Photo Tuts
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The 5 Elements You’ll Find in Great Photographs

There really is no definitive list of elements that contribute to a great image; ask 10 experienced photographers and you’ll get nearly as many different opinions, which is great, because there’s no right or wrong when it comes to creativity. But if you listen to enough people with insight, you’ll begin to find some common themes about how to create great photos. Here are but five of those commonly recurring ideas.

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3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many photographers, Lightroom provides all the tools required to make their images pop without ever having to resort to Photoshop. Lightroom’s tools are particularly suited to landscape and urban photographers who want to squeeze every last drop of quality from their images. Today we are going to look at three powerful tweaks that will make your outdoor images sing.

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Give Your Week an Amazing Start With These 30 Links to Beautiful Photos and Articles

As another terrific week in the field of photography passes, Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all corners of the internet looking for links to the best tutorials, reviews, phone camera accessories, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here. This week’s list reflects many different facets of the industry, all created and posted online by some of the best artists working today. We hope you enjoy this week’s list as much as the Toad did in creating it for you.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several factors. First of all, the lens can geometrically affect the field of view because it mostly differs from the field of view our eyes have. But that is the least of a problem. Biggest difference is in the contrast, more precisely in the difference between the shadows and highlights.

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A Review of the Fuji XF 14mm 2.8

Unlike the world of the DSLR, the mirrorless ecosystem is not awash with what could be regarded as ultra wide angle lenses. One that does stand out is the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8. It was released originally as a companion to the Fuji X-Pro1 but will fit any of Fuji’s current interchangeable lens models including the XT1. These cameras use an APS-C sensor which means when we add in the crop factor, the 14mm gives an equivalent filed of view of 21mm. Of course, the major advantage of being designed for an APS-C sensor is that the size can remain more compact than an equivalent full frame version. Let’s see how this lens performs.

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I fell in love with photography when I was very young. I don’t remember the exact age. I remember looking at pictures everywhere I went. Whether it be a photo, a magazine, or calendars. My first camera was a 110 camera. I had one that used a round disk, a 35 mm camera, and then […]


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Duochromatic by ariansanti on Light Stalking Fuji X-100 Shot at 1/80 23mm f/5.6 ISO 400 (zone focused at 8ft) I shot this during my very first photo walk so I had that adrenaline rush walking around shooting people. I initially set my camera to black and white film simulation, but good thing I saved the […]


Biju V Krishnan

My self Biju V Krishnan from Kerala, southern parts of India, professionally I am a Logtistics Service Provider and photography is my hobby and we have a bunch of photography enthusiastic in Punjab and we are doing morning and evening walks on Sunday’s and other holidays.






Hello, I am Kevin of Platinum Photography. I am regular guy who just so happens to be an artist, a creator, an inspirer and a dreamer. My life changed the minute that I realized my true passion for photography. I had always considered myself an artist and a designer but nothing clicked with me, quite […]