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7 Latest Web Design Trends for Photography Websites in 2014

In today’s world websites play bigger part than a practical communication. They are supposed to drive attention, traffic and sales, especially in photography business. Fortunately for photographers, along with the development of the web, a lot of new opportunities have come into scene. For instance, a few years ago we could not even imagine a system that will allow us to create a functional nice websites without knowing how to code, but today it’s reality. In this article I’m going to determinate the top web design trends of this year and show how they can be useful for photography websites.

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Has the Age of Mirrorless Cameras Truly Arrived?

Mirrorless is a bit of a misnomer. In fact virtually all non-DSLR cameras, by their very nature are mirrorless. However, the term generally refers to cameras with either or both, a micro 4/3rds sensor or bigger and an interchangeable lens system. However it is defined, 2014 has been a good year for the mirrorless class, they are one of the few growth areas within the photographic business. So are we in, or about to enter the golden age of mirrorless cameras?

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A Gazillion Photography Links to Cool Tutorials, Great Photography and More

Another exciting week in the world of photography rolls on past and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching 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 tutorials and styles, showcasing some of the very best content online today created by some of the finest artists. We really hope you enjoy these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.


8 Common Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them

We have all been beginners at some point in time. Some of you must have just got your first camera, and being a beginner in photography, probably making some mistakes along the way. The best thing you can do is to identify the mistakes, so you can learn how to fix them, and avoid them in the future. That is the key to becoming a great photographer. Here are some common mistakes beginner photographers usually make, with tips on how to avoid them.

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Hands-On Review of Think Tank Photo’s Airport Roller Derby

I’ve been using a ThinkTank Shape Shifter backpack for a little while and, overall, was quite pleased with its performance, which is why I was especially pleased when ThinkTank was nice enough to send over an Airport Roller Derby for me to try out and put to test. As an avid traveler, I was curious to see how well the bag would hold up and keep my gear safe while I put it to the test–which, admittedly, is no easy task. Read on to see how it fared.

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Love in a tree

<br>Love in a tree .jpg by Irene Quirion on Light Stalking Do not have the exif info. Was shot in 2004 with a Nikon F-5 and lens 80-400mm Nikon Zoom. Always wondered if the soft tone of this picture was effective. What do you think?


Low sun and Colorado plains

A comment about a lens flare in another post made me think of posting this one to feed the sharks. The flare hasn’t bothered me too much, but I’m curious if it bothers others (as well as any other helpful critiques you’ve got to improve this). I call it “Purple Mountains, Amber Waves” though there’s […]


Nature and Portrature

I enjoyed taking pictures of family, friends, and nature. It seems that I can tell a story with it.


boy and dog

I am not very good at quick shots, but this one really came together. They were both out cold after a long day of playing. Lit with bounced flash to support a nearby table lamp. <br>Cal and dog.jpg by Joe Birkman on Light Stalking


Red Guitar

This was shot using a flash on the floor with w red gel aimed at a plain white background, and another flash with a snoot aimed at the guitar.


Critique Request: Rodeo Beach Sunset

<br>Rodeo Beach Sunset by CJ Glynn on Light Stalking Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands, California, USA January 2014 Multiple exposures post-processed in Lightroom blended using luminosity masks. Comments / suggestions appreciated.


Introducing myself

Hello fellow photographers I am a portuguese photographer living in the beautiful archipleago of Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a paradise for photographers, with an always green landscape, cows, a vey mild climate and most of the time covered by outstanding photogenic clouds. I can´t remember what was the FIRST photograph that […]