I think we are in danger of losing something. Something rather important to photography, something that has been around since the early days of photography. That something is technical perfection. At the risk of sounding old, when I was studying photography, the most important thing that was drummed into us, was aiming for technical perfection.
Many people find that even when engaged in something they absolutely love doing, there is sometimes a degree of drudgery involved in one aspect or another, some chore that has to be completed as an inextricable component of an otherwise enjoyable activity. For many a photographer, this unwelcome chore is post-processing. Here are some ideas to help you take some of the stress out of post-processing.
It’s a fact that many of today’s photographers have used a vintage lens at some point in time. Not only is it a cheap alternative to a modern lens, it also presents a wonderful opportunity at learning photography fundamentals. But, is it really worth it? If you ask me, I think it’s totally worth it. I must say that this article is purely based on my experiences with vintage lenses, and I’m sure most of you will agree.
With another week passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the very best tutorials, special features, collections, great photography and interesting blogs. This weeks list features some of the finest pictures and posts found by the Toad during his regular adventures, and we truly hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as he did in bringing this list to you.
Railroad tracks reach to infinity effortlessly. There are modern, state of the art rail systems. Tracks that have been used through long standing, historical routes, and even during war eras are still active today. Abandoned tracks that have been forgotten, continue fading into the woods and earth. Here are some tips to take timeless pictures of railroad tracks.
Anyone who has spent even a scant amount of time researching and searching for the perfect camera bag will quickly become familiar with two things: 1. That there is no such thing as the perfect camera bag. 2. The pervasiveness of the Think Tank brand. Think Tank Photo doesn’t deal exclusively in camera bags, however; they also sport a substantial line of laptop and tablet bags.
Like any other main stream activity, photography goes through phases both artistic and technological. Some of these trends end up becoming long lived, HDR is a prime example, whilst some tend to fade off into obscurity. While we had earlier predicted what we can expect in photography this year, today we’re are going to attempt to track down some of the more important of the current trends in photography.
It’s a fact that even the most beautifully composed image will fall apart if it includes a dull, lifeless sky. A great sky, on the other hand, can boost the impact of an image immensely. The problem is that we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and she is not always forthcoming about giving us the sky we need. Today we are going to look at some ways to improve your skies using Lightroom.
The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A simple Google search for “free photography ebooks”, for example, churns up well over 14 million pages. Sound overwhelming? Fortunately, we’ve done all the dirty work for you and compiled a list of 23 awesome ebooks to help you get your education on.
If you’re not familiar with it, The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) is a map-centric sun/moon calculator that shows how the light falls on the land. It is used by tens of thousands of photographers around the world. Some big news: TPE for Desktop is changing and the current version will stop working. The good news is that a new TPE for Desktop web app has been built from the ground up and is ready to use today.