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4 Basic Characteristics of Light Every Photographer Should Know

4 Basic Characteristics of Light Every Photographer Should Know

If there is one essential ingredient for photography, it is light. It really wouldn’t matter how much money you put into your lenses and cameras if they were unable to gather, focus, direct, and record light; your gear would be nothing more than a collection of overpriced paper weights. Any photographer who wishes to reach their full creative potential should make it a point to understand the vital characteristics of light.

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4 Tips to Limit Unnecessary Costs When Buying Photography Equipment

4 Tips to Limit Unnecessary Costs When Buying Photography Equipment

Buying photography equipment can be fun and challenging. Camera type, lenses, accessories and tools can empty your wallet quickly. Today, with a kaleidoscope of options across point and shoot, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, a little bit of education and insight can prevent costly and unnecessary expenses.

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10 Amazing Deals and Freebies on Photography Courses and Guides

10 Amazing Deals and Freebies on Photography Courses and Guides

It’s been a while that we brought you deals and freebies from around the web. Today we have for you some cool deals on photography courses and guides, not to mention some fantastic freebies too. Do check them out. We hope you like them.

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Why Archiving is So Important in Your Lightroom Workflow

Why Archiving is So Important in Your Lightroom Workflow

Film and prints are physical things that can be put in a box in the closet and brought out to pass from one generation to the next. I love digital technology but I have a concern that many people will lose the photographic record of their lives to the obscurity of ones and zeros. There is also the challenge of being able to find the meaningful photos amongst the thousands of files. This is where Lightroom can be of big help.

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The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living document” so expect new things to appear and old things to fall off. The (really long) list contains links to everything photography – books, tutorials, eBooks, magazines, news, niche resources, you name it!

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10 Ugly Realities of Being a Photography Addict

10 Ugly Realities of Being a Photography Addict

Photography is the most wonderful hobby imaginable with so much scope for creativity and problem solving, not to mention travel and gear lust. But it isn’t entirely without its challenges. In fact, there are a few things that get downright annoying at times. We put together a tongue-in-cheek list that we think most photographers will relate to.

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Your Weekly Dose of Photographic Awesomeness: 30 Coolest Photography Links

Your Weekly Dose of Photographic Awesomeness: 30 Coolest Photography Links

This week’s comprehensive list of photography related links is full of hand selected pieces that feature the very best Toad Hollow Photography could find in the field. This week’s list is full of tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs, all intended to share the best the internet has to offer. We really hope you enjoy checking these links out as much at the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.

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Photographing Lava, Stars, Landscape and Wildlife at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Photographing Lava, Stars, Landscape and Wildlife at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When the lava is flowing into the ocean, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a sight to behold and when it’s not quite reaching the water, it’s still equally grand. While the red hot lava is unarguably one of the main draws to the park, there are plenty of other sights to be photographed. From the expansive landscapes to endangered wildlife there’s enough to keep you shooting all day and well into the night.

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23 Free Photography E-Books

23 Free Photography E-Books

You’ve seen them appear in some of our earlier posts on freebies. But today we decided to put all the eBooks together in a single mega post for you. Go ahead, download them, and print them or save them on your smartphone to read them on the go. This is going to keep you busy for a really long time. Good luck!

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3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying New Photography Gear

3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying New Photography Gear

Time waits for no man, and the same could be said of photographic technology. The moment you have bought your new pride and joy, it is supplemented by a newer, better model. Buying photographic equipment can be daunting, addictive and of course costly, especially in an age when products change seemingly on a monthly basis. So how can we make the right decisions on our purchases?

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