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7 Simple Maintenance and Care Tips to Keep Your Digital Camera in Great Shape

Camera bodies, lenses and accessories are significant investments that require care. They start the day with us at sunrise, finish at sunsets and stick with us for the many moments in between. They attend parties, milestone events, embark with us on travel or when we’re just kicking around the house looking for something to shoot. Many take care of their gear after every outing. Some wait until it’s very obvious that a good cleaning and maintenance is well overdue. With a few dollars and a few minutes of routine care time, your investment will require less costly maintenance. Read on for simple care tips that will ensure your gear continues to provide you with beautiful, clear images for many years.


How to Compose Portrait Photographs for Best Results

Composing the right frame when it comes to portraits may sound like an easy task, but when you take into consideration that you’ll need to have the focus on the right spot, the light hitting from the right angle and keeping in mind the things you can and can’t crop from the photo, while maintaining the fibonacci golden ratio or rule of thirds, you’ll realize it is far from easy. After you get enough practice, you won’t even notice all of the things you’re considering at the same time. But, until then, don’t forget to include all of these aspects when practising portrait photography.

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6 Tips to Avoid Laziness in Your Photography

Once the first flushes of our photographic journey have worn off, a certain laziness can creep in. This can manifest itself in a slight arrogance that we know all we need to know or that we have the required skill to achieve the look that we desire in our shots. Sometimes it can even be a case of photographers’ block, an effect that paralyses our ability to see and shoot good images. Today we are going to look at some ways to shake off laziness and inject some new energy into your photos.

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5 DSLR Camera Features All New Photographers Will Want to Master

The incredible assortment of buttons on your camera can be intimidating. We’re not talking about just pro level DSLRs, either; even entry level cameras really pack it in when it comes to button array. It can be overwhelming, especially for those just getting started in photography. How do you know, of all the features available on your camera, which ones you should learn first? While some might suggest it’s worth the effort to learn everything your camera is capable of, the more measured approach is to master the essentials first then move on to other features. The importance of being comfortable with your camera cannot be understated; mastering the following DSLR features will help you take control of your camera and, by extension, your creativity.

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30 Amazing Photography Links to Tutorials, Special Features and Great Photography

With another very exciting week passing us by in the world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been actively searching all corners of the internet for links to the best tutorials, special features and great photography to share here in this list with everyone. This weeks list is composed of wonderful images and articles, all created by some of the finest talent working in the field today. We truly hope you enjoy visiting these sites as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.

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Mist Hills

Misty Hill (1 of 1).jpg by ramya on Light Stalking


Some photos from the new country

Hello, Recently we moved to the Netherlands so, here are some photos I took here and there More on:


Winter Scene google plus link

This is my last try at putting a link here from Google Plus. This time it looks like it is going to work. If this works I will post how I did it for others to try.


Cold Winter Scene

This is a larger copy of what I posted earlier, It has not been processed at all and is in color unlike the one I posted earlier. Cold Winter scene by Rendell on Light Stalking



walnuts by VALERY on Light Stalking sharpness on foreground walnuts was partly lost while uploading.Can I do something about?


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Windmill by sturtjasher on Light Stalking Although I like this photo, I feel it is lacking something. I am happy with most of the colours/tones and the sky was naturally quite dark blue. Perhaps it is the composition and/or perspective. It was tough to get some leading lines into the image. If anything stands out […]