo book. It comprises eight found snapshots of a middle-aged Chinese woman standing in front of her new television set. In each, her pose is identical, right down to way the little finger of her left hand rests on the TV cabinet. Save for the fact that she is …

Adding These Three Elements to a Landscape Composition Can Make Your Shot Pop

One of the keys to stunning landscape photographs is so obvious that it is often overlooked. If you find your landscapes lacking in awe, try adding …

The Worst Mistake a Travel Photographer Can Make

Travel photography has the potential to be so much fun and bring so much reward - but here's one thing that can really hold travel photographers back.

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 …

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book …