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How to Make Sure Your Photos are Everything You Envisioned Them to Be

One of the reasons people become consumed by their creative endeavors is due to an overwhelming desire to overcome a challenge. Any challenge worth confronting will, once defeated, yield an appreciable sense of personal satisfaction. But such challenges are also, to varying degrees, frustrating — you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but making it there is the hard part. Something that new photographers commonly struggle with (though this is hardly limited to just beginners) is translating the pictures they conjure in their mind’s eye to match the images that come out of their camera.

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30 Links to Inspiring Photography Articles and Amazing Photos

It’s been another terrific week in the world of photography with many talented artists sharing photographs and articles exhibiting the finest in the field today. Toad Hollow Photography has been busy all week looking for links to the best tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone, and we really hope you enjoy these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.

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Underworld: 21 Captivating Images of Life on the Subway

Anyone who has ever spent much time on the subway will understand that life underground is not drastically different from life above ground; almost anything that people will do at home, they will also do on the subway. This includes — but is by no means limited to — eating, sleeping, listening to music, arguing with family members, personal grooming/getting dressed. You get the idea. If you’re into photography, you may find the subway to be a paradise of sorts where, in spite of the confined space, life happens unabated.

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Analyzing Makeovers of Top Photography Blogs for Your Web Design Inspiration

Web design has come a long way since the days of plain white pages with lists of blue links. Just think of the first website on the internet launched by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991, who began the digital revolution. More than 20 years have passed since then and it’s hard to imagine a life without internet. A lot has changed on many different fronts, one of them being web design. I selected a few photography blogs and using the Wayback Machine tool, analysed them to see how web trends have changed over the years.

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8 Most Commonly Forgotten Steps In Your Photography Workflow

In the era of ADHD and burdensome multitasking, making mistakes and forgetting certain aspects of the creative workflow is common. But it’s not something that cannot be taken care of. It starts with identifying the areas that need attention, which is where this post can be of help. Today we look at some of the most commonly forgotten aspects in your workflow and how to address them.

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Antebellum house for your review

Antebellum home by bill wagner on Light Stalking I did not have a tripod with me, so I propped against the door frame for this shot. How could I improve it? _____________ Camera NIKON D50 Lens 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 Focal Length 18mm Exposure 1/6 F Number f/11 ISO 200


Mount St Helens – asking for your thoughts

Mount St Helens by bill wagner on Light Stalking I am always looking for the beauty of nature. There were grand scenes everywhere around Mount St Helens. This scene caught my attention later in the day. How might I improve the shot? ____________________ Camera NIKON D50 Lens 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 Focal Length 38mm Exposure 1/160 […]


Hard line b&w

4120.0.jpg by Carrie K. on Light Stalking I absolutely love this image, looking for cc/input on your thoughts too. Harsh critique welcome CameraCanon EOS 70D Focal Length123.0 mm Shutter Speed1/399 sec ApertureF8 ISO/Film100


My 52 week challenge continues

4 flowers added for Week 3


Wishing Cordial Criticism . I got confused which is the best composition …

Which is the Good Composition ..! and Why ?? Wishing cordial Critique. by Md Rafayat Haque Khan on Light Stalking


Dean Street Dining – 40 Dean Street

A new year and a new restaurant (possibly the last) in the series, this time at the small Italian bistro 40 Dean Street. I’m thinking about making this series into a photobook but I’m not sure where to look (or if it is worth doing), does anyone have any ideas where I can get a […]


wire wool

First attempt at playing with wire wool as a light.