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Lighthouse Photography: Inspiring Images of The Navigators, Guardians and Greeters

Lighthouses are a beacon for their role in history. Their many stories inspired painters, writers and photographers who want to share their beauty, mystique and history. They have served as navigational aids for centuries. Lighthouses marked treacherous coastlines, provided safe entries into harbors and sent warnings out to sea. Initial lighthouses were fires built on […]


These Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a Long Time

This weeks collection of links was carefully curated by Toad Hollow Photography to share some of the best features in the world of photography found online this week.  This weeks edition features a terrific set of tutorials, special features, great photography and an interesting blog post to check out.  We really hope you enjoy these […]


5 Simple Tips for Photographing Tattooed Models

Photographing models who have tattoos is a bit different from photographing models with natural skin, since the pigment in the tattoo itself is different from skin, so a different setup and approach are required in order to accurately capture tattoos. The differences are usually identified in the small details, and in the way the light […]


How Does Your Camera’s Sensor Size Affect Your Photographs?

Camera sensors come in different form factors nowadays, ranging from medium format, to Micro Four Thirds, and even smaller in the point-and-shoot cameras, which includes those built into smart phones. But why does this matter? How does knowing about this affect your images? Sensor size directly affects the angle of view by a given multiplier. It […]


Let’s Think a Little Deeper Before Photographing the Homeless

Photography isn’t just about photographing happy moments. Every photographer will need to work on unfortunate events at least once in their lifetime. Moreover, those who do portraits know that emotion can be shown best on “sad portraits”. Take homeless people, for example, or people who live in poverty. Pictures with subjects like this are simply […]

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Macro: Grass Going to Seed

Hi. Today I pulled some long stalks of grass that was going to seed and tried to do some macro shots of it. It proved to be very difficult to get good results. I know right away that I need a LOT more light when doing this for the next time. I had bright window […]


That's a sweet relief

What is really sweet is: Finding out that the rumbling sound you heard a minute ago isn’t as bad as it looks…


Beaver Palace

I love this photo on many levels, but it hasn’t had the attention I expected. To me it illustrates how successfully this example of animal architecture blends with its environment. I feel that the symmetry is appropriate for subject. To me the silvery, arching trees reflecting in the pond resemble delicate arches of a cathedral […]