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8 Tips for Successful Documentary Photography

8 Tips for Successful Documentary Photography

Discussions of documentary photography often occur within the context of significant historical events; Dorthea Lange’s Depression-era work, Diane Arbus’ offbeat coverage of 1950s and 1960s NYC, Lewis Hine’s impact on American child labor laws. Since the invention of the camera, photographers from every part of the world have played a vital role in the preserving […]

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Thinking of Ways to Market Your Photography? Try These for Starters

Thinking of Ways to Market Your Photography? Try These for Starters

If you aspire to any substantial degree of success as a professional photographer, you’re going to have to make money. In order to make money, you need clients — people have got to know that you’re out there doing what you do. You’ve got to maximize your reach. How do you do that? There are […]

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Five Keys to Better Black and White Landscapes

Five Keys to Better Black and White Landscapes

We are blessed that we were born with the ability to see in color. Seeing the deep blue of a summer’s sky or the intense red of a spring rose is something that we perhaps take for granted. As we see in color so our cameras take pictures in color but sometimes all the colors […]

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The Secrets of Effective Silhouette Photography

The Secrets of Effective Silhouette Photography

There is something about silhouettes that makes you want to rush out and create one yourself. They have that dramatic atmosphere that always keeps a photograph interesting. The ability to create silhouettes becomes a natural habit when taking photos of sunsets becomes a regular part of your routine (as it does for most outdoor photographers. […]

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The Art of Looking Down: How to Choose Your Shooting Position Intentionally

The Art of Looking Down: How to Choose Your Shooting Position Intentionally

The idea for this article, on the art of looking down, first occurred to us several weeks ago while visiting the historic city of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a popular spot for photographers due to the history and architecture of the area. We sat on a park bench watching numerous groups of photographers move about. […]

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Reverse Ring Macro Photography Fundamentals

Reverse Ring Macro Photography Fundamentals

First of all, I should mention the technique we are about to go through isn’t necessarily considered true macro photography, as I’m sure any macro enthusiast will be quick to point out. In order to do that, you’ll need a dedicated macro lens which can can be very pricey. Instead, we’re going to get that […]

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How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the photographs made around the world every day. Sunsets have a characteristic dynamism, but they are immensely pleasant at the same time, evoking feelings of peace and tranquility. Here are some tips to help you […]

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These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to find links to helpful tutorials, reviews, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share with here with everyone.  This week’s list features the work of exceptionally talented artists, […]

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Midst of a Photography Project

5 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Midst of a Photography Project

In search of ways to broaden their creative horizons or recapture that slippery beast known as inspiration, many photographers take on a long term project — something like a 365 project. These things typically get off to a roaring start, but before long, the motivation to keep the project alive fizzles. If this describes you […]

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This is How to Get Better Environmental Portraits

This is How to Get Better Environmental Portraits

One of the reasons people love portraits so much is because of the stories they tell; an individual’s facial features and expressions can reveal an incredibly insightful set of personality traits. It’s more than just the face as a whole, it’s about all the little things that make up any given face: eyes, wrinkles, freckles. […]

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