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Photography Links for True Photography Lovers

“Another truly incredible week in the world of photography passes us by, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy compiling a list of the best tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone.  This weeks list contains some really great works by some really gifted photographers and artists, and we hope you enjoy viewing these images and reading the posts as much as the Toad did in bringing them to you.”

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Here is a taste

TUTORIALS

7 Action Sports Photography Tips You Should Know – an introductory article into the genre of sports photography is presented here.  This challenging field presents its own technical challenges, as discussed, with a few tips and pointers on how to get that next great action shot.

High Dynamic Range (HDR): Part III – But I do it like this… – our friends at Dakota Visions Photography continues their great in-depth series on HDR image creation.  This post discusses the workflow and outlines some really great tips and tricks.

PTGui Tutorial – Mark Blundell shares very detailed tips, tricks and secrets in regards to the phenomenal 360* panorama shots he produces.  This tutorial takes the reader step-by-step through the process, discussing some problems and caveats.  This is a highly comprehensive tutorial.

How to use Photoshop Selection Tools – Tutorial – a fully interactive tutorial that takes the reader through the process of using selection tools in Photoshop.  If you’re trying to use Photoshop with minimal experience, this is a great place to start.

GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY

India > Rajasthan | India > Mumbai – two very wonderful galleries of photographs taken in India by Hunaid Hussain are presented here.  This large series of images produces unique and vivid views of this beautiful country and will be enjoyed by all who visit.  Hunaid, a fabulous photographer, is also the author of the iPhone/iPad app Photoverse that we use and love.

In the frosty morning – an epic and slightly surreal image is shared by Fedor Fedor complete with great tones in the sky and a frosty mist adding tension.  The natural beauty of nature is explored leaving the viewer amazed and delighted.

Ghost Sunbeam, Slot Canyon, Arizona – a magical plume of light comes in through an opening above to dramatically paint this canyon feature.  Mark Paulson captures a beautiful abstract scene with the light presenting a ghostly feel, guaranteed to mesmerize all who view it.

In Conjunction with… – a fabulous lesson in astronomy is coupled with a breathtaking image from the folks at Goldpaint Photography.  This nighttime sky shot was taken with Jupiter and Venus peeking up over the horizon, creating a captivating piece.

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