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Using Vintage Camera Lenses With Ease: 5 Simple Considerations

A while ago, I wrote an article on vintage lenses. I personally adore vintage lenses. But the reality is that they aren’t that easy to use. In fact, they aren’t easy to use at all. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t ease it up a notch. Vintage lenses are being used out of nostalgia and (mostly) due to the fact that they are cheap (well most of them). Added bonus is that some of them are really sharp and others produce unique effects.


4 Truths About Photography Every Serious Photographer Should Know

When starting out, photography looks like a fun thing to do. In the beginning, you have the mindset that after a little practice, you will be able to make excellent photos all the time. Well I’m sorry to be the one to ruin the fairy tale, but that is just not true. Yes, photography is fun, motivating, inspiring and fulfilling most of the time, but often can be frustrating. This is due to the fact that no matter how good you are, there are many things that are out of your control. For one, you can’t control the weather, nor you can do much about it if it goes bad. But this is just an example. Here are 4 things to watch out for.

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11 Stocking Stuffers Under $50 for Photographers

Just a few days left before it’s December 25th. Hopefully all of your online, cyber, mall shopping is done and gifts are already under your tree. If you need a few more stocking stuffer items for photographers in your family, these last minute gift ideas will go directly to their camera bag for use throughout the year.

 These gifts are available at several online stores (, B&H and company direct too). If you’re running out of shipping time, these stocking stuffers will more than likely be available in your local camera retailer too.

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30 Awesome Photography Links to Dial Up Your Inspiration Quotient

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching the internet for links to the best tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a wide variety of topics and images, created by some of the best artists working in the field today. We truly hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you.

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15 Outstanding Examples of Photographic Minimalism

Less is more. It has become a rather trite expression, but that doesn’t make it any less true. There are times when creative works benefit by being constructed from only the bare essentials, no extraneous stuff. No distractions. Minimalism, or the use of stripped-down design elements, is about, as comedian Bob Newhart once declared, “saying the most with the least.” It’s not always necessary to fill the frame in order to make an interesting photograph. To be sure, minimalism is wide open to interpretive flourishes; macro, negative space, and abstract photography can also be minimalist photography. This a highly effective artistic strategy, beautifully demonstrated in the images in this post.

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Moon Rise Playa

Canon 7D EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM f/8, 13sec, ISO320, tripod pp in lr/ps My intention was to layer multiple exposures to gain some moon detail but then I decided to work with just this one exposure. Does it work for you with the moon blown out? I think I checked the horizon a dozen times….some […]


The Next Step

I have been trying to figure out the next step to take with my photography. I’m trying to learn more and more every day. I started doing mini sessions for friends and they have come out really well and everybody has been very happy. So I’m have been thinking of starting up a website. Watching […]


A beautiful goth – what would you suggest?


Love in the desert

One more for the Sand Series.



Boom! yet another great street portrait. Check out this great untitled capture from The Falx AKA @falx of “A local…down on his luck”. This is a perfect example of a candid grab if ever I’ve seen one, this shot is just one selected from an addative series titled “Falx in Birmingham”. Note the background for […]


Art to photography

I love pencil sketches and study different perspectives (compositions) and why somethings stands out. Photography is a good way to present your thinking and beautiful way to create in someone’s face. I guess, that is my start. I am an amaetuer and want to learn a lot from others. Which has attracted me to […]


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f16 iso 100 .5″ Samsung NX100 with Legacy FD 1.8 Thoughts?