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.
Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work certainly needs to be seen and studied by modern photographers, Cartier Bresson isn’t the only street photographer who has caught our eyes. Let’s take a moment and celebrate these eight street photographers who are making a name for themselves.
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
Love this shot, I was shooting from a balcony and couldn’t position but somehow she ended up like I imagined. Canon EOS REBEL T3i EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 ƒ/4.5 110.0 mm 1/200 3200 Flash (off, did not fire)
Canon EOS REBEL T3i EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II ƒ/6.3 47.0 mm 1/80 125 Flash (off, did not fire) A friend’s daughter ( and budding photographer) indulged me. This is my favorite of the photos but if you look through the album there my be better ones. I don’t think I have all the kinks worked […]
21mm 1.4, F22 seven varying SS and ISO 160 <br>City Layers by Bob Evans on Light Stalking
Infrared filter on 21mm 1.4 prime at F22, shutter set to bulb and open about 105 seconds and ISO 160 <br>My Dive by Bob Evans on Light Stalking
This buffalo bull was standing right next to the rhino’s regular ‘marking spot’ and it stood its ground as the rhino came closer to ‘renew its mark’. Then followed a stand-off as each summed up its opponent. After about 15 seconds the buffalo made the wise move and walked off non-challantly. Whether he reallised it […]