Photo Tuts

6 Reasons Why There is Blur in Your Photos And How You Can Avoid It

No matter how good a photographer you are, blurry photographs will happen. It’s an undeniable fact of every photographer’s life. Professional photographers understand how and why blurry pictures occur, and do everything in their power to keep it in check. Beginners need to remember a couple of things to avoid blurry photos. At the moment, the only thing that you need to know is that blur is created by motion or by optics. Let’s look at why blurry images occur and the solution in each case.

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Don’t Let Your Camera Ruin Your Photography

New cameras are great. Whether you’re a beginner about to purchase your first “serious” camera, or an enthusiast or pro looking to make a significant body upgrade, getting a new camera is exciting. Some people will put endless hours of research into their prospective camera, while others are pretty sure what they want from the moment a new camera is introduced to the market. And then you wait. And wait. You wait with bated breath, for what seems to be an eternity, for your friendly delivery person to leave you with the coveted brown box containing your expensive new toy. You unbox it all and, just like that, everything is right with the world. If, however, one of your life’s objectives is to continue to improve as a photographer, going through the above scenario too often can be detrimental to your development. I’ll explain.

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Free Photography Software for Your Image-Editing Needs

There’s no denying the fact that in photography, the software necessary to process the images can cost more than an entry level DSLR camera. It’s because of this prohibitive cost that many opt for freeware solutions, at least during the learning process. Indeed, much of the software we use for photo-editing has decent freeware alternative. Each has its own sets of pros and cons, but can fulfill most of your requirements. Here are some examples of good and useful free software for photographers.

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How to Make Sure Your Photos are Everything You Envisioned Them to Be

One of the reasons people become consumed by their creative endeavors is due to an overwhelming desire to overcome a challenge. Any challenge worth confronting will, once defeated, yield an appreciable sense of personal satisfaction. But such challenges are also, to varying degrees, frustrating — you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but making it there is the hard part. Something that new photographers commonly struggle with (though this is hardly limited to just beginners) is translating the pictures they conjure in their mind’s eye to match the images that come out of their camera.

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30 Links to Inspiring Photography Articles and Amazing Photos

It’s been another terrific week in the world of photography with many talented artists sharing photographs and articles exhibiting the finest in the field today. Toad Hollow Photography has been busy all week looking for links to the best tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone, and we really hope you enjoy these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.

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Little Dipper (Needs Critique)

Camera: Nikon D5100 paired with AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens. Edited in a combination of Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended. Little Dipper by LiilRedhead on Light Stalking” title=”Little Dipper”>



God’s Hand by dakota on Light Stalking



hi, my name is Ashling. I am an amateur/hobbyist at the moment but who’s to know what the future holds! I love photographing landscapes mostly but quite frankly if if stays still long enough its in danger of getting photographed! I recently completed an online course with the photography institute to give me a kick […]


Pano Rose

Hello! Well, actually I was little bored yesterday, business is slow right now and I was feeling a little ill, so I set up some lights and shot a flower. I’m not the most experienced macro-photographer. Reviewing the pictures today I found most of them very “conservative”. So I “added” a fancy crop. Does this […]


Glamour Shot

IMG_4420.jpg by da1inkw3nt on Light Stalking Canon T3i f/4.5 Exp 1/60 Focal 36mm Saw a mirror and a counter and tried for a glamour shot! Opinions anyone?


Pugilists at iso6400

Boxing lessons. I like the motion here but at ISO6400 it’s pretty noisy. What do you think? 1/15, f3.5, 10mm, iso6400 Click for Flickr… but it’s not much better there