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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.


365/52 Project: Why Daily/Weekly Photo Projects are Good for Your Photography

Daily/weekly photography projects are a good idea whether you are just starting out or you have been doing photography for a while. Most of the photographers I personally know have gone through one of these. But what is all the noise about it? Well, first of all, it is a good tool for the learning curve for beginner photographers. Forcing yourself to do better every day means that you are actually forcing yourself to learn and understand photography better every day.

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Hello everyone, I just wanted to share this photo here and hear how I could improve this kind of image. I took a lot of artistic privileges with this image in post processing, so what I’m looking more for is composition critiques. Thanks Boats by Lake by joevh9009 on Light Stalking



VW by kipakau on Light Stalking



My ‘mentor’ (he’s really just a mate) has been teaching me about exposure and how to get what I want. He seems to know what hes talking about so I’m going along with him for a while.The instant he starts wearing a see-thu kafkan and suggest I, too, should get into something more comfortable, I’m […]


Hippo Pond, Tarangire N.P., Tanzania

My son took an unbelievable shot of the Dominnat Male Hippo leaping out of 4 ft of water to arrive directly over a challenging bull with its mouth wide open. It was well composed and focused even though it was a split-second response to an animal in the wild.


Bee On A Flower

f8, 55mm, 1/60 sec, iso 100


Babcock State Park, West Virginia

The Glade Creek Grist Mill by rooster on Light Stalking Body – Canon EOS-1 DX Lens – Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Focal Length – 145.00mm Aperture – f/7.1 Shutter Speed – 1/125 sec. ISO – 400


Joined yesterday and ready for your feedback!

I can already tell this is a very active and committed group – I’m thrilled I found you. I thought I would begin by sharing a simple a photo I took during early evening on a recent trip to Los Angeles. This was shot from the Venice Beach pier using shutter priority mode set at […]