Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in becoming a proficient photographer is learning to see the creative possibilities of the scene in front of you. Most of us, when we first start out in photography, are so enamoured by our chosen hobby that we simply raise the camera to our eye and shoot away without a care in the world. You can, however, develop a photographic vision with 4 simple tips.
With another wonderful week in the wide world of photography passing us by once again, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching points high and low online for the best links to share here with everyone. This week’s comprehensive list includes an interesting selection of tutorials, some special features and the usual list of great photography.
It’s a given these days that if a photographer wants to get his or her work seen by a wider audience, they will need a good website. However, getting the website completed is only the first hurdle, the biggest challenge is getting your site seen in an ocean of similar sites. To do this you need to perform SEO, or Search Engine Optimization.
Gimp 2.8 – the latest version of the popular, free and open source software that also serves as an alternative to Photoshop has come a long way since its earliest days. The interface, the tools and the user experience have evolved to come close to the user’s expectations. This post takes a look at what its latest version has to offer.
There are different ways to critique, some more helpful than others. While there is no right or wrong way to give critique, it is important to know that most people would like to receive feedback that they can take back home and add to their learning. The skill of critiquing photos can be learned with 5 simple considerations.
It’s hard not to appreciate birds and bird photography. They delight birders, viewers and photographers every day. Learning how to photograph images of birds that convey their personality, behaviors and traits can be readily accomplished with tenacious patience in the field and honing your skills. This post provides some really useful tips and techniques to capture amazing bird photos.
Lightning is quite simply a marvel of nature. While it does carry with it an appreciable potential for destruction, we can’t ignore our fascination with lightning. It’s a beautiful phenomenon and, as such, easily lends itself to being photographed. This post explains everything you should know to capture the perfect lightning shot.
We have come across many ‘strangers’ project where a photographer asks strangers to pose for a photo but this one is unique. In 2007, photographer Richard Renaldi began a project where he asked complete strangers to pose for him but with a condition; they have to touch each other in some way. The result is a series titled Touching Strangers.
Sports photography brings with it a different set of challenges. You not only have to be on your toes for the duration of the game but also look out for different perspectives to set you apart from the other photographers covering the event. This post provides you with a collection of video tutorials that cover the basics of sports photography and how to photograph 5 different sports.
With photography deals happening around the web all the time, you are sure to miss out on many of them. We are here to help you! Here is the latest edition of our weekly post on photography deals from around the internet that include offers on photography education, gear and presets. We hope you like them!