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.
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.
Fireworks displays are quite a spectacle. Everybody loves fireworks. Whether it’s New Year’s, Diwali, Canada Day, US Independence Day, or just another night at Disney World, fireworks hold a special place in the collective human psyche and in our memories. But capturing those memories in a more tangible manner can prove to be problematic for many people.
It’s not uncommon for creative individuals to push limits and find new ways of doing things. When I previously addressed the topic of panoramic photography, I suggested it may be something you would want to try. Well, if you’re looking to add yet another new wrinkle to your repertoire, how would you like to transform your basic panoramic shot into unique little world?
With another wonderful week in the wide world of photography passing us by once again, Toad Hollow Photography has been tirelessly searching all corners of the internet for great links to share here with everyone. This week’s compendium features some great tutorials and special features, a wonderful selection of great photography.
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?”
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.
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.
It’s quite a poetic note, isn’t it? How many times has this happened to you? Once, twice, yearly, monthly even…….? What do you do? Well firstly, take it as a compliment. But seriously, someone thinks your work is high enough quality to represent their company – that’s a real accomplishment! Kudos to you. But for free? Well, we’ll see about that.
Artists have always been aware of the fact that perspective, when utilized creatively, can be used to produce some stunning results. When a model maker decided to use perspective to photograph miniature versions of American life by creating scaled down buildings and using diecast vehicles from his collection, something incredible happened. A new town was born – Elgin Park.