Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
Most of us probably have full time jobs that don’t allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we’d like. And, wouldn’t you much rather spend your money on a fast new lens instead of textbooks? I know I would! Fortunately, there are ways you can save your money and still take on an Ivy League photography course. Here’s a list of some of my favorite classes that I invite you to enjoy, too.
As another exciting week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been seeking to find the best photography and articles to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a great hand-curated selection of tutorials, special features and great photography, all from some of the best artists and writers 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.
You can never forget your first lens, it holds a special place in your photographic journey. For many, it may have been a point and shoot camera while for others, it may be have been the kit lens that came with your first camera. Starting as a bird and wildlife photographer, my passion for photography grew which expanded my horizons into macro, landscape and greater distance telephoto lenses. Along the way I listened with curiosity to photographers talk about how they enjoyed ‘walk around’ prime lenses. A completely different concept than toting cameras, lenses, tripod and other gear.
Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job description. There are many professional photographers that do only headshots. They specialize in it only because it takes great amount of time to master it. However, there are few general guidelines which you can follow in order to improve your headshot and portrait photography.
To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of photography typically address exposure, composition, lighting, etc., but the topic of color sometimes fails to make an appearance. This is unfortunate because, unless you are one who shoots exclusively in black and white, color can be equally as important to the success of an image as composition and exposure.
<br>Flower + Falls by Aaron Geis on Light Stalking Canon 5DII | Contax/Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 1/100th | f/2.8 | ISO 640
<br>Stoking-Edit.jpg by Ray on Light Stalking The Ffestiniog Railway, Wales. ISO 400, 18MM, 1/160, f4.5
<br>The Ghost Bus from Ghostown Terlingua, TX.jpg by Irene Quirion on Light Stalking Nikon D7000; 10.0mm (in 35mm: 15mm); 1/250 sec; f.8; ISO 100. Wanted this shot to look like a scene from The Road from Cormac McCarthy: really desolate.
A rare portrait shot by myself. I seem to get along better with trees. <br>BabyT by Bob Evans on Light Stalking
This one has been in and out of the portfolio numerous times. Somedays I like it, other days not so much. I’ve spent so much post work on this, that the setting info would have no meaning. Just curious what you all think. <br>Japanese Garden by Bob Evans on Light Stalking