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Emphasizing bokeh can be a great asset to an image, but it can’t magically turn a bad image good. 6 Tips to Mastering Bokeh http://www.lightstalking.com/6-tips-for-mastering-bokeh Photo by VinothChandar on Flickr

We’re going to touch on just a handful of the more commonly used light modifiers. Found at http://bit.ly/M4Mhgu Photu by seanmcgrath

How to Levitate in Your Photos!

Who says people can't fly?<p>We've all done it at one time or another – gazed into the sky wondering what it'd be like to soar like an eagle, watching …

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

A Beginner's Guide to Colour Temperature

Lord Kelvin, AKA William Thomson has a lot to answer for. It was this Glasgow University based physicist that developed the scale of measuring …

How to Use Color in Photographic Composition (With 9 Gorgeous Examples) Found at http://www.lightstalking.com/how-to-use-color-in-photographic-composition-with-9-gorgeous-examples Words and Photo by Jason Row Photography

22 Landscape Photographs That Use Power Lines to Great Effect at http://bit.ly/KSefvw Photo by David Paul Ohmer on Flickr

What Photographers Must Know About The Sky When Shooting Outdoor Photos Found at http://bit.ly/KlXT2S Words and Photo by Jacob Maentz

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners …

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 …

How Decisions about Color Add Impact to Your Photos

Like everything in photography, shooting in color is a decision. That sounds weird, right? After all, the world is in Technicolor and we can’t really …

How to Make an Impressionist Style Portrait

The impressionist painters have taught us that it doesn’t take a whole lot of detail to suggest meaning in an image; so it is with photography. …

How to Master Ghost Photography

If you’ve seen photos of ghostly apparitions and wonder how they were captured, most likely they were not doctored or otherwise created in post …

How Using Just One Light Will Make You a Better Photographer

Many times, one light is enough.<p>The master of the “one light,” Zack Arias once racked up a huge debt from being a gear head. From this experience, he …

Street Photography

How to Capture Authentic Emotion in Portrait Photography

If you shoot portraits on a regular basis, I’m sure you have an informal checklist of sorts that you consult — at least mentally — both before and …

The Sweet Spot Lens Setting That Will Give You Sharper Photographs

In many photographic situations, you are going to want to either open your aperture right up (to minimise depth of field) or close it right down (to …

How to Add Depth to Your Photographs

One of the biggest challenges thrown up by photography is the fact that it is done in two dimensions. While that can be a draw back, it also presents …

The Crucial Skill in How to Select your Best Images

When most of us hear the phrase “photo editing” we generally think of editing a photo to enhance it in some way using computer software. Although …

Why You Should Shoot Raw

Before we go anywhere, we should answer the question, what is RAW. Well the word itself is the clue, put simply a RAW file is just the raw data from …

Why You Will Probably Want to Get a Prime Lens

For most people, the initial foray into getting serious about photography involves getting a lower end “prosumer” DSLR camera with a kit lens. The …

6 Techniques to Draw the Eye to an Object in Your Photograph

Sometimes, as a photographer, you're going to want to lead people to look at a specific part of your images. There are a lot of various techniques …

This Many Great Photography Links May Cause Lightheadedness

What an exciting week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low for the best links to tutorials, …

Photography

Available light photography differentiates itself from other genres of photography by emphasizing its naturally intimate charm; it focuses less on the obvious features that would normally be captured by using something like the sunny 16 rule, and instead allows us to peer into the shadows, giving us a somewhat more exotic impression of a subject. 9 Essential Tips for Conquering Available Light Photography at http://bit.ly/18pUhJX Words and Image by Jason D Little.

What You Need to Know About Dynamic Range (And How It Can Improve Your Images)

As an unabashed music geek, I am fully aware of the impact of dynamic range as it applies to audio recordings; no matter how great a song may be, I …

Let's Talk About Gear Lust

So, when did you last experience “gear lust” and how did you alleviate yourself of the condition? Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking …

How Many Megapixels do you Need?

The recent release of the Nikon D800 has thrown into sharp relief the fact that the megapixel war is most definitely not over. In the last few years, …

4 Strong Tips for Reigniting your Love Affair with Photography

For many of us, photography goes beyond a hobby, it becomes a passion, an addictive high that we must obtain at every opportunity. The joy of …

How to Photograph Light Trails

Photographing light trails is somewhat of a rite of passage for low light photographers – usually by setting up a nice landscape composition that …

20 Stunning Examples of High Speed Photography (And Tuts on How to Do It Yourself)

A lot happens in the blink of an eye — a lot of pretty amazing things. But due to the way our brain works, we don't really get to “see” these amazing …

Watching and Waiting Plus Other Great Shots You May Have Missed on Light Stalking

If you are like most people, you have a very busy life and have to keep track of many details on any given day. We want to make things easier for …