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6 Ways to Make the Most of Night Time Photography

Night time photography is surprisingly similar to daytime photography in the sense that it’s all about finding the right light. Obviously, things are considerably more challenging at night, and while it may appear your opportunities are severely limited once the sun dips below the horizon, you should think in terms of having a different set of opportunities rather than having fewer of them. If you’ve been looking to get started with night time photography, the tips below should be of some interest to you.

used camera 30 10

Buying a Used Camera? Don’t Overlook These 8 Important Considerations

More often than not, buying brand new photography gear can be too expensive. It therefore makes complete sense when people opt for used photography gear, which isn’t such a bad idea if you know what you are looking for. However, many people waste money on cameras which work fine until you bring them home. Hopefully this article will help you prevent that.


How to Capture Misty, Magical Photographs: 3 Essential Tips on Timing, Tools and Technique

The eight to five workday starts. Workers swipe time clocks, dash through closing elevator doors and fight rush hour traffic. By this time in a completely different setting, many nature photographers have already had their coffee while watching a kaleidoscope of life emerge. Mornings filled with fog, a light mist highlighted by the sun’s rays or hovering like a blanket over low lands are a delight to photograph. To effectively capture the mood and color, there are three essentials. These include 1) Timing 2) Tools and 3) Technique.


The Benefits of Working as an Assistant to a Professional Photographer

If you ask me if you should work as an assistant to a photographer, I’ll say yes. Working as an assistant to a photographer who is successful might prove to be a great experience. It’s not just because you are around a famous, successful photographer and you have material to tweet about, of course. You will learn so much and that is most important.

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This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It’s (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet 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 subjects, both in pictures and articles, and represents the works created and shared online by the finest talents on the global stage today. We truly hope you enjoy perusing this list as much as the Toad did himself in bringing it to you.

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Old Chevys in Utah – B&W

Came across these old clunkers on the way to Zion NP. The sky had incredible clouds so I had searched for a decent subject. Note: Same problem of over darkening of shadow areas and the deep blue of the upper sky. The upload issue is the same for color or B&W. So, try not to […]


What tricked me

Jason Lanier, he was the one who got me into photography.


greetings from Washington state

Hello to all. I’ve played with SLR digital photography for several years but retirement quickly approaches and the number of grandchildren I have increases I’d like to get more serious about photography, especially portrait photography. Hoping to glean lots of helpful tips and tricks from all of you


Kids at a party

I saw lots of photos of small children at Birthday parties but they weren’t what I would want in a picture so I hoped to be able to be. Better.


Rec'd a few notes from Rob asking me to post thoughts on the Shark Tank

so, here goes. First, I would say overall being here is a good experience. Most of the comments are well intended and good points are made. I have picked up a number of tips on how to improve my images. I’m an an enthusiast, certainly not a pro, though I have been interested in photography […]


Stunning Sunset

Stunning Sunset by rooster on Light Stalking Body – Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens – Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM Focal Length – 80mm Aperture – f/6.3 Shutter Speed – 1/125 sec. ISO – 640


From top of Monte Verde

On the drive down from Monte Verde in Costa Rica we encountered these two horses. In the distance you can see the Gulf of Nicoya and the Nicoya Peninsula beyond. The peninsula is 140km (80miles) away. Not much space for these two. Looking for comments on composition – thanks. 1/125 f/9.0 ISO_100 16mm – Canon […]