One of the keys to stunning landscape photographs is so obvious that it is often overlooked. If you find your landscapes lacking in awe, try adding these three elements: a foreground, middle, and background. As simple as it seems, a lot of photographers often place too much focus on just one of the elements and forget about the other two sections when composing their landscapes. By adding these three compositional ingredients and paying them all equal amounts of attention, you can take your landscapes from flat and dull to riveting images you will be proud to hang on your walls. Let’s take a look at a few examples below to see why this is so important.
It has been a terrific week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all points of the internet for the best links to share with everyone here. This week’s list features a selection of interesting tutorials, special features, great photography and a very interesting blog post. We hope you enjoy checking out the work created by some of the most gifted artists in the field as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you.
It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount of time contemplating this triple-faceted protocol of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to produce “proper” exposures. After all these are the three most fundamental technical components involved in making a good photograph — other than your own creativity, of course.
These days, we often hear about the benefits of full frame cameras over APS-C, we are told about four thirds sensors and micro four thirds sensors but what does all this mean to us in relation to the way we take pictures. The biggest difference is in what we call the crop factor of the sensor and to begin to understand that we are going to go back in time a little to the days of film. Crop factor determines the 35mm equivalent focal length of the lens which in turn affects the field of view of the lens.
Viewers often prefer the rule of thirds simply because it creates a certain flow or direction that the eye can follow – a flow or direction that is pleasing to the eye. But it doesn’t always work and a lot of very good photographers consider it more a “guideline” than a rule. Let’s look at why.
Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it presents, so you figure you should have all the available odds and ends to complete the package. A bag, a tripod, a lens cleaning kit, a good strap, filters. Filters. This is where […]
When it comes to image management programs, the undisputed kings are of course Lightroom and Aperture. Both of these programs have been around for some years and are slick, efficient and fast. They do however cost money. There is however an extremely powerful open source image management program available to Linux and Mac OSX users, Darktable.
As another wonderful week in the world of photography passes us by we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the best tutorials and great photography to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a great set of different tutorials and a hand-selected set of links to fabulous photography created by truly gifted artists. We hope you enjoy checking out this week’s photography links as much as the Toad did in bringing it to you.
It’s easy to miss out on photography deals unless you really keep yourself updated about them. To help you stay updated on great deals from around the web, we bring you another post with links to some really sweet deals on photography education, photography gear and software presets.
Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. Yet, at the same time, there can be any number of difficult factors to account for when you’re shooting, like moving vehicles, and taking pictures through glass from high buildings. In this article we’ll look at how to overcome these and add more mood, vibrancy, and energy to your cityscapes.