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How to Capture Misty, Magical Photographs: 3 Essential Tips on Timing, Tools and Technique

The eight to five workday starts. Workers swipe time clocks, dash through closing elevator doors and fight rush hour traffic. By this time in a completely different setting, many nature photographers have already had their coffee while watching a kaleidoscope of life emerge. Mornings filled with fog, a light mist highlighted by the sun’s rays or hovering like a blanket over low lands are a delight to photograph. To effectively capture the mood and color, there are three essentials. These include 1) Timing 2) Tools and 3) Technique.


The Benefits of Working as an Assistant to a Professional Photographer

If you ask me if you should work as an assistant to a photographer, I’ll say yes. Working as an assistant to a photographer who is successful might prove to be a great experience. It’s not just because you are around a famous, successful photographer and you have material to tweet about, of course. You will learn so much and that is most important.

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This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It’s (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a wide variety of subjects, both in pictures and articles, and represents the works created and shared online by the finest talents on the global stage today. We truly hope you enjoy perusing this list as much as the Toad did himself in bringing it to you.


365/52 Project: Why Daily/Weekly Photo Projects are Good for Your Photography

Daily/weekly photography projects are a good idea whether you are just starting out or you have been doing photography for a while. Most of the photographers I personally know have gone through one of these. But what is all the noise about it? Well, first of all, it is a good tool for the learning curve for beginner photographers. Forcing yourself to do better every day means that you are actually forcing yourself to learn and understand photography better every day.

By Felipe Sanchez from Petruzzo Photography

5 Reasons Not to Feel Weird on Your First Portrait Session

It’s common for photographers to feel weird during their first portrait session. Like learning a new dance and being unsure what it looks like, shooting your first portrait session is full of motions you’re not familiar with yet. Choosing, posing, composing, shooting, refining. The question “am I pulling this off” might be looming and producing anxiety. In the hopes of defusing some of that weirdness for you, and assuming your first portrait session isn’t with a professional modeling agency, here are some things you can probably count on during your first portrait session. So breathe easy.

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You may be interested in joining a marketing campaign. You can visit several websites regarding marketing campaigns. You may be able to join one at your job or at someone else’s place of employment for business. You can participate in one while on a business trip, or it may be local. During this campaign, you […]


Rays of Light

Rays of Light.jpg by Sheila Goldberg on Light Stalking


Monhegan Island in Black & White

`<a href=””><img src=”×333.jpg” /></a><br><a href=””>Monhegan Island B &W.jpg</a> by <a href=””>Sheila Goldberg</a> on <a href=””>Light Stalking</a>


Old Studebaker

Found this 1960′s Studebaker Lark on the back roads of Oregon in September. I love old cars and trucks, thus this photo. I know many people don’t care about the subject but I thought it was interesting sitting unused and unloved in a farmers field. 24mm f13 1/25sec ISO 100


Bryce Canyon, early morning

Took this shot in May of 2011 on an early morning after heavy rain and wet snow. The paths were just a nightmare of muck and my shoes weighed about 10 pounds each before I left. BUT, that moisture really brought out the colors in the rock formations. The clouds parted occasionally, allowing for spotlights […]


Ready to shoot for real

I’ve been shooting since I took my first photography class in highschool, 28 years ago. I built a darkroom in my mom’s basement at 17. But then, life happened, and all my dreams about being a professional photographer got kicked to the dirt by this big guy named BLife. Life has been pretty good overall. […]


Documentary series Sebastian Dalgaedoe photo of a gold mine in Peru

Impressed by the scale of opencast gold mine and the dangerous conditions in which the miners worked.