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These Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a Long Time

This weeks collection of links was carefully curated by Toad Hollow Photography to share some of the best features in the world of photography found online this week.  This weeks edition features a terrific set of tutorials, special features, great photography and an interesting blog post to check out.  We really hope you enjoy these […]


5 Simple Tips for Photographing Tattooed Models

Photographing models who have tattoos is a bit different from photographing models with natural skin, since the pigment in the tattoo itself is different from skin, so a different setup and approach are required in order to accurately capture tattoos. The differences are usually identified in the small details, and in the way the light […]


How Does Your Camera’s Sensor Size Affect Your Photographs?

Camera sensors come in different form factors nowadays, ranging from medium format, to Micro Four Thirds, and even smaller in the point-and-shoot cameras, which includes those built into smart phones. But why does this matter? How does knowing about this affect your images? Sensor size directly affects the angle of view by a given multiplier. It […]


Let’s Think a Little Deeper Before Photographing the Homeless

Photography isn’t just about photographing happy moments. Every photographer will need to work on unfortunate events at least once in their lifetime. Moreover, those who do portraits know that emotion can be shown best on “sad portraits”. Take homeless people, for example, or people who live in poverty. Pictures with subjects like this are simply […]


The Mysterious Case of the Fake Nikons

Buyer beware. It’s a mantra that serves us photographers very well. We spend significant sums of money on very hi-tech equipment. Most of us have our heads screwed on well enough to recognise a scam, a switch and bait or just a misused second hand camera. It would take a clever and cunning plan to fool […]

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What type of album to display best images ?

I want to buy an album for displaying my best photos (competition level). Typically these would be of around A4 size, but vary a lot. Then we could take away also in our motorhome. Not sure what to get or where to go, so any suggestions would be welcome. A local stationers has an A4 […]


Gotta get a Molly Fix

Haven’t been shooting too much lately, life getting in the way, but took a few hours today with my faithful Molly for a walk in the woods and a quick dog swim in the lake. Here she is after a long swim, wet and dirty…. Canon 70D, ISO 250, 1/180, f 6.7