There is a whole lot of stuff going on in the world of photography these days. We are lucky to find here at Light Stalking that Toad Hollow Photography relentlessly searches for tutorials, special features and great photography to share with the community, and this is reflected in the hand-curated lists the Toad creates weekly.
This week's list has a great selection of articles and shots for everyone to peruse and enjoy, and we hope you enjoy checking them all out as much as the Toad did in bringing you this week's links roundup.
6 Practical Tips For Better Street Photography – one of my favorite things about being a part of the terrific community here at Light Stalking is the depth of knowledge that our members are willing and happy to share with the community at large. This post discusses aspects of street photography that are often overlooked in online posts, and also includes some stunning examples of how to apply the tips shared when you are out and about exploring your own environs.
I Photograph Birds in My Backyard by Setting Up Stages – for those of us striving to get into the art form of candid bird shots; this article is a great primer that is sure to give you countless ideas. This photographer carefully stages a scene to make it look natural, while at the same time it appears to attract the desired birds which pose and act out in front of the camera for some really great portraits.
The Versatility of Large Light Sources – using large light sources, particularly for portraiture, can offer a wide range of options in terms of light quality and quantity. This brief video tutorial shows us how a large modifier can produce myriad different contemporary looks for your own portraits.
The Mesmerising Results of Shooting Macro Water Droplet Refractions – we have shared links to articles that discuss macro photography with water droplets, but this particular one is jaw-dropping in the images that are created, and the personal vision that drives them. There are a few tips and tricks in this article for those looking to get started with this genre, along with the expected example images that are truly captivating.
4 Effortless Post Processing Tips for Landscape Photography – this list of 4 tips contains insights into crucial post-production techniques that are simple to apply, yet they yield incredible results. The example photographs included as the points are discussed help you to visualize applying these techniques to your own shots.
How to Get Started in Conservation Photography – as we find ourselves right in amidst a period of climate change that threatens our very existence, conservation becomes a much bigger priority. This article talks about how we can use photography to further this message through the power of imagery.
Saving an Image Using Split Toning in Lightroom – Lightroom is a very powerful tool that allows us to transform images that come out of our cameras into visually compelling pieces that tell a story. This video tutorial shows us how to fully leverage the split-toning feature in Lightroom to bring an image from OK to amazing.
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Picks Its Shortlist – the celestial heavens create the most amazing pictures as we see in this set of shots selected for the shortlist this year by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, sponsored by Insight Investment and in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine. These mind-blowing photographs offer the briefest of glimpses into the fabric of the universe we all call home.