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3 Essential Playback Tools For Awesome Nature Photography

There are three in-camera playback tools that when used together, help amp up image quality while in the field. They’re easy to set up and easy to use. These tools will provide a quick peek at the quality of your image so you can make the needed adjustments in the field. While it’s never a […]


Why I Downgraded Gear To Upgrade My Photography

Nineteen years ago I got my first real camera, a Canon EOS Rebel X.  This 35mm film camera for me was something I had been lusting after for years, all the way back to the famous Andre Agassi campaign with the famous catch-line stop taking snapshots and start taking photographs.  The days of mullets have […]


Ten Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve your Photography

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 […]


The 30 Coolest Photography Links Of The Week

With a wonderful week having just passed by in the world of photography, we find Toad Hollow Photography working hard to find the best set of links to tutorials, special features and great photography to share here with everyone.  This week’s list represents a fabulous collection of links from some of the most talented writers […]


How I Researched My Latest Lens Purchases

To go with a set of 3 prime lenses versus a mid-range zoom was not an intentional decision. It happened over the course of time. Today the lens that is not in my toolbox is the 24-70 2.8 mid-range zoom. It is on my bucket list, but I’m not in a hurry. The reason? The […]

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Another high key

This is a shot I had discarded because when I looked at it it was way too white. And now since I discovered the optimum exposure, I am revisiting these shots. This is one of them.


Seascape Oahu

Oahu Seascape.jpg by David Sill on Light Stalking Oahu windward shore.



My son always tries to hide his disappointment when his team is losing. Caught him in a rare moment in the dugout, contemplating the odds in the last inning of a very tough game. I was trying to catch his disappointment, a little sadness or deep thought. Not sure I quite captured it, but as […]


Whats bugging you?

I enjoy photographing insects, they are quite interesting and some are very beautiful! I study honeybees in my day job, so I guess it makes sense for me. However I get stuck looking at all the insects in Florida and don’t really get to see many from other parts of the world. What bugs do […]



Hi everyone, I’m Elena and a beginner in photography. Actually I’m a beginner as long as I remember myself. I was always drawn to good photographs from magazines etc and occasionally bought books about it but life just got in the way and to tell you the truth I was intimidated by the techical knowledge […]


new to off camera flash

under the brim by orangeneil on Light Stalking


Sun Crunch

Sun Crunch by Randall Steinhoff on Light Stalking The setting info and shooting data are in the photo’s description. This LightStalking version is too small for proper viewing. See it in Flickr at: I could hardly believe my good fortune at capturing this image after viewing it full sized on my HDTV. What do […]