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3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

Floating One of the Last Wild Rivers: Yampa Journal, Day 3

Wildlife<p><i>Friends of the Yampa and American Rivers organized a trip down Colorado’s Yampa River in early June, to raise awareness about the last wild river in the Colorado River Basin (see interactive map). This post is the third in a four-part series about the trip.</i><p>Day 1 * Day 2<p><b>Day 3</b><p>Camped on the …

Pictures: America's Most Endangered Historical Sites

The top five most endangered historical sites in America include an iconic sports arena and a Chinatown community center.

Nature-Bonding with Dad

Tough Love<p>I became a father in May 2010 with the birth of my son, Jim. Like many fathers before me, holding my boy in my arms brought back memories of my own dad. When my father decided to instill in my two brothers and me his love for the outdoors—a love that he developed during a two-year camping …

5 (Thankfully) Extinct Giant Versions of Modern Animals

As we've pointed out before, a lot of the animals we see today used to be much larger in olden times. Like, a LOT larger. Also, a lot meaner, …

Dinosaurs

The 6 Most Horrifying Health Foods in the World

We don't want to come off as ignorant of other cultures. After all, if we eat the eggs of chickens, can we still get grossed out by jellied moose …

Ice Cream

If “Nobama” was Obama’s Bizarro, he’d look exactly like that

If “Nobama” was Obama’s Bizarro, he’d look exactly like that.<p><b>#3. You Interpret What You See Piece by Piece</b><p>Here’s a picture of President Obama upside-down. You recognize him right away and nothing looks off about him, other than the fact that the image is flipped. Turn him over, though, and you realize you’ve been lied to. It’s actually a terrifying alien parody of a human being.<p>Your brain processes visual stimuli in pieces before it makes a whole image. When you look at a face, you see a face. …

5 Optical Illusions That Prove You Can't Trust Your Own Mind

You've been seeing optical illusions probably since kindergarten. They're fun little party tricks that you look at on the Internet and go "Eh, that's …

Neurology

Photo App Review: Meta - Great contemporary photo effects

<b>Meta – Contemporary Photo Filters</b><br>Version reviewed: 1.2<br>Price: $1.99<p><b>Bottom Line: I like Meta a lot. It’s an easy to use app. The end results can be</b> …

This Many Incredible Photography Links Might Throw the Earth Out of Orbit

Another week comes to a close and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching for the best links to tutorials, reviews, special features, …

Google Reader: what are the alternatives?

<b>Three months ago, Google announced the "retirement" of</b> <b>Google Reader</b> <b>as part of the company's</b> <b>second spring cleaning</b><b>.</b> On July 1st — two weeks from today …

The Truth About Converging Verticals in Architectural Photography

There is a long standing convention in photography that if a building has straight sides, then that is how it should look in a photograph. Almost any …

Five Easy Tips for Better Indoor Architectural Photography

There is an art to photographing indoor spaces and truly capturing the essence of their architectural design. Not only does it take a skilled …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Alter Perspective in Your Photographs

Perspective control lenses are as vital to the architectural photographer as their cameras, the ability to control converging verticals in this …

How to Jumpstart Your Photography With Self Assignments

As photographers who wish to improve our art, chances are we always looking for opportunities to practice our craft. The problem is, our practice …

Life in Focus: Tim Kemple on Shooting in the Wildest Locations

Tim Kemple is an adventure photographer who recently partnered with F-Stop gear to create a series called, “Life in Focus.” He has shot campaigns for …

6 Photography Rules You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Breaking

Whenever we first set out to learn something we usually are forced to learn the rules of that particular activity before we’re allowed to fully …

Landscape Photography

Panoramic Photography - The Art of Stitching

In landscape photography, panoramas are always hugely popular with both audiences and photographers alike. Let's take a look at how to get panoramic …

They can be beautiful, surreal, abstract or a combination of all three - reflections are a powerful way convey emotion or provoke thought in your images. In this article we are going to take a look at how to use reflections in your compositions and indeed how to break compositional rules, using reflections. http://goo.gl/51GQc Words and Image by Jason Row Photography.

How to Organize a Successful Photowalk

Photowalks are nothing new, anyone remotely interested in photography and with access to the internet has probably heard about one taking place …

10 Creative Nature Photography Compositions and How They Were Taken

<i>“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” —Edgar Degas</i><p>What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which …

How to Recreate These 3 Popular Photographic Filters in Photoshop

‘The best laid plans of mice and men' as the old adage goes – how many times have you set you camera up to take that spectacular scene in front of …

How to Challenge Yourself To Be A Better Photographer

We all want things to be easy, stress free, and effortless. So much in fact we often overlook the benefits of a challenge. To continue improving our …

Photography

28 Cute and Beautiful Photographs of Penguins

penguin group small by Antarctica Bound, on Flickr /.\ by Anne Froehlich, on Flickr Giant Penguins by Anne Froehlich, on Flickr If this picture …

How to Get Your Photographs Accepted at Stock Libraries

These days more and more people are considering selling their images via stock libraries. However some people find initially getting into a library …