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Abstract Nature Photography: 3 Effective Tips to Create Captivating Images

Abstract art separates reality of a subject through the use of imagery. Instead of an accurate, concrete image, abstract art instead conveys feeling, mood, color, movement and/or texture. While there is not a hard and fast definition of abstract nature photography, we can apply the principals found in abstract art to create captivating images. Exploring and using an abstract approach in nature photography positively impacts our creativity in 1) composition, 2) use of color, movement, lines and texture, and 3) post-processing. When delving into abstract, a key tip is to bring the focus to the elements of the subject versus the subject itself.

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Autumn Through a Macro Lens: 19 Inspirational Images

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all,” wrote Stanley Horowitz. It is apparently the succinctness and vividness with which Horowitz describes autumn that has so resonated with people searching for seasonally appropriate quotes. Accordingly, the macro images that follow all embody, to one degree or another, the brilliant patchwork of seasons that is autumn.

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7 Things to Keep in Mind When Doing Travel Photography

When traveling there are things that are not in your control, especially if photography is one of the main reasons you are traveling. That doesn’t necessarily mean that there is nothing to be done. Here are 7 things to keep in mind when doing travel photography.

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Nothing But The Best Photography Links Of The Week

With another week behind us, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching high and low online, seeking to find the best links to ebooks, tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a wide variety of subjects presented by some of the most talented artists working in the field today. We really hope you enjoy these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you.

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The Stock Shoot Diaries: Ghent and Bruges

This post follows on from my earlier article on my stock shoot in London. My next destination was Belgium and, in particular, Ghent and Bruges. Although well covered by stock photography, I still felt that it would be possible to get some marketable images from these locations, especially from Ghent, my first destination. Read on to know how my experience was, shooting stock photographs in these two lovely cities.

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Waterfall in transition

First time in the tank! This is a stitched panorama of 20 photos, each with the following settings. ISO 200 16mm f/11 20 sec In addition to stitching I had to adjust the color balance due to a huge tungsten light pointed at the falls at nighttime. I was trying to capture how cold this […]

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New here

Hello, name is Greg. I am a family and social documentary photographer from Waterloo, Ontario Canada (originally from the U.S.) The first photograph that inspired me to give photography a try was sometime in high school, back in the 80′s history class. We were studying the Vietnam war and I saw Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK 21 Nov 2014

It’s hard to go past a solid candid like this shot from Phill Hardiman AKA @phillhardiman. Check out the epic light bounce from that skylight… Awesome! Phill adds: Taken in the Russian Market, Phnom Penh, November 12th 2014. Great capture Phill, Thanks for sharing and keep em comin’ DSC_0259.JPG by Phill Hardiman on Light Stalking […]

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Photo Retouching: How Much is Too Much?

When you run a wedding photography business, one question your clients will probably ask from offset is if you offer any kind of photo retouching services. While brides and grooms strive to look their best when the big day comes, many of them want to look even better when the photos come out, particularly in […]

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Tourists like bright colors

I have many of these colored houses. I like them very much because of the contrast between their rundown states and the bright colors they were painted to induce tourists to walk around the village and hopefully buy some of the souvenirs the locals make and sell to make a living.

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Eager to Learn Forum

Guys, I’d like to suggest an ‘Eager to Learn’ forum where guys can post pics which obviously were flops and they don’t know why – or they want to know how to salvage it, if possible. It’s also a safe playground for newbies until they feel ready to post pics and/or critique in any of […]

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