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Moving From a Point-and-Shoot to a DSLR Camera: A Reality Check

Moving From a Point-and-Shoot to a DSLR Camera: A Reality Check

Buying a DSLR camera is not enough to produce great images. With point-and-shoot cameras, the picture-taking process is quite straightforward but with a DSLR camera, the learning curve can be quite steep for beginners. To produce great photos, you should understand your camera inside out. This post does a reality check on transitioning from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR camera.

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How to Travel With Your Camera

How to Travel With Your Camera

Getting away was supposed to be a way to relax and recuperate, time away from the stresses of modern day living. The problem is, that whilst the end location might be idyllic, the getting there is often fraught with stress inducing pitfalls that can put a dampener on your holiday. Learn how to travel with your camera with these useful tips.

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The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Apple Aperture

The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Apple Aperture

When it comes to image editors, Adobe Lightroom’s dominance in its field is easy to understand: it’s a powerful, feature-packed, easy to use application. Lightroom isn’t the only player in the game, however; there’s Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, GIMP, PaintShop Pro, etc. Lightroom’s closest competitor, in terms of the full scope of what it can do, is probably Apple’s Aperture.

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32 Utterly Impressive Photography Links to Kickstart Your Week

32 Utterly Impressive Photography Links to Kickstart Your Week

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.

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Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer’s Friend

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer’s Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to miles in the distance. They look fantastic but how many times have you tried to replicate them without success, maybe the foreground is out of focus, maybe the horizon is blurry. Well, you should start utilizing the concept of hyperfocal distance.

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Gimp Tutorial: How to Create a Graduated Filter Using Layers

Gimp Tutorial: How to Create a Graduated Filter Using Layers

Welcome to the second of our tutorial series on Gimp. As we have said before Gimp has evolved into an extremely powerful tool for photographers, having many of the features contained in it’s payware cousin, Photoshop. Today we are going to take a look at adding a graduated filter to an image with a dull sky.

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5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Blur

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Blur

There are many photographers who are very particular about sharpness. This is not a bad thing. In fact, it is a good practice to check for sharpness. But sometimes there is too much emphasis on sharpness that it seems like a photo is a lost cause when it isn’t very sharp. This creates a tendency to treat blur like an enemy. However, blur can be utilized creatively in many ways.

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10 Tips for Photographing the Natural World

10 Tips for Photographing the Natural World

From the tiniest mushroom to the gigantic mountains, nature encompasses everything. Trees, rivers, mountains, leaves, flowers, fruits, soil – everything comes in the realm of nature. To a photographer, the photographic possibilities can be limitless. Here are 10 tips to help you shoot the natural world better.

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Adding a Cinematic Effect to Your Portraits in Adobe Photoshop

Adding a Cinematic Effect to Your Portraits in Adobe Photoshop

There is no shortage of ways to add interest and drama to your photographs using Photoshop, but giving them a cinematic feel is one of the more timeless ways to adjust the tones. The technique gives them an almost muted feel, the colors aren’t so bold, skin tones look smooth and milky. Learn how to do it in Photoshop and create an action so you can recreate the look again in a single click.

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7 Fabulous Photography Deals and 4 Cool Freebies Only for You

7 Fabulous Photography Deals and 4 Cool Freebies Only for You

Time flies. Before you even realize it, a week has passed. But it’s the day of the week you’ve all been waiting for (or so we think). It’s the Wonderful Wednesday – the day we bring you awesome photography deals and freebies! This week’s list contains links to some great deals on photography education, gear and software presets. But that’s not all, there are some really cool freebies to grab too! We hope you like them.

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