Now that 2019 is in full swing many of us are turning our focus back to all things related to photography. In this post we find Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all known corners of the internet for tutorials, special features and great photography that cover a wide variety of topics and subjects.
We really hope you enjoy checking out all these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this weeks list to you.
3 Core Composition Skills That Every Photographer Needs To Develop – learning how to master the art of composition is a key skill for every photographer to acquire. This great article is posted here on Light Stalking and talks about the key elements to consider and focus on when working on creating great compositions.
5 Winter photography tips to capture stunning photos – as we find ourselves right in the middle of winter up here in the northern hemisphere, this article full of great tips is quite timely. Some great tips and tricks are shared in this post, along with beautiful shots that exemplify some of the best images you can find and take yourself during this picturesque time of year.
Shooting Landscape Images That Tell a Story – great landscape photographs are much more than just the core elements captured in the frame, they are also about bringing all the context and stories in the location to life in an image. This video tutorial covers the concept of visual storytelling in a feature video that is just over 9 minutes in length.
How to Nail Your Film Exposure Every Time – for those of us lucky enough to still be shooting with film these days the ongoing challenge of getting exposure correct is key to capturing great images. This video feature is over 9 minutes in length and is full of great tips to help you get these critical settings just right in camera for great and predictable results.
How to capture the 20 toughest photography subjects – each type and style of photography has its own unique challenges that must be managed or overcome to capture truly stunning shots. This short primer article talks about 20 types of subjects and provides some great insights and tips that will help you get the most out of your shots.
Nine tips for raising your portrait photography to ninja level – alright, let’s admit it, most of us would love to be a ninja at something in life. This great tutorial includes a video feature that covers many different aspects of shooting great portraits, sure to inspire you to try your own hand at using some of the practical tips.
20 Stunning Examples Of Black & White Minimal Photographs – monochromatic mediums are still widely beloved by photographers from all walks of life as then can take a great shot and make it spellbinding. This collection of amazing shots all feature compositional elements that illustrate just why this form of image creation is still so widely used.
Take an underwater journey with these 15 award-winning images – there is an entire universe sitting under the cover of the ocean, as we find in this wonderful series of photographs that features the work of a wide variety of photographers who work under the surface. Several of the shots focus on macro scenes that reveal great details while others take advantage of a wide angle to capture a key subject along with some visual contextually important elements.
This Photo Shows the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Rising in Texas | Lunar Eclipse Video Catches Meteorite Hitting the Moon – these two feature posts highlight the amazing and rare beauty that is found during special full moon events, in this case, the blood wolf full moon on January 2019. The first link takes us to a terrific composite image that reveals the many characters of the moon as it arcs, and the second link reveals a short video clip that shows a meteorite impact on the surface during the eclipse.
Flickr’s top photos of 2018 aren’t just about clicks and algorithms – let’s take a look at the carefully selected list of top photos from the Flickr group in this post that also discusses how the pictures were selected. The resulting list is quite spectacular, showcasing some of the finest shots taken over the course of the year.
10 Most Beautiful Travel photography Destinations in India – India is definitely a must-see destination for the travel photography enthusiast, with many different landmarks and icons some of which date back countless years. This terrific post talks about some of the incredible locations you can find in this part of the world and shares shots from these spots to show us what to expect if we visit.
15 spectacular snapshots of lively Tel Aviv-Jaffa – various aspects of life, art and architecture found in Israel come to life in this post that features a great set of photographs. Some of the shots were taken during candid moments while others focus on some of the unique details found in the region.
Manoir Colimaçon, France – it never ceases to absolutely amaze me as to all the things that are left forgotten in the world, particularly old buildings and houses. This brief photo-essay takes us inside an incredible manor that has long been left to the natural process of decay, leaving us all yearning to know more about who once lived here and why it now is slowly being dismantled by nature and time. Of particular interest in this feature post are the shots of the amazing staircase found in the home.
Stair in the Mönckeberg house – Herbert A. Franke takes a downward looking shot of a terrific staircase. The unusual shape of the architectural feature creates a triangular frame to view through as the eye naturally follows the leading lines into a great vanishing point.
The Milky Way and Andromeda Loom Over a Dutch Sailboat in a Breathtaking Vertical Panorama – check out this truly amazing vertorama shot that features a star-filled sky full of constellations and details as a sailboat sits moored in the scene below. The perfect balance between the exposure for the stars combined with the terrestrial based elements below work perfectly together to create a complete composition in this photograph.
Bencoolen – this mesmerizing shot is shared here by Manjik photography who captured this incredible man-made architectural wonder in Singapore. This photograph shows a great escalator and colorful walls of an underground subway station, revealing more to the viewer who spends time exploring all the corners found in this composition.
Photos of the Beautiful Vaulted Halls of Grundtvig’s Church in Denmark – open and airy, this amazing church in Denmark exhibits sweeping lines and ceilings that seem to reach for the very heavens, creating a space that exudes a feeling of joy and hope. This amazing photo-essay taken inside this space explores some of the huge spaces and the finer architectural details that make this place so special.
Desdémona – 海难 – deep in South America we find the rusty hull of a long forgotten ship that now sits embedded in the sands of the shores of the ocean. The hulking steel remains strike a dramatic subject against the natural backdrop of the ocean, creating an amazing scene full of rich artistic tension.
Gym Class – Michael Criswell takes us inside a long-abandoned school gym to explore the natural textures created by years of weathering, highlighted by splashes of color here and there from graffiti. A pair of old sneakers lies forgotten on the floor for a perfect touch of artistic tension in this great photograph.
Bare – amazing juxtapositions of a glamorous model standing in the light of a window frame in a gritty abandoned place comes to life in this incredible photograph from Violetta & Stefan Ritter Photography. The model is wearing a fabulous formal gown as she stands in the midst of natural decay, creating a striking scene.
Le Mont-Saint-Michel (Salle des Hôtes – Crypte des Gros Piliers – Chapelle St Martin et Ossuaire) – let’s join Mathias Lucas as he explores an old church that goes back hundreds and hundreds of years. As with all the work we’ve featured in our lists from Mathias, he brings his amazing compositional skills to bear on this amazing subject, capturing a series that is sure to ignite everyone’s imagination as we strive to learn about all the people who have graced this space over the years.
La magnifique église de la Madeleine – this shot takes in the ethereal feeling found inside a very old church that is full of terrific architectural features. Raphaël Odin captured this shot from a very low perspective looking up the main aisle, creating a very dramatic look at the amazing space with all its accoutrements.
Alban Towers – Mark Summerfield shares a great story and set of photographs of a historic apartment building in Washington, DC. The building exhibits dramatic details in the finely crafted stonework, and when taken in with Mark’s photographs and the back-story a very interesting tale is woven.
Crossfire – Timothy Poulton shares a wide panoramic formatted landscape shot that showcases a moody and dramatic sky that lingers over a snow-covered mountain range. The waters of a lake in the foreground create a perfect silky reflective surface to finish off the composition just perfectly.
morning on the ocean – Frank King awakens early in the morning to take advantage of the dawn’s light as seen from the deck of a cruise ship off the shores of France. The ship reveals a great leading line that guides you into the frame where the pastel colors of morning greet the new day.
Mysterious tree – a very strange tree stands tall in a thick forest in this character study of nature by Daniel Řeřicha. A thin veil of fog enshrouds the forest in a layer of ethereal perception that highlights the haunting beauty of the scene.
A great view in Positano – the Amalfi Coast in Italy is a photographer’s dream in terms of scenes that reveal themselves. This shot comes to us from Jim Nix and showcases the terrific character buildings that sit on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the ocean.
Tornado Rope Out – this stunning shot from Roger Hill reveals just how amazing nature is when it unleashes its fury upon the landscape as a tornado rages. This photograph features the brooding clouds from the storm with a ribbon of madness in the form of the tornado funnel as it slowly marches across the land.
Waves – Andy Hooker (LensScaper) captures and shares a great abstract black-and-white shot that focuses on gentle waves ebbing and flowing by the shore of the ocean. This great shot exhibits both a sense of serenity and a feeling of the dynamic as the waves undulate creating great lines and shapes.
Ghost Train – this shot is a highly stylized composite image that portrays a strong haunting feeling in everyone who sees it. Todd Wall created an amazing picture here of a steam train coming around the corner under cover of the moon as the rusty rails find themselves intertwined with a bundle of dead tree roots in the foreground.