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Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don’t allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we’d like. And, wouldn’t you much rather spend your money on a fast new lens instead of textbooks? I know I would! Fortunately, there are ways you can save your money and still take on an Ivy League photography course. Here’s a list of some of my favorite classes that I invite you to enjoy, too.

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31 Fascinating Photography Links for Quick Inspiration

As another exciting week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been seeking to find the best photography and articles to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a great hand-curated selection of tutorials, special features and great photography, all from some of the best artists and writers working in the field today. We truly hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you.


Nikon 50mm 1.8G Prime Lens: A Review of the Unlimited Photographic Opportunities it Offers

You can never forget your first lens, it holds a special place in your photographic journey. For many, it may have been a point and shoot camera while for others, it may be have been the kit lens that came with your first camera. Starting as a bird and wildlife photographer, my passion for photography grew which expanded my horizons into macro, landscape and greater distance telephoto lenses. Along the way I listened with curiosity to photographers talk about how they enjoyed ‘walk around’ prime lenses. A completely different concept than toting cameras, lenses, tripod and other gear.


How to Capture Perfect Headshots: 6 Useful Tips

Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job description. There are many professional photographers that do only headshots. They specialize in it only because it takes great amount of time to master it. However, there are few general guidelines which you can follow in order to improve your headshot and portrait photography.


6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography

To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of photography typically address exposure, composition, lighting, etc., but the topic of color sometimes fails to make an appearance. This is unfortunate because, unless you are one who shoots exclusively in black and white, color can be equally as important to the success of an image as composition and exposure.

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River Ant – Norfolk

Took this image yesterday as it’s probably the last sunny day we will have for a while. I walked miles through fields to get to this location on which I had walked before but I turned back only few 100ft before as I wasn’t sure if this location exsisted. Nikon D7100 18.0 mm f/3.5 ƒ/22.0 […]


GreenCay First time using ND filter. Redo

<br>GreenCayRedo.jpg by pcolbert on Light Stalking


Sunrise at the job site

<br>sunrise at the job site.jpg by Eric Hammer on Light Stalking F4, 1/250, ISO200 Shot at a gas station construction site as the crews were starting their day.


Lavazè Oclini, Italy.

Fuji X-E1. f7.1 , 1/350s, ISO 200 Click for a larger view on Flickr.



Guanajuato, MX. I don’t usually shoot beggars but as there was no face…


Back to the car

<br>back to the car b&w.jpg by Lail Robinson on Light Stalking Took this picture with my phone. I used snapseed to edit. I just liked the look of the rocks and the stairs. I have a color version that is cropped a little wider. I’m interested in what could be done to improve this.


Wife's favorite knick knack

taken in a Cowboy Studio table top studio, first attempt at a photo using artifical/studio lighting.