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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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19 Shining Examples of Light Trails Photography

19 Shining Examples of Light Trails Photography

Light trails are an ever-popular photographic treat. The long, flowing streams of illumination can add some serious flair to just about any night scene, particularly night scenes shot in busy, high traffic areas. Even better, light trail images are easy to create. All you need is a camera with manual controls, a tripod (or some other way to stabilize your camera), and a little knowledge of how to manipulate shutter speed to your advantage.

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These Reasons Will Compel You to Start Printing Your Photographs

These Reasons Will Compel You to Start Printing Your Photographs

I was brought up in the days of film, the days of one hour mini lab printing on the high street of every small town, a time when having a physical print or slide sent shiver of satisfaction down your spine. But don’t get me wrong. I think digital is, quite frankly, superb. The problem is that in today’s instant, digital world, we tend to look at our images on a computer monitor or an iPad. This post will convince you to print your photos.

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4 Macro Photography Tips to Inspire the Contortionist in You

4 Macro Photography Tips to Inspire the Contortionist in You

Macro photography is also referred to as ‘extreme close up photography’. Macro photography personalizes images by introducing an awareness to details that may go unnoticed in real life or on a typical photograph. Beautiful macro photography begins with the artist’s own imagination in how they see their subject. There’s also the technical side to it which is necessary to capture and bring the image to life.

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Creating Stitched Panoramas in Photoshop in 5 Simple Steps

Creating Stitched Panoramas in Photoshop in 5 Simple Steps

Like HDR, sepia or selective color, creating panoramas is one of those trends that seems to get in and out of fashion. They are better suited to print rather than the computer monitor but one thing that does remain is their ability to impress and engage the viewer, especially when printed big. Today we are going to show you how to stitch together panoramas using Photoshop.

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