Photo Tuts

How to Photograph Cityscapes at Twilight

Cities are transformed by the cover of night; these labyrinthine centers of concrete, steel and glass seem to magically morph into mazes of colorful light once the sun sets. A photographer doesn’t need to live near mountains or canyons or prairies in order to have access to grand, imposing, natural subjects. Cities, with their bridges, skyscrapers, and highways, provide their own brand of topographical texture. While there are certainly no rules about what time of day you can photograph various city scenes, you might want to be mindful of the role that natural lighting — even just a bit of it — can play in the making of your images. If you are looking to maximize the impact of color and contrast in your cityscapes, consider the following.

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Lightroom to Social Media – A look at the Export Options

You may spend hours of your valuable time working on images in Lightroom, but for what? In order to grow as a photographer, people need to see your work, to be able to not only praise but also critique your output. As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful editing tool as well as […]


5 Multipurpose Photography Gear Suggestions for You

As you probably already know, photography isn’t really “one tool fits all” kind of business. The amount of gear you’ll need in order to be able to do everything can be insanely high, thus the cost is high as well. Well, one way to cut down on the cost is to use things that have more than one purpose. Here are some suggestions.

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Jump for Joy: 19 Beautiful Photos of Frogs

I know not everyone shares this opinion but I think frogs are captivating creatures. As a kid, anytime someone asked me what my favorite animal was, I replied very self-assuredly that is was the frog. I’m not sure why this was, considering pigeons dominate New York City wildlife, not frogs. And whenever anyone used the words “frog” and “toad” interchangeably, I was quick to let them know that frogs are not toads and toads are not frogs! My obsession with frogs has diminished considerably, but I still find them quite photogenic — their big eyes, their astonishing variety of colors and skin textures; they are ornate amphibians. So, if frogs don’t make your skin crawl, you will definitely enjoy the following images.

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The Most Inspiring Photography Articles and Photos of the Week

With another week behind us, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to the best material to share here with everyone. This weeks list is composed of a particularly profound interview from an industry leader, a selection of tutorials, a review and a special feature, wrapped up with the usual great photography and interesting blogs. We really hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.

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Cardinal through the window.

Here is a shot of a female cardinal near one of my feeders. f8 at 1/50th sec 483mm focal length ISO 800 T5i with Tamron 150mm-600mm handheld. Thoughts on my composition. I am still struggling with white balance and exposure during this extremely long winter. Thoughts? Momma Fatty Cardinal III-1541.jpg by mrjzahn on Light Stalking


Do Not Disturb Me Now

Resting Flamingo.jpg by Chrissie Bee on Light Stalking iso 200; 200mm; 1/250; F 5.6 One of my favorite birds to photograph. All critiques welcomed. Thank you.


Human Interest "The Trash-gatherer"

IMG_0434.jpg by Marveille17 on Light Stalking hey guys ! urgently need your help ! im now into a photography competition.. the brief is to photography your own version of “The Forgotten Environment Heroes” on your own version.. ive taken a picture of a trash-gatherer.. well im here to ask you guys on some opinions that […]


interia of fountains abbey.

fountains abbey by dennis wake on Light Stalking



lettuce by VALERY on Light Stalking f22 6s



Hi, I’m an old guy who has only recently (3 years) decided to take up photography as a pastime. I’ve tried to learn a lot in a short time and so I’m more theory than practice. I took ‘holiday snaps’ rather than images until I started to take things a bit more seriously.


Personal Reflections

Hey guys, here’s something a little different from what I normally do. I took this photo while riding the gondola between Telluride and Mountain Village. Had been on the road for over a week, and was just relaxin an thinking back on everything. I saw this potential shot and thought it summed my up thoughts […]