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Buying a Used Camera? Don’t Overlook These 8 Important Considerations

More often than not, buying brand new photography gear can be too expensive. It therefore makes complete sense when people opt for used photography gear, which isn’t such a bad idea if you know what you are looking for. However, many people waste money on cameras which work fine until you bring them home. Hopefully this article will help you prevent that.


How to Capture Misty, Magical Photographs: 3 Essential Tips on Timing, Tools and Technique

The eight to five workday starts. Workers swipe time clocks, dash through closing elevator doors and fight rush hour traffic. By this time in a completely different setting, many nature photographers have already had their coffee while watching a kaleidoscope of life emerge. Mornings filled with fog, a light mist highlighted by the sun’s rays or hovering like a blanket over low lands are a delight to photograph. To effectively capture the mood and color, there are three essentials. These include 1) Timing 2) Tools and 3) Technique.


The Benefits of Working as an Assistant to a Professional Photographer

If you ask me if you should work as an assistant to a photographer, I’ll say yes. Working as an assistant to a photographer who is successful might prove to be a great experience. It’s not just because you are around a famous, successful photographer and you have material to tweet about, of course. You will learn so much and that is most important.

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This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It’s (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a wide variety of subjects, both in pictures and articles, and represents the works created and shared online by the finest talents on the global stage today. We truly hope you enjoy perusing this list as much as the Toad did himself in bringing it to you.


365/52 Project: Why Daily/Weekly Photo Projects are Good for Your Photography

Daily/weekly photography projects are a good idea whether you are just starting out or you have been doing photography for a while. Most of the photographers I personally know have gone through one of these. But what is all the noise about it? Well, first of all, it is a good tool for the learning curve for beginner photographers. Forcing yourself to do better every day means that you are actually forcing yourself to learn and understand photography better every day.

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Another Bryce image

Still playing around with the darkening issue on Flickr uploads. Getting some welcome assistance from @Reyers. There is still darkening in this even though it is brighter than I like in PS and LR. Darkening is concentrated in shadow areas on this one. Anyway, let me know what you think of the image other than […]





Lamp light

Taken at a weaving shop.


A newbie with the photography bug

Hi, I’m Fiz. I am a primary school teacher from the UK. Just started getting into this thing called photography. Great to know there is such a friendly community out there to help newbies like myself. Have just purchased an Omd em1 to get me going! Here is my first attempt at something creative…though as […]


head and shoulders shot

Kevin.jpg by Joan McCormack on Light Stalking I haven’t been in the shark tank in a while, and thought I’d ask for some assistance. I’m trying to break into the family photography field with an emphasis on head shots. Any useful suggestions on what I’ve done right and on what I can improve on would […]


Weekend Photography Challenge#208 Space

How do you use space, both positive and negative to convey what you want in your photography? Or have you even thought about what it means in the evocative sense of the word? Show us photographs that a sense of space does for you, a lot or a little.


Waikawa Bay, Picton NZ

Waikawa Bay, Picton by Steven on Light Stalking