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30 Unmissable Photography Links of the Week

Another wonderful week in the world of photography has been and gone, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the internet for links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone. This weeks compendium features a wide variety of tutorials and photographs, covering many different aspect and genres of the craft. We hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you.

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Close-Up & Macro Photography eBook Review

Are you into macro photography? Are you into eBooks? Good, because I think you’re going to love Introduction to Close-Up & Macro Photography by Ed Verosky. The eBook seeks to alleviate much of the anxiety surrounding macro photography by addressing the most pressing points of inquiry and providing the reader with a roadmap to producing wonderful macro images.


5 Things That Often Get Overlooked In Your Photography Workflow

All photographers have their own way of doing things. The workflow differs, but it is essentially the same thing. But since we are all human, we often forget or overlook certain things. This article might overlook something as well, but I will try to point everything out.

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How to Get Sharper Eyes in Your Portraits

A good portrait draws the viewer in to the subject, creating a connection between the two. It should provoke thought and intrigue, making you wonder what the subject is thinking at the time the shot was taken. If there is one part of the face that can communicate this the most, it is the eyes. Beautiful, sharply focused eyes grab your attention and hold it there, they can make or break a portrait, but there is an art to getting pin sharp eyes, a lot of it in the technique used to take the shot, some of it in the post-production. Let’s take a look at what we can do to get those eyes sharp.


How To Photograph Weddings: 9 Tips to Create Perfect Memories

A wedding is a sacred moment for many people. A wedding photographer is hired to document that moment, as discretely as possible, without ruining the fun and moment for anybody. As easy as this may sound, this is a task which many professionals fail to accomplish the right way. Photographing a wedding means that you need to be everywhere, but not obstruct anything. In addition, keep in mind that your photographs will need to be top notch from the get-go because there is no “let’s try again” or “don’t worry, we will reschedule”.

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Boy and Scarf

it’s been a while since I’ve been on light Stalking and first time in the Shark Tank…here it goes. ISO 50, 1/640, ƒ/2.8, 182mm


First Post to the Tank

This is a sunset over the Cape Fear River from our campsite. Sunset-over-river.jpg by naturesviewsphotography on Light Stalking


Camera clubs, PSA, RPS

A friend recently suggested that photo-enthusiasts who used web site such as LS and flickr generally weren’t Camera Club or Photo Society people, and likewise club members tended not to use forums. I know plenty of exceptions to this (including the friend in question!) but are they the exceptions which prove the rule? So, I’m […]



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Currently working on this photograph Hoping someone can give me some insight about the haze that starts under her chin. Is that just from the reflection of the water? It almost looks to me as if there’s another light source. DSC_6021.jpg by AllsPhoto on Light Stalking


A New Problem

So the site is working just about perfectly from a tech point of view. Too perfectly. I was aiming to get activity up, and as @tobiepsg mentioned a while back, it’s becoming a torrent with between 50 and 80 new conversations going on in any 24 hour period. Very hard to organise activity for your […]


Zoo Bridge

Zoo Bridge by makane on Light Stalking