Before WWII Japanese products had a reputation for being seedy and inferior. Sony and Toyota changed that, with help from other Japanese manufacturers. Korea had a similar image problem. Samsung changed it. I think Yongnuo may be the first wave of a sea change in our perception of Chinese electronics. A few months ago I picked up a flashgun and transmitter set to do my own evaluation.
Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim Jim Falls, Victoria Falls, or Niagara Falls, or enjoying the charm and serenity of one of the smaller falls located all over the world, waterfalls have always held the human imagination captive. Learn how to capture the beauty of waterfalls with these 5 tips.
When we start out on our journey into photography, one thing we strive for is image sharpness. Whilst sharpness in an image is a good thing in general, there are times when a little blur adds a huge amount of visual weight to a shot. One such case is motion blur. Often created in the shooting phase, today we will look at adding motion blur to an image in Photoshop.
As you probably already know, Adobe Lightroom is one of the most versatile pieces of post production software available and is used by the majority of photography professionals to organize and do basic edits to their images. But what specifically can you do for your landscape images in Lightroom? Let’s look at a few simple LR edits that can make your images pop.
As another terrific week passes us by in the world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been searching in all corners of the internet to find some of the best links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone. Here is this week’s compendium of hand curated photography links.
Photographing your kids is often one of the most rewarding parts of photography for a lot of parents. The memories that can be saved are treasured by so many families. But knowing how to photograph children can be tricky. Here are some basic tips that will get your photographs of your children up to scratch.
It is a fact that one should constantly strive to get better at a skill to produce better results, photography being no exception. It takes time and effort to take your photography to the next level. Continuous learning and experimentation is the key. To help you become a better photographer, we’ve put together great deals and freebies on photography education for you.
“How do I get off Auto?” When someone learning photography begins to ask this question, you can tell that there is a greater level of enthusiasm in the person about photography. Suddenly, photography becomes more than just capturing snapshots. There is a big difference between staying in the comforts of the Auto mode and taking your skills a notch higher by embracing the Manual mode.
For some people, life revolves around the beach — the water and waves, the sand, the marine life, the expansive horizon. Beaches are iconic places. They provide the setting for everything from family picnics to peaceful afternoon walks; they are a refuge for thrill-seeking surfers, nostalgic lovers, and curious children. Here are 10 tips to help you capture better beach photos.
Content-Aware Scaling is somewhat of an unsung hero and one of many nifty little tricks that get buried behind their bigger, more popular editing tool counterparts in Photoshop. Content-Aware Scaling is actually, really useful and, if you ever need to give your photo a different aspect ratio but not by cropping, this tool might just be the one for the job.