“What’s the best _________ for _________ ?” Can you fill in the blanks? Even if you stay well within the realm of photography you could rattle off an endless stream of possible answers. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all asked them: what’s the best lens, camera, focal length, aperture? For birds, flowers, fireworks, sports? I understand this sort of question gets asked so often, particularly by those who are in the early phase of their photographic evolution; it’s natural to look at all the impressive work around you and want to replicate what others have done. You figure if you can use the same gear or settings, you can achieve the same results. That’s a rather shortsighted way of looking at things but, again, I understand it because I’ve been there. To make matters worse, there are those who will happily dole out similarly shortsighted advice about “bests” simply because it’s what works for them, not because there is any objective, universal truth to it.
Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is, perhaps, doubly so in the digital era where new ideas and techniques are constantly evolving. If you are just starting out in photography, all this information can seem overwhelming. So, today, we are going to take a look at ten everyday, very simple techniques to improve your images.
Have you ever thought about how photography impacts you? I’m not referring to the business side but the personal side. Something inspired us to pick up the camera at some point in our lives. When you used it for first time, did you already know that you would have the eye, the passion for photography? Did the desire to be behind the lens occur after seeing one of your first photos or did it evolve over time?
A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use and introduced in Photoshop CS2. Since then, they have evolved into an extremely useful tool for photographers. One of their major uses is their ability to allow non destructive editing not only of the images but also of filters applied to an image. In this article we will take a look at some things that you can do with Smart Objects.
The photography world is vibrant and alive right now with many artists and visionaries active in creating and sharing great images online. Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching all over the internet, looking for links to some of the best tutorials, special features and great photography to share here with everyone. We hope you enjoy checking out these amazing posts and pictures as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.
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The last photo I posted in the tank was of Zion National Park taken from 36,000 feet. Here’s one of Zion taken from about 3 feet that’s a little more up close and personal. . . Virgin River in Zion’s Shadow by Dan Bourque on Light Stalking Link to higher res image here Canon EOS […]
Hi, I am Rupam from India. An Engineering student but quite enthusiastic about arts. I was into sketching and painting, and that led me into another medium, photography. I am still learning and hope to develop myself as an artist.
Cushman Bridge by Lail Robinson on Light Stalking f22 1/30 ISO 1600 20 mm I’m pretty sure that the ISO is a problem but what else? flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/126493084@N08/16950726621/in/photostream/
Cooper’s Hawk – Hillsdale Lake and Wildlife Area – Hillsdale Kansas CC: @Albirder
Hello everyone! I need some help with this photo. It was taken around 6p.m. I used tripod aperture 20 to make the objects on the photo clear but finally the everything seems to be blur. If someone has any idea what I should do to make this type of photos clear, please, let me know. […]