We have to confess that we are pretty huge fans of the astrophotography that NASA puts out on a regular basis. Last week they blew us away again when they released a bunch of images to help promote Cosmos. Not much else to say on this one, but wow. Check them out.
Another terrific week in the world of photography has passed by once again, and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all corners of the internet seeking links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs. This week’s list features a hand-picked selection of pieces posted by truly gifted writers and artists from all over.
In 2004, Mike Brodie began documenting his travels – that of hitchhiking freight trains. Depicted against a constant backdrop of movement, the soulful and intimate photographs bring with them a rawness rarely seen. His journeys have seen him travel more than 50,000 miles and crisscross 46 US states.
For those of us in the currently storm and snow swept northern latitudes, spring is approaching. It is the season of new life, renewal and of course dusting of the cameras and lenses and embracing the brighter light and blue skies. Today we are going to have a look at some of the subjects you can shoot during the spring.
The folks at NASA are prolific in releasing mind blowing photographs of the solar system on a regular basis and should be a regular stop on your web travels for a bit of inspiration. But this week was something pretty special when our sun decided to release a few solar flares which NASA managed to capture on film. We could look at this stuff all day!
Artists around the world have long been inspired by the works of Old Masters like Rembrandt, Raphael and Vermeer. Emulating their style has never been easy, especially in photography. When Australian photographer, Bill Gekas, wanted to recreate the style through his photographs, he chose to feature his five-year-old daughter as the subject. The results are amazing.
If it’s true that conversing is an art form, the physical presence of two — or more — individuals only serves to add an extra dimension to and enhance the dynamics of a scene that is ripe for any eager candid/street photographer to capture.
The ubiquity of mobile devices is something we’re all used to by now; it’s just a fact of modern life that on any given day we are going to encounter dozens of people interacting with their cell phones as if their lives depended on it.
In any good review of photographic composition, you are likely to come across the issue of patterns. It is not always easy to compose with patterns in photography, but when you can, the results can be amazing.
Travel and photography is a match made in heaven. Exploring new areas gives you a massive amount of options for shooting that perfect photograph. In this short essay, Jason Row shows us why it’s his love.