Oxford School of Photography

insights into photography

Daily Archives: June 15, 2012

All Photography Tutorials and Links June 2012

These come to you from Toad Hollow Photography via Lightstalking, put your feet up, take a break and catch up with the latest tutorials and links.

It’s been a very eventful week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching the internet for the best tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone.  This week’s list is full of great content and images, and we sincerely hope that everyone enjoys viewing and reading these posts as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you……MORE

Here is a taste of the links:

Low Light Portrait Photography Tips – sometimes the simplest things can generate the best results.  This brief and straightforward post highlights some great tips and tricks on low light photography.

Quick Photo Tip: “When You Get Lucky, Be Ready” – perhaps simplistic in nature, these words provide the perfect backstory for great photography.  Joe Baraban shares some insights and tips about preparing for that next “wow shot” as well as shows some of his best work that exemplifies this concept.  Absolutely well worth the time to visit and read, this post is rather inspiring.


Nisqually Glacier – Scott Wood creates another of his totally unique and utterly captivating IR based pieces in this post.  The otherworldly feel that you take in from this image really creates a strong juxtaposition in the viewers mind that helps to create a renewed sense of interest and love for the world we all live in.

Ione: Unfinished Business – Bob Lussier does a fabulous job of creating this image which exemplifies the pure nature and essence of what drives us personally in our love of photography.  This ability to tell an incredible story with one frame is something that we find to be dramatic and emotional in nature.  Bob finds and shoots a scene that has remained untouched for 50 years, leaving the viewer with a strong sense of connection and longing for more.

Young Turkish Couple, Taksim Istanbul ©John Wreford

John Wreford Photographer Damascus

In the 30 years that The Photographers Workshop has existed we have been lucky enough to meet many wonderful photographers, skillful, artistic professional photographers. For perhaps more than 20 years John Wreford has been a friend and colleague whose work we have greatly admired. In the recent times he has been based in Damascus and lives there with a house in the old city. Using this as a base he has traveled widely through the middle east and taken the opportunity to work for a number of the worlds great magazines and newspapers and to add to his stock of intelligent intimate, mature images. He is a man with great vision and empathy for his subjects. Do go and have a look at his excellent site here is the link

Galatasaray Football fans celebrate winning the Turksih domestic league, Galata Istanbul. ©John Wreford

Samia a Turkish transgender sex worker at home in Istanbul ©John Wreford

A Turkish boy plays on an abandoned car in the run down Fener neighborhood of Istanbul. ©John Wreford

The Maidens Tower at sunset, Uskudar on the Asian shore of Istanbul. ©John Wreford

Young Turkish Couple, Taksim Istanbul ©John Wreford

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, National hero regarded as founder of modern Turkey ©John Wreford

Do go and have a look at the rest of his pictures here