Each week Toad Hollow via Lightstalking brings a collection of some of the best tutorials, links and photography.
“It’s been an action-packed week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy compiling a list of the best links to tutorial, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone here. The Toad loves to follow the work of incredible artists and photographers, and loves to share the best of what he finds during his weekly adventures. We really hope you enjoy viewing the art and prose in this list as much as the Toad did in bringing it to you.”
Check out the Toad’s new photoblog series “Two Toads in Wonderland” featuring the works of famous Canadian artist George Sawchuk who just recently passed away. This incredible outdoor art exhibit is hidden deep in the Canadian forest, making it one of the areas best kept secrets. Please feel free visit the first post in this new series “George Sawchuk’s Wacky Woods – In Memory“.
This image is from our Portrait Photography course in the section dealing with environmental portraits. A revealing study of a Danish couple at home. @David Thomas
Here is a taste of the tutorials and links from the Toad
Shadows Are Our Best Friend – this is a great post from Joe Baraban that discusses the importance of light, and specifically shadows, in photography. I, personally, love shadows and look for ways to use them in our work where possible, and this article is a great backgrounder on this topic.
Photomatix / Photoshop Urban Exploration HDR Tutorial – a fairly in-depth article on post-processing UrBex shots in HDR. This detailed guide takes the reader step-by-step through the process, giving a wide overview on how to achieve this style of imagery.
Editing with Perfect Portrait – Part 5 in a Series – an in-depth article from Doug Pruden reviews the OnOne Perfect Portrait software product. Doug shares some great details on this platform, as well as shares links to previous reviews he’s done on other products. If you’re a portrait photographer, this is a must-see series.
Fullers Panorama – I have to warn you, following this link will cause time to disappear inexplicably. And you’ll be left utterly amazed. Mark Blundell shares a new 360* panorama presentation of a long abandoned factory.
Blue Skies and Butterflies – a breathtaking and vivid photograph at Disney EPCOT by Michael Glover. This great shot incorporates a top drawer reflection, colorful flowers and a blue, blue sky.
The Beautiful Desolation of Wadi Rum – what an epic HDR landscape photograph, straight from the studio of Barbara Youngleson. A massive natural sandstone and granite rock formation presents the most incredible subject for Barbara to photograph and share.