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Exposure Compensation: Use it to Master Exposure and to Explore Your Creativity

Exposure Compensation provides the ability to make small adjustments to the your camera’s exposure. While our cameras produce high quality images, we may have individual preferences that are just a bit different from how our camera reads various scenes. Or, when working with a subject, we may want to add another dimension from a creative, artistic perspective using Exposure Compensation.

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7 Latest Web Design Trends for Photography Websites in 2014

In today’s world websites play bigger part than a practical communication. They are supposed to drive attention, traffic and sales, especially in photography business. Fortunately for photographers, along with the development of the web, a lot of new opportunities have come into scene. For instance, a few years ago we could not even imagine a system that will allow us to create a functional nice websites without knowing how to code, but today it’s reality. In this article I’m going to determinate the top web design trends of this year and show how they can be useful for photography websites.

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Has the Age of Mirrorless Cameras Truly Arrived?

Mirrorless is a bit of a misnomer. In fact virtually all non-DSLR cameras, by their very nature are mirrorless. However, the term generally refers to cameras with either or both, a micro 4/3rds sensor or bigger and an interchangeable lens system. However it is defined, 2014 has been a good year for the mirrorless class, they are one of the few growth areas within the photographic business. So are we in, or about to enter the golden age of mirrorless cameras?

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A Gazillion Photography Links to Cool Tutorials, Great Photography and More

Another exciting week in the world of photography rolls on past and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching for links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a wide variety of tutorials and styles, showcasing some of the very best content online today created by some of the finest artists. We really hope you enjoy these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.


8 Common Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them

We have all been beginners at some point in time. Some of you must have just got your first camera, and being a beginner in photography, probably making some mistakes along the way. The best thing you can do is to identify the mistakes, so you can learn how to fix them, and avoid them in the future. That is the key to becoming a great photographer. Here are some common mistakes beginner photographers usually make, with tips on how to avoid them.

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Shoes before and after

This is an experiment to learn for future shots with similar lighting. I shot this in the mountain town of Durango, MX with bright sunlight outside and there was no lighting inside. There was considerable foot traffic and no way to set up a tripod. I exposed for the brightest part. In Lightroom I made […]


Night Photography, just learning so love the feedback

<br>DSC_2228.JPG by wendy mcfarland on Light Stalking


The Cypress

<br>The Cyrpess by Larry smith on Light Stalking


Hello there :)

I’ve been shooting digital for a four years now mostly as a hobby and have really fallen in love with programs such as Lightroom and Dxo. I enjoy seeking out new editing methods and techniques. Recently taken a keen interest in anamorphic lenses and the results they can yield.


Flute in focus

<br>Flute in focus II.jpg by Richard on Light Stalking Nikon 5200 1/3200 s F L 50.0 mm f/2.5 ISO 400


Glass and black

<br>Glass on black.jpg by Richard on Light Stalking Canon Rebel xt 1/60s f/5.0 FL 56.0 ISO 1600


The Cypress

<br>The Cyrpess by Larry smith on Light Stalking Taken mid afternoon overcast wide angle lens at f/16, 1/250th sec.