Another very exciting week in the world of photography has passed us by, and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all over the internet for links to the best tutorials, special features, reviews, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone. This weeks list is comprised of a wide variety of topics and photographs, and we really hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.
“What’s the best _________ for _________ ?” Can you fill in the blanks? Even if you stay well within the realm of photography you could rattle off an endless stream of possible answers. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all asked them: what’s the best lens, camera, focal length, aperture? For birds, flowers, fireworks, sports? I understand this sort of question gets asked so often, particularly by those who are in the early phase of their photographic evolution; it’s natural to look at all the impressive work around you and want to replicate what others have done. You figure if you can use the same gear or settings, you can achieve the same results. That’s a rather shortsighted way of looking at things but, again, I understand it because I’ve been there. To make matters worse, there are those who will happily dole out similarly shortsighted advice about “bests” simply because it’s what works for them, not because there is any objective, universal truth to it.
Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is, perhaps, doubly so in the digital era where new ideas and techniques are constantly evolving. If you are just starting out in photography, all this information can seem overwhelming. So, today, we are going to take a look at ten everyday, very simple techniques to improve your images.
Have you ever thought about how photography impacts you? I’m not referring to the business side but the personal side. Something inspired us to pick up the camera at some point in our lives. When you used it for first time, did you already know that you would have the eye, the passion for photography? Did the desire to be behind the lens occur after seeing one of your first photos or did it evolve over time?
A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use and introduced in Photoshop CS2. Since then, they have evolved into an extremely useful tool for photographers. One of their major uses is their ability to allow non destructive editing not only of the images but also of filters applied to an image. In this article we will take a look at some things that you can do with Smart Objects.
Hustle_Bustle_BYE-1.jpg by brown33 on Light Stalking My previous photography excursions to Melbourne Centre Shopping complex were of the standard framing sharp indoor shots, but not really capturing the chaos nor fleeting nature of shoppers, people rushing bye and so hence my images. It reflected my experiences also on this particular day October last year. I […]
More Fleeting Moments.jpg by brown33 on Light Stalking My previous photography excursions to Melbourne Centre Shopping complex were of the standard framing sharp indoor shots, but not really capturing the chaos nor fleeting nature of shoppers, people rushing bye and so hence my images. It reflected my experiences also on this particular day October last […]
This was shot at 400ISO, 1/160 at f4.5 using spot metering, with which I am just now becoming familiar. Any suggestions/criticisms welcome. Springtime by Jim Webb on Light Stalking
Hello all. I’m Jim Webb, and I live in Roseville, a suburb of Sacramento, California. I’m retired, and now have an opportunity to take/make photographs much more than ever before. My favorite subjects are landscapes and “critters”. I also enjoy astrophotography, and am lucky enough to have equipment that serves that purpose well. I look […]
Hello! I would appreciate a lot any help about this photo. f 7.1, ISO 100, 1/60 from hand. Thanks in advance
In today’s post we find ourselves on the shores of Victoria on Vancouver Island where a gorgeous seascape was presented. In the distance the snow covered mountains in the US create a jagged skyline, and in the foreground we find ships and navigational aids. This is a quintessential Vancouver Island scene. Please feel free to […]