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lightroom tweaks 25 11

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many photographers, Lightroom provides all the tools required to make their images pop without ever having to resort to Photoshop. Lightroom’s tools are particularly suited to landscape and urban photographers who want to squeeze every last drop of quality from their images. Today we are going to look at three powerful tweaks that will make your outdoor images sing.

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links 24 11

Give Your Week an Amazing Start With These 30 Links to Beautiful Photos and Articles

As another terrific week in the field of photography passes, Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all corners of the internet looking for links to the best tutorials, reviews, phone camera accessories, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here. This week’s list reflects many different facets of the industry, all created and posted online by some of the best artists working today. We hope you enjoy this week’s list as much as the Toad did in creating it for you.

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hdr 23 11

A Beginner’s Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several factors. First of all, the lens can geometrically affect the field of view because it mostly differs from the field of view our eyes have. But that is the least of a problem. Biggest difference is in the contrast, more precisely in the difference between the shadows and highlights.

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A Review of the Fuji XF 14mm 2.8

Unlike the world of the DSLR, the mirrorless ecosystem is not awash with what could be regarded as ultra wide angle lenses. One that does stand out is the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8. It was released originally as a companion to the Fuji X-Pro1 but will fit any of Fuji’s current interchangeable lens models including the XT1. These cameras use an APS-C sensor which means when we add in the crop factor, the 14mm gives an equivalent filed of view of 21mm. Of course, the major advantage of being designed for an APS-C sensor is that the size can remain more compact than an equivalent full frame version. Let’s see how this lens performs.

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tripod 21 11

How to Motivate Yourself to Carry Your Tripod Along More Often

Cumbersome, heavy and unnecessary are words that often spring to mind when talking about tripods. All of these words are quite accurate and good excuses not to take a tripod with you. The fact is though, in many cases you can get much better image quality if your camera is tripod-mounted as opposed to handheld. Maybe the light has faded fast, you may have seen an amazing flower, perfect for a tripod locked macro or perhaps that scene in front of you is begging for a deep depth of field. These are all shots you may lose if you don’t have a tripod with you. Today, rather than espouse the benefits of tripods, we are going to look at ways of motivating yourself to take one more often.

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Welcoming any suggestions for post- processing

This image is out of camera with no post-processing except the default settings in Capture one 8. I am not sure where to start. Thank you for your time and patience. winter by astang on Light Stalking

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Ansel Adams

I am still fascinated by Ansel Adams’ pictures.I think he really defined the standard of photography.

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Portraits

Hi! My name is Guillermo. I’m into acrylic portrait painting and I take a lot of photographs for my work, so one thing led to the other and now I enjoy taking photos of different things, landscapes, portraits, insects and so on. Im not a professional photographer I just enjoy playing with my camera and […]

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Krystal's niche

My name is Krystal, I’m a 26 year old American artist living her dream in France. I would say the first photograph that started the dominoes falling, that I would eventually become as much a photography addict as I am a drawing addict, is a photo I took in 2007 of a dolphin at Seaworld. […]

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Composition in Street Photography

I’ve gotten some mixed reviews on this image and it mostly involved the composition. I love this image though and I deliberately kept the crop to show the full body of the guy in the foreground. Outside of the context of street photography, I wouldn’t necessarily keep a photo composed this way. I’d love any […]

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The Image That Did It

I opened the box and quickly scanned every slide, holding them toward the fluorescent light in the ceiling. There were a lot of duds. Some were okay. One was stunning. In 9th Grade media class they handed out Nikon bodies and lenses encouraging us to shoot as much film as we wanted. Box after box […]

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