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How Light, Aperture, Time and Sensitivity Affect Exposure

How Light, Aperture, Time and Sensitivity Affect Exposure

There are four main factors that affect how a camera’s metering system will deem an exposure ‘correct’. These are – light, aperture, time, and sensitivity. With a better understanding of these four factors, mastering exposure in your photographs becomes much easier.

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Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

Lightroom presets are automated actions that can simplify your post-processing workflow as they can quickly apply a certain style to an image in Lightroom. Presets can be pre made and downloaded for free or bought from websites. They can be also created very easily.

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4 Shooting Ideas to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for Spring

4 Shooting Ideas to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for Spring

For those of us in the currently storm and snow swept northern latitudes, spring is approaching. It is the season of new life, renewal and of course dusting of the cameras and lenses and embracing the brighter light and blue skies. Today we are going to have a look at some of the subjects you can shoot during the spring.

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The Rule of Equivalent Exposure (With Quick Quiz)

The Rule of Equivalent Exposure (With Quick Quiz)

When you capture an image, you are making an exposure on the image sensor using settings for aperture, shutter speed and ISO. The rule of equivalent exposure, in simplest terms, lets you use different settings to make an exposure and thus create a photograph with the same brightness. This is accomplished by learning how each setting affects exposure by changing the light intensity, explained using the concept of stops.

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How to Use Metering in Your Photography

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, advanced sensors, complex calculations and large image databases combine to give stunning results. But not always.

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Your Weekly Dose of Inspiration: 30 Amazing Photography Links

Your Weekly Dose of Inspiration: 30 Amazing Photography Links

It’s been a terrific week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low online for the best links to tutorials, reviews, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone.

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How to Find Great Photographic Subjects – A Case Study on Farms

How to Find Great Photographic Subjects – A Case Study on Farms

Photographers are always looking for new subjects to photograph. We typically think of vacations, special events in our cities, national parks, zoos, or a trip to the sea shore when we want to go out photographing. But did you know that practically all of us have a wealth of subject matter almost right outside our door? Have you ever considered photographing farms and the life in and around it? No matter where you live in the world, you can always find agricultural farms to photograph – even in the desert!

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A Quick Rundown of 5 Non-Traditional Camera Lenses

A Quick Rundown of 5 Non-Traditional Camera Lenses

There are other lenses out there; lenses that may not be talked about as often, or lenses that don’t hold much of a market share, but lenses that nevertheless are proven performers and occupy a special place in the hearts and camera bags of all those who use them.

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Case Study: Why This Photograph “Works”

Case Study: Why This Photograph “Works”

Today we are going to do something a little different. Lightstalking has many many great articles advising you about both composition and learning new techniques, in short how to make your images “work.” In this article however, we are going to look from the opposite direction and have a look at why an image “works” by reverse engineering it.

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Don’t Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

Don’t Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting allows you to rework the look in your portraits in multiple ways. From a dramatic look that emphasizes strength and character to a softer look that highlights innocence and compassion, you can have full control over the final result.

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