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Daily Archives: November 21, 2012

Photographic Exhibition by Trevor Ashby in Oxford


Ashby spent fourteen months at the Eden Project,working in natural light, so the rhythm of his work was controlled by the light under various weather conditions. He found pattern & structure in the forms of the natural world – not only looking to the specimen plants, but also making images from fallen leaves & flowers, that often lie unnoticed. From the fractures of decay and dissolution, he creates close-toned images that have their own opulence.

He also worked for a year at the Royal Cornwall Museum, unearthing fragile, often over-looked objects from the archives. The combination of curiosity and exquisite form, makes intriguing images.

Art Jericho 6 King Street Oxford OX2 6DF

Open  Wednesday-Saturday  11am – 5pm

23rd November – 23rd December 2012

Awesome Photography Links

From Toad Hollow via Lightstalking to you, some of the best photography links from last week

The internet plays host to so many fabulous photographers and artists, and Toad Hollow Photography searches high and low every week trying to find the best links to tutorials, great photography and blogs of interest to share with everyone here.  This week’s list is chock-full of awesome images and great posts by a wide variety of super-talented people.  We really hope you enjoy checking out the photographs and posts as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you.


Top 7 Natural Light Portrait tips that I’ve learnt – a fabulous list of tips and tricks for doing portrait photography in natural light settings.  Tristan Jud outlines a short series of thoughts here that can really help you make the most of this genre of image production.

DIY: Keep Your Turkey Company with Beautiful Photo Place Holders – what a neat idea!  With the Thanksgiving Holidays nearly upon our American friends now, this timely article shows how you can incorporate great photography into dressing up the dinner table.  This step-by-step tutorial takes you through the entire process.

Click Here: This Many Awesome Photography Links May Be Hazardous to Small Children

Learn Lightroom 4 ebook

I am regularly asked if we run a course on Lightroom and it is something we plan but if you can’t wait for our return from Australia to OSP towers you might want to buy this very cheap ebook and get started yourself. I have always been super impressed with Craft & Vision books and have bought just about everyone they put out. They are full of excellent technical detail, inspiring ideas and are beautifully illustrated.

This is a complete guide to Adobe Lightroom 4 and we know you’ll love diving into this beefy book. At 312 spreads this PDF is full of high-resolution screenshots, step-by-step instructions, and the tips, tricks and ideas that make digital darkroom work productive and more enjoyable. If you’re looking to learn Lightroom 4 and need a resource to help you do that quickly, or you’ve just upgraded and need to get up to speed, this is a great value.

This rather expansive ebook with 312 pages costs just £12 or $20, get further details and purchase here