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30 Amazing Links to Great Photography and Cool Tutorials Every Photographer Will Love

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching points far and wide online looking for the best links to tutorials, collections, great photography and interesting blogs. This week’s list features a wide variety of subjects, with the hope that there’s something here for everyone. Please enjoy this collection of links with the Toad’s regards.

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The Art and Science of Bokeh: 3 Simple Ideas to Create Better Background Blur

Both bokeh and blur are terms that are used interchangeably in photography. Bokeh comes from the way the lens pulls in the points of light that are not in focus. Bokeh or blur can be good or distracting depending on the preference of the photographer and how it’s used in the image. Bokeh may create a smooth, buttery background with almost a painterly effect. Or, it can be busy, with multiple shapes and colors. Experience and practice enhances the effective and intentional use of bokeh.

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5 Little Known Lightroom Tools That Will Make Your Photos Better

Chances are you’re using Lightroom and getting along with it just fine. But, as is the case with nearly any application, there is always some “hidden” or overlooked feature that would certainly be beneficial if only you knew it existed or knew how to use it. So whether you’re a recent Lightroom convert or adoptee just getting acclimated to a new workspace, or a longtime Lightroom user who has simply been content to use the same few tools each time you work, I will show you 5 Lightroom tools that you may want to put to use on a regular basis.

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Stuck for Ideas? Try These 7 Creative Ideas for a Photography Project

An idea is a powerful thing. Every creative process starts with an idea. But as a creative bunch, we all have been through times when we couldn’t get to an idea even when our life depended on it. That is why you are probably reading this article – since you decided to find ideas with the help of your favorite buddy: the internet. Whether it is a full scale project, or a small series of images, these ideas might help you out.

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Photo Editing On The Go: A First Look at Lightroom Mobile for iPad

Mobile apps for photographers have come a long way since the the release of the original iPhone and iPad. Perhaps a real marker for this progress has been the release of Lightroom Mobile from Adobe. Whist there are a plethora of both image management and image process apps available for smartphones and tablets, Lightroom Mobile combines both with a seamless connection to you main Lightroom catalogue. The Mobile app itself is free to use but for the moment only available to users of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. We are going to take a look at the iPad version.

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the first photograph might have been ‘woman in a corset’ by Horst P Horst. I certainly love it and look it up just to see it on a regular basis. I feel like i’ve been surrounded by amazing images my whole life. It’s portraits that really do it for me though, even dog portraits! i’m […]


My other passion

I love photography; however, it takes me an arm and a leg to be afford a decent DSLR camera. Recently, on my birthday, my husband gave me a surprised present since he knew that was what I really want for my hobby. I read many websites and on-line books tutoring for the begginer, learning basis […]



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Hi my name is George and I’ve had a camera for years although lately I’ve got out of the habit of using it. I hope to upload some images and hopefully be inspired to take a lot more by your comments. I like the fact that you can only post constructive comments as some of […]


just something i have a passion for

Im a fun loving person who loves to enjoy life to the fullest. people ask me if I was born with my camera in hand cause im always taking photos. I love to see the smile on persons face when there photo is taken well.


An avid outdoorsman

Hi. I just got a DSLR camera and am trying out new stuff. Just love learning new techniques….