Category Archives: Cool Photos

Examples of the coolest photos that we have seen.

Photographer Creates a Photo Series Inspired by His Late Father


Mike Mellia is a New York based photographer whose allegorical photographs often tell a story through conceptual ideas and cinematic compositions. In his most recent work, a photo series titled Another Day in Paradise, he conveys the story of his late father. Capturing the mood of New York City in his photos, Mike creates images that are reminiscent of his father’s life.

Your Weekly Dose of Photographic Awesomeness: 30 Coolest Photography Links

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This week’s comprehensive list of photography related links is full of hand selected pieces that feature the very best Toad Hollow Photography could find in the field. This week’s list is full of tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs, all intended to share the best the internet has to offer. We really hope you enjoy checking these links out as much at the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.

19 Shining Examples of Light Trails Photography

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Light trails are an ever-popular photographic treat. The long, flowing streams of illumination can add some serious flair to just about any night scene, particularly night scenes shot in busy, high traffic areas. Even better, light trail images are easy to create. All you need is a camera with manual controls, a tripod (or some other way to stabilize your camera), and a little knowledge of how to manipulate shutter speed to your advantage.

15 Magical Photographs of Foxes


Getting good photographs of animals is difficult. Getting good photographs of animals that are notoriously shy and skittish is on a whole new level. These photographers, especially the ones who were shooting in the wild, have managed to get some amazing photographs of foxes. No easy feat. We have put together this collection with a list of relevant links at the end so you can be inspired.

Paint, Music, Action: A Photographer Seeks to Capture Music in His Camera

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At first glance, these photographs will have you wondering about the unusual yet striking subject they capture. They may come across as intriguing structures made of merging color splatters that might look essentially the same with each progressing photo. However, each image has quite a unique and fascinating origin. These photographs by Martin Klimas attempt to answer the question “What does music look like?”

Get Inspired: 31 Absolutely Marvelous Photography Links

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It’s been another terrific week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners of the internet for the best links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone here. This week’s compendium contains a great selection of articles and images by some of the finest and most gifted artists working today.

Gimp Tutorial: How to Make Your Images Sparkle Using Levels and Curves

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In a recent article here on Lightstalking, we introduced you to the considerable benefits of the open source software Gimp. Of course it’s all very well to tell you about such programs but as with any software, it can have a steep learning curve. For this reason, we are going to do a series of tutorials to teach you how to get the best out of Gimp. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to add sparkle to dull shots.