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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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Underworld: 21 Captivating Images of Life on the Subway

Anyone who has ever spent much time on the subway will understand that life underground is not drastically different from life above ground; almost anything that people will do at home, they will also do on the subway. This includes — but is by no means limited to — eating, sleeping, listening to music, arguing with family members, personal grooming/getting dressed. You get the idea. If you’re into photography, you may find the subway to be a paradise of sorts where, in spite of the confined space, life happens unabated.

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Analyzing Makeovers of Top Photography Blogs for Your Web Design Inspiration

Web design has come a long way since the days of plain white pages with lists of blue links. Just think of the first website on the internet launched by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991, who began the digital revolution. More than 20 years have passed since then and it’s hard to imagine a life without internet. A lot has changed on many different fronts, one of them being web design. I selected a few photography blogs and using the Wayback Machine tool, analysed them to see how web trends have changed over the years.

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Hermanus during Whaling season.

DSCF0407.JPG by CatherinaZA on Light Stalking I took this about two years ago with the Fuiji Camera and do not have the settings on hand.


Torrey Pines Reserve in the morning

Torrey Pines Last Walk in Red 1583.jpg by Chrissie Bee on Light Stalking Early morning at Torrey Pines Beach, San Diego. I softened this up a bit. I also like it in B&W, which had a different mood. We’re experiencing the King Tides this month which makes for very beautiful but dangerous conditions…I learned first […]


Charlie Waite Landscape Photographer

Hey @tattoo68 – I saw on one of your shots that you took a Charlie Waite tour. How was it?


Morning Commune with Nature

Torrey Pines Last Walk in Red 1583.jpg by Chrissie Bee on Light Stalking ISO 200 55mm 1/200 f7.1 Early morning at Torrey Pines Beach, San Diego. I softened this up a bit. I also liked it in B&W, which had a different mood. Any suggestions for improvement (too soft?) would be welcomed and appreciated. (This […]



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Reflection on Vale house reservoir, U/K

2 March 2011 Reflection on Vale house reservoir, U/K by hairy123 on Light Stalking