December 6, 2012
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From Canada to Australia to Oxford links and tutorials to keep you occupied. Toad Hollow Photography to Lightstalking to you how great is that
As fall begins to settle in Toad Hollow Photography searches high and low online to find the very best links to tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone. This week’s list features some fabulous pieces as posted by some of the truly talented photographers that the Toad encountered during this week’s adventures. We really hope you enjoy reading these posts and seeing some of these awesome images as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you.
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A Detailed Guide to Photographing Fall Foliage – the term detailed doesn’t even begin to describe the incredible depth this article goes into in terms of sharing tips and tricks for great fall photography. A large series of incredible photographs illustrates all the points mentioned, making for a complete and authoritative online guide to this type of image creation.
Quick Photo Tip: Be An Observer Of Your Surroundings – once again Joe Baraban shares some insight into capturing one of those “OMG” photos that we all strive for. Sometimes the simplest lessons contain the biggest rewards, and this article discusses this facet of photography. One of the best parts of this post is Joe’s incredible imagery that he shares to illustrate his point.
Iceland by Michael Schlegel – epic and dramatic landscape shots are presented in this post that features the black-and-white photography of Michael Schlegel. Iceland is a very unique place and these incredible photographs shares some of the vistas that have given it this reputation. Michael’s incredible compositions share a sense of scale in some of these shots, and removes it in others. Definitely a collection you won’t want to miss in this week’s links list!
August 10, 2012
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By Toad via Lightstalking, striding the globe; from Canada to Australia to back here, bringing you the best tutorials and photography links from the blogsphere this week.
Back from a brief summer vacation, the Toad has been busy all week getting caught up with all the activity in the realm of photography. Toad Hollow Photography has put together this weeks comprehensive list of fabulous links to tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs that contain some really incredible images and posts to see. We hope you enjoy viewing the sites in this weeks list as much as the Toad did in bringing it to you.
Here is a taste of what is on offer
The Toad’s lovely and talented wife, Mrs. Toad, has been busy with her digital pen lately on their blog. Check out her latest piece “Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice” which takes us inside a kitchen display in a local heritage museum and takes us on a tour of the heart of an old historic home.
10 Tips for Photographing Classic Cars – this is a great list of tips and tricks for photographing cars, now that the season is truly upon us. Rod Arroyo delivers a brief but totally comprehensive list of considerations and concepts to employ when shooting this type of photography, well worth the time to visit.
July 16, 2012
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From Toad Hollow via Lightstalking or to put it another way, Canada to Australia to UK
It’s been a really fabulous week for photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching the internet for the very best tutorials, photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone here. This week’s list comprises a fabulous set of links showcasing some really incredible works as presented by gifted artists and photographers. The Toad really hopes you enjoy viewing these images and posts as much as he did in bringing this list to you.
Check out the Toad’s book featuring a very unique look at Vancouver Island and some of the eclectic architecture and features of the area. “Beneath the Veneer” is available in both hard and soft copy and is presented in the classic photobook style.
Here are some of the tutorials for the full Monty go here
photoFXlab Tutorial – Blake Rudis creates and shares a new video tutorial, this time discussing the merits of photoFXlab, a free image manipulation tool. Blake’s tutorials are very comprehensive and this one includes him showing the viewer how he used this tool to create a composite image.
My HDR Workflow – A.D. Wheeler takes us along on a video tour showcasing his personal workflow for creating very natural and beautiful HDR landscape images. A.D. does wonderful work in this genre and this tutorial is sure to teach everyone some tips and tricks on how to work in this style.
ChromaLuxe Metal Print Review – metallic based print mediums used for photography can produce stunning results, we always encourage our customers to order our prints on metallic paper. Blake Rudis shares his insight into this specific medium by providing a great write-up and some example images to illustrate the incredible results one can achieve.
October 1, 2011
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The Guardian has a selection of images from the highly commended section of this award, as with the winning selection we featured last week these are quite stunning. More can be seen on the Guardian site here
Behaviour: Birds – Taking Flight, Paul Goldstein Paul arrived very early on the shores of Lake Nakuru, Kenya, before the rising sun had burned off the mist. He had returned to photograph the greater and lesser flamingos and used shade, shadow and silhouette to create drama, rather than emphasising their vivid colours with sunlight. He was helped by a combination of circumstances: rain during the night, a rapidly clearing sky, enough time for the cold air to form mist over the alkaline waters, and a hyena hunting for young or infirm birds along the far shore of the soda lake. The predator set up a wave of panic, with those closest to it taking flight and those nearest to Paul standing alert. Ten minutes later, not only had the whole flock lifted up, but the mist had also burned off, completely changing the scene. Photograph: Paul Goldstein/WPY
Behaviour: Mammals – The Charge by Eric Pierre (France) Eric had been tracking Arctic wolves on Victoria Island, Canada, when his guide spotted a herd of muskoxen 3 miles (5km) away. Approaching, Eric could see that the herd was nervous, probably because wolves were also on its trail. He made a detour and stopped about half a mile away upwind. Suddenly, he realised that the herd was now running towards them, oblivious of them. “I’ve seen muskoxen run away,” says Eric. “I’ve seen them react to a threat by forming a circle, and I’ve even seen a male charge. But I’ve never seen a herd spread out into a charging line like this. I could hear the thundering of their hooves. It was one of those situations where it really mattered that I made the right choice between technical accuracy, aesthetics and security.” Photograph: Eric Pierre/WPY
The exhibition information:
Exhibition and tickets
2011 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
21 October 2011 – 11 March 2012
Open 10.00 – 17.50 daily
Book tickets now
This world-renowned yearly exhibition at the Natural History Museum provides a spotlight on the rarely seen wonders of the natural world.
From 21 October, enter an atmospheric space inside the exhibition gallery and be inspired by this year’s competition winners. The images are selected from 1000s of international entries and are beautifully displayed in sleek backlit installations
November 11, 2010
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