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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.

By Felipe Sanchez from Petruzzo Photography

5 Reasons Not to Feel Weird on Your First Portrait Session

It’s common for photographers to feel weird during their first portrait session. Like learning a new dance and being unsure what it looks like, shooting your first portrait session is full of motions you’re not familiar with yet. Choosing, posing, composing, shooting, refining. The question “am I pulling this off” might be looming and producing anxiety. In the hopes of defusing some of that weirdness for you, and assuming your first portrait session isn’t with a professional modeling agency, here are some things you can probably count on during your first portrait session. So breathe easy.

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Documentary series Sebastian Dalgaedoe photo of a gold mine in Peru

Impressed by the scale of opencast gold mine and the dangerous conditions in which the miners worked.


Hat Like You

Had some friends over a few nights ago and when they started messing about I reached for the camera


New from Spain

Helow every body New in Ligth Stalking I’m amateur photographer and proffessional geologist.


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How my passion for photography began…

I am a 55 year old Swiss guy and my passion for photography began when I was on a walking-tour with my parents as a small child of approx. 5 years. I saw a bush with beautiful red berries up on a rock and I wanted to take a pic of those in front of […]


This feels like the first day of school!

I’m Claude Dion and I am strictly a middle-aged hobbyist who has loved photography for years yet striving to improve by learning from more seasoned photographers. The first photo that got me interested in photography? The picture of the late John F. Kennedy, Jr saluting his father’s flag-draped casket caught such a striking and loving […]


Guess I should do an introduction…

Hi, this is Wayne, aka Happy Dragon Photography ( I started shooting over two decades ago, back when I had to wind the film myself and even do my own black and white darkroom work. After a hiatus from serious shooting, I am back and loving the digital lifestyle. During my vacation from photography, I […]