Photo Tuts

6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography

To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of photography typically address exposure, composition, lighting, etc., but the topic of color sometimes fails to make an appearance. This is unfortunate because, unless you are one who shoots exclusively in black and white, color can be equally as important to the success of an image as composition and exposure.


8 Street Photographers That Rock Our World

Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work certainly needs to be seen and studied by modern photographers, Cartier Bresson isn’t the only street photographer who has caught our eyes. Let’s take a moment and celebrate these eight street photographers who are making a name for themselves.

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How To Know When It Is Time To Upgrade Your Photography Gear

Almost every photographer wants to own a better camera, right? But then again, not every photographer really needs a better camera. So how does one know when is the right time to upgrade the gear? Your photography gear is not limited to the camera – other gear is as important as the camera itself. So, we’ll talk not only about the body of the camera, but also about the whole system, including lenses, flashes, tripods, etc.

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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 features, collections, great photography and interesting blogs, this list covers a wide range of subjects all posted by some of the best artists working in the field today. We really hope you enjoy seeing these pictures and posts.


How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

A camera determines the right exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and Center-weighted metering have their rightful places to enhance your images in specific situations. The choice of metering mode affects if your image is ‘properly’ exposed or not. This post explains how to best utilize the various metering modes in your camera.

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New Site Design

We are still doing a bunch of changes – mainly gremlins. But hope you enjoy the look of the new site and the simplified navigation. :)


Hummer FInale

<br>Hummingbird Finale by Karen Amendola on Light Stalking


Weekend Photography Challenge #199 At the Beach

We are in the last throws of Summer here in the US and I’ve seen some magnificent photographs of the beaches from down under lately, so I think with the additional challenges the sands create let’s see your photograph and tell us where your beach location!


Boat on the sidewalk, El Barco Carolina

Hurricane Marie passed by a couple hundred miles to sea a few days ago. The waves were so high that the local fishermen could not “park” their boats on the beach so they moved them to the sidewalk along the sea wall. I thought this was a unique view and liked the colors. Not sure […]


The Joy Of Chris-Craft

We’re heading back to the annual event called “The Wooden Boat Festival” held every year in the Maple Bay Marina in Cowichan Valley. In today’s post we take a look at a few of the wonderful Chris-Craft boats on display at the event. Please feel free to visit our blog “The Joy Of Chris-Craft” for […]


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