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Californians' purchases of plug-in electric cars top 100,000

California has passed an electric milestone: This week, a car buyer in the state bought the 100,000th plug-in vehicle sold here.<p>"California's plug-in electric vehicle market is ramping up, and we expect to see significant growth as customers realize how economical and convenient they are," said …

Electric Vehicles

30 Links to the Finest Photos and Articles of the Week You Won't Want to Miss

With another week behind us we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all known points of the internet looking for links to tutorials, special …

Street Photography

The Most Amazing Photography Links of the Week: Tutorials, Reviews, Collections and Much More

This week's list of photography links from Toad Hollow Photography covers the entire spectrum. Featuring interesting tutorials, reviews, special …

Street Photography

How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

A camera determines exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and …

How to Paint With Light and Produce Creative Images: A Short Tutorial to Get You Started

It won't be incorrect to say that essentially, every photograph is a light painting. Indeed, most of the time we are capturing the light that is …

How to Capture Perfect Headshots: 6 Useful Tips

Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job …

Nikon 50mm 1.8G Prime Lens: A Review of the Unlimited Photographic Opportunities it Offers

You can never forget your first lens, it holds a special place in your photographic journey. For many, it may have been the lens of a point and shoot …

Landscape Photography

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

A 3 Step Framework to Reverse Engineering a Photograph You Want to Emulate

You’re familiar with the concept of reverse engineering, aren’t you? Some might think it’s jargon used only by people who do things in laboratories. …

How to Get Soft Light in Portraits

By definition, soft lighting has to do with the quality of the shadows. Generally, the darker the shadows and the less details that you can see in …

Getting Started with Real Estate Photography – Exteriors

One excellent way for a photographer to get established in the local market is to consider adding <i>real estate</i> work to the portfolio. While real estate …

Sony Cyber-shot

35mm or 50mm: Deciding On Your First Prime

In one of those rare more-informative-than-funny<p>Top GearDigitalRev episodes, Kai tries to help beginners decide what they should buy for their first …

Moment Lenses

Video: Matt Granger Reviews the ZEISS Otus 85mm, and It’s Absolutely Astounding

Matt Granger, one of our favorite photographers/photography educators, was one of the fortunate souls who got to spend the last 4 months putting the …

5 Business Mistakes Photographers Make and What You Can Do About Them

Why do some professional photographers fail to make it in business?<p>If you can’t cut it technically or artistically as a photographer, then clearly …

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Amazing Black and White Lightroom Tutorials

Processing black and white photos is a skill of its own. <br>Learn how it’s done – in less than 2 hours!<p>As a photographer, you know it’s super-important …

Tutorials

2016 Mazda 2 Photos and Info

Over the past few years, subcompact cars have crept toward a tipping point where they’ll no longer be considered superdorky economy appliances and will instead become stylish and well-equipped cars that just happen to be small. Consider the segment officially tipped, because Mazda has unveiled the …

Mazda

Could you live in this creekside cabin? http://tinyhousenews.info/?p=15776

I really like the color of this tiny house, what do you think? http://tinyhousenews.info/?p=17550

13 Tips to Perfect Your Landscape Photography

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel AdamsIn my opinion, landscape …

Landscape Photography

Tutorial: 5 Things You Should Know About Layers in Photoshop CC

In this short but helpful episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Adobe Evangelist Terry White reveals some neat Photoshop CC layer features that you may …

10 things your real-estate agent won’t tell you

<b>1. “I’m using your house to sell myself.”</b><p>U.S. home prices have rebounded to mid-2004 levels, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price …

Barbara Corcoran Explains The Difference Between Salespeople Making $40,000 And Those Making $8 Million

Barbara Corcoran built her fortune in real estate. Here, she tells us what makes a great salesperson.<p>The "Shark Tank" investor also reveals what her pitch would have been if she were seeking financing on the hit show.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser. Originally published in November 2013.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Xbox One controllers now work with your PC

The Xbox One controller is a wonderful piece of gear, so it's natural that people would want to use it with PC games, too. Right on schedule, but perhaps a year too late, Microsoft is now offering the drivers that'll let the hardware work on desktops, laptops and suitably-equipped tablets. Such …

Get a 120GB solid-state drive for $59, shipped

Not everybody needs a ton of storage, so here's your chance to upgrade your laptop on the cheap.<p>Many times I've extolled the virtues of solid-state drives, which can seriously boost a laptop's performance and battery life while reducing heat and noise.<p>Ah, but you're not convinced. Before you spend …

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</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> …

Tutorials

New Absurd Animated Portraits by Romain Laurent | Colossal

<p>Photographer Romain Laurent (previously here and here) continues to create a new looping animated portrait each week. The photographer began the …

Building a DIY studio background

For a long time I’ve fancied the idea of adding a grungy textured background to my studio but due to the limited space available I’ve stuck to using …

Adobe launches Creative Cloud 2015 with a host of new features

Adobe is calling Creative Cloud 2015 a 'milestone' release, with speed and technology improvements across its desktop and mobile applications. The …

Tutorials